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Old 07-11-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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summer-do I need to drain antifreeze

Do I need to drain the antifreeze if I am not using the trailer?
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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I would say no if you are not using the trailer.
When you use the trailer and hook to city water it will be pushed on through by the water.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thank you. I was concerned about staining or odor if left in the lines. This was the first winter I put anti freeze in it. When I was living in it full time it wasn't necessary.
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It has no odor that I can detect- or it is not an offensive odor-
If it stained anything it should be the inside of a pipe or holding tank that you would never see so if it turned pink it wouldn't matter.
I can't imagine not using my trailer...
I end up winterizing twice because we go campin' again after I winterize...


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Old 07-11-2014, 01:26 PM   #5
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We've never had RV antifreeze stain anything in the trailer. Not sinks, toilet, tub, or the occasional drips that get on the floor or counter tops. Trailers come from the factory with RV antifreeze n them, and that is not flushed out until the dealer preps the trailer for use. That may be a couple of years. It's very ok to leave in. In fact, you may want to add more to the traps in the sinks and tub, and fill up the toilet bowl to keep the seal wet.

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Thank ya'll so much for the info. There are times I miss not living in her. Although it is nice not to have to modify yoga poses so I don't touch the ceiling.
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There is no real reason to leave the antifreeze in the water lines. It's only use is to push the water out of the lines. I always blow the antifreeze out right away and the trailer is then ready for use. Put a small dish of antifreeze in your house freezer and see what happens to it.
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