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Old 01-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #15
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And as I said as well the RV was winterized.I have a 2015 I am not going to take a chances I did use anti-freeze straight out of the jug. The system I have sucks it right out of the jug and through the lines. open every faucet and let it run out there you have it in all lines. Now as far as the freshwater tank like I said I add anti-freeze to that as well for flushing the toilet I repeat the unit has anti-freeze out of the bottle through all lines. The unit is not stored I full-time. The water tank is located under my bed and is heated.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:31 PM   #16
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And as I said as well the RV was winterized.I have a 2015 I am not going to take a chances I did use anti-freeze straight out of the jug. The system I have sucks it right out of the jug and through the lines. open every faucet and let it run out there you have it in all lines. Now as far as the freshwater tank like I said I add anti-freeze to that as well for flushing the toilet I repeat the unit has anti-freeze out of the bottle through all lines. The unit is not stored I full-time. The water tank is located under my bed and is heated.

If the unit is filled with nothing but straight anti-freeze then it did not freeze up, not unless that is, the temps were WELL below zero.
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And as I said as well the RV was winterized.I have a 2015 I am not going to take a chances I did use anti-freeze straight out of the jug. The system I have sucks it right out of the jug and through the lines. open every faucet and let it run out there you have it in all lines. Now as far as the freshwater tank like I said I add anti-freeze to that as well for flushing the toilet I repeat the unit has anti-freeze out of the bottle through all lines. The unit is not stored I full-time. The water tank is located under my bed and is heated.

Strange, in the other thread you say;


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Also every time I add water to the fresh tank I also add more anti-freeze


So which is it? Are you running straight anti-freeze, or a blend of anti-freeze & water?
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Listen to Mr D.
RV anti-freeze must not be diluted.
If you wish to use your RV and keep your plumbing from freezing, adequate heat is the only solution.
keep cabinet doors open and use a small fan to circulate air, as the floor area, which is where most water lines are located, is the coldest.
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I would save all those gallon jugs. fill with water to flush the toilet and store them inside. That pink RV antifreeze was not meant to be diluted.
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Strange, in the other thread you say;






So which is it? Are you running straight anti-freeze, or a blend of anti-freeze & water?

The only thing that is strange is when people don't read all of your posts and want to make a comment. One more time just for you. I put Pure anti-freeze through the lines now for the freshwater tank I have water and antifreeze 75/25 just for flushing the bowl
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The only thing that is strange is when people don't read all of your posts and want to make a comment. One more time just for you. I put Pure anti-freeze through the lines now for the freshwater tank I have water and antifreeze 75/25 just for flushing the bowl

You said you are using your pump, that means you are pumping diluted RV anti-freeze through the pump and lines from water tank to commode (rest of cold water lines are also being diluted) and that is subject to freezing. I suggest doing as Grey Ghost said and using jugs of anti-freeze/water mixture to flush the commode instead of trying to use your plumbing system. Even that will not prevent your holding tanks from freezing with adequate heat.
You cannot winterize part of your plumbing system without isolation valves.
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I've been doing it this way for months and none of the lines are being diluted I use the outside shower today to drain some water out of the fresh water tank and pure anti-freeze came out. Then diluted water came out from the freshwater tank then.
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Then there is your problem. You can't have ANY water in the system at all, only pink stuff. By having water and pink in the freshwater tank it allowed the freshwater tank to freeze. By using the water pump to pull water diluted pink stuff to flush, you allowed pump to freeze. Then the flush put that water diluted pink stuff in the black tank which allowed the black tank to freeze. To avoid this you would need to have only pink stuff in the freshwater tank. And the water pump doesn't just pump freshwater to the toilet, it pressurizes the whole system so now you may have some amount of water/pink stuff in all your lines.
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The only thing that is strange is when people don't read all of your posts and want to make a comment. One more time just for you. I put Pure anti-freeze through the lines now for the freshwater tank I have water and antifreeze 75/25 just for flushing the bowl

I beg to differ. Several people, myself included, have clearly stated that you can't mix water with RV anti-freeze and expect it will work as you hope.

Unlike automotive anti-freeze RV 'pink stuff', even pure, straight out of the jug, DOES freeze, it just doesn't EXPAND when it freezes, it only turns to slush, so pipes don't burst. Even more so when it's diluted with water.

That slush will clog a pump or valve in no time flat.
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Adding Murf2u's accurate information; when you mix water with RV anti-freeze it (the water portion) will expand.
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You put pink stuff in your freshwater tank??

And I agree - if you run the pump you will pump the 75/25 stuff throughout. I would suggest rethinking your winterizing methods. Sounds to me like you just wanted hints on how to thaw out your RV - if done correctly it never should have frozen.

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Yes I did put pink stuff in the freshwater tank several people do that in the summertime you just flush it out with some bleach. And as far as running the pump I use it just to flush the bathroom now several people mentioned that I will be flushing all the pink stuff out of all the lines but it does not seem true I did a little test and I opened up a few of the faucets outside shower galley sink and nothing but pure pink came out
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