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Old 10-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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at least t driveway won't freeze lol Larry
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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I am glad to see there is a club out there for this and I am not the only member. Based on the stories, I think Mcamnl is our president.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #13
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Hello,

So here's a question about winterizing from a guy who has owned his 2012 x17z for exactly three days now. I have drained all the tanks and will blow the excess water out with compressed air. We're located on the beach in costal North Carolina where we just don't get a hard freeze during the winter. (the residential water lines are a foot below ground). So the question is ...Is it necessary in this latitude to add anti freeze to the plumbing system?
Thanks in advance for the advice.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #14
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In theory no one needs to place antifreeze in the system. What you need to ensure is that you have enough of the water out of the lines so when it expands from freezing none of the fittings and valves rupture. In general the PEX style piping can take a lot of forces without any issues, but it is the fittings that are usually the weak point. If you are comfortable with your ability to get most of the water out of the lines you should be fine. Personally, I just feel more comfortable knowing that I have all the water out and I am protected from the harsh effects from freezing. I just look at it as a $10 insurance policy.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #15
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so i'm a little confused, if all the valves were reversed how did the antifreeze get the the low point drain? isn't that just from the fresh water tank?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #16
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I have 3 drains under the camper. One is for the fresh water tank. The other 2 are on the hot and cold water lines. They are just at a low point to allow me to drain excess water out of the lines.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #17
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and don't forget to drain the hot water tank!
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #18
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Not as bad as forgetting to turn off bypass valves for water heater. Quickly realized my mistake and flushed out the entire system until water drained clear from water heater.
Luckily, I had 2 bottles of anti-freeze. It being my first time and not knowing how much the system would take.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:05 PM   #19
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While we are on the subject of winterizing, if keeping TT outside beside house and no cover, should at least the ac unit be covered by say a grill cover or the like? Was just up on the roof last night to shovel off 6 in. of heavy wet snow. Don't know how much weight the roof can hold and didn't want to take any chances. Realized I have to be careful around the caulking of anything protruding from the roof as well.
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