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Old 10-15-2002, 01:23 PM   #15
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I'm one of the ones that doesn't believe in the pink anitfreeze, sorry,but that stuff left a horrible stink in the plumbing that took multiple flushings with javex and baking soda over 2 seasons. How do you get rid of the smell? It stinks worse than a bad bottle of tequila. All I do now is "tilt" the trailer to the low point drains, let it run dry, and blow out the little bit thats left with an "air pig"(a clean 20lb propane tank). They will hold a lot of compressed air.

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Old 10-15-2002, 07:04 PM   #16
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by David Huntley:

Everyone talks about the water system, but what about the battery? Should I leave it in and put a trikle charger on it or what?

Is it o.k. to leave the tires set on the ground or should I jack it up and put it on stands?QUOTE]

If you put it on jack stands you best have a VERY good set of stands. The ones designed for cars just aren't heavy duty enough to do the job properly. I had a set of 5 ton stands at one time and they make the typical auto jack stand look like a tinker toy.

Personally, I let my trailer sit with the wheels on the ground.

As for the battery, it's perfectly all right to keep it in the trailer and just trickle charge it monthly.

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Old 01-01-2007, 07:17 AM   #17
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When the gray and black hloding tanks are empty-how much antifreeze should be added to the tanks to winterize?
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:47 AM   #18
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Hello Stormin, and Welcome to IRV2.com!
Once your holding tanks are M.T., there really isn't any use for you to put any anti-freeze into a spot that hasn't got any water in it during the winter months. As long as you make sure that you pump the anti-freeze through the whole system, i.e. the outside shower head, all hot and cold water taps, and shower heads. Just clean up the pink stuff (or whatever color the anti-freeze is) then your set. Don't forget to put about 2 cups into the toilet without letting it down the drain, to keep the rubber seal damp for the period until you de-winterize. Hope that helps.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:50 AM   #19
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Some A/F in the waste tanks is cheap insurance just in case there is somehow residual water around the dump valves.

My procedure is to run the A/F through the FW system; this results in an water & A/F mix in the tanks. Since I don't have anyplace to conveniently empty them, I add a cup or 2 to all the traps & then another cup or 2 directly to the tanks.

I prefer the overkill as opposed to finding a problem in the spring.

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:50 AM   #20
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Originally posted by CanadianCrew:
Don't forget to take everything out of the trailer that freezes. We left a case of Coke in on of the cupboards one year. The freezing burst the cans and what a sticky mess.

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I did the same, left a case in the step storage, leaked right down into the water pump area, not the easiest place to clean up.

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