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Old 07-18-2020, 03:12 PM   #1
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Air Compressor recomendation

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Looking at protecting AS during cold months when i may not be using AS for a week or so during the winter. Do not want to winterize with Anti-freeze because i will most likely be using AS most weekends during hunting season. Heard about blowing all of the water out of AS with air compressor but warned about using too much pressure. Any suggestions on good portable air compressor and how to protect pipes, etc during cold month when not in use would be appreciated. Live in Atlanta, GA so we occasionally get into the 20's during cold spells. Have a 2012 25' Eddie Bauer AS. Thanks, JHS
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:21 AM   #2
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You need pressure..!but volume is just as important. I have cleared ours with a “pancake” comptroller... set the PSI around 50-70, drain all lines and water heater first. Leave all valves open. When you aren’t getting water out, you are done.

Don’t forget the P traps and toilet flusher.

Also, the waste tanks. And Fw tank. Drain then recap.
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Winterize With A Bicycle Pump

The Fit RV has a great video showing that you can winterize your RV with a bicycle pump if necessary. The water lines act as a reservoir to create a sufficient volume of air to blow out the lines - one at a time. It will be slow, but doable.

A good 12 volt air pump like a continuous cycle VIAR 400 P will do an excellent job.
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:37 PM   #4
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Sounds good, thanks for feedback. Jason
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:34 PM   #5

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If you are set on a portable go with quality, the larger the tank the easier blowing the lines will be, and more uses you will find for it.
DW poopoo'd my getting a large garage compressor, no more, too many other uses around the house.

I’m done with ‘adulting’…Let’s go find Bigfoot.
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