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Old 10-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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ALAST!!!
All good things must come to an end
Driver39 and I are going to winterize our TT today , heart says no don't, want to go out camping more.
How far do others go on emptying the cupboards> IE: cans, bottles, boxed goods, cleaning supplies? Also how much anti -freeze do others put in each tank?
Had a very mild winter last year so didn't worry to much. Expect a very LONG AND HARD SNOW this year.

Seeing we are in Ohio all liquid products come out to include the can goods. We take out all food products and cardboard or paper products. We seal all cloths and linens in those vacuum bags and only leave out dryer sheets and 2 tubes of dry silica. We do leave dishes and any other thing that if a mouse gets in cant eat.

Usally i use a total of 6 gallons of antifreeze to finish off the winterizing process.

The one thing I do is to pull up my stabilizers and run up the tougne jack to tilt back the TT and then set the stabilizers back down. This will insure that all water runs off the roof and the awnings so no standing water will freeze.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #12
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We just got back from a 4 day trip earlier today. We have one more trip planned the last of the month, just hope the weather holds out. It will be a sad time when I have to winterize. I told the DW I want to go camping this weekend but I think she has other ideas. We have had a great summer camping in the different campgrounds. Last month we made the first big haul to Tybee Island, GA, sort of a break in run which included the trek over Monteagle Mountain, 285 Bypass around Atlanta and the never ending trip down I-16. I had my first blow out on the tv and recovered...this year has been a learning experience. Counting down until next spring....
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Y'all come on down to north Texas, we are thinking about winterizing the trailer , washing it

I'm sorry you have to put up the camper
Have a good winter
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #14
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2 more trips for us before winterizing about the 9th of November. The ES will go to Bill Thomas Camper Sales for some warranty work. IF mother nature cooperates there may be a trip or two in January, and one in February. Then will start the season in late March!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:24 PM   #15
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How depressing. I guess I should be happy to live in south Louisiana where hurricanes wreak havoc on us and the temps very seldom dip below freezing for long periods of time. We really enjoy camping 13 months a year!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:44 PM   #16
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ALAST!!!

How far do others go on emptying the cupboards> IE: cans, bottles, boxed goods, cleaning supplies? Also how much anti -freeze do others put in each tank? Had a very mild winter last year so didn't worry to much. Expect a very LONG AND HARD SNOW this year.
We get 40 below for days at a time, so perhaps we do more than others.
I remove all canned goods and all bottles. Staples like flour, sugar, baking powder, etc stay on board. They are all in sturdy rubbermaid restaurant storage containers so I'm not worried about mice. Olive oil stays on board. Don't forget the bathroom items that can freeze.

We use an air compressor to blow out the water system. Go through each fixture in rotation several times (don't forget the toilet).

We disconnect the outside shower and inside shower hoses (easy). We dump some rv antifreeze down each drain. We pull the annode out of the water heater. Take out the water filter.

We do use the RV over the winter. We've taken extended trips each winter. When headed South, we just add water when we're past the freezing weather and then use our compressor to blow it all out again on the way home. I'm thinking of buying a smaller compressor (and lighter) rather than dragging along the one I use for my construction projects.

I do not want to contaminate our water system with the mystery red goo. We don't eat chemical laden food containing artificial flavors and colors why would I want to contaminate our drinking water supply?
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