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Old 02-07-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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First De-winterization

I just brought home my new 2016 36 CKTS Cedar Creek. I am going to de-winterize it today so we can head south. The dealer says just flush the system, no need to sanitize as when it came to them from the factory it had no water in it. They added water to test the system for leaks, then winterized it. My question is have others just drained the antifreeze and flush the system or did they go through the whole bleach process?
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
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Bleach! Then you know for SURE! Youroo!!
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:55 AM   #3
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For the few minutes it takes... sanitize. There will be no doubts then.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:43 AM   #4
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X2 Sanitize it only takes a short time and is worth it. Make sure WH is bypassed when you sanitize.

Make sure you run through everything, shower, toilet, outside shower. Even though you may not use outside shower, there could still be antifreeze in that line and it will contaminate the water system.
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Don't forget about the washer lines if you have those also! They are easily overlooked.


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Old 02-07-2016, 10:01 AM   #6
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Depends on if you drink water from the sink or use water to cook. If so bleach it. If not no need to bother.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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we don't drink the water anyhow, so have never sanitized. Antifreeze flushes out easily with water
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:47 PM   #8
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Thank you for your responses. Eventually we plan to boondock, so I will sanitize as soon as I figure out how to by pass the water heater. The 2016 comes with the instant hot water, but I would think there would be antifreeze in there also, would that not be correct?
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:30 PM   #9
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We don't bleach. We do flush. We drink all the water. Guess we are too old to get sick.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:14 PM   #10
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Sanitize! Flushing alone for me doesn't get that nasty antifreeze taste and smell out of the lines.
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