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Date:         Sat, 5 Nov 2005 13:42:50 -0700
Reply-To:     Bob Stevens <mtbiker62@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From:         Bob Stevens <mtbiker62@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: water tank winterization
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Maggie said: "I'm curious if there is something to put in my water holding tank to keep it from freezing? Or should I just drain it for the winter?"

I camp year-round too so I just drain it well, let it air out on the return trip by leaving the drain cap off the tank while driving home. I have used everclear in it a couple times to be sure it has no "bugs". When I've done that I filled the tank almost full, put the pint of everclear in, ran the faucet pump to fill that line, left the system "charged" for a few days, then drained everything. Pretty easy to flush that out by rinsing the inside of the tank with the hose, then running the faucet a little. I've never noticed an alcohol taste after that process, but have only done it a couple times in all the years I've owned a Westy. my $0.02... Bob Stevens '87 Westy Syncro "Passion Fruit"

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