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Old 10-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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I don't understand why you need to put any "pink stuff" in at all if you totally blow/drain all fluids? What's to freeze?
We blew the lines out last year, added some pink stuff to the drains and the toilet to protect the seal and we were fine. And we live in a cold climate.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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I think the difference between blowing out the lines and using antifreeze is the level of "fool-proofness." With blowing out the lines you will most likely get enough water out to prevent a pipe bursting. However that also depends on the trailer and where all the low points are. It also depends on how cold it gets where you live. For example, I know when my sister moved to Wisconsin my dad was shocked that her apartment didn't have plug ins for the car block heaters.

With antifreeze; the lines now have a different liquid in them that will not expand when they freeze. You have taken any of the other variables out of the equation.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #13
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I don't understand why you need to put any "pink stuff" in at all if you totally blow/drain all fluids? What's to freeze?
I just do it as pink stuff is about $10, vs dealing with cracked plumbing in the spring. My biggest concern is that I would be prepping for our first spring trip and have delays while I tear things apart and replace. Easier to sleep through winter if I KNOW it is foolproof.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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I don't understand why you need to put any "pink stuff" in at all if you totally blow/drain all fluids? What's to freeze?
It's a judgement call. Many here and on other RV chat groups just
drain and blow out lines and they are fine year after year.
Those folks also pour some AF down the drains to protect traps.

Others here, like me, opt to go the extra steps and pump in AF.
It makes me "feel good" that I've done all I can do to protect the system.
I can get mine done with 1 1/2 gal of AF. I get it on sale for $3 gal.
This means I can feel extra confident for a measly $4.50. It works for me!
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I don't understand why you need to put any "pink stuff" in at all if you totally blow/drain all fluids? What's to freeze?
Water in traps
Water in check valves
Water IN the pump (its check valve prevents the pump from spinning backwards to blow out the water)
Water in the Turboflush check valve and spinner
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #16
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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I go overboard and it takes about 1 and a half gallons.
The rest goes down the drains to protect the dump valves.
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One thing that I do, and not sure if it needs to be done, or not, is to release the pressure in the waterlines after the anti freeze is pumped in. Does anyone know if there is an advantage or disadvantage to doing this?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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One thing that I do, and not sure if it needs to be done, or not, is to release the pressure in the waterlines after the anti freeze is pumped in. Does anyone know if there is an advantage or disadvantage to doing this?
It can't hurt. I also release pressure, when I remember to do it
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Cool, thanks for all the wisdom everyone!

I'm still on the fence about putting it in. I live in the San Antonio, Tx area. It rarely even gets below freezing (<9 days a year).

If I put this stuff in, how do I flush it? If there is some residual left in, is it safe to drink?
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