It’s that time, again. Put the old girl into storage, and make sure there’s no water to burst any pipes or tanks. Easy peasey. I did things a little differently this year.
- Open all faucets and fixtures.
- Open fresh water drain valve
- Open hot water heater drain plug
- Bypass water pump with short connector. Cycle water pump for 15 seconds to expel any water.
- Connect air compressor to fresh water hookup.
- Set regulator to 80 psi, and expell.
- Repeat until there’s no water coming out of any of the drains or fixtures. Since I’m using a small 4 gallon compressor, I burned a lot of time letting the pressure spool up. Took about 15-20 cycles of ‘off’ and ‘on’ with the ball valve connector. Be sure to open the exterior spigot, and toilet flush.
- Drain the holding tanks.
- Pour antifreeze down kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower drain, and toilet.
Whole process took about 2 hours. I imagine it would have been a lot quicker with a larger compressor (capacity).
I’m confident there isn’t a drop of water left in that trailer.
See you down the road