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Old 10-29-2014, 10:14 PM   #15
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I don't want to start an argument. BUT!
When I am chopping ice a foot+ thick in a stock tank at 0 F. It is hard to believe that ice only forms on the surface.
If don't have anti freeze in the tanks and you are driving in temps approaching 0. That 1 foot of pipe will not be protected. Especially if it is exposed.
Perhaps you forgot about the fact that we're discussing heated tanks in an Interstate? As long as the heaters are on, the water in the tanks will be at a temperature between 40F and 45F. The valves will not freeze if they are a foot from the heated tanks, because the water will not get below freezing just one foot from the heating element.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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But rabbit-trails can be sooo much fun...


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Old 10-31-2014, 06:52 AM   #17
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Heading into the Smoky Mountains this weekend. We will get freezing temperatures and snow for several hours(according to NOAA). After all I have seen in this forum I have no worries. Blowing the tanks, filling drains with antifreeze, turning on the tank heaters, and keeping coach warm..... Will blow again before leaving, but should be warmer by then. Many thanks to all of those folks with experience.


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Old 10-31-2014, 09:53 AM   #18
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When winterizing and after draining the black and gray water tanks, I add a half gallon of the blue windshield washer antifreeze to each tank. Get the stuff for -32* or -50*. Its cheap and doesn't effect the rubber gaskets in the dump valves. Caution: Do NOT use this stuff in any of the fresh water lines or the fresh water tank.
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I use Prestone RV antifreeze. It's good to -50F and is non-toxic.


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We made it through one night of 25 degree weather. Thanks for all the help and tips.


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