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Old 09-21-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Winterizing my Clipper 107 Sport

I got a 2006 Clipper 107 sport this summer and it is time for me to winterize it. It only has cold water. The manual says drain the water tank and then add 2 gallons of RV antifreeze and run the pump until the antifreeze comes through.

I stopped by the local RV shop this morning to pickup some antifreeze and they went on a rant about how I shouldn't add this to my fresh water system because I would never get the taste flushed out (The product was listed as no taste, non toxic). Is there indeed a problem with adding it to my tank and pumping it through? I have seen youtube videos where people have connected a line to their pump to pump directly into their lines. I don't see how this is too different from adding it right to the tank?

Thanks for your help
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:15 AM   #2
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No problem..........just turn on the bypass valves near your water heater to bypass the heater itself.....you don't want RV antifreeze in your water heater. In the Spring just run a small amount of bleach through you water lines to sanitize your system, after you flush your lines with fresh water.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks. Can I drain the excess out of my freshwater tank or should I leave it in there over the winter?
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #4
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Drain fresh water tank, leave valve open. A small amount, around a few ounces may settle in a low area, but when it freezes it will not cause a problem.
And do NOT add RV coolant to the fresh water tank. Take forever to flush; or so I was told.

In the spring you may also want to sanitize the fresh water tank. I use a cup of household bleach for my 20 gallon water tank every spring. I let it sit for about six hours, then run for a few minutes through the water lines and heater, then drain both tank and heater.

Then I flush both the water tank and heater a few times and never had a bad taste or a bleach taste in the water.
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