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Posted: 10/19/21 05:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure how many people pay for winterizing but it is easy enough to do yourself. How much does a shop charge for winterizing a trailer?

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I winterize my 2 rigs probably a dozen times a year, I have a couple of air compressors and a the 5 minutes it takes to do it.

Even if someone came to my place to do it, instead of the inconvenience of going somewhere I still wouldn’t have them do it.

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It's so easy to do I can't imagine paying someone to do it.
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Same here, we do it ourselves. Even with me helping hubby, it takes us about 20 minutes, but still. Once you learn how to do it, you'll end up doing it yourself.


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Using the air compressor is easy to winterize RVs and the sprinkler lines under ground in the yard. Just make sure you have an inline water/oil filter.

One of the things you do when you live in places that dip in the teens at night.

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Timmo! wrote:

Using the air compressor is easy to winterize RVs and the sprinkler lines under ground in the yard. Just make sure you have an inline water/oil filter.

One of the things you do when you live in places that dip in the teens at night.


Good call on the air!!! Only place I used the pink was in the P traps.


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Glad I live in the South. Even if it did get that cold here I would put heat in the house and all my water things are in the same basement compartment so heat it also. This has always worked.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Timmo! wrote:

Using the air compressor is easy to winterize RVs and the sprinkler lines under ground in the yard. Just make sure you have an inline water/oil filter.

One of the things you do when you live in places that dip in the teens at night.


Good call on the air!!! Only place I used the pink was in the P traps.


I don't trust the air alone. Too many dips and bends in the lines where the water could settle into. We regularly get below zero so I use the pink stuff.

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Timmo! wrote:

Using the air compressor is easy to winterize RVs and the sprinkler lines under ground in the yard. Just make sure you have an inline water/oil filter.

One of the things you do when you live in places that dip in the teens at night.


When using only air, make sure you open your toilet valve. How do we know? We've forgotten a couple of times and once we were lucky, so now we use the pink stuff to ensure it's all out. Same with the spray head at the kitchen sink!

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I pay whatever it costs for two gallons of pink on sale. [emoticon]

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