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Timmo!

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Posted: 10/19/21 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes with air you must go to each spot and open the valve/faucet (just as you do with pink), starting with the water heater (good time to replace the anode). No different than blowing air through the sprinklers...lol, could you imagine using pink for sprinklers?

If you want to use pink, please continue; just some of us are able to get the job using air (at no additional cost and no difference in the time to get er done).

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I never worry about a little residual water in the bottom of the lines. They need to be full to break something.

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This plus a little pink in the traps, done.
Turn the bypass on the HWT, drain it, that's all it needs. A bit of water in bottom of the tank will not hurt anything.
Don't forget the outside shower like I did last year....


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RAMwoodworks wrote:

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.


Done properly there is zero to no chance of having a problem. Start with the closest to furthest lines one at a time. Also plenty of air.

ONLY issue I have ever had was a frozen cracked P trap. Learned my lesson so I either placed a rag around the nozzle at drain hole and blew or added pink and never another problem.

ONLY pink I now use as I stay in warm climates year round is when I winterize my boat's fresh water cooling system.

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Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question...


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JKJavelin wrote:

Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question...


What do they charge JKJavelin?

I surmise, as the OP probably does, that none of us know since we all do it ourselves.


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When I was at the RV place recently getting parts I noticed their labor rate was $100/hour.

I can't imagine they let a customer know they can winterize in less than an hour.


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Camping world shows around $150 here in Colorado. Local small guy will come out to the storage yard and do it for $160 PLUS charge per jug of pink stuff. Crazy.

I bring it home, give it the final wash of the season and then winterize myself. I don’t know anyone either who pays to get it done.

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No idea how much a shop charges Camping World services starts at $110/ hr. . Winterizing is so easy to do. Some pink A/F or compressed air, for little time and cost. Why pay to save yourself 10 minutes of easy effort?
The first or second time you use it will pay for your air compressor, and you will have it for many other uses.
We have to winterize, dewinterize several times a year. And pump up car, mower, camper tires.

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JKJavelin wrote:

Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question...


If you ask a dozen drivers with many decades of driving experience how much drivers education courses cost you’d likely get a dozen less than helpful answers too.

But I have heard of a new method called “Googling” where you can just type something like “winterizing an RV near me” and it will give you actual places and prices.

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JKJavelin wrote:

Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question...


You make 13 and he provided a link to DIY winterizing.

I am guessing the thread would have died with a bunch of NO's as no one pays for winterizing if we strictly adhered to the OP's question.

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