Winterizing my Octane 222 SL
I thought I would share my step by step winterizing method in case someone else out there is on the fence whether they will do their own winterizing or pay someone else to do it. I've done this the last two years and it works great! I've used the air method on other campers I've owned also.
Winterize Octane 222 Superlite
Drain fresh water tank, leave petcock open
Drain water heater
Go to RV dump, open both black and grey tank drains, jet flush the black tank, leave both drains open
Use 30 to 50 PSI air pressure for the following steps
Hook up air and blow out the black tank jet flush line
Hook air to city water connection
Shoot some air to flush the line to the hot water heater. You still have the water heater drain plug out so you will see air and water exit the hole. (I do this because I have a small section in the line right next to the heater that holds some water when bypassed).
Bypass the water heater
Blow out kitchen faucet (both hot and cold valves for this and the following steps)
Blow out bathroom sink faucet
Blow out indoor shower
Blow out outdoor shower
If you are anal like me, blow some air through the pump inlet hose that you normally use to suck RV antifreeze into the system, this will ensure pump is empty of water.
Blow out both faucets and both showers one more time
Open two low point drains valves in bathroom that are located under the sink cabinet
Close both dump valves
Dump a little RV antifreeze in toilet, both sinks and the shower
Feel good about all the money you saved doing this yourself and wait for spring to come!