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Old 10-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #21
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Why waste it?
If you don't put enough into the traps and you have a problem, then it is not a waste. It's only a $1 or $2 so why not just be safe and pour it down the drains?
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We drive our Berk to Yuma to winterize it.

Boowho??
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:49 PM   #23
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We drive our Berk to Yuma to winterize it.

Boowho??
Unfortunately I don't have that option.


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So, are you trying to be incognito using the kaymfischer handle?
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:57 PM   #24
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Just picked some Prestone up from Family Farm and home @ two for $5. Sale on until tomorrow, if you have one nearby.


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Is that Prestone RV anti-freeze or straight Prestone like for a car. Hope not.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #25
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If you don't put enough into the traps and you have a problem, then it is not a waste. It's only a $1 or $2 so why not just be safe and pour it down the drains?
The point I was trying to make is that if you run enough anti freeze though your pipes the result is enough in the traps, no extra needed. Pour to your hearts content.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:13 PM   #26
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Is the Camco RV antifreeze alcohol-based or non-alcohol?
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #27
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Unless you blow out the lines with air before you pump the antifreeze through, the antifreeze in the traps is somewhat diluted. Pouring more straight, undiluted antifreeze into the traps should prevent any issues
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:16 PM   #28
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Is the Camco RV antifreeze alcohol-based or non-alcohol?
It is a mixture of ethyl alcohol and glycol.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:25 PM   #29
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It is a mixture of ethyl alcohol and glycol.
The RV dealer who I bought my TT from offered a winterizing seminar last fall that I attended. They made a pretty big deal about their RV antifreeze being a non-alcohol formulation. Of course theirs was about $ 5.00 or so per gallon - but since it doesn't require very much to winterize I went with theirs.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #30
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Gasmsn94: you can't use regular automotive antifreeze in your fresh water lines. It would be toxic/poisonous. You need to use non-toxic RV antifreeze.
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:12 PM   #31
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Hey guys, sorry for the mixup. It is Peak (brand) and it is RV antifreeze. I should have been more clear.....don't have any death wishes here. But it is good to clarify to anyone not familiar with the process that automotive (ethylene glycol) based antifreeze is toxic and should never be used for protecting drinking/water lines from freezing. I do appreciate the heads up, however...I have occasionally been known to make a mistake or two.




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Gasmsn94: you can't use regular automotive antifreeze in your fresh water lines. It would be toxic/poisonous. You need to use non-toxic RV antifreeze.
Prestone does make an RV anti-freeze. http://www.amazon.com/Prestone-AF222.../dp/B0038QHXPS That's why I asked several posts above. Hopefully that is what he bought for the RV.


EDIT: I see he clarified the anti-freeze, it was the correct type.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:42 PM   #33
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You just should have had them ring up 3 separate sales. That's what I did. If you have an Ace card, they take the $1 off right at the register. Or, take your wife with you and have her by some also.
I meant I followed all of the advice saying I only needed 2 gallons.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:48 PM   #34
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Paid $3.97 a gallon for Prestone RV antifreeze @ Walmart this afternoon.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:47 PM   #35
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I looked at Ace's $2 RV antifreeze yesterday. Label lists denatured alcohol. I didn't buy it. Not in my drinking water. If you blow out your lines and only put it in traps, that would be okay.
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Two should work fine. You are only filling plumbing lines and P-traps and may be a little in toilets. Do not fill WH or Fresh water tank.

Leave p traps and toilet last....Use windshield washer anti freeze if in a pinch -----45*
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Menards had a good price on Splash last week ??? $2.57 ???
Nor sure if is still the same,,, they also sell Peak for a little more !!!
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