Sunday, October 11, 2009

Iowa beat Michigan!

Even Ohio State has big trouble with Michigan, but we managed to hold on to a lead and win again tonight.  That keeps our undefeated streak alive for yet another week.  We are 6 and 0 for the season and bowl eligible right now.

But the schedule is Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Ohio State.  That seems insurmountable, but still every Saturday is a new day and anything can happen.  I don’t want to jinx anything by saying they might loose.   But all of us Hawkeyes are very happy so far in this season.

Now back to the motorhome.  The forecast this morning changed from just barely freezing to 26 degrees and a hard freeze for tonight.  That means I had to rethink the theory that we don’t need pink stuff yet.  Ah, yes we do!

So this afternoon, I was back out to the storage lot with my bottles of pink antifreeze and the tool kit.  I tried the blow out the water with the air compressor bit, and didn’t have a lot of success.  The air went in OK, but I never got any water to come out.  The lines never really pressurized with air.  I was losing the air out of the system, but never figured out where.

The air just kept on running, and no water ever appeared at the sinks.  I gave up and switched to pumping pink stuff with the water pump. 

You have to take the hoses off of the water pump, and connect a short hose to go into the bottle of antifreeze.  And since this is a brand new to me rig, I got the hoses mixed up and the pump was blowing bubbles in the jug.   Uh, what’s wrong here?  Once the hoses were on the pump right, the pink stuff began filling the water filter canister.  There is no way to bypass that item, so it just takes a lot more stuff.

I had no problem getting the water out ahead of the pink stuff in each sink, and there was still a lot of clear water in the lines after the air treatment, so air did not work well for me.

I have never had a ice cube maker in an RV before, so opening the refrigerator back and disconnecting the line to it was a new experience.  I did get antifreeze to come out from the hand shut off once the line was disconnected.  I can only hope the little line from the bottom valve to the top of the cube maker is empty, as I couldn’t get that part disconnected.

So now it can hard freeze tonight,  and we should be good to go.

I had to get the project complete, as it was getting time for the game kickoff.    Michigan played a heck of a game, and it is too bad that they were not rewarded, but there can only be one winner.  That’s what is wrong with sports, it doesn’t teach that sometimes coming in second is OK.

Retired Rod


  1. I dread that winterizing stuff. I generally end up with the pink stuff coming out the light fixtures just like the 3 Stooges do:((

  2. I always use the pink stuff to winterize our 5'er as it seems so easy to do. Blowing the air out with my compressor just seems to be an accident waiting to explode for me!! Congrats on the Iowa win - I'm with ya against Michigan!


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