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Old 10-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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That interesting. Sound like great place to keep an RV
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #16
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I blow the lines out...don't use the pink stuff.....I live in a pretty temperate area though with not many cold days....If I lived in a deep freeze during the winter I would use anti freeze or "cheap vodka"...
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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We blow out lines and use the pink. Never had smelled the pink when using again after winterizing. RV parked in South Texas and yes, it will freeze without it.
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We have the "t" valve at the pump and pump the pink right from the jug. In the spring one flush using the "city water hookup...not from the fresh water tank" and we never have a residual pink taste. I drain the hot water tank and then by-pass it. But, after running pink throughout I relieve all the pressure in the lines running everything until the pump loses all pressure. I only drain the freshwater tank...never put pink in it. Don't forget the W/D if you have one. Then I drain the holding tanks of the pink. Been doing this for years and we live in a snow belt of below freezing weather 24-7 for a minimum of 4-5 months in the winter.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #19
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The trick to getting rid of the pink smell in the spring is to drain all the pink out before diluting it with fresh water.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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I say forget all of that and move to a warmer climate!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #21
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Thanks, great advice as usual. I think for my first time I'm going the follow the manufacturers guidelines and poor the antifreeze into the freshwater tank and use the pump. Prior to doing that I will blow out all the piping including the black tank flush. In the spring I'll use the bleach and water method to sanitize everything before placing the MH back in service.

Next year I'll try to make the process more efficient by adding an antifreeze induction setup.
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I had to laugh at your pump picture…. Your Damon has less pump work space that mine. Put the winterizing kit on the left hose and all should be fine. The pink stuff does not hurt the filter. I use about two gallons plus a little.

Remember to do the outside shower and toilet. I also let some pink stuff come out the low point drain valves.

I have never put pink stuff in the fresh water tank. That sounds like it would be hard to flush out in the spring.
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I have never put pink stuff in the fresh water tank. That sounds like it would be hard to flush out in the spring.
If you bypass the HWH and pour 5 gals. into the freshwater tank, no need to use an external pump setup. Total cost $15.

In the spring open the FW drain valve, let the pink drain out completely, put a hose in the freshwater fill and flush through for about 5 minutes.... Done.
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Great advice from all, the pink stuff is the fool-proof method.
After you have run the pink all thru the system, the
only addition is that on my coach, I have to remove the filter
screen from the city water inlet, and then push on the check valve
stem until pink stuff comes out. You may get a little wet if there is any
pressure in the system.
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Great advice from all, the pink stuff is the fool-proof method.
After you have run the pink all thru the system, the
only addition is that on my coach, I have to remove the filter
screen from the city water inlet, and then push on the check valve
stem until pink stuff comes out. You may get a little wet if there is any
pressure in the system.
You are so right!!!! I pushed the check valve in and then couldn't get it to re-seat properly enough to hear the pump shut off. Got totally soaked! After getting a pink bath from trying to reseat it 5 or 6 times, I pulled the valve off and rebuilt it.
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