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Old 11-07-2015, 10:53 AM   #51
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Now, that sounds like a fun idea. Thanks.
If only we had rain in our region.
We will try our best to send it your way. Come on, El Nino, do your thing!
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:05 AM   #52
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This may help those still hazy about the process. After draining all tanks, water heater, etc., bypass valves are adjusted to bypass water heater. Hose valve is turned to position allowing pump to suck antifreeze through system. Open faucets. Pump is turned on, antifreeze fills lines real fast.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:10 AM   #53
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I blew out the water lines on our 5.0TA today and am a bit concerned about water remaining in the low points. The hot and cold water lines for the sink cross over to that side by running outside of the coach next to the axle. They then re enter the coach and go to the sink. These lines are the lowest point in the system and since they are outside, must be mostly clear of water. My concern is there could be more residual water there than should be and freeze. Am I just over thinking this? Thanks, Bob
Why do they run the lines outside, rather than inside?
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:38 AM   #54
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Why do they run the lines outside, rather than inside?
I was surprised when i saw it. Probably the easiest way to cross over to the other side.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:44 AM   #55
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Bob, we are just across the bridge from you in Gig Harbor. We ended up winterizing our 21 late last November, just before the first predicted freeze, using the same blow-out-the-pipes method.

Then we un-winterized it during the 'warm' spell in January and went to the beach! Then re-winterized. Worth the trouble!

Now we're watching the forecast, ready to blow it out again, hoping we don't have to until after a planned Thanksgiving trip to Belfair State Park. Turkey Chili in the rain...
Hi Doug, it is a bit early to winterize but I wanted to familiarize myself now while I have plenty of time. We plan on going to Grayland over Christmas and will most likely re-winterize a couple of times. Another reason for not using the pink stuff.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:58 PM   #56
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The hot and cold water lines for the sink cross over to that side by running outside of the coach next to the axle. They then re enter the coach and go to the sink
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I was surprised when i saw it. Probably the easiest way to cross over to the other side.
There is no "basement" in an Escape (or most other moulded fiberglass travel trailers). If you need to run water lines from side to side, you obviously can't run them above the floor, so that leaves either under the floor (which is outside), or around the end in cabinets.
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So the inner floor (which you walk on) is not raised above the fiberglass shell? I maybe wrongly assumed that there was some sort of framework between the shell and floor.
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So the inner floor (which you walk on) is not raised above the fiberglass shell? I maybe wrongly assumed that there was some sort of framework between the shell and floor.
No space, the plywood is epoxied to the shell.
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Ahhhh...now I understand! Thanks!
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No space, the plywood is epoxied to the shell.
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