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Old 01-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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Anti freeze frozen

Chech the vibe this afternoon and I find that the anti freeze almost frozen in toilet. Am I going to have problems?
Oh I'm in bama. Been low twenties high teens all week.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:38 PM   #2
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Almost frozen is much better than frozen solid.
It takes the frozen "solid" effect to bust water lines, etc...
Turn on minimum heat in the camper, if available, to avoid that problem.
The heater will run off LP gas and battery power for as long as it last.
If hooked up to power, you are OK for the duration.
Cold here in Selma & Valley Grande, AL. too.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:43 PM   #3
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Assuming you didn't dilute the AF in the toilet, it doesn't freeze solid. Touch it with something. You'll probably find it's really a "slush." Won't hurt anything.
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Like windshield washer fluid....

It says it "protects" to -40, not that it won't freeze. The water freezes, and expands. The methanol freezes, and contracts. The net result is the volume doesn't increase, thus nothing bursts. Or at least, that's how the blue stuff works. I'm pretty certain the rv / red stuff is identical.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:55 PM   #5
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I’m in Canada where it get to and stays at -10 to -45 below zero Celsius for 8 months of the year. The RV “antifreeze” will slush and sometimes freeze slightly but it does not expand which is what bursts pipes. You should be fine but if you are worried, throw some heat in it like others have said until it warms up a little
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #6
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Thats how the RV antifreeze is designed...it turns to slush at colder temps but will not freeze and expand till -50...but if we get to -50...we have much bigger problems!!!
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Thats how the RV antifreeze is designed...it turns to slush at colder temps but will not freeze and expand till -50...but if we get to -50...we have much bigger problems!!!
Yep, that's why you use RV antifreeze. Doesn't expand.
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Noticed my anti freeze in toilet is frozen the other day. As long as it doesn't expand it should be fine but it still gets the pucker factor going a bit.
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Yep, that's why you use RV antifreeze. Doesn't expand.
X3 You're fine.
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Thanks all. new to travel trailers. 1st the AF wasn't diluted.
Just wasn't expecting to see ice there.
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