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Old 11-10-2004, 03:21 PM   #21
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ODoes anyone else's trailer burp when you put in the pink stuff? Ours did as we raced around to beat the freeze Monday night. It belched pink goo (three times!) all over my gloves and coat sleeves! By the way, I did find that pink goo is washable, a good thing, considering that it smells so--well--unpleasantly wierd.

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Hmmm....you have to explain how you were feeding it in. Burp? No. BTW, I have found over the years that the pink dye used in some brands of RV anti-freeze can stain. One of the reasons I started using Prestone was that I found that their dye seemed wash out of fabrics.

I was talking to Silvertwinkie (Eric) the other night and he told me he found some mint scented RV anti-freeze at ACE hardware.

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:00 PM   #22
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Jack, you are the lucky owner of a 2004. Maybe over 43 years, technology has made burpingness (??) diminished! I just hope someone else has had this oddly digestive experience!

Can't say it stained, though I don't think it was necesarily any one brand (Prestone or other). I think the key is to pop it in the laundry as quickly as possible.

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Hmmm....you have to explain how you were feeding it in. Burp? No. BTW, I have found over the years that the pink dye used in some brands of RV anti-freeze can stain. One of the reasons I started using Prestone was that I found that their dye seemed wash out of fabrics.

I was talking to Silvertwinkie (Eric) the other night and he told me he found some mint scented RV anti-freeze at ACE hardware.

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Old 12-02-2004, 07:41 AM   #23
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Anybody know where you can buy this RV-Antifreeze in 55 Gal Drums?
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:15 AM   #24
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Anybody know where you can buy this RV-Antifreeze in 55 Gal Drums?
Diamond Oil co. in Des Moines.
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:30 PM   #25
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The big problem is that the electric heater will not provide heat to the underfloor areas like the furnace will. Any water piping in those areas could freeze. That would be my major concern.

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Those of us with independent furnace controls COULD leave the thermostat on a low setting, so when the temp drops the fan from the furnace will kick on and circulate the wamer air from inside the trailer into the trailer's nether regions. It sounds like almost as much trouble to do this, as to use Antifreeze.
BTW, Automobile antifreeze is Ethylene Glycol (toxic), RV antifreeze is Propylene Glycol (non-toxic).
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:53 PM   #26
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Our first Winter(izing) in trailer

This is our first winter I as trailer owners and I thought our climate might be mild enough to just leave the tanks dry, but then I remembered the hell I went through to fix some burst copper pipes from the PO. But I was thinking of trying to get out this winter for a short trip or two so I was reluctant to add AF to the water lines.

A good friend who owns an SOB told me I should winterize the lines so I thought I'd try it (once I found that I wouldn't poison my family in the spring). As my water heater is being bypassed I just drained the fresh tanks and put 3 gallons of RV antifreeze into the fresh tanks and ran the water pump till the shower, toilet and kitchen faucets ran pink. I was kind of in a rush and didn't want to disconnect water pump infeed and try to fid the right coupler. The third gallon was probably more than I needed but allowed the pump to draw well from the fresh tank. I may not be running pure AF if there was some water left in the fresh tank after draining but it sure was easy to do.

If i do go camping this winter i'll just pack some water in jugs like the old days.

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:12 PM   #27
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2. Do you put anything into your holding tanks during the winter? Seems like something added might help keep the valves operating smoothly. I think I once read that someone adds vegetable oil..
I leave my holding tanks drain valves open while storing. I've never had a problem with them sticking.

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Oh Jack

Should I be pushing the button on the moen one touch to get antifreeze through the filter? I didn't. Should we remove it? It's been heated thus far and antifreeze pumped through, but wondering in case we turn the heat off. Is there a problem to leave shore power on all the time with the batteries?

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P.S. We used the mint antifreeze, it took forever for our water not to taste like mint, kind of threw off the taste of my hot tea.
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Should I be pushing the button on the moen one touch to get antifreeze through the filter? I didn't. Should we remove it? It's been heated thus far and antifreeze pumped through, but wondering in case we turn the heat off. Is there a problem to leave shore power on all the time with the batteries?

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P.S. We used the mint antifreeze, it took forever for our water not to taste like mint, kind of threw off the taste of my hot tea.
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By all means remove your filter from the Moen fixture..
I'd just store it till Spring, risen it out and then re-install it~
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By all means remove your filter from the Moen fixture..
I'd just store it till Spring, risen it out and then re-install it~
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I pulled mine out also. I am curious though since this is my first trailer with an inbuilt filter. If I remember correctly, the "brains" of the Moen fixture consider that when a filter is installed, the use cycle measurement starts over...meaning it considers that you have installed a new filter. I guess this means by re-installing the old, you could use the filter beyond its standard life. To me this would mean that the filtering function, other than particulates, is non functional.

Would there be any other concerns?

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P.S. We used the mint antifreeze, it took forever for our water not to taste like mint, kind of threw off the taste of my hot tea.
I've always been curious about this since up until I bought the Classic, I've always used the fresh water tank method as the means to inject RV anti-freeze into my trailers. I always flushed things throughly each spring and never had any tainting of the water. I'm beginning to believe my taste buds are dead or maybe folks just aren't doing a good enough flush of their systems.

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