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Old 02-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Water in Bottom of Fresh tank

I winterized my Thor XTE and I noticed that there is still some water in the bottom of fresh water tank, about 1 1/2". This water was below the side drains. There is not a drain in bottom of tank. I am wondering if this will be a problem when it freezes. My Teton had a drain in the bottom of tank. I know we will be some really cold weather before Spring.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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The small amount of water left should be fine. There is adequate room for expansion when it freezes. I have the same set up in my FW tank.
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I would make sure the lines are relatively free of water
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On our Holiday rambler Endeavor this same thing occured because the drain was on the side and NOT on the bottom. Yes it froze and yes it cracked the bottom. Not only is that a problem but if you poured any antifreeze into your fresh water tank, think how long it would be before your ice cubes are not pink. I had the drain relocated to the bottom, and when the tank was re incerted back into the MH I had it placed on a wedge of styrofoam so it always tilted to the drain.
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I have put a little rv antifreeze in my tank and when it is time to de winterize I sanitize with bleach and run 2 or 3 batches of water through and it is gone. I turn the ice maker line off and blow it out so no pink goes through it. I usually dump the first batch of ice cubes as well.
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I have put a little rv antifreeze in my tank and when it is time to de winterize I sanitize with bleach and run 2 or 3 batches of water through and it is gone. I turn the ice maker line off and blow it out so no pink goes through it. I usually dump the first batch of ice cubes as well.

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On our Holiday rambler Endeavor this same thing occured because the drain was on the side and NOT on the bottom. Yes it froze and yes it cracked the bottom. Not only is that a problem but if you poured any antifreeze into your fresh water tank, think how long it would be before your ice cubes are not pink. I had the drain relocated to the bottom, and when the tank was re incerted back into the MH I had it placed on a wedge of styrofoam so it always tilted to the drain.

I doubt a puddle of water freezing, caused a crack in the water tank. Water freezing and causes damage from the water expanding as it freezes. If it is trapped in a confined area, the pressure will crack the pipe, valve or what ever. But an open sheet of ice will not create the pressure to crack the tank bottom. If anything, the tank was weak and cracked to due to the plastic being too cold.

Also, the Styrofoam wedge may collapse under the weight of the water tank. The wedge should have been more rigid like a treated wood.

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