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Ditto, but you would also need to choose three way valves and also install a drain hose leading out the belly. Otherwise the water in the vertical lines and the faucet would be trapped there. If you decide to go to all that trouble, install them on the curb side near the fresh tank drain, so the outside shower water lines going through the back wall of the trailer can also be emptied, using a blast of compressed air.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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Just thinking about  the options now. If one were willing  to violate the explicit instruction in the  user manual  not  to winterize with  compressed  air... wouldn't it  also  work to simply have a shutoff valve on each supply line and to blow both lines out (say from  the city water port) and then turn both user-installed valves off? That would add its own hassle each time you'd do it but  would avoid the issue of needing  to puncture  the belly for a new drain  hose. 

Jim and  Yanna, Woodinville WA

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I was thinking about installing shut off valves for the out side shower and then placing a T valve behind them to either blow them out with air or fill with anti freeze, that way winter camping will avoid any frozen lines, and to winterize the entire system simply open up the valves and fill with antifreeze. What would be a safe pressure  to blow out the short section of water line?

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After the last two winters-I'm just going to stay where it DOESNT freeze! Problem solved. 

RB

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6 minutes ago, BackofBeyond said:

After the last two winters-I'm just going to stay where it DOESNT freeze! Problem solved. 

Yep - that's exactly what some of the folks down around Texas were thinking. ☺️

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