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Old 05-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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De-Winterize in the Driveway?

I was planning to de-winterize at the CG on our first trip out but it's looking like we may not have full hookups. I'm wondering if it will be possible to do this at home (flush out all the lines, then open the grey tank in the driveway and let all the pink drain out). Will the RV antifreeze kill my grass or cause any contamination issues the city would have a problem with?

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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RV antifreeze is non-toxic.
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RV antifreeze is non-toxic.
Yeah I know it is non-toxic, but some people on another board were saying it may be illegal to let it run down your driveway. And another person claimed it killed some of his grass.
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Your house should have a sewer vent somewhere (mine's right in the driveway). If it's close enough to your rig and lower than your TT's sewer outlet, remove the grate and hook your sewer hose up to it just like you would at a campground. After you're finished, rinse your sewer hose, then remove it and rinse the sewer vent to wash down any debris that might be sticking to the pipe which could cause odor.

Worse case, I'd drain it into a bucket and go dump it in the house. There isn't going to be that much liquid in your gray tank if it was empty when you winterized. Just be sure to open the valve S-L-O-W-L-Y, or you might be joining the club that Robin Williams (as Bob Munro in the movie "RV") belongs to.
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Your house should have a sewer vent somewhere (mine's right in the driveway). If it's close enough to your rig and lower than your TT's sewer outlet, remove the grate and hook your sewer hose up to it just like you would at a campground. After you're finished, rinse your sewer hose, then remove it and rinse the sewer vent to wash down any debris that might be sticking to the pipe which could cause odor.

Worse case, I'd drain it into a bucket and go dump it in the house. There isn't going to be that much liquid in your gray tank if it was empty when you winterized. Just be sure to open the valve S-L-O-W-L-Y, or you might be joining the club that Robin Williams (as Bob Munro in the movie "RV") belongs to.
Good idea on the bucket suggestion. I can't imagine I'd have more than a few gallons in the tank after de-winterizing. Thanks!
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