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Old 03-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #11
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Yeah, I agree with the "flush, flush, and flush again" theory. If it was automotive antifreeze, I'd be flushing, a whole lot, first, and then sanitize with the bleach solution. Get as much of that green stuff and residual taste out as possible. It probably won't need too much sanitizing, since green automotive antifreeze is pretty toxic and will kill just about anything. Your system is very likely sanitized now, albeit in the wrong fashion. Just getting all the green stuff out is going to be your biggest challenge. I'd still do the bleach anyway, when you're done...it'll be yet another rinse to get the green out! Good luck!
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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Thanks guys,
I already flushed it once with bleach. I figured that was the best option being I don't really know the people I bought it from. Hard to say where it was but the fresh water tank was empty. I probably flush it again with bleach and then again with vinegar.

I bought it from a private seller. It is a 2007 model 8287SS. I text him last night and he said there was some leftover in a bottle in one of the compartments. I have not had a chance to go through every compartment so I will do that here soon but I have not seen it as of yet. Unfortunately there is not enough room for the RV at my house so it is at my shop so when I get a chance to swing by there I will look. He assured me it was RV anti-freeze. If I find it I will take a pic for yall!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #13
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Yes lets see what it is!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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My thought too.

That stuff is very "sweet" tasting and toxic as hell. Watch where you flush it out. Standing puddles should be flushed with water to prevent animals from drinking it. You will be finding dead critters all over the place.

I think Prestone is more expensive than RV anti-freeze and was, most likely, done due to ignorance. You would do yourself a service by flushing as many times as you can including the city water connection and fresh water tank.

I would save the sanitizing for last, after 10 or so complete flush outs.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #15
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There is a "greenish" marine/RV antifreeze sold by West Marine and others. It is rated to -100 as opposed to -50 for the pink stuff.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=50297
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There is a "greenish" marine/RV antifreeze sold by West Marine and others. It is rated to -100 as opposed to -50 for the pink stuff.

WEST MARINE -100F Engine & Water System Antifreeze at West Marine
Wow! That's expensive antifreeze.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #17
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There is a "greenish" marine/RV antifreeze sold by West Marine and others. It is rated to -100 as opposed to -50 for the pink stuff.

WEST MARINE -100F Engine & Water System Antifreeze at West Marine

That is a good find. If you watch the video it looks greenish. At least there are colors other than pink. Does not look like quite the color I was seeing and probably a waste of money here in Ohio but a good sign I'm not completely screwed!
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