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RV antifreeze question 4 ya-

Question, I ran the pink rv antifreeze thru the water system of my camper last fall. Now Im lookin at getting the camper ready to go. Is there a "best way" to get that stuffoutta there?
I guess Im just concerned over my kids getting a drink out of the camper after it has had rv antifreeze in the lines all winter. Can you ever get all that out and make it safe again? thanks

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Just run some water through everything to flush it out. RV antifreeze is not toxic, so just a good flush is all you need.
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What Mike said was right on. We never drink the water from the campgrounds, seems to always have a bad taste. Usually take bottle water and a couple gallons. Kinnisoj we would take the tall cooler with the little spiket fill it up with cool aid or what ever and the kids loved it. Also write the names on the solo cups saves tons.

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Oh and Mike we will be up around your neck of the woods this weekend. Heading to Moonshine Creek in Balsom. I excited though I found a campground named Standing Indian which will be our next outing, looks awesome.

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Standing Indian is a beautiful campground. If you trout fish, the Nantahala river headwaters start up by Standing Indian.
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I believe one time you wrote that you had been to Moonshine Creek. If so which do you think is better of the two?

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Actually, I wouldn't ever recommend drinking the water at campgrounds, it's usually non-potable water, and not filtered or cleaned in anyway what so ever. You can buy in line filters to add to your system, but I still wouldn't recommend that. Think mexican water, and the results that follow.

Also, if your camper was in the sun often or higher heat you can also add 5oz of bleach to every gallon of water you put into the hold tank, but make sure you dilute the bleach into the gallons you add of water first, best not to pour it into the tanks directly. Then pressurize the system for a day or two, drive a little to move it around, and then flush through the lines and into the holding tanks. It cleans the flow lines and drain lines both. This is only needed when the RV freeze has been in for a long time or left in the lines with high heat.


The TH I bought had RV freeze in for 2 years as the owners didn't use it the last year. I poured in about half a gallon of bleach as I have 2x40gallon tanks, with water, and then did my procedure. Then I took a trip with the tanks full and lines full and everything was clear as water should be.

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I believe one time you wrote that you had been to Moonshine Creek. If so which do you think is better of the two?
Both are nice. Moonshine Creek has full hook-ups and Standing Indian does not. The sites at Moonshine are closer together. I like Standing Indian better just because it's not commercial. Strictly a personal choice.
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Right on thanks guys. Gonna do the whole fill flush and drain thing a few times and totally agree on the bleach clean out. Thanks again!

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I winterized my camper 1st time I've had a camper to do that to) last year. Instead of buying all the pink stuff, I bought an air fitting that you attach to the city water hookup on the camper, and blew it out with the compressor, then disconnected the pump when I was done. Worked great, and no flushing when spring came!


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