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Old 04-04-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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COVID-19 Grounded.

No, Iím not sick. My question concerns keeping my water system winterized with antifreeze for an extended period. All parks are closed in this state, plus my wife (❤️) is in the health care field. This pandemic has us unable to camp. The camper is still winterized. I was wondering if the camper antifreeze might leach into the fresh water system because Iím leaving it in too long. Nothing in the ownerís manual really hints on time limits for winterization. Any thoughts from the forum? Thank you for your input!
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Donít worry about it, but if you really are worried you can blow out the lines that are winterized so thereís less stuff in the lines.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:19 PM   #3
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I kept anti freeze in a trailers lines for 3 years as an expat. No problem when we came back, just was sure to really flush the lines good. Also, be sure to check the level in the toilet so you don't dry out the seal there.
You should be good to go when the going gets good again.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:33 PM   #4
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I kept anti freeze in a trailers lines for 3 years as an expat. No problem when we came back, just was sure to really flush the lines good. Also, be sure to check the level in the toilet so you don't dry out the seal there.
You should be good to go when the going gets good again.


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Donít worry about it, but if you really are worried you can blow out the lines that are winterized so thereís less stuff in the lines.


Thank you! Iíll look into that.
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Most important advice is to keep that toilet seal moist. If you let the bowl dry out you stand a good chance of causing damage to the seal the first time you step on the pedal. Once that seal is damaged the toilet will not hold water for long and you could get odors leaking into the trailer.

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Pour a little silicone lube or mineral oil into the toilet bowl for winter storage to keep that seal lubricated.
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Thank you! I’ll look into that.
Also . . . when you get the trailer ready for camping, be sure to flush out all the AF residue with lots of city water. It helps to be able to leave your grey tank dump valve open for this.

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