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Old 03-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Fresh water system RV antifreeze help

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Just bought a new to me forest river Rockwood 5th wheel. Wanted to flush the system out to make sure everything was in working order. Well, I got in there and I noticed the water was a green color when flushing it. should I be concerned? I expected pink but was not sure if some places use green?

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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I would check with the dealer (even ask for a sample of what they use)...I have only seen pink and pinker.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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yeah seems weird to be green .
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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I've yet to see green RV antifreeze either. Check with whoever you bought it from as to what type of antifreeze was used.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Maybe the other question to be asked is what would happen or need done if some kind of automotive type antifreeze was used?
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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just need to sanitize system with bleach and water .

I THINK 3 to 5 oz per 5 gallon

I normally fill tank half way then dump in bleach then fill the rest of the way .
flush lines really good then let sit overnight .
next day drain fw tank refill fill with fw and flush lines again .
then i install a new filter drain fw tank once again and its ready to go
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Got my book out it says dilute 1/4 cup of bleac into one gallon for every 15 gallons of water.

Let sit three hours flush and drain
Then refill
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #8
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Well, I got in there and I noticed the water was a green color when flushing it.
New to you but the fiver is not new? If so, I'm suspecting the former owner pumped in some auto Prestone etc. Potable water system antifreeze is pink for that reason. You should perhaps consider f1100turbo's advice and break out the bleach - lots of it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #9
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Hey since we are guessing,my vote is for (Mr Clean Windshield fluid) it is green and cheaper than R/V anti-freeze. Youroo!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #10
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We don't know what was in your system but since it was green, it's
most likely poison. Hopefully it was not in the fresh tank but just in
the plastic water lines.

I just googled Mr Clean windshield wash and it clearly says
"may be fatal if swallowed".

This is why you should never put anything in the lines except pink RV
non-toxic antifreeze.

Flush and then flush again. Sanitizing is good but that won't get out the
taste and residual what ever it was. After the unit sits a few days open
a faucet and flush the pipes again and again.

Did you purchase the unit from a dealer or an individual???

And when you think about it, they maybe saved a whole couple bucks
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