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Art Davis

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Posted: 12/06/20 09:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Folks.

We usually migrate from here in Oregon to Yuma for the winter, but are spending our first winter here in cold country. I have always kept some water in the toilet bowl to prevent the seal from drying out. Now I am storing the rv here where it freezes at night. Is there any additive I can use for the toilet bowl water to keep it from freezing? I have found that antifreeze clots and fouls the toilet. I considered adding salt, but am afraid it would damage the toilet.

Any suggestions? Thanks!


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Posted: 12/06/20 11:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

keep the door to the toilet open.


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Posted: 12/06/20 11:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RV antifreeze in the bowl and...in the waterline.
In the cold it will still evaporate or possible a leak.
You still should keep check on it.
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Little olive oil in the bowel.

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Posted: 12/07/20 02:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure what kind of antifreeze you are talking about, but I have been using pink RV plumbing antifreeze in my stored RV toilet bowls without any issues for years... Sure no "clots or fouls"??...is your trailer winterized?...just flush the pink stuff thru the toilet when you winterize and keep some in the bowl like you would if it were water. Keep a jug handy to add some pink stuff to the bowl if it evaporates a bit thru the winter.


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If the water is freezing in the toilet bowl while you're staying in the rig, you have much bigger issues to solve.

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Posted: 12/07/20 05:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thetford makes a seal additive to keep the seals pliable. Just use it or as suggested some olive oil.


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Posted: 12/07/20 05:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Regular rv pink antifreeze should work fine.......we use it here in the park when we winterize the bathrooms here at TouVelle SP


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As true with most things, the cheapest, is not always the best choice. Get a quality RV anti-freeze, non ethanol, and results will be better. I like Prestone RV, labeled no alcohol. It is getting harder to find, but similar types are readily available.

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I can't resist...do you have poopsicles?

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