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Old 06-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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I am a first timer, so this question might seem odd. I am "de-winterizing" my Featherlite at my house and don't have access to a dump station before my first trip. Should I haul the extra water to the campsite?

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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I would think that the antifreeze is non hazadus so just let it go on the ground.Larry

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Sure you can. Dump when you first get there providing there is a dump station at the campground you are heading to.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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If you have full hook-ups at your campsite, then why bother de-winterizing? Just go to your site , hook-up and turn the water on and everything will go down the drain , making sure your water heater has not been by-passed, and if so then follow the directions in your instruction manual and make sure you have your anode rod in place and tightened and you should be ready to go.

If you do not have hook-ups then you will have to carry a lot of water depending on how long you will be there.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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I'm guessing that you're talking like a 1/4 tank full of grey and blank tanks that need dumping?

I just dump them on my first trip camping, the extra weight is pretty minimal compared to overall.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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The extra water will not hurt a thing. I do recommend de wintering at home though just in case you have some problems and need special tools that you might not normally take with you camping.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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If you have the capacity to haul the water to the campground then you can dump when you get to the campground. You should winterize and sanitize the water system. Antifreeze going on the ground won't hurt anything.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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You don't have to carry the waste water to the campground from flushing. Since you're going to be at home, hookup your water hose to the city water outlet, place a large container (bucket, basin, jar etc.) under the bathtub faucet and flush out the pink stuff from the hot and cold faucets into it until clear. Then dump the waste water inside the house. Do the same for the bathroom/kitchen sinks and outdoor shower (if equipped). Lastly, do the toilet as you normally would and let it drain into the black tank. Stop as soon as the water turns clear. The small amount of water that goes into the black tank should be negligible as all the water lines already have just water in them.

One more important note. Don't change the hot water tank bypass valves from their winter to summer settings until you do the above.

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