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Old 11-19-2016, 05:28 PM   #61
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An Oilless compressor is a GREAT idea - however I think it is overkill.

I use a normal compressor and have never had a problem!
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:41 PM   #62
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The reason I mentioned oilless is compressors with oil blow a small amount thru the hose and in to the water lines which causes contamination. Some individuals are very sensitive to the oil contamination and can become very ill, using an oilless compressor eliminates this risk. I will admit to having used an oil bath compressor in the past but don't now after reading about the risks.
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:06 PM   #63
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Traveler -- there is an air adapter that you screw on where you connect the shore water for blowing air through the system. Don't forget to also do the outside shower. Air will flow through the lines every time you open a faucet. Be sure to do all of them -- hot & cold. And when doing the hot water lines be sure you have the drain plug in the hot water heater.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:27 PM   #64
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Hoser123- I live in New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. Can I wait until November to winterize my coach. I just got my Thor 37RB and want to use it for awhile. 1st time RVer.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:44 PM   #65
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You can safely wait until the day before a frost/freeze warning... Beyond that it's your risk...

Each coach model is different as to where water lines run... If they are in heated area... If you are running the heat... (A separate space heater may not heat a 'wet bay' that the coach furnace would.)

If you use the air method of winterizing, simple and cheap to do multiple times in a season... Takes me no more than 15 min to do and only about 1/2 gal antifreeze.
Drain hot water heater, valves to bypass, hook up air (50 psi max) to city inlet, open all faucets hot and cold one at a time until only air comes out - don't forget toilet, outside shower)... Pour some antifreeze down drains...done..

Use RV anytime... Just repeat when done.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:03 AM   #66
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Where are the bypass valves and what do they look like? Thanks

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Old 09-05-2017, 12:50 PM   #67
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Where are the bypass valves and what do they look like? Thanks

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You'll find the bypass valves on the inside of the water heater. In ours they are chrome handled valves--can't miss them (scan through the thread here--I'm sure there are pictures. Edit: Yup Post #17).
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:19 PM   #68
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We've got a tankless water heater, probably no bypass valves, right?
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:22 PM   #69
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We've got a tankless water heater, probably no bypass valves, right?
LOL! Yup likely no valves.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:25 PM   #70
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That's great. Does anyone know where the water heater bypass valves are in a 2018 Thor 37RB?
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:05 AM   #71
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Fresh Water Tank Drain

Great posts and extremely helpful for us newbies. Anyone have an idea why my fresh tank won't drain? I've opened the valve on the right that goes through the floor, closed the one on the left that goes to the pump, opened the fresh intake cap on the outside of the coach... not a drip.

Opened a couple of faucets... nothing.

Had to open the valve to the pump and turn it on, emptying out the low level drain valve.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:11 PM   #72
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I would check to see if the valve is clogged by removing it if possible. If no water at that point, the output of the tank is probably clogged which could be cleared by forcing compressed air toward the tank. Donít know if you can force any air thru the tube from underneath the coach unless you could put an extension on a compressor hose.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:04 PM   #73
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Thank you Larry. That seems like a logical place to start.
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