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Old 10-22-2015, 10:21 AM   #11
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Should we just leave water and antifreeze mixture in the holding tanks?


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Old 10-22-2015, 10:35 AM   #12
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Did you not drain your holding tanks first? Pure pink stuff is preferred vs diluted mixture.

Also, I've seen people bring their TVs in out of the cold.

Not seeing people here mention if they are pulling their batteries, though. Like my boat, I plan on doing that and putting it on a trickle charge in basement.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #13
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I always put the battery In the basement for winter, off the concrete floor. Wrap the electric connection, brake connection and power jack in plastic and seal off from the snow. Don't forget to leave the fridge door open and close the shades.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:34 PM   #14
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Yup I emptied the tanks last trip, I do pull battery and out on battery tender in shed, I just peeked at owners manual and it states antifreeze method requires 4-6 gallons. And they say put 1 gallon in each holding tank?


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Old 10-22-2015, 12:41 PM   #15
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Yup I emptied the tanks last trip, I do pull battery and out on battery tender in shed, I just peeked at owners manual and it states antifreeze method requires 4-6 gallons. And they say put 1 gallon in each holding tank?
When you run every faucet, you'll be putting antifreeze into the tanks....so I don't think you'll need to add any more unless the tanks have stuff in there.

After I ensure every faucet, showers, and toilet have red stuff, I pour a cup or so into every drain so the water in the traps don't freeze.

I do most of the winterizing at the house. Then, when she's parked in the lot, I'll do a quick drain on everything one last time as driving around can make liquid appear. (Water heater, fresh water tank, and two low-point drains.) Finally, I'll put a couple of inches of red stuff in the toilet to help protect the rubber seal in there.)
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:50 PM   #16
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Pink stuff will NEVER enter my freshwater system. I blow out and have for years with exactly ZERO problems. I'm probably still on only my second gallon of anti-freeze, and that's just for the sink/shower traps.

If you blow out your lines just one time, and see how easy it is, you will never go back to the pink stuff routine again.

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I pour enough into the traps so any water is pretty much close top rated freezing. I also put the plugs in the sink to prevent any evaporation.
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If you blow out your lines just one time, and see how easy it is, you will never go back to the pink stuff routine again.

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Honestly, I bet if you did a poll, the majority of people would say they do both. With the people that only blow air coming in second.

A very small number of people only pour in the AF without blowing the lines out.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:41 PM   #19
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Honestly, I bet if you did a poll, the majority of people would say they do both. With the people that only blow air coming in second.

A very small number of people only pour in the AF without blowing the lines out.
Maybe you should a frf poll to find out?


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