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Old 10-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Towing After Winterizing?

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?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
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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?
I have done that a couple times with no down side observed. Just don't put too much water in holding tanks or dump them after use and then add a splash of AF to holding tanks.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:25 AM   #3
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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?
Towing after winterizing is not an issue.

When I go camping after winterizing and I know a dumpsite is available, I carry a few gallon jugs of water that I pour into the toilet as needed. I also add a few gallons of water prior to the trip so the black tank is not dry.

After camping I dump and flush it out. At home I put a little AF in the bowl just to keep the seal wet.

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Old 10-17-2016, 12:02 PM   #4
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If it is really going to get cold I put AF in the traps so they don't break.


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Old 10-17-2016, 12:52 PM   #5
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I winterize a couple times a year because of traveling south for a week or so and coming back to OH. Always travel until I get far enough south that I don't have to worry about freezing, then dewinterize. With motorhome I don't worry about winterizing before coming home, but with fifth wheel, I would at least drain the lines and blow them out before returning.
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We just de-winterize for a couple of quick winter trips then re-winterize. Takes about 30 minutes.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:17 PM   #7
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Its all good....no issues but perhaps your traps like the previous poster pointed out..howeve should be redone if your pouring into the sink if you are dry camping.after you go out for your last trip....then its not an issue?.because you have already run antifreeze through the traps...when winterizing.
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We just de-winterize for a couple of quick winter trips then re-winterize. Takes about 30 minutes.
Makes sense. We camp year-round in NC, every month for at least a week, so we end up winterizing and de-winterizing 4 or 5 times, but it's well worth the small effort to be able to go all year.
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People tow all the time after winterizing, some winterize down south before heading home if it's still cold out, or vice versa.....people leave their winter homes with it winterized when heading south. I picked up our trailer in MIchigan, and it was winterized after PDI was done. I towed it over 1000 miles to get back home...no problems.
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I have done that a couple times with no down side observed. Just don't put too much water in holding tanks or dump them after use and then add a splash of AF to holding tanks.
Not to be obtuse, but I don't think it's a good idea to put any antifreeze in a plastic holding tank.
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