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Old 09-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Anti-Freeze

I live in Ontario, Canada. I have a 2010 1207 tent trailer. If I drain all the water from the heater tank, pump and lines do I have to pump anti freeze into the system. I'm sure the lines would be ok.. I guess my concern would be the water pump...Would it hold up without the anti-freeze? any thoughts?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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i wouldnt chance it just put it in
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Hiya Dee and welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum. Have ya had a chance to do much camping in your new pop-up? Check out this article I found online regarding how to winterize your tent trailer
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Thank you so much

We didn't get out allot this summer but I think we did ok...we picked up the trailer in late July and we managed to get out 5 times..So not bad.. Next season we'll get out more for certain.. Thanks Healthi for the link to the article very informative. Have a great night...
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #5
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I just went to Walmart yesterday and bought my anti-freeze with lots to spare. I would not go through a northern winter without using it. I have seen too many units where people have decided to drain their systems and others who have blown out their lines, only to face a big bill for frozen lines. It only takes a couple of bucks and about an hour to do it properly. Please do the right thing.
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thank you

I'm sold. I will definitely use antifreeze.. Thanks for the input..
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #7
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Safe and cheep insurance. I would recommend winterizing the unit.
Trying to locate and repair a broken line is much more pain staking than taking the time to put in antifreeze.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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I plan on camping throughout the winter here - I'll still fill the pipes with RV Anti-freeze whenever the TT isn't being used. When we lived in Ottawa (as of 2 months ago) we always winterized the trailer. Our last trip of the year was always at the Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary before they closed on Hallowe'en...as we cleaned up the trailer afterwards it was easy to pump-the-pink-stuff through the system. That 10 minute effort (and less than $10.00 a jug) is worth it. OurJayco's right - easier to winterize than it is to repair a line! Don't give up on Camping too early. We loved the quiet of camping in the fall!
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #9
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easy peezy

Yes you were all right, I did it today and it was very easy to do. Took me 15 mins.. Thanks for the great advice..
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On behalf of all here, your welcome. Don't be a stranger. Keep coming back! At some point, post some pics
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