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Old 01-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #11
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Another little trick to help save antifreeze, is to put an empty disposable water bottle in the water filter canister, if you have one. Simply remove the filter, through the bottle in, screw the canister back on.
We do have one. I took the filter out and emptied the water after blowing out the lines, but throwing a water bottle in there makes sense! Good thought.

Guess I'll have to pickup more antifreeze and bring the camper home to re-winterize it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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Dang! I forgot the washer hookup! I think I'm going to have to plug that off at the source. I'm never going to use it.
You'd be surprised how much water comes out of those lines, too. My suggestion is to get a 45* elbow to point the water out towards your bucket. My wife said it just kind of dripped out and she couldn't catch it. Fortunately, she had towels handy.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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You'd be surprised how much water comes out of those lines, too. My suggestion is to get a 45* elbow to point the water out towards your bucket. My wife said it just kind of dripped out and she couldn't catch it. Fortunately, she had towels handy.
I take a small piece of hose and connect it to the valve and then put the other end in washer drain. No bucket, no mess, and when you run antifreeze through, you now have it the drain trap also.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #14
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I take a small piece of hose and connect it to the valve and then put the other end in washer drain. No bucket, no mess, and when you run antifreeze through, you now have it the drain trap also.
Good idea!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #15
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I have a 2 gallon pump sprayer that I use just for winterizing, I put a hose connection on
it so all i have to do is screw it into the camper water hook up, Pump it up and go in and open each faucet one at a time, It makes winterzing very easy
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Just to make things clear.

When we speak of "antifreeze" we mean RV antifreeze; not the automotive kind.
Normally "pink" it can be other colors; BUT it is always NON-TOXIC.

Automotive antifreeze is POISONOUS. It will stay poisonous even after numerous flushings of the system. Even a tiny bit will make you very sick and can kill children and pets even at low concentrations.

Camco® 1gal RV Anti-Freeze - 6 Pack - Engine Antifreeze - Ace Hardware

Starbrite Sea Safe Non-Toxic Anti-Freeze, -50F from Wholesale Marine

NOT

GRAINGER APPROVED VENDOR Antifreeze Coolant, DEX-COOL(R), 1 Gallon - Automotive Fluids - 1PKU5|ZXELRU1 - Grainger Industrial Supply
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #17
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a little aside (don't mean to hijack), can the antifreeze be reused in the Spring? put back in the bottle and shelved until next winter? we keep ours in the garage, not even sure if we needed to winterize, but we did anyway...paranoid
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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a little aside (don't mean to hijack), can the antifreeze be reused in the Spring? put back in the bottle and shelved until next winter? we keep ours in the garage, not even sure if we needed to winterize, but we did anyway...paranoid
I had the same question!
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a little aside (don't mean to hijack), can the antifreeze be reused in the Spring? put back in the bottle and shelved until next winter? we keep ours in the garage, not even sure if we needed to winterize, but we did anyway...paranoid
Yes. While it has alcohol in it, it is of a low enough concentration not to evaporate. HOWEVER, keep an eye on partial bottles. While they will not freeze, there is "food" in there for bacteria and mold. This why a thorough flush and sanitation EVERY spring is not only a good idea, but required for safe drinking water.
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I know many say to use a chlorine solution to sanitize your water lines and tank, but getting the chlorine taste out can take quite a bit of rinsing. Since I'm a homebrewer, I have sanitizing products that impart no taste and some don't even need to be rinsed. There are several products out there that you can find at any online brewing store. Star San and Saniclean are a couple that I use quite often.
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