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Old 09-23-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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Antifreeze Pickup Hose in Freshwater System?

Have y'all added antifreeze pickup hoses between your freshwater tanks and pump? I toured a friend's RV recently and he had such a hose for easy winterizing ... pros and cons and just-don't-cares?



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Old 09-23-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Have y'all added antifreeze pickup hoses between your freshwater tanks and pump? I toured a friend's RV recently and he had such a hose for easy winterizing ... pros and cons and just-don't-cares?

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I like the idea of built-in tools like that. I was going to rig- up setup where I could use compressed air to clear the lines. I have similar setup for irrigation lines, works good. Nothing like a geyser in the yard, Grandad always said.
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Yeah, I was thinking about compressed air in there too ... we'll see if I get there
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I have one and like it for winterizing. I also use it for fresh water when boondocking, I put a 5 gallon pail that has a extra hole for a funnel and the a hole for the pick up hose, just set it up once, then fill the pail as needed, works great.

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Old 09-24-2017, 10:56 AM   #5
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Good idea.

But.... Personally, I think spending the winter, in the bus, someplace warm suits me better.

Seriously, that is a great idea for folks who have to winterize. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:26 PM   #6
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shop vac works also for sucking water out of lines and more of us would likely have one of those. air compressors not so much
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shop vac works also for sucking water out of lines and more of us would likely have one of those. air compressors not so much
Many buses have air brakes and compressors.
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About half have air on the 20 yr old group newer are mostly air but most all of us have shop vacs
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Thankfully, that's one problem that I don't have to solve. I just take my water jug and smack it around a bit to loosen the ice in the winter. And it DOES get downright chilly here in Montana during the winter. It's actually warmer in my fridge in the winter.
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Thankfully, that's one problem that I don't have to solve. I just take my water jug and smack it around a bit to loosen the ice in the winter. And it DOES get downright chilly here in Montana during the winter. It's actually warmer in my fridge in the winter.
bet your showers suck
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