Winterizing Trailers #2 (update, job in progress)

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A couple had petcocks, and a couple had removable anodes. The anodes are a PIA.
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My hot tank has a twist valve like radiator, outside, near bottom.
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On 10/19/2012 11:32 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I have a 2006 motor home and it does not have a low point drain.
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Perhaps I'm not negligent, or insane, after all? Thanks.
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On 10/19/2012 11:32 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I have a 2006 motor home and it does not have a low point drain.
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:46:56 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

Not necessarily older, just cheaper.
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Mine was 3 gallons.

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I don't know how you would get the fluid through the hot water lines, but it's good to put a little in the hot tank to make sure there is no pure water. My 1988 park model has a bypass.
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Not sure if this did any good. I put the pressure gadget on, and then open the sink in the kitchen. Farthest from the intake. When the pink came out of the cold faucet, I put my hand over the aerator, and opened the hot. So the pink was forced back into the hot tubing.
Also drained the water heater.
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I don't know how you would get the fluid through the hot water lines, but it's good to put a little in the hot tank to make sure there is no pure water. My 1988 park model has a bypass.
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I'm wondering if you opened the heater drain before you did the reverse thing. You would lose some fluid, but at least head toward the tank in reverse.
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Water heater drain was closed, when I did the reverse thing at the kitchen sink faucet.
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I'm wondering if you opened the heater drain before you did the reverse thing. You would lose some fluid, but at least head toward the tank in reverse.
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Thanks. I've got an inquiry or two in, and that might just be the case. Now, how does one pump pink stuff in? One fellow suggested a submersible pump in a bucket. You know, that might work. I've got a portable sprayer that might work. Or, a couple gallon pump sprayer, and some plumbing adaptors.
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I've heard that blowing out the water systems is not sufficient winterization ... you must run pink antifreeze through both the hot and cold water lines. It was said that water can gather or hide in low spots creating a place where it can freeze, expand and break the pipe. I don't know if I believe it or not, so I've always pumped through the pink stuff. I guess if you do it for a sufficiently long time, it should eventually get it all out. I remember at the building I used to work (suburb of Chicago) they would connect a large compressor, like the trailer mounted ones for jack hammers, to the sprinkler system and let it run for seemingly hours. Mist would continue coming out for a really long time. I usually blow out my garden hoses for the winter, however, I know there is still a little water left behind.
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On Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:57:32 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

I use a funnel and a hose that threads onto the kitchen sink faucet if the trailer does not have it's own water pump. Just pour in through the kitchen tap till it comes out the far end drain. If it has a 12 volt pump I hust take off the inlet from the FW tank and screw on a suction hose that I stick into the antifreeze jug.
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Yesterday, I did some air pressure, blowing water out of lines. Also, check air pressure in the tires. Several were about 15 or 20 PSI, should be more like 50 PSI. Spray all the tires with Armor All. Help cut down on sun UV damage.
A couple of the trailers have 12 volt marine batteries for some of the appliances. And said batteries need charging. I've got a plug in charger, might have to leave it over night, and then move it to the next trailer.
One of the batteries reads zero volts, won't give that any charger time. Others are 10.5 or so, and will need a lot of time.
Will also get a chance to try out my Nomad portable sprayer, use it to pump pink stuff into the lines.
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Nomad pump works nicely. Takes about two galons of pink stuff per trailer. Four gal did two trailers. Going back to Walmart to buy more pink stuff, after I finish late lunch.
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Yesterday, I did some air pressure, blowing water out of lines. Also, check air pressure in the tires. Several were about 15 or 20 PSI, should be more like 50 PSI. Spray all the tires with Armor All. Help cut down on sun UV damage.
A couple of the trailers have 12 volt marine batteries for some of the appliances. And said batteries need charging. I've got a plug in charger, might have to leave it over night, and then move it to the next trailer.
One of the batteries reads zero volts, won't give that any charger time. Others are 10.5 or so, and will need a lot of time.
Will also get a chance to try out my Nomad portable sprayer, use it to pump pink stuff into the lines.
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Got more pink stuff. I spent a few hours with my air compressor, blowing out the lines. Rain tomorrow, perhaps. Might need to wait till Saturday or Monday to pink the last three trailers. And then, disconnect the sewer lines, and stow them. Thanks to all who offered wisdom and help.
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Yesterday, I did some air pressure, blowing water out of lines. Also, check air pressure in the tires. Several were about 15 or 20 PSI, should be more like 50 PSI. Spray all the tires with Armor All. Help cut down on sun UV damage.
A couple of the trailers have 12 volt marine batteries for some of the appliances. And said batteries need charging. I've got a plug in charger, might have to leave it over night, and then move it to the next trailer.
One of the batteries reads zero volts, won't give that any charger time. Others are 10.5 or so, and will need a lot of time.
Will also get a chance to try out my Nomad portable sprayer, use it to pump pink stuff into the lines.
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I'd been thinking for last few years, that the government should not be telling doctors what to prescribe, or what not to prescribe. But, you worded it a bit better than I was able to.
Someone told me years ago, you can only sue the govenment, with the government's permission.
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Oh, you're talking about microchips? For a moment, I thought you meant cable TV.
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On 10/18/2012 06:40 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

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Thanks, Chris. Hey, you know. That's a great name.
Should doctors have the right to prescribe heroin, or LSD? Opium? Methamphetamine?
Curious to see what I think.
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I'd been thinking for last few years, that the government should not be telling doctors what to prescribe, or what not to prescribe. But, you worded it a bit better than I was able to.
Someone told me years ago, you can only sue the govenment, with the government's permission.
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:19:29 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

Of course the other side of that is "why should they have to?"

You don't know? ;-)
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One last trailer to pink, and disconnect the sewage hose. A couple of the units, the sewage hose had plenty of, uh, sewage. The corrugated design of the hose is guaranteed to trap some.
I'm using a LOT more pink than expected. I started with 6 jugs. Went back and got 4 more, and then 4 more last night. I may be able to recover some pink, in the spring. I'll save a couple empty jugs just in case. And will do what I can with that.
Blowing out the lines before the pink, probably saved me a lot of diluted pink. Also less likely to freeze lines.
Feral cats like dry catfood.
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On 10/20/2012 10:31 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

If the trailer is set up as shown, in the linked photo, it's a lot easier to get underneath, and drain the pipes.
http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/stilts.jpg
Or you could, put floats on it, and drive it to a warmer climate.
http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/hboat3.jpg
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Not quite that bad, but they do have access, under. They do not have skirting.
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If the trailer is set up as shown, in the linked photo, it's a lot easier to get underneath, and drain the pipes.
http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/stilts.jpg
Or you could, put floats on it, and drive it to a warmer climate.
http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/hboat3.jpg
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