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jrwms54

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its that time/ Winterizing Question
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:33:40 AM »
A bit confused on winterizing my 2018 Freedom Elite 22FE. According to the Thor owners manual: Pour 4 to 6 gallons of RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank and let the water pump circulate mixture and run threw all water sources until you see pink. Yet on their web site  https://www.thormotorcoach.com/.../content-container/winterizing-an-rv they recommend not to pour the RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank because the water will have a antifreeze taste when de-winterizing is done.
So my question is what's my other option????
Thanks in advance for anyone's help
 
« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 10:35:16 AM by jrwms54 »

mel s

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Re: its that time/ Winterizing Question
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 11:07:12 AM »
A bit confused on winterizing my 2018 Freedom Elite 22FE. According to the Thor owners manual: Pour 4 to 6 gallons of RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank and let the water pump circulate mixture and run threw all water sources until you see pink. Yet on their web site  https://www.thormotorcoach.com/.../content-container/winterizing-an-rv they recommend not to pour the RV antifreeze into the fresh water tank because the water will have a antifreeze taste when de-winterizing is done.
So my question is what's my other option????
Thanks in advance for anyone's help

jrwms54
One commonly used method is winterizing with compressed air.
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyjFAFFe7xs

JackL

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Re: its that time/ Winterizing Question
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 12:53:54 PM »
That is a terrible waste of antifreeze.
Bypass your water heater and drain it
 Disconnect the suction side of your water pump(the side coming from the tank.)
 Go to Lowes and buy a piece of plastic tubing a few feet long that is the same size as the tube you just disconnected.
 Push one end of the new tube onto the pump fitting that you disconnected  and the other end into a gallon of the pink stuff.
 Close all your faucets.
 Turn on your pump.
 One by one open each faucet until you see pink stuff coming out, and then close it
 Do the shower head also.
Then flush the toilet until you see pink stuff.
 Then pour some into each trap

 When you are done remove the new tubing, (keep it for next Year) and reconnect the tube from your water tank.

 You'll Only use a gallon or a tad more.
 Next spring when your reverse the bypass valves and turn on the water, just open each faucet until clear water comes through and you are good to go.

Works for me for the past twenty years

Jack L

 

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