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Old 10-21-2015, 07:41 AM   #1
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Put RV antifreeze in city water connection?

I just read a comment on another thread where someone mentioned putting the RV antifreeze into the city water connection when winterizing. That is the first time I have seen that mentioned. Should I do that when I winterize my Sunseeker?
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:52 AM   #2
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I've owned 12 different RV's and have always done my own winterizing. I have never put anti-freeze in the fresh water connection and never had a issue.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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I have an RV Antifreeze connection underneath the city water connection. Last year, I used an old hose that I was able to cut about 5' of length. Attached it to the antifreeze inlet, put the other end into the rv antifreeze bottle, turned on the water pump, and then you just turn on the faucets (one at a time), as well as flush the toilet, etc, and the pump did the rest
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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I've owned 12 different RV's and have always done my own winterizing. I have never put anti-freeze in the fresh water connection and never had a issue.
Same here for my 6 campers I've owned. Later RJD
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:21 AM   #5
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5 units and never have put antifreeze in the city water connection. Never an issue.

With that said, I always blow mine with compressed air so I'm confidant nothing is in the city water connection anyway.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:30 AM   #6
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5 units and never have put antifreeze in the city water connection. Never an issue.

With that said, I always blow mine with compressed air so I'm confidant nothing is in the city water connection anyway.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:31 AM   #7
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If you use your RV pump to Winterize your unit it will Backfeed A/F into the City water fill! That is why you (Depress the Check valve at the City Hose Connection) to allow A/F to also discharge at this location! Youroo!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:47 AM   #8
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If you use your RV pump to Winterize your unit it will Backfeed A/F into the City water fill! That is why you (Depress the Check valve at the City Hose Connection) to allow A/F to also discharge at this location! Youroo!!
I have never used my City water connection, which may explain why I have never heard of this. However, I blow mine out with air each year before I use the RV pump and factory anti-freeze pick-up to winterize the lines in my Windjammer. What is this check valve at the city water hose connection to which you refer?
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I do my own winterizing and I might be paranoid but I put antifreeze in the city water connection, the black tank flush, and any where else I can think of. I do this after blowing out the lines. All this takes me an extra 15 minutes which to me is a good trade off for having a water line break somewhere where it is hard to get to.
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not talking winterizing.....when you connect up to city water [say at a camp site], when you open kitchen or bathroom faucets, your pump doesn't start up right?...or does it?
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