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Old 09-28-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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So I am getting ready to winterize the camper and had a thought. After pouring some pink juice into the black tank does anyone pour some into the toilet bowl to keep that seal from drying out? We have a plastic toilet will the anti-freeze stain the bowl?
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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So I am getting ready to winterize the camper and had a thought. After pouring some pink juice into the black tank does anyone pour some into the toilet bowl to keep that seal from drying out? We have a plastic toilet will the anti-freeze stain the bowl?
I always leave a little on the bowl to keep the seal lubricated. Did the same with my boats over the years. The pink will stain the bowl a little bit, but not enough to worry about. Toilet bowl cleaner will remove the stain next spring.
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Only use plumbing antifreeze that is not flammable ... a lot of the cheap plumbing AF is made with Ethanol and besides being flammable, it tends to dry out seals ... Camco Winter Ban 50 or Freeze Ban 50 is great stuff.

Also, make sure you blown out the toilet waterline itself ... I've seen a lot of people overlook doing it.
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So I am getting ready to winterize the camper and had a thought. After pouring some pink juice into the black tank does anyone pour some into the toilet bowl to keep that seal from drying out? We have a plastic toilet will the anti-freeze stain the bowl?
Yes, otherwise the seal will dry out. Hasn't stained any of ours.

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Need to put the pink in all traps or suck them out with a shop vac.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:55 PM   #6
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Yes, we always pour some down, not alot probably half a cup is more than enough. Never had any staining, I never pour any down the black tank, unless the tank is designed to form a drain to the valve where any access water will lay and freeze if not you are just pouring it into the tank to sit.

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Won't hurt to have some antifreeze sitting around the drain valve of the holding tank, so by throwing a bit down there it will sit around that valve.
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Or store in heated building and skip.
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