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Old 10-29-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Winterization/Antifreeze/Season Ending For Me/This Sucks!

So I bought my Antifreeze last night and the stark reality set in that after my final trip for the season next week that it will be time to winterize. I am NOT happy. We had a VERY fun first season and used our new trailer quite a bit.

I've watched several videos on how to winterize with the pink stuff and all of them except for the one I watched tonight involved taking the hose off of the water pump and putting it into the bottle. Tonight I saw a video where the guy just dumps it into his fresh water tank and lets the tank hold all of the antifreeze while the water pump pulls it thru the lines. Seems waaaay simpler. What do you do? Are there advantages/disadvantages to either method? enlighten me...
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:33 PM   #2
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Do not put antifreeze in your fw tank!

Does your wildwood not have a winterizing port?
If not it's easily added.

Winterized mine last Sunday after only owning it a week
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:35 PM   #3
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Do not put antifreeze in your fw tank!

Does your wildwood not have a winterizing port?
If not it's easily added.

Winterized mine last Sunday after only owning it a week
IDK if it does or doesn't have a port for winterizing. Why not add it to the tank? I'm assuming that rinsing the tank out in the spring would flush it away. We don't drink from the tap water and haven't even used the tank this season.

I'd want to fall off a cliff if I had to winterize after just having it a week. I feel for you there.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:38 PM   #4
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It may take up to 10 gallons of antifreeze if you pour it in the tank!
I did mine with 3 gallons thru the winterizing port.

You may not have one

I'll post a pic of the easily installed winterizing kit.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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if you don't use the tank anyhow, and wouldn't drink from it if you did, then no reason you can't put antifreeze in there. Just rinse it out in the spring so there isn't some sitting in there forever
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It may take up to 10 gallons of antifreeze if you pour it in the tank!
I did mine with 3 gallons thru the winterizing port.

You may not have one

I'll post a pic of the easily installed winterizing kit.
thats a sizable difference. Aside from quantity of antifreeze used, is there a safety reason NOT to put it in there?

I'll look for the picture, thanks!
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if you don't use the tank anyhow, and wouldn't drink from it if you did, then no reason you can't put antifreeze in there. Just rinse it out in the spring so there isn't some sitting in there forever
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No real safety issue, you'll have to sanitize in the spring anyway.
But it'll take longer to get the antifreeze out of the fw tank.

You may have to flush tank many times to get it all out.
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Yeah I don't have one of those on there. Assuming Amazon sells them....I'll head over there and order one.
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