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Old 10-06-2015, 12:18 PM   #11
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Stinky slinky, end of season

I am about 75% sure I am going to just chuck my stinky slinky and buy a new one next season. Seems like a good idea given what passes thru there to just replace it at the end of the season. It's in good shape but lets face it, I KNOW it is dirty. What do you do????

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If you are concerned it's not as clean as could be, recommend: bucket(s), 10% household bleach solution (wearing clothes you don't care about, eye protection and gloves). Soak X20 minutes and then rinse bucket (fresh water) x20 minutes. You can also use laundry detergent, I suppose.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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I am thinking about removing all of the waste pipe plumbing in my house too. I bet it's dirty in there.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:48 PM   #13
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a battery FULLY charged does not need to be stored. Just disconnected at the negative cable. It will not FREEZE unless you get -50+ degrees...it may be stored this way for months and months. Expect 5% loss of charge per month in COLD weather.
Check voltage every couple of months to be sure. Should be 12.4 volts or better. Recharge if you need to.
It does not hurt to remove them from the coach. Placing on the floor is fine. There is no need for trickle charging if you check as above and start with fully charged.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:01 PM   #14
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Not 100% sure I should remove the propane tanks at the end of the season. do you?
we've always kept the tanks on the trailer. we get freezing weather, and have never had a problem.

I am 100% sure I am going to remove my battery and store it in my basement. What do you do? that is a good idea battery drain can be affected in cold weather.

I am about 75% sure I am going to just chuck my stinky slinky and buy a new one next season. Seems like a good idea given what passes thru there to just replace it at the end of the season. It's in good shape but lets face it, I KNOW it is dirty. What do you do???? we only replace the hose when it gets old. we always rise ours after dumping until the water runs clear. we also store it and all the things that connects to it, the camper black tank hook up in a plastic storage box with a lid, so it doesn't touch anything else


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Old 10-06-2015, 01:52 PM   #15
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I leave them where they are about the safest place for them, strapped down and vented.

In the garage with Battery Tender hooked up.

If you buy a new one and then use it, it will be "dirty" as well.

And you wasted money for another dirty hose.

Your call!
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:13 PM   #16
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The dealer for my first RV offered free first year outside storage. Their instructions were that I had to remove the propane tanks - which I did. When I took the camper to storage I found I was the only one to have read the memo. Have not removed a tank since.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:18 PM   #17
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Coming up on the end of my first season. I have 2 more trips planned and then it is time to winterize. I plan on taking EVERY single thing out of my Trailer and treating the plumbing system with pink stuff.

Not 100% sure I should remove the propane tanks at the end of the season. do you?

I am 100% sure I am going to remove my battery and store it in my basement. What do you do?

I am about 75% sure I am going to just chuck my stinky slinky and buy a new one next season. Seems like a good idea given what passes thru there to just replace it at the end of the season. It's in good shape but lets face it, I KNOW it is dirty. What do you do????

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Stan,

I leave my batteries in the trailer and have the trailer hooked up to the house. This keeps the batteries fully charged. Biggest advantage to this is when I lose power in the house, power outage, I am good to go for a couple of days.

As for the hose, do you buy a new one before each trip? One use and it is as dirty as it is now. Just make sure you rinse the hose out using your grey water tank and wear disposable gloves. Don't empty the black tank till it 1/2 full or better then empty your grey water tank. If you are not happy with that then rinse it out using a garden hose.

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Not 100% sure I should remove the propane tanks at the end of the season. do you?

I am 100% sure I am going to remove my battery and store it in my basement. What do you do?

I am about 75% sure I am going to just chuck my stinky slinky and buy a new one next season. Seems like a good idea given what passes thru there to just replace it at the end of the season. It's in good shape but lets face it, I KNOW it is dirty. What do you do????

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1) I would only remove the propane tanks if theft was a concern.

2) I did so that I could put it onto a charger and then just left it sit. I put it on wood to keep it off of the cement, but later read that it is no longer needed. Once it was on there, there was no sense moving it.

3) It's dirty, yep. Throw it into a bin and forget about it until next year. As mentioned, the new one will be dirty the first time you use it. I didn't pitch mine until I started getting pinhole leaks.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #19
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I am thinking about removing all of the waste pipe plumbing in my house too. I bet it's dirty in there.
Remember though, replace only with copper.

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Old 10-07-2015, 05:51 PM   #20
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The dealer for my first RV offered free first year outside storage. Their instructions were that I had to remove the propane tanks - which I did. When I took the camper to storage I found I was the only one to have read the memo. Have not removed a tank since.
Many dealers ask you do that. I asked why one day and was told to prevent theft.

The dealer I use came in one Monday and founf a bunch of electrical cords had been stolen. Ten tanks and about two dozen cords gone. Had them on video but police never caught them. Two guys cut a hole in the back fence and had a grand ole time. Things wee taken from 5er storage also sense one key fits all.

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