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Old 10-01-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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My camping season in the Northeast is nearing the end. On an average how much antifreeze do you usually go through while winterizing? I have winterized my TT when I had one years ago but purchased a 5er' and this will be my first year winterizing it. I know they are all different size units out there. Mine is basic, galley sink, bathroom toilet and sink, outside shower. No dishwashers or washing machine. Just wondering in average what you all use.
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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I used one and a half gallons to actually get the job done but I use the rest in the P traps and toilet bowl.

No dish washer, washing machine or fridge ice maker.
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I used maybe a gallon or so. I blow the lines out. Pour AF into the traps, and toilet. I also suck some into the pump. Make sure to drain the water from the pumps strainer and the water filter housing it you have one. Broke that twice because I forgot.
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I used maybe a gallon or so. I blow the lines out. Pour AF into the traps, and toilet. I also suck some into the pump. Make sure to drain the water from the pumps strainer and the water filter housing it you have one. Broke that twice because I forgot.

Thanks for reminding me about the water filter, I forgot about that. I don't have a compressor to blow the lines out so I guess I'll be using about 2 gallons.
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Thanks for reminding me about the water filter, I forgot about that. I don't have a compressor to blow the lines out so I guess I'll be using about 2 gallons.
Just be sure you bypass the water heater and run some out the low point drains.
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X 2 on the water filter. Make sure you remove it and take out the filter. You should store the filter in your house so it doesn't freeze.
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I just replace it each season. Cheap and no chance of mold or other issues
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Winterizing

New trailer for me. To winterize, I should remove the water filter from under the bathroom sink, correct. What's going to prevent the antifreeze from just running out of the water filter housing. Is there an adapter that replaces the cartridge so that the pink stuff continues through the system. Needless to say, none of my previous RVs
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Mhbroker, My water filter is contained inside of a clear housing thing. Looks like a huge cup that screws into threads around the filter. Sorry I can't give you any suggestions but I'm sure others can.
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