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Nv Guy

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Posted: 05/17/20 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would drain and flush simply because leaving it in year round isn't what it was formulated for or how it was intended to be used.

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Posted: 05/17/20 10:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I doubt very seriously that leaving it in is going to cause any trouble for you. It might lose the ability to prevent freeze up by a few degrees but I wouldn't worry too much about that either.

I would question why you would do this in the first place. Just flush it out of the lines and be done with it. If you have it in your HW tank then you have some issues to deal with. Don't allow it to get into your tank.


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Posted: 05/17/20 11:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would drain and flush the system but leave the heater bypassed and re winterized if necessary.

Antifreeze is cheap, water leaks can be expensive.


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Posted: 05/18/20 03:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

I drain the pink stuff out of my lines immediately after winterizing so nothing is left in the lines and it makes flushing much faster in the spring.

This is what I do. The pink stuff did its job which is to remove water from the system. After doing that there is no reason to leave it in the lines so I drain it right out.

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Posted: 05/18/20 06:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suggest getting the RV "summer ready" to at least make sure all the systems are working. Do any repairs now.

Heck, you might want to do some "driveway camping" (using your camper while it is at your house) this summer just for the fun of it!


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I think you should have a cold one and not get into the ozone layer.

Relax, I am leaving my antifreeze in till I see what happens down the road.

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Apologies to the OP. This thread really turned into garbage. I'll do some cleaning...

It seemed like such a simple question too.


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Posted: 05/18/20 01:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This seemed like such a simple question:

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Is there any reason it can't be left in the lines for extended periods, as in 12 months?

Who knew this would start a troll fight?

Fourteen posts deleted and I think it's back on topic now. Apologies to some of you whose polite replies were deleted with the rest of the tangent conversation.

And to anyone who wants to have a debate about using a compressor, you're welcome to start a new thread and keep it civil.

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Posted: 05/18/20 01:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you drain the antifreeze and do not add water, your coach remains winterized. So if in doubt drain it out. Maybe catch some of it when you're draining and pour it in the toilet bowl before winter.

* This post was edited 05/18/20 01:57pm by Monaramblee *


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Monaramblee wrote:

If you drain the antifreeze and do not add water, your coach remains winterized. So if in doubt drain it out. Maybe catch some of it when you're draining and pour it in the toilet bowl before winter.

How are you draining it? I hook up the fresh water and flush it all out?


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