Originally Posted by DGrissom
My wife and I plan on camping at least one time a month during the winter months through spring. It will be covered against the effects of weather but fully ready to camp as needed.
To me, we are coming up on some of our best camping weather down here!
Have fun with your future trips. I hope you create a thread and give us your experience in winter camping.
In your case you don't have to elevate the tires since they won't be on one spot for a long period of time.
I did not get any info from AFrame owners about elevating their tires if it is a good or bad idea.
Since my rig will be stationary for 5 months I'll attempt to have them raised. I have an idea on what to do. Having the jack stand on the axle is not recommended so I'll use a pair of jack stand on each side, one close to the back of the tire and the other in the front. The weight will be distributed on the frame just like how it supports the axle. I'll post pics on the raised tires when it is done.
Idea: I think if a lower the tongue to the lowest point and then put the jack stand close to the rear of the tires, then raise the tongue until both tires are elevated, then put jack stands close to the front of the tires(maybe use both front stabilizer to support some weight), then lower the tongue so the weight are now on the 4 jack stands. If this works then I do not have to jack up each side. Will this damage the tongue lifter?
I'm starting to winterize my rig. It was hard to unscrew the anode rod. I had to barrow special tools to get it out and I was successful today.
Step 1 is done, drain all the water from hot water tank and fresh water tank via gravity.
Step 2 I'll attempt to bypass the hot water line and then blow out the water via the water intake port with an air compressor set at 35 psi. I will check if this will empty the filter jar without a filter. Use the water pump to blow out more water. If the filter jar is not empty, manually remove the jar and empty it. Open the lower drain pipes. Put antifreeze in the sink drain.
Step 3 Fill in the water line with antifreeze, I may skip this step if I could blow out all the water from the lines.
PS: if I'm missing something in my step please point it out
I plan to do this steps this weekend.
Good luck getting your rig winterized!