Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-28-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,261
De-winterizing flush question

I have the pink antifreeze stuff ran in my lines via the water pump. When it comes time to flush it for use is there a rule of thumb to follow as far as how much water to flush it with before calling it "safe"? I sanitized the lines with bleach water last fall but should I do this again after the antifreeze is removed from the system or just let the water flow 2-3mins after seeing no more pink stuff and call it done? Thanks.
__________________

exjay1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 748
I think most folks let their fresh water "run clear". It doesn't have to run long to clear up.

I do the bleach treatment as a pre-season item. ... hook up the city connection and check for leaks, disconnect city connection and start water into tank, turn pump on and check for leaks, if OK, add bleach solution and finish filling tank

Later, after flushing system I figure I'm ready to go - at least as far as fresh water is concerned. And there's is no anti-freeze left at that point.
__________________

OnTheGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 200
Also if you let your trailer stand unused for any length of time do the clorox bleach technique to sanitize your system again. Better to be safe than sorry.
Happy trails,
__________________
Bill B. (S.E. Michigan)
2014 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES (was 2007 Eagle 322FKS)
2007 Dodge Megacab CTD
billb800si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
David472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 1,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by OnTheGo View Post
I think most folks let their fresh water "run clear". It doesn't have to run long to clear up.

I do the bleach treatment as a pre-season item. ... hook up the city connection and check for leaks, disconnect city connection and start water into tank, turn pump on and check for leaks, if OK, add bleach solution and finish filling tank

Later, after flushing system I figure I'm ready to go - at least as far as fresh water is concerned. And there's is no anti-freeze left at that point.
That's what I do as well.
__________________
Jayco Eagle 31.5RLDS
GMC Sierra 2500 HD
David472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,261
OK good to know, thanks!
exjay1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 28
Where do you usually flush the antifreeze?
GoldMiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: White Salmon, Wa.
Posts: 550
i just drain it in a buckrt and pour it down a drain in the house RV Antifreeze is not like what you use in your car it wont hurt you it just dosent taste that good in your coffee.
__________________
Randy
Washington, State.
2011 Jayco G2 25RKS
2004 Dodge 2500 CTD
Old Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,358
I usually don't de-winterize until my first time out because my camper is in storage with no water source. When I get to the CG, I'll fill the fresh tank about 1/2 full and then turn on the pump. I let the pump do the talking to tell me if I have any leaks. When it pumps up and stops, I'm good to go. I will do a visual on all the under sink, shower etc plumbing to make sure no drain is leaking. Then I run each faucet until no pink is present. Back outside and dump 1.5 cups of bleach [86 gal. fresh tank] and fill the tank the rest of the way. Run each faucet until I smell bleach and let it sit in the lines for a while. This sanitizes the fresh tank as well. Terry
__________________

TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.