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Old 11-21-2015, 11:50 AM   #41
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Just wondering if its needed to replace some of the pink stuff put in the traps during the winter. Does it evaporate out?? Dry out?? The RV is in a storage lot a few miles away. We blew out the lines and put antifreeze in the traps and toilet. Just wondered if it needed "refreshing" during the winter.

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If the antifreeze did evaporate, that would leave nothing in the trap to freeze.

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Old 11-24-2015, 11:46 AM   #42
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Just wondering if its needed to replace some of the pink stuff put in the traps during the winter. Does it evaporate out?? Dry out?? The RV is in a storage lot a few miles away. We blew out the lines and put antifreeze in the traps and toilet. Just wondered if it needed "refreshing" during the winter.

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Since the traps blocks the smells from the tanks getting in the RV I make sure that couple times during the winter months I pour cup or so of the pink stuff in the drains. I also keep a couple inches of Pink Stuff in the toilet to keep smells from entering the RV and to keep the seal damp.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:39 PM   #43
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Hi there. This forum helped me in the beginning, looking for a bit of help now. First pop up, Flagstaff Mac 206ST. Silly question...

I have drained the fresh water tank and removed the plug from the water heater. Do I really have to do more? I am not lazy per say, but I am having trouble finding the switches needed to bypass the hot water heater. I mean, i get the fact if it was a perfect world, I would next bypass water heater, turn pump on, and supply anti-freeze through all the lines. But I got stuck at finding the switches to bypass water heater.

Again, much appreciate the help. Loving the pop up.

I live in the mountains of Arizona. It does get below freezing overnight at times, but doesn't stay there all day.

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:09 PM   #44
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Hi there. This forum helped me in the beginning, looking for a bit of help now. First pop up, Flagstaff Mac 206ST. Silly question...

I have drained the fresh water tank and removed the plug from the water heater. Do I really have to do more? I am not lazy per say, but I am having trouble finding the switches needed to bypass the hot water heater. I mean, i get the fact if it was a perfect world, I would next bypass water heater, turn pump on, and supply anti-freeze through all the lines. But I got stuck at finding the switches to bypass water heater.

Again, much appreciate the help. Loving the pop up.

I live in the mountains of Arizona. It does get below freezing overnight at times, but doesn't stay there all day.

Thanks again.


Anyway to connect to your wtr. hose inlet and blow out the hot/cold tubing? Any freeze will damage at trapped water sites.
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I have always thought the few bucks for antifreeze was cheap insurance. As far as finding the bypass valve, see yur dealer. My dealer runs a yearly seminar on winterization. It took my wife and me about twenty minutes for the whle process
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:38 PM   #46
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How to Winterize. The Facts

The bypass valves are adjacent to the hot water heater. Locate it in the outside, then look adjacent to it on the inside. You may have to remove a drawer or unscrew a panel. Better safe than sorry!

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Old 12-03-2015, 11:02 PM   #47
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Anyway to connect to your wtr. hose inlet and blow out the hot/cold tubing? Any freeze will damage at trapped water sites.
Not true sustained temps below 32 degrees will cause damage, but a night here and there below 32 will do no damage if the daytime temps get above freezing. We routinely camp wet below ZERO F with modifications and don't freeze up or do damage.
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I won't argue that I know how... but I'm pretty sure I know how not to do it... See the thread titled "Lessons Learned" in the plumbing section.

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I live in a much colder place than you do and have been camping here since the early 80's with a number of different rvs. A dip to 32 degrees and the following day it get's above freezing will NOT cause damage. If you think it will then I suspect your temp data is incorrect and colder than 32 degrees. I don't even worry about winterizing until I see a night time temp hit the teens when the daytime temps are to be above freezing. It takes some time below freezing for water to expand enough to cause any kind of damage. I have never had one freeze related problem except when we first started camping in the winter while snowmobiling and the temps dipped to 12 below zero F... Your statement that any freeze will cause damage is simply incorrect.
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Somewhere it says do not exceed 25 psi to blow out lines.....
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