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Old 10-17-2016, 08:36 PM   #11
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I just got my new Rockwood 128S two weeks ago. Took it camping one week ago, then winterized the water system 3 days ago. I want to take another trip or two this Fall but I don't want to de-winterize it. I'll carry drinking water in jugs so I don't really need the water system.

This may be a silly question, but will it hurt anything to haul it with AF in the system?
Not a problem at all. I almost always camp for Thanksgiving and there have been years that I have to winterize before that trip. I use gallons bottles of water, campground showers, and a portable Thetford porti-potty from my pop-up camper days.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:42 PM   #12
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I just got my new Rockwood 128S two weeks ago. Took it camping one week ago, then winterized the water system 3 days ago. I want to take another trip or two this Fall but I don't want to de-winterize it. I'll carry drinking water in jugs so I don't really need the water system.

This may be a silly question, but will it hurt anything to haul it with AF in the system?
Not a problem at all. I almost always camp for Thanksgiving and there have been years that I have to winterize before that trip. I use gallons bottles of water, campground showers, and a portable Thetford porti-potty from my pop-up camper days.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:47 PM   #13
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Not to be obtuse, but I don't think it's a good idea to put any antifreeze in a plastic holding tank.

???? When u buy it its in plastic jugs.The pex is plastic,the traps are plastic.Find something in the water system that ISNT plastic? I always dump a couple gal in the tanks (thru the traps and toilet) because I know the floor of the tanks are not flat and level,so there is always water left in them after draining.This water could migrate into the dump valves and then they would freeze. In my lifetime I have probably either witerized(myself) or supervised the winterization of several thousand holding tanks and water systems.Ive never seen a tank or valve damaged from too much antifreeze.I was in the marina bussiness for 30 some years,so I do have some credibility.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:55 PM   #14
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???? When u buy it its in plastic jugs.The pex is plastic,the traps are plastic.Find something in the water system that ISNT plastic? I always dump a couple gal in the tanks (thru the traps and toilet) because I know the floor of the tanks are not flat and level,so there is always water left in them after draining.This water could migrate into the dump valves and then they would freeze. In my lifetime I have probably either witerized(myself) or supervised the winterization of several thousand holding tanks and water systems.Ive never seen a tank or valve damaged from too much antifreeze.I was in the marina bussiness for 30 some years,so I do have some credibility.
I agree. Been doing this for a LOT of years. Never had a problem. Nothing there it can hurt.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:02 PM   #15
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I agree. Been doing this for a LOT of years. Never had a problem. Nothing there it can hurt.
I may have misunderstood. No issues with the waste water. I thought the suggestion was to add AF into the FW tank.

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Nothing to be sorry for unless you have already added af to fw!
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:19 AM   #17
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Not to be obtuse, but I don't think it's a good idea to put any antifreeze in a plastic holding tank.
I think tireman is talking about grey and black holding tanks, which we don't have on our A Frames. Not the fresh water tank, which would be dificult to fully drain. RV antifreeze, itself, is OK for use in plastics. All the plumbing in RVs is plastic.
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