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Old 10-11-2018, 03:25 PM   #11
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Thank you!

Thanks Jim, for the useful info... I read the post you linked to, and it was pretty comprehensive. I don't have a compressor that would do the job you describe, so will have to do the antifreeze method.

I received one post that recommended the draining and other procedures, but said when he's done then he adds 2 gallons of pink antifreeze to the fresh water tank.

When I went to a local RV shop, he told me "don't do that unless you like the taste of antifreeze! These tanks are porous, and you'll have antifreeze residue accumulate in them." He fixed me up with a hose and fitting to attach to the water pump, along with the antifreeze... makes sense to me.

So, I'm off to complete my winterizing project! Many thanks for your feedback.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #12
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That's good advice if you drink the water from your fresh tank, although using a carbon filter should clear out the bad taste. I only drink bottled water, and use the tank for cleaning dishes and showering.

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Old 10-15-2018, 03:58 PM   #13
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Thanks again!

Thanks again, Bluepill... I wouldn't have known you only drank bottled water rather than from your FW tank. Thanks for the clarification! )

All the best,

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