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Posted: 10/05/20 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't used my TC since last fall so now it's been a year since I filled the water system with potable antifreeze. And I have no plans to use the TC until next spring at the earliest....when a Covid-19 vaccine is available.

Do I need to change it since it's a year old?


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Posted: 10/05/20 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only potable antifreeze I know of keeps for many years, comes in 80-150 proof, and sometimes gets better with age. The pink winterizing solution you are referring to is sometimes captured after each season and used over and over again.
I am sure you will be OK.


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Posted: 10/05/20 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you haven't diluted it or used it then no, the antifreeze should be fine for another winter.


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Posted: 10/05/20 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would not hurt to blow it out if you are concerned.


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i agree with time2roll - it does not cost that much for the peace of mind.
will take only a few minutes to flush out the old and put in new anti-freeze.


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Don't drink the pink!

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Posted: 10/05/20 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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


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


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Posted: 10/05/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a similar situation with a TT . I'm going to leave it but I'm going to refill the sink and shower trap because I'm not sure if it evaporates . I will leave some in an open bowl this winter to test .


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Good idea about the traps and toilet. I just winterized although I’m going to use mine, so it will be an off/on kind of deal for me.

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