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Old 09-07-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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A Question about the fresh water tank

When storing the trailer, I assume I should completely drain the fresh water tank? I know that I need to keep some water and chemical in the black tank, but what about the grey tank?
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:52 AM   #2
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Drain them all.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:34 AM   #3
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I would sanitize your fresh and rinse out your black water to remove any solids. But then fill the system with RV antifreeze.
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I see the op is in CA. Depending on just where in CA. should decide whether he needs the pink stuff or not.
I would warn against putting it in the water heater or the fresh water tank.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:02 AM   #5
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Yes, only fill the lines but you wouldn't recommend the water heater just drain only?
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Yes, only fill the lines but you wouldn't recommend the water heater just drain only?

I never put anti freeze in the water heater. All that is necessary is to remove the drain plug and just leave it out for the winter.
If you place the winterizing valves in the correct position, you will be able to suck anti freeze out of the jug and pump it thru all the water lines without getting any in the water heater or the fresh water tank.
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Great I probably would have filled the water heater, I do remember the salesmen talking about the valves for weatherization.
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Maybe this will help.

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Or option #2: Drain water lines, fresh water tank, water heater and holding tanks. Attach air hose to city water connection and blow out all water lines opening all fixtures and water valve on toilet. Pour pink stuff down each drain to fill p-trap, add pink stuff to toilet bowl to keep seal from drying out. I personally pour enough down the drains to add some to each tank. It's probably a little over kill but have never had to replace a dump valve because of a bad seal or replace a broken pipe. Have done this method on last 3 trailers and only problem I had was a busted shower head because I forgot to open it and blow it out.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:49 AM   #10
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This guy lives in CA. He doesn't need the pink stuff.
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