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Old 11-02-2015, 01:18 AM   #1
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I winterized my 36RL today. I used about 6 gallons of anti-freeze. Does this sound about right?
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:21 AM   #2
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I did mine yesterday and that's how much I use with the washing machine & ice maker.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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The job was pretty easy.. Next time I am going to pour all of it in a 5 gallon bucket. Changing bottles is a bit of a PITA.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:51 AM   #4
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I use 5, closer to 4, and I have the W/D, dishwasher, ice maker, however I have a bypass valve on my water filter. I think if you pour it together you won't use as much.

I use one of those 8 gal blue water container from Walmart and it works awesome. I just started doing it that way from Vaughan's suggestion.
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I winterized my 36RL today. I used about 6 gallons of anti-freeze. Does this sound about right?
That is what I use in my 36RL. This includes about one gallon I pour into the fresh water tank and more for the dishwasher, ice maker and washer. Got to do that in about two weeks after this trip.
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:53 AM   #6
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is there anything that I need to do, or any suggestions, of things to do before winter? I keep it in my driveway at home and have it plugged in to a 50 amp service.
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is there anything that I need to do, or any suggestions, of things to do before winter? I keep it in my driveway at home and have it plugged in to a 50 amp service.
Will need to run the furnace if temperatures fall below freezing.
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Alkaline batteries don't do well and start to leak. I typically pull all of them so I don't damage electronics, plus it keeps my safety devices in fresh batteries each spring. Rechargeable batteries can't take it either, like nicad.
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I did mine yesterday and that's how much I use with the washing machine & ice maker.
Do you have a residential fridge and do you have access to the back of your fridge ?

I just used 5 gallons (poured into a big bucket all at once) and poured about 3/4 gallon down the fresh tank fill and let the pump suck a bit up before switching over..
Since my trailer came winterized , AND I NEVER used the water or icemaker , the valve was still closed on the water supply line..
I left it alone until I figure out IF I need to touch it or not , I do not have access to the rear of the fridge..
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I use about two gallons but do not have a W/D or dishwasher.
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