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Old 11-12-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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Antifreeze, how much to use?

I have a problem about how much to use.
I have a 2001 Sea Breeze 30' with a 70 gal water tank.
The label on RV antifreeze says add antifreeze and then fill the tank up.
First of all, how many gallons do I use?
And do I really need to add water.
Looking forward to your input.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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You do not fill your water tank. Use the low point drain to empty it then you should have a bypass valve by your water pump. Not sure if you have a line that is used to suck in the antifreeze but look at your manual. I use about 5 gallons to winterize my coach so Iím thinking 3-4 should be enough for you. If you have never done it I would suggest to ask a friend with experience to walk you though it the first time to be sure you donít overlook something. Iím sure there are plenty of YouTube videos that explain the procedure.

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And if you are winterizing you are draining all the water not adding.
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May I be so bold as to request a picture of the "RV antifreeze" you are using? An Amazon link will do. Your instructions do not match any of the RV antifreeze I have used.
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You are using RV Antifreeze, right. Not automotive. RV antifreeze is pink and available for $3 - $5 a gallon. In 45 years of RVing, I have never heard of RV antifreeze to which you would add water.
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The label on RV antifreeze says add antifreeze and then fill the tank up.
I've never seen that on a label either. Must be a different kind of RV antifreeze than the kind available in my area. Takes me about 10 minutes and 1.5 gallons to winterize my entire motorhome.
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I've never seen that on a label either. Must be a different kind of RV antifreeze than the kind available in my area.


Purchased the same concentrate from Amazon couple years ago. Less weight to ship. It comes in a gallon container partially filled and you top it off with water.
And yes it was RV antifreeze.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RV-Anti.../dp/B00MGHVRVG
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Purchased the same concentrate from Amazon couple years ago. Less weight to ship. It comes in a gallon container partially filled and you top it off with water.
In that case I would assume you simply fill the gallon jug but I didn't see any that said to put it in your water tank and fill it up. I looked on Amazon and those concentrate bottles sell for about $7 each. Ready made at WalMart goes for like $2.75/gal.
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In that case I would assume you simply fill the gallon jug but I didn't see any that said to put it in your water tank and fill it up. I looked on Amazon and those concentrate bottles sell for about $7 each. Ready made at WalMart goes for like $2.75/gal.

Yep on that. I paid 2.29 a gal and usually buy enough for two seasons if I find a good buy.


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I have a problem about how much to use.
I have a 2001 Sea Breeze 30' with a 70 gal water tank.
The label on RV antifreeze says add antifreeze and then fill the tank up.
First of all, how many gallons do I use?
And do I really need to add water.
Looking forward to your input.
Thanks
Chuck


Sorry guys, I read the label again and don't know where I got my info from but was not on jug. I guess it was a senior moment, 80 fast approaching
My rig took 2 gal and 1/2 hour
Thanks for all your replies
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