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Old 09-12-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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Managing fresh waterline RV antifreeze odor

Still dealing with residual odor from winterizing with RV antifreeze no matter how many times I've flushed the lines, including using bleach. Does anyone have a solution to get rid of the smell? It's not unbearable but it does bother my wife. Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Some places online suggest using baking soda to get rid of bleach smell/taste after sanitizing. Have you tried that?
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Or vinegar, I used that an it worked for me
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #4
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I use baking soda and it works great.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:10 AM   #6
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I run antifreeze through my whole system and then blow it out. It displaces the water and the antifreeze doesn’t sit in the system all winter long. I have seen antifreeze “freeze” in extreme conditions. Air doesn’t freeze and any residual antifreeze isn’t enough to cause issues.

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Old 09-13-2018, 09:51 AM   #7
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I run antifreeze through my whole system and then blow it out. It displaces the water and the antifreeze doesn’t sit in the system all winter long. I have seen antifreeze “freeze” in extreme conditions. Air doesn’t freeze and any residual antifreeze isn’t enough to cause issues.

Just my thoughts.
I was thinking of doing this, and was wondering if anyone else had. I did this in my last trailer (tent trailer), but never ended up using the water the next year (so I never de-winterized it), and we traded it in the Spring, so I don't know what is was like.

So is this an acceptable way to do it? Your logic was the same as mine in terms of protections, and I didn't like the thought of the antifreeze sitting in the lines for ~6 months.

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