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Old 12-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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DeWinterizing -Newby Alert

Ok I found great info here and got it all winterized. Had a few nights in the 20's already and all looks good so far. Keeping fingers crossed.

Now when spring finally gets here what is the disposal protocol for the RV antifreeze in the lines? Is it the same as regular antifreeze as far as disposal or can I just send it down the sewer clean out into the city sewer system? Can you tell I'm already anxious for spring camping?

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The RV antifreeze is non-toxic, so just use lots of water to flush it out the lines dump holding tanks as usual. I use a wand to flush the water heater tank then put the plug in. I fill the water tank and add 1/4 cup of unscented bleach. Run the pump enough that the faucets run clear, (all the pink is gone.) Top up the water tank and let sit for about 4 hours or overnight. Drain tank and fill with fresh water, pump this through the plumbing system. Drain tank and run water until you don't smell bleach. You are ready for camping!
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The RV antifreeze is non-toxic, so just use lots of water to flush it out the lines dump holding tanks as usual. I use a wand to flush the water heater tank then put the plug in. I fill the water tank and add 1/4 cup of unscented bleach. Run the pump enough that the faucets run clear, (all the pink is gone.) Top up the water tank and let sit for about 4 hours or overnight. Drain tank and fill with fresh water, pump this through the plumbing system. Drain tank and run water until you don't smell bleach. You are ready for camping!
What does unscented bleach smell like?
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Read the MSDS for RV anti-freeze and you find the principal ingredient is Propylene Glycol, which in a chemical found in many foodstuffs we eat daily. RV anti-freeze may be safely flushed down a sewer.

Spritz, unscented bleach smells like bleach, scented bleach smells like lavender or whatever scent the mfgr. decided consumers want.
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What does unscented bleach smell like?
Chlorine. Scented bleach has perfumes in it. And it's weaker. "The scented bleaches contain a sodium hypochlorite concentration of 2.75%. Clorox Bleach – Regular Scent has a sodium hypochlorite concentration of 6%.” –The Clorox Company

In this case, cheaper is better.
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The RV antifreeze is non-toxic, so just use lots of water to flush it out the lines dump holding tanks as usual. I use a wand to flush the water heater tank then put the plug in. I fill the water tank and add 1/4 cup of unscented bleach. Run the pump enough that the faucets run clear, (all the pink is gone.) Top up the water tank and let sit for about 4 hours or overnight. Drain tank and fill with fresh water, pump this through the plumbing system. Drain tank and run water until you don't smell bleach. You are ready for camping!
You add one quarter cup of bleach for every 15 gallons of freshwater your tank holds and then let sit for 4 hours then drain. Then I refill with fresh water and about a half a box of baking soda let sit for an hour or so drain and refill.
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You add one quarter cup of bleach for every 15 gallons of freshwater your tank holds and then let sit for 4 hours then drain. Then I refill with fresh water and about a half a box of baking soda let sit for an hour or so drain and refill.
2012 THOR Freedom Elite 26E: This C class fresh water tank is mounted mid height, passenger side, centered over the RH duals (axle) and seems interior enough to absorb HVAC heat. Black and Grey tanks have manual heaters. Fresh tank has no heater NOR A DRAIN (that I can find!) Vague manual language (manual for many Thor models is not specific at all....) leads me to think my outside shower (near inside floor level) is the psuedo FRESH TANK DRAIN???

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