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Posted: 10/05/20 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Sorry you didn't get to use you camper this year. [emoticon]


Me too. Thanks.


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Thanks for all the input.

Now, I'm concerned about the fresh water tank growing mold. I think a half cup of bleach might be a good idea.

Thoughts on that?

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Put the bleach when you dewinterize it.


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Guess whay i learned this year? The pink stuff turnes to jelly after a while. Yes it does. I had some in my fresh tank for a few years, and it gelled right up. I like to never got it washed out of the fresh tank.
I would suggest changing it no later than next year. If not this year. It's cheap.


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Geewizard wrote:

Thanks for all the input.

Now, I'm concerned about the fresh water tank growing mold. I think a half cup of bleach might be a good idea.

Thoughts on that?

If that’s the case, load the camper, 1/2 cup of bleach to 15 gallons of water, dewinterize with bleach water, take the camper for a ride around the block to coat the tank, let it sit for a couple of hours, drain and winterize with the pink stuff. Two gallons of pink only cost $6.00.

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I am not sure what the point of putting pink into a drained fresh tank would be, at any time let alone for a few years. In any case to winterize I blow out the lines, then flow the pink through, then blow out again. Makes is so much easier to get the pink taste/smell out of the lines in the spring because it hasn't been eating into the lines all winter.

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jimh425 wrote:

I would change it just because it probably doesn’t even take a 1/2 gallon.


Good time to change the air in your tires too.


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Slymer wrote:

I am not sure what the point of putting pink into a drained fresh tank would be, at any time let alone for a few years. In any case to winterize I blow out the lines, then flow the pink through, then blow out again. Makes is so much easier to get the pink taste/smell out of the lines in the spring because it hasn't been eating into the lines all winter.

I do mostly the same, I just drain the water, I don't blow it out. Then I run pink through it, then drain that and use the freshly drained stuff in the toilet and sink drains.

I would never put anything in the fresh tank, other than fresh water. Remember, ice cube trays don't break, and if your fresh tank is drained, what little is left won't matter.


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billtex wrote:

jimh425 wrote:

I would change it just because it probably doesn’t even take a 1/2 gallon.


Good time to change the air in your tires too.


Not exactly the same thing because RV antifreeze isn't stable. Did you miss the post that said RV antifreeze turns into a gel?

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Terryallan wrote:

Guess whay i learned this year? The pink stuff turnes to jelly after a while. Yes it does. I had some in my fresh tank for a few years, and it gelled right up. I like to never got it washed out of the fresh tank.
I would suggest changing it no later than next year. If not this year. It's cheap.
I would agree with this. At the price of the stuff, just flush it out with new. It only takes a few minutes and about $7.00 to refresh it.
Then when you get it ran through the lines, drain it and don't worry about the gel problems.

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