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Old 09-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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how much antifreeze to buy

First year with a 2014 X19H. Dealer has sale on antifreeze and was wondering how much to buy? How many gallons approx. would I need? Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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Two gallons should cover you with some to spare provided you use the water heater bypass valves.
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Perfect ... I do plan on using the bypass.

Thank you for your help Crabman.
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I used to work at a RV dealer in the parts dept. The service techs always came to me when they needed pink juice for winterizing a trailer. 2 jugs is about what they were able to get the job done with.

But keep in mind, using too much pink stuff is far better than using too little.
Don't forget the city water connection water line or the 'P' traps under the sinks and tub.

With that in mind, I usually use 3 or 4 jugs. A gallon of pink juice is a lot cheaper than fixing a split pipe in the spring.
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personally I would blow the lines first
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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I blow the lines first and then, use about one gallon. But I buy two incase I forget to close a valve or some other opps.

I also add a little mineral oil down the traps and in the toilet when all done, to float on top of the pink stuff, to keep it from evaporating over the next few month.
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Bypassing the hot water heater, I found one gallon of pink stuff to be sufficient, though I usually have 2 on hand just in case.
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First year with a 2014 X19H. Dealer has sale on antifreeze and was wondering how much to buy? How many gallons approx. would I need? Thanks.

I did my 19H with one gallon and some to spare for the drains.

With my 28', it took me 2 gallons.
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Agree, one will prob do it, but I get 2
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I use at least 2 gallons because I also put some in the P-traps (as mentioned), toilet, black tank flush line, and a little in each tank hoping it dilutes any water that may be resting against the dump valves.

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