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    Posted: 30/September/2011 at 7:32am
Hey guys, just wanted to get some tips on winterizing my machine, (panther 18).
I moved about to Denver, Colorado a few months ago and I remember in Dallas it froze for a few days and even though I had a heater in there, I got a flood call and one day I tried to go out and my whole machine was frozen, frozen waterbox, frozen waste tank (I emptied it but there was still a little in it). Frozen pipes, frozen everything.

What would you guys recommend? Uhaul blankets, anti-freeze, etc. etc.? If you can give me some general step by step directions I would greatly appreciate it!


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Park it in a heated garage. Problem solved.Wink
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Kens right on the stick but not everyone has one. Tell me you did not try to start it up when froze? You can do a search and find many answers.
Run blue windshield fluid or anti-freeze through your plumbing and setup a heater.
Its good to have a insulated Van also. I use the blue stuff.
Run all the water out of your TM, Fill your mix tank with the blue then run it until you see blue going into your 1gal container shut'er down.
You can also run it through the chem jug but i dont.
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LOL Ken :)
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You need to consider the wind chill on the bottom of the van too. I had two heaters going last year and had trouble with icing coming from the bottom of the van up. Place some carpet pad or other insulation under the machine and make sure no water hoses touch the floor of the van. 
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I agree with "FrancisF".
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