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Old 11-25-2015, 05:21 PM   #31
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Blow, and keep all valves open when done and dont forget the outside shower. U should be good

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Old 11-25-2015, 06:33 PM   #32
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Well, I didn't realize there was such a thing as a "blow out plug", so I created my own out of a cheap hose, and a few fittings.

It cost about 10X more than the one I see listed at Camping World, but the fittings are brass instead of plastic and should last many years.

Oh well, live and learn!

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Old 11-25-2015, 11:08 PM   #33
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For what it's worth, here's my rig. Water hose fitting x QD, plus the blow down rig. Even though I set the compressor to 40, I like to know what's at the inlet. So, valve and gauge. Never have used the pink stuff. BUT, our scenario is a little different. During the winter months, I'll blow the lines out before leaving for offshore where my wife doesn't have to fool with it. But, the rig is also indoors in a big shop, small thermostat controlled heater is inside the camper set pretty low, all cabinet doors open to allow air circulation etc. Overkill maybe, but too easy not to do. Won't go into everything else we do, but there's a LOT more in the winter months.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:33 AM   #34
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Yes, my hot water tank didn't have a drain fixture either...just a plastic pipe plug. I bought a barb fitting to replace the pipe plug, and installed a piece of clear hose on it. It's long enough that I can drain the tank without flooding the compartment! To plug the hose when not draining the tank, I installed a fitting on the outer end of it which is the same female size as the "city-fill" fitting on the back of the trailer. I have a male fitting of that size with a Schrader air valve on it for blowing out the water system during winterizing. It now doubles as a plug for the hot water tank drain hose!
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #35
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The problem with compressed air is it doesn't flush the water pump. At the very least you need to run a small about of antifreeze through the pump. Many RV's have a dedicated suction line at the pump to draw antifreeze directly from the jug. Mine does not so I have to pour it in the fresh tank. I'm also a bottom dweller in Western WA. It's been 16-19 degrees every morning this week.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:19 PM   #36
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I live in North Dallas, TX and just winterized our 2016 with small 12 volt air compressor and poured RV pink in all drains and toilet. Always worked good here. Mostly mild winters but we do get below freezing nights 2 or 3 times during winter and occasional 4 inch snow events. Hopefully be in Florida all February we hope. Noticed on our Whitehawk when I open low point drains it drained Hot water Tank too? I removed the plastic drain cap on hot water tank anyways when blowing out the system and no water came out..

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