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Old 08-28-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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We had a crumby, non-camping summer - I never even flushed last winter's antifreeze out of the trailers.
I'm thinking it should be okay to just leave it like that for this coming winter, but maybe not? Should I replace it with new antifreeze for this winter? Thx
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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take some out , put it in th freezer and see! if it freezes change it out ,, if it does not,, leave it in
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
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After the horrid taste/smell that I haven't been able to get rid of in the last 2 solid weeks of camping, I have decided to blow the lines out, and leave it. I may run some anti-freeze into them, but then I will blow that out as well.

I'm not looking forward to having to bleach, then baking soda the lines to clean them out

I guess my answer to your question would be to blow it out of the lines, and not worry about it otherwise.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:32 AM   #4
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I have used the antifreeze for many a year with absolutely no left over odours, Paul. I would make sure it was not something else. I have also used year (or two) old stuff with no ill effect.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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It's definitely the antifreeze. I recognized the smell instantly. It's out of the cold line to the bathroom, but the kitchen and hot water systems still smell a bit.

No problems.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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When I had a 28' sticky I just blew out the lines and added anti freeze to the drains. Never had a problem.

Used Anti freeze (pink) in the pooper during winter mnths when we would to the camper.

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Old 08-31-2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll try sticking some in the freezer and see what happens!
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:33 PM   #8
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Last winter in my unit I left some anti freeze in trailer in a cup. It almost trurned solid at -35C. It was a real hard slush.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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The temp listed on a bottle of RV antifreeze is the BURST temp not where it starts freezing.
Another marking ploy.

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Last winter in my unit I left some anti freeze in trailer in a cup. It almost trurned solid at -35C. It was a real hard slush.
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