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Old 04-04-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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This is my first time to dewinterize my RV. Is it safe to dump the pink stuff in my back yard or should I hook up and take it to a dump station?

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This is my first time to dewinterize my RV. Is it safe to dump the pink stuff in my back yard or should I hook up and take it to a dump station?

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Old 04-04-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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I didn't know there was anything to winterize, since we spend at least 1 weekend a month in out TH anyway.

What did you do to winterize? What is the "Pink Stuff" for?
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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The "pink stuff" is antifreeze for the fresh water lines in an rv.

TB...Here's some Q&A from the Camco site.

Q. I understand that most antifreezes are toxic, yet you claim your RV Antifreeze products are not harmful. How is that possible?"
A. Most automotive antifreezes are made from ethylene glycol, which is highly toxic. RV antifreezes are made from propylene glycol which is considered GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the U.S. Government. Propylene glycol is used in many consumable products such as ice cream, candy and even cosmetics. Therefore, Camco's propylene glycol based antifreezes are the products of choice when winterizing potable water systems.



Q. What should I do if I spill some of your RV antifreeze on my driveway or grass?"
A. Unlike toxic ethylene glycol, Propylene glycol is rated GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA. Should you spill small amounts on your driveway or grass, hose the area thoroughly with a good supply of water. Propylene glycol is biodegradable and will dissipate in the water.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">RV antifreezes are made from propylene glycol which is considered GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the U.S. Government. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now THERE's a great endorsement- and to think all this time the Feds were cracking down on that!

It just goes to show ya- they just cain't make up their minds.

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Thanks HD.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">RV antifreezes are made from propylene glycol which is considered GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the U.S. Government. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now THERE's a great endorsement- and to think all this time the Feds were cracking down on that!

It just goes to show ya- they just cain't make up their minds.

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Thanks for the input fellas, I think I will catch as much of the pink stuff as I can in a bucket on the initial flush and pour it down a drain in the house. I never thought about the possibility of my dog getting into it. Thats why these forums are great, they help turn ignorant newbies into seasoned veterans.

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