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Old 10-24-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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RV antifreeze, direct pump or fresh tank?

first time winterizing here. Ive already been advised to get the hose fitting that I can install on the suction side of the pump and put the hose stright into the antifreeze jug. My question is, if I dont want to screw around with the pump, what are the downsides to simply dumping a few gallins into the fresh tank and pumping from there?
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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You will never get it all out of the fresh water tank. Will affect your water taste for a long time. BAD IDEA.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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Takes a lot more antifreeze, but you will never get it out as mentioned. The FW tank drain is set up such that it will not completely empty the tank so you are always diluting.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:04 PM   #5
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Dont use the fresh tank. Then you will have to sanitiize it, unless you plan to never drink water out of it. Install a bypass and be done with it

Unfortunatly, being a RV owner means you are screwing around with it one way or the other. If you plan on keeping it for awhile, its a worthwhile investment at $25
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:54 PM   #10
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Like everyone else said. Install the kit on the pump.
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