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Old 06-27-2017, 02:24 PM   #7
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.3
State: Arkansas
Posts: 433
THOR #8012
Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Yeah that is cold enough that you'll have to do some form of winterization--either by blowing out the lines or pumping antifreeze through them (RV antifreeze--its non-toxic). If you have your own compressor that would make things easier as you could blow out the lines whenever you want.

For those nights that aren't that much below freezing you could make do with simply running the furnace or a small electric heater to keep the inside warm.
I've been meaning to get a compressor for things around the house anyway. Would something like this work:


There are some that are smaller and quite a bit more expensive, but I think that would be small enough to stow if in a bay if I needed to blow them out while on the road. I recall reading somewhere that for tires a relatively high PSI was recommended. Is 150 PSI enough for the tires.

I've glanced through the improved manual (sorry, drawing a blank on the name of the poster that put it together), but once used to doing it, how long would you say it takes to blow out the lines in a Vegas?

Also, if let's say I'm leaving Arkansas and it's cold (maybe in the teens or low 20s) and heading to maybe Florida or the gulf coast, can I warm up the coach, fill up fresh water and turn on the tank heaters and drive away and be good. Or, do I need leave it drained until I get to warmer climates and then fill up the water?

I know it was said the water lines are inside the heated space, but what about the outside shower? I know I read (not sure if it was on a Vegas) about someone who put an internal cutoff on the outside shower so that even if they prime the rest of the system, they can keep water out of the outside shower.
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