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Old 10-21-2014, 12:34 AM   #21
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A couple years ago I could find so called "nontoxic" non smelling RV antifreeze.
That would be the product that contains ethanol and is typically the least expensive antifreeze option. NAPA carries this stuff.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:34 PM   #22
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The antifreeze is harmless. It's the smell that I don't like.
It takes a while to get the smell out of the water in the fresh water tank if you go that route. Nothing wrong with it. Just my preference.
Very (BAD) advice! I have NEVER seen anyone on the (Food Network) advise using (RV Antifreeze) in their Recipe or order a Drink at a Bar of (Wiskey and RV Antifreeze)? Youroo!!
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #23
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A couple years ago I could find so called "nontoxic" non smelling RV antifreeze. Lately the only stuff I can find is alcohol based but also has propylene glycol in it and now it stinks. It also used to be more pink than red like it is now. It states it is for potable systems but also states to contact poison control immediately if ingested. Not something I would put in my fresh water tank since it is so hard to get out. I never drink the water from my tank but I don't think I would even want to wash myself or dishes if I had put antifreeze in the tank.
Why would you put it in your fw tank anyway?

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:30 PM   #24
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Why would you put it in your fw tank anyway?

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Not something I would do but some people pour a few gallons of RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank and use the on board pump to winterize the system.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:45 PM   #25
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Very (BAD) advice! I have NEVER seen anyone on the (Food Network) advise using (RV Antifreeze) in their Recipe or order a Drink at a Bar of (Wiskey and RV Antifreeze)? Youroo!!
Seriously? You're comparing trace amounts of non-toxic RV antifreeze in a fresh water tank used to wash dishes and take a shower to using RV antifreeze on the Food Network and to mix drinks in a bar?

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #26
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That's how FR instructs you to winterize in the manual if you are using the RV antifreeze method.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:27 PM   #27
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In our Fleetwood pop up, it was a no no, so I've never done it that way.
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I've done it that way and no problem. Important that you disinfect it when you use it again (javex and water).
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:38 AM   #29
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Seriously? You're comparing trace amounts of non-toxic RV antifreeze in a fresh water tank used to wash dishes and take a shower to using RV antifreeze on the Food Network and to mix drinks in a bar?
The "non-toxic variety of RV antifreeze will typically contain ethanol. I don't want even trace amounts of ethanol in my dishwater or my shower. Just saying...
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That's how FR instructs you to winterize in the manual if you are using the RV antifreeze method.
That is true and is probably why so many newbies are caught puzzling over that adapter they've discovered in their new RV. You know, the one that nobody showed them and hooks up to the inlet side of the water pump with a length of vinyl hose intended to be inserted into a jug of antifreeze.
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