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Old 07-03-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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P-Trap Maintenance in Hot Weather

What is the best way to make sure that the P-trap does not dry out when stored in hot weather? We have heard put a cup or two of mineral oil down the sink and shower drains.
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Putting in the drain plugs will help.
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Putting in the drain plugs will help.
Quiet right. Also, don't forget to plug your shower drain.

When travelling keep your bath vent closed. It can create a vacuum pulling odors from the tank to the bath.
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AS definitely told us to keep the plugs in! Any suggestions on the mineral oil or other liquid that will not evaporate if in storage?
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I just keep water in them during the summer and antifreeze in the winter.
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What difference does it make if the water evaporates out of a P trap unless you are hooked up to a sewer system? In 35 years of camping it hasn't been a problem for us.
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Smells from the gray tank can come through if the water goes away. Trust me!
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Pour in some RV anti freeze
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That was what I was thinking would be easiest and compatible with the system.

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Mineral oil is another option since it does not evaporate like water and antifreeze.
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Mineral oil was recommended by the AS tech.
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Mineral oil is another option since it does not evaporate like water and antifreeze.
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