With the recent winter chill we’ve had, I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog on winterizing your RV! If you don’t properly protect the plumbing system in your RV, you’re skirting a dangerous line, a line that could end up costing you tons of money and time making repairs.
Winterizing your plumbing system isn’t as hard as you think it is — there are plenty of anti-freeze solutions that you can introduce into your pipes that will protect them from freezing and causing a very slippery mess. Our good friends at Camco make a few antifreeze products that will prevent that from happening!
Freeze Ban -50
Protects down to -50˚F. This is a virgin Propylene Glycol based product to be used at full strength. Safe, odorless and tasteless with no mixing required. Non-Toxic and safe for fresh water or potable systems. High grade antifreeze for complete freeze protection with inhibitors to prevent fouling or corrosion. Freeze Ban has a slightly higher concentration of Propylene Glycol than Winter Ban for application that may have some residual water left in the system.
Winter Ban -100
Protects down to -100˚F! This is a virgin Propylene Glycol based product to be used at full strength. Safe, odorless and tasteless with no mixing required. Non-Toxic and safe for fresh water or potable systems. High grade antifreeze for complete freeze protection with inhibitors to prevent fouling or corrosion.
Premium Ban Frost 2000
Protect your RV’s potable water system from freeze damage. This antifreeze inhibits fouling and corrosion while preventing algae growth. They also help in lubricating pumps and valves throughout the system. Choose a temperature-specific product designed for your winterizing needs. Safe and tasteless.
Arctic Ban -50
This alcohol blended product protects to -50 but is “cut” with alcohol. All ingredients are recognized as safe by the FDA but the alcohol does have an odor that will need to be rinsed out in the spring time. Because alcohol is less expensive than propylene glycol, you can generally find this to be less expensive.
The bottom line is that I’ve heard way too many horror stories of pipes freezing and water systems causing an expensive mess to forget about using antifreeze in my own RV. Just because you RV in Texas doesn’t mean you are immune from a catastrophic freeze. Understanding the proper application and use of anti-freeze in your RV could save you a lot of headaches. It’s a simple and inexpensive investment to insure that you don’t frozen out of a good Winter trip in your RV.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call PPL Motorhomes and talk with our professionals.
Information sourced from Camco.net