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Old 10-14-2015, 09:39 PM   #11
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If I store my battery on a table in my basement will it be fine in the spring once I plug into the tow vehicle and it charges a bit?
In all honesty I do not know 100% for sure yet (I am in the learning process as well!), but I do believe so. That is exactly what I have done for the time being.

One thing I do know, though, is when the battery charge is drained they can/will freeze and crack.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:41 PM   #12
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Will my tanks be ok with water and antifreeze in them? There was residual water in the black tank so I poured a whole gallon of antifreeze in. Don't have any place to dump it unless I go camping again which I don't want to do.

Yeah I am sure. If it's antifreeze then it is not going to freeze, so...

I was wondering myself if it would be better to drain the tanks totally or actually leave some antifreeze in them. Si far I have them drained.
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Prior to using air to blow out the lines, I had one freezing incident with the water heater. I did the same thing, drained and bypassed then added antifreeze. What happened there was some water between the bypass valve and water heater which froze. After that I would pump a small amount with the lower bypass valve open to get some antifreeze in there.

I now use air and only antifreeze in the drain traps.
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Sounds like what I do when I do mine, which is very infrequent.

Nice of the previous owner to leave you some in formation like that.
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Will my tanks be ok with water and antifreeze in them? There was residual water in the black tank so I poured a whole gallon of antifreeze in. Don't have any place to dump it unless I go camping again which I don't want to do.
Some water in the grey and black tanks should not be an issue. The problem with water is that it expands when it freezes and in a tight space like a pipe, hose or drain valve, that presents an issue. A small amount of water in the bottom of the tank has more that sufficient room to expand without causing any damage.
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Prior to using air to blow out the lines, I had one freezing incident with the water heater. I did the same thing, drained and bypassed then added antifreeze. What happened there was some water between the bypass valve and water heater which froze. After that I would pump a small amount with the lower bypass valve open to get some antifreeze in there.

I now use air and only antifreeze in the drain traps.
Oh geez......did it break? Now I am worried. My TT was very unlevel when I drained the water heater leaning on the side of the heater so I am hopeful it all came out.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:12 PM   #17
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Did that too! Thanks!
When I started the pump with the hose in the bottle of antifreeze then turned on the water faucet in the sink a lot of clear water came out before it was antifreeze. Is that normal?
yes
just did mine and was surprised at how much water came out

I made sure each faucet ran pink, hot and cold, toilet flushed pink, shower head ran pink...

also removed the battery and put that in my basement...ive had cold winters kill new batteries

I put antifreeze in
black tank
grey tank
fresh tank

antifreeze is cheap...well worth it for 6 mos worth of piece of mind
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yes
just did mine and was surprised at how much water came out

I made sure each faucet ran pink, hot and cold, toilet flushed pink, shower head ran pink...

also removed the battery and put that in my basement...ive had cold winters kill new batteries

I put antifreeze in
black tank
grey tank
fresh tank

antifreeze is cheap...well worth it for 6 mos worth of piece of mind
Will the battery survive the winter in a warm basment on a table without being trickle charged?
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Just remember, the toliet and out side shower.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #20
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Will the battery survive the winter in a warm basment on a table without being trickle charged?
I left mine in the basement without a trickle charge last winter (first winter with the camper) and when I put them on this spring they were full charge according to the meter in ther trailer.
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