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Old 11-23-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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6+ gallons of antifreeze... 242BHS

Took 8 gallons.... 6 just to the point of where the pump would push a bit through the lines.

My old generic toy hauler only took like 2 gallons...

Had to go get more as I had four on hand. First time winterizing this one.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:03 AM   #2
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Just curious, was it level when you did this?
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Sounds like you filled the hot water tank instead of bypassing it.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:18 AM   #4
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Holy Crap Marie!

Sounds like you either filled the water heater or the fresh water tank. If you did manage to get it into the water heater DON'T start it. Makes for a noxious mixture.

Did you remember to turn the bypass valves at the water heater?

BTW I live a bit east of you, don't bother with anti-freeze in the line, just in the p-traps.

I blow the lines using an air compressor set to around 25-30 psi. Then dump a bit of RV anti-freeze into the P-traps. Also pull the plug on the water heater.

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Just curious, was it level when you did this?
Very level.
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Sounds like you filled the hot water tank instead of bypassing it.
Nope... I had already turned the bypass valves and drained the hot water tank. - To the point of second guessing myself, so I pulled the panel again and double checked the valves.
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Holy Crap Marie!

Sounds like you either filled the water heater or the fresh water tank. If you did manage to get it into the water heater DON'T start it. Makes for a noxious mixture.

Did you remember to turn the bypass valves at the water heater?

BTW I live a bit east of you, don't bother with anti-freeze in the line, just in the p-traps.

I blow the lines using an air compressor set to around 25-30 psi. Then dump a bit of RV anti-freeze into the P-traps. Also pull the plug on the water heater.

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Where are you at exactly?

I run the antifreeze through and then also blow them out at 25-50 PSI like you and then add more to the traps.

Last winter we had that long deep freeze so I wanted to make sure to get it done and have nothing to worry about.

I'm absolutely positive I have the bypass right... This isn't my first trailer.
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I'm absolutely positive I have the bypass right... This isn't my first trailer.
Then you would know that 8 gallons of antifreeze is 6 too much.
I just got a call from the guy who bought my old hybrid asking why it was taking over 3 gallons and still wasn't full, turns out the city water plug was leaking and he was pumping gallons of antifreeze on the ground.
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Where are you at exactly?

I run the antifreeze through and then also blow them out at 25-50 PSI like you and then add more to the traps.

Last winter we had that long deep freeze so I wanted to make sure to get it done and have nothing to worry about.

I'm absolutely positive I have the bypass right... This isn't my first trailer.
Just north of Fort Bragg. In between Lillington and Spring Lake.

I wonder if you have a bad by-pass valve? Did you pull the plug on the water heater? That is A LOT of liquid to go missing.

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Just north of Fort Bragg. In between Lillington and Spring Lake.

I wonder if you have a bad by-pass valve? Did you pull the plug on the water heater? That is A LOT of liquid to go missing.

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Well, I'll pull the plug again today and see if the water is pink. That would explain it I suppose.
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