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Old 10-07-2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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Make sure that you empty out any water and/or anti-freeze in the filter canister as it may crack from the cold. If you leave it in while you add the antifreeze via the water pump simply empty it out when done and use that fluid for the drains.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:01 PM   #12
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shouldn't the RV antifreeze keep the filter cannister from cracking? The fluid shouldn't freeze.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #13
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Question, does every one take the batterys out or off there rv for the winter? Just let them sit and go dead or put a battery tender on them. Solar charger may be?.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:28 PM   #14
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I leave mine on the camper. I keep my camper plugged in all Winter to keep the battery charged. If you keep it plugged in just make sure that the water level is where it is suppose to be. I have been doing this for 8 years and never had a problem.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:00 AM   #15
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Last fall while winterizing my 27L I noticed that I was going through a lot of antifreeze. I discovered that the check valve on the water inlet failed and most of what the pump was pumping sprayed out through the inlet on the side of the trailer.

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:12 AM   #16
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That's another reason why I use air to blow out the lines, no liquids if a problem develops in the pumping and no pressure.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #17
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Question, does every one take the batterys out or off there rv for the winter? Just let them sit and go dead or put a battery tender on them. Solar charger may be?.
I definitely wouldn't just let them sit and go dead. That's very bad on a battery. Even letting them sit in a low charge condition is bad. I'd either take them out and put a minder on them or put a minder on them where they are. Solar would be an excellent way to go since you're not using them. Just be sure to keep the electrolyte level checked and topped up.
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I agree with Bama...take them out and put them in a freeze-proof area...on a smart charger. If you let batteries discharge deeply...you ruin them. NEVER let them run too low, or dead. If you are in a freezing area...once discharged the battery can freeze, and be ruined/broken.
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shouldn't the RV antifreeze keep the filter cannister from cracking? The fluid shouldn't freeze.
I'm thinking the same thing Bob... I've always left mine full of antifreeze (no cartridge) and have had no problems... I use -50 degree stuff and blow out all lines first so it should be pure antifreeze in it.

Actually I wa thinking of rigging up a by-pass for the water filter for winterizing. Maybe next year.
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