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Old 09-25-2014, 12:32 AM   #11
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My 21 (2 wks old) has no low point drain.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:33 AM   #12
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My 2012 Escape 19 had a low point drain, my 2014 Escape 21 does not have a low point drain, if ETI discontinued the drain in all models after 2012 I do not know, but the stated facts are what they are.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:49 AM   #13
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I think it was when ETI created the new winterizing instructions using compressed air some time in 2013, and also discussed in the forum. I could be mistaken but think ETI prefer compressed air to winterize toilet valves more effectively. Our Nov 2013 built 19 does not have a low point drain.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:44 AM   #14
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I have had 4 rv's before the 2010 Escape 5.0. Only the Escape has a low point drain. The other RV's were drained using compressed air. I winterize the 5.0 with compressed air in conjunction with the low point drain. I like the low point drain.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:05 AM   #15
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Yeah, I really like my low-point drain. So simple to use, and very effective. I tried blowing my lines afterwards, the first time I used it, but got no more than a bit of a spit out. I much prefer it, or blowing out the lines, to pumping RV antifreeze through the lines.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:07 AM   #16
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If I could find an odorless, tasteless RV antifreeze I'd use it. But that stuff smells and tastes like perfume (IMHO) and saturates the lines. Someone suggested Vodka. Instead of draining the lines in the spring, you just open the tap and have a Martinil!
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:11 AM   #17
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So now I am in a panic - the directions for our 21 said we could use compressed air OR antifreeze. We put antifreeze in the water tank and ran the pump to run it through all the faucets and toilet. Are we going to have problems because we did not use compressed air in the city water line??
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:20 AM   #18
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So now I am in a panic - the directions for our 21 said we could use compressed air OR antifreeze. We put antifreeze in the water tank and ran the pump to run it through all the faucets and toilet. Are we going to have problems because we did not use compressed air in the city water line??
I sure hope you used RV potable antifreeze!
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:54 AM   #19
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Yeah, I really like my low-point drain. So simple to use, and very effective. I tried blowing my lines afterwards, the first time I used it, but got no more than a bit of a spit out. I much prefer it, or blowing out the lines, to pumping RV antifreeze through the lines.
Jim, so does this mean that you don't add RV Antifreeze to your lines after you drain them with the low point drain?
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:02 AM   #20
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