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Old 10-06-2004, 01:46 PM   #15
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I have only used antifreeze in the lines one winter, and I don't plan on ever bothering again. Other than that year, I have just blown the water out. In my 34', after draining the freshwater tank and both holding tanks, and blowing out ALL of the water (let the air flow for a couple of minutes AFTER you see the last water droplets come out of all of the faucets including the shower...) I also just open my pump's pre-filter and drain it as well as removing the fittings to the pump just to make sure it's drained. The pump and pre-filter are probably the most difficult things to do, and they only take a couple of minutes.

I do pour RV antifreeze into the drain P-traps. Once the freshwater tank is drained, I'm not particularly concerned about whether or not there's a little left in the tank. I've never had any problems with it. I generally remove my batteries too, and store them in the basement as they're kind of expensive to let die 'cause I was too lazy to pull 'em out.


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Old 10-09-2004, 08:30 PM   #16
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I'm just darn worried about our first winterizing.

I think I want to have it done professionally the first time or two or three. Our dealer is four hours away -- is it safe to have it winterized by a non-airstream RV dealer? (There is one here with which we have another relationship.)

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