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Old 08-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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I'm with Jon. Here's the protocol I use -- Trailer Winterization Using Compressed Air

It's on this site in "Files", under "Systems"

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #12
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Am I the only one that uses the low-point drain?

I do put the pink stuff in the traps. No blowing or pink stuff in the water lines. I did try blowing out after draining one time, and barely got a sputter, not enough to worry about. The only problem I ever had was a frozen toilet valve, and that was because I forgot to drain back when draining it in the fall.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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This will be our first winter...we planned to use the low point drain and put pink stuff in the p traps. Figure we'll take advantage of the easy method....
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #14
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No Jim, you're not the only one to use the low point drain. I've done it twice now, without any problems. I follow the instructions in the Escape manual and it has worked just fine.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #15
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I don't think ours has a low point drain? It's a 2005. This will be our first time winterizing. What do other people with older Escapes do differently?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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Go here:

How To Winterize a Trailer

Covers various methods.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #17
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here is the kit Camco 36543 RV Pump Converter Winterizing Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
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I started this thread looking for ideas on what has changed about the toilet valve. Why the warning and what is the potential consequence? Any ideas on this? Not to say that the discussion and hints haven't been great as usual for this learned group!
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How about copy and paste Tammy's email? That might help figure it out.
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I believe that the toilet valve is positioned where it will hold water that remains after you winterize the unit via the low point drains, just like the outside hookup has a pressure relief valve. I also recall a couple of members having their toilets leak the following spring as a result.
Thus as a precautionary measure these new instructions.
I'm having a cut off valve installed on my toilet in the event of an issue as well as the winterizing pump modification that will pump antifreeze throughout the system. Another option is a little heater in your bathroom over the winter.
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