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Old 09-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Winterizing How much antifreeze

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How much RV antifreeze will I need to winterize my camper? Anything else do people usually need to purchase to winterize there camper? Getting ready to make an order and trying to get everything I need for winter.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I buy two gallons of the pink stuff.

I also buy damprid to place in the trailer to help mitigate the effects of moisture.

There's a bunch of good reading here on winterizing.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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I have the built in winterizing kit.
I was told 2-3 gallons is what I should need.
Be sure to close the water heater bypass valve.
I plan on putting in some dehumidifying crystals in the bedroom and on the kitchen counter.
Then under the trailer I will stuff the holes with steel wool to keep out any fur bearing squatters.

I will also get the tires off the ground.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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You need about 2 gals of antifreeze. Not sure if the 2503S comes with connection to antifreeze. In my case made hose to connect between pump inlet and the antifreeze jug. You don't want to fill the water filter canister with antifreeze so bypass it or use sealed pop bottle inside of canister. If you decide to purge lines with air you require adapter from water inlet to air line (not expensive). btw, I love the layout of the 2503S but need larger TV to pull one . sigh
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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There's a bunch of good reading here on winterizing.
The FAQ page, duh, I kept searching in Gen Tech wondering where all the stickys where. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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Mine only uses 1 gal. When all the faucets are purged and anti-freeze runs out, I’m done. I then pull the plugs on the low level drains and remove the anode from the heater. I also ensure fresh tank is empty by pulling that plug too.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:45 AM   #7
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I use approx. 1 gallon....just enough to put in the sink traps and toilet.
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I buy two gallons of the pink stuff.

I also buy damprid to place in the trailer to help mitigate the effects of moisture.

There's a bunch of good reading here on winterizing.
I'll have to try Damprid this year, that's a great idea for winterizing.

I use about three gallons of the pink stuff in the Silverback.
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I quit using anti-freeze in my water lines years ago. I put an air pressure plug from Camco in my city water connection and attach a air line from my compressor set to 40 lbs. Then, I go through and open faucets until all I get is air. After making sure all water is out of the lines, I open my low water point drains until only air comes through. Finally, I dump the holding tanks. The only place I use anti-freeze is the drain traps. A gallon of anti-freeze lasts me about three years. I have never had a problem with leaks prepping in the spring and it makes sanitizing the water system much easier.
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I quit using anti-freeze in my water lines years ago. I put an air pressure plug from Camco in my city water connection and attach a air line from my compressor set to 40 lbs. Then, I go through and open faucets until all I get is air. After making sure all water is out of the lines, I open my low water point drains until only air comes through. Finally, I dump the holding tanks. The only place I use anti-freeze is the drain traps. A gallon of anti-freeze lasts me about three years. I have never had a problem with leaks prepping in the spring and it makes sanitizing the water system much easier.
2X ....... I do the same as above. I think its safer this way. No liquid in the lines at all.
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