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Old 08-30-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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In preparation for the winter...

I just bought an Adco SFS Aquashed cover and tire covers for my new Shamrock 19.

Got a few questions:

1- I need to remove the radio antenna, is it a big or easy job ? only 5 months old, it's already rusted in the spring area. Going to see if I could get a no-rust replacement.

2. Should I leave the bathroom fan cracked open (I also a FanMate cover on it) to provide some ventilation ?

3. Is it best to raise the trailer so that the tires do not touch the ground ? or is inflating to 125% (as I read in many posts) sufficient ?

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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Don't know about the antenna on yours but ours has a "ball" type of thing at the base that allows it to be swept back, it's held with a single screw through it, remove the screw and I can remove the entire whip.

The absolute best thing anyone can do for an RV in the winter is keep a little heat inside. If it's a small trailer a single 100W light bulb inside a coffee can hung from the ceiling works fine. We used to do this with an airplane we once owned.

We keep a space heater going in our motorhome and set the thermostat to 50. Cold and moisture are real hard on RVs and one begets the other. Just think of how your house would fare if you left it for several months with the heat off.

The other thing I have heard some do is use a Dry-Z-Air Desicant dryer.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I totally rebuilt my barn. It was a pole barn so I demolished one half and rebuilt it higher and wider. I took most of the fall and almost killed this old man. What we won't do for our motorhomes?
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2) If I understand correctly you are covering the unit for the winter? If this is true I would leave the vent open like you planned. I also would provide some heat, with the cover you will get little or no air movement.

3) Raise the tires up on wood, plastic etc. and leave the pressure where it should be.
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Cover for winter

Before you put the cover on for the winter, make sure you pad the am/fm antenna base even if you just lay it down. prevents from rubbung a hole in your new cover.


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Unfortunately - no power is available where I store for the winter - and temperatures can dip well below 0F, could hit -20-25F easy.

The battery will be in my garage on a tickle charge.
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Be forewarned that with temperatures that cold you may very well open it up to find split linoleum. It has happened to several here in the past storing in those temps. Linoleum just wasn't made to be left in those cold temperatures. Also know that warranty will more than likely not cover it if it does split. I would find a place to store it that has electricity. Will save you lots of money, tears and hassle in the long run.
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Denis, my '09 Rockwood has been subjected to 2 winters here in Peterborough County w/o any heat, no issues w/ the linoleum yet.

I just took the battery out & put in on a battery minder. In the trailer I put some fabric softener sheets, a pie plate of Warfarin & a plate of charcoal (as per my brother's suggestions).

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I just took the battery out & put in on a battery minder. In the trailer I put some fabric softener sheets, a pie plate of Warfarin & a plate of charcoal (as per my brother's suggestions).

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Umm, eleaborate on the Warfarin and charcoal? What is it supposed to do? You got my curiosity up now.

Miatared: Do a search for Linoleum and you will more than likely find the posts by the others that have had theirs crack. Seems to me they were all from Canada and in areas where the temps drop well below freezing. One guy actually hinted it was a just a case of another American company trying to rip of Canadians.
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IIRC, the Warfarin is to kill any critters & the charcoal is supposed to absorb moisture.

I think the Canucks that have had flooring issues are from Alberta, where the winters are lot more severe than those in southern Ontario. Mind you if you talk to the residents, our winters aren't far removed from those in the midst of Siberia.
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