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Old 12-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #1
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DeWinterizing-Antifreeze Disposal, Newby Alert

Ok I've read enough great information on here to have winterized and so far all seems well. We had a few nights in the mid 20's already, more to come starting this week.

Now when spring finally gets here is special disposal required for the RV antifreeze in the lines? Is it OK to put it down the sewer clean out access and on to city system? Or...

Can you tell I can hardly wait for spring camping?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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IN my case...and since the RV antifreeze is non toxic to humans.... I dump the red or orange junk out in my driveway as I purge and flush in the spring. This has been my technique since I bought into MHs. I have witnessed others capturing the antifreeze from the water tank and reusing it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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Yes. It is OK to just dump it down the drain.

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IN my case...and since the RV antifreeze is non toxic to humans.... I dump the red or orange junk out in my driveway as I purge and flush in the spring. This has been my technique since I bought into MHs. I have witnessed others capturing the antifreeze from the water tank and reusing it.
Agree. Since it is non toxic (we put it in our water lines) dump it anywhere.
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Unless you completely cleaned your holding tanks when you winterized your unit, I don't think I would just dump the tanks anywhere, but yes, you can dump the tanks with the "Pink Stuff" in them at any dump station.....
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I take my trailer to closest campground where I take a site with a full hookup including sewer. Then I flush out the antifreeze in my water lines, toilet, shower, etc. and then just empty my holding tanks. I would not dump it on the ground or as suggested my some in the driveway as there is always the possibility that your black water tank contains some residue of raw sewage.
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Please remember that Anti-Freeze is extremely toxic to animals and will kill them in hours in a slow, painful way. Please always take care and be responsible in where you elect to dump your anti freeze! Thank you.
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Please remember that Anti-Freeze is extremely toxic to animals and will kill them in hours in a slow, painful way. Please always take care and be responsible in where you elect to dump your anti freeze! Thank you.
That is NOT TRUE for RV anti-freeze. It is made with propylene Glycol, which is found in many foodstuffs you eat daily.
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I did have a brown burned spot on my green lawn for several months where I let some pink RV antifreeze flow...
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That is NOT TRUE for RV anti-freeze. It is made with propylene Glycol, which is found in many foodstuffs you eat daily.


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I wouldn't risk it IMO - just because the FDA thinks its okay in teeny amounts in your ice cream doesn't mean that its not a poison. In 100% pure doses I would never say that it cannot be deadly..... just asking people to consider the animals
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Trish you can drink RV anti freeze raw by the glass .
It most defiantly is NOT engine coolant , which is what you are concerned with.
same name but very different liquids.
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Pink rv antifreeze = propylene glycol = non toxic
Green automotive antifreeze = ethylene glycol = toxic/poison
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I'll be careful with mine anyways Thanks for the info.
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