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Old 11-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hauling while winterized?

OK...I may be about to ask the dumbest question ever.
We are about to take our camper out for a short weekend trip. First overnighter - just to get a feel for it over all.
We will not be using the water system as it has already been winterized. BUT, I was wondering...is there any chance of damage from hauling the camper approximately 200 miles with the plumbing system already winterized with antifreeze? There is no chance of us "accidentally" using it as we never used the water system in our pop-up so its not even a habit we have to break. I was just thinking about all the antifreeze slopping around inside the system...?

I know its dumb, and as I type this, I think it is a silly worry. But, I will post it anyway, in case anyone else has the same question, I will take the "OMG, that is a dumb question" hit.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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The only dumb question is the one not asked. Your system will be fine towing winterized. It won't hurt a thing. By the way winterizing takes a couple gallons of rv/marine antifreeze and maybe a half hour once you know how to do it so dewinterizing and then rewinterizing for short trips becomes easy. Enjoy your trip.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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Hauled ours 1200 miles from the dealer to home late last winter...winterized at the dealership before heading out, no issues. Did same thing with previous trailer, no issues.
Also keep in mind many snowbirds will leave southern climates a bit early for a variety of reasons and winterize while they are down south, then head home, so it's done a lot. No need to worry.
In fact, some have told me they used the toilet,,,pee only preferably and flush it down with antifreeze. It won't dilute the antifreeze enough to cause any problems.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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Look at it this way most times when you travel your water lines are full of water it's the same with anti freeze if you plan to use the toilet just flush with anti freeze and you will be good
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Look at it this way most times when you travel your water lines are full of water it's the same with anti freeze if you plan to use the toilet just flush with anti freeze and you will be good

Ditto.
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