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Old 10-25-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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We (wife, daughter 7 and son 4) just purchased our frist camper 2 weeks ago (just in time to put it away for the winter, Canadian eh!) ended up with a 2007 Surveyor SV291.
Rented a pop up this past summer and liked the camping part but could not stand the public shower part.
Looks like a great forum you all have here, hope you don't mind but I may have a few questions every now and then. We where so excited about getting the new camper and sleeping in the driveway that night, we did not spend nearly enough time with the dealer going over everything we should have. Needless to say I've made many a phone call back to the dealer asking many questions.
If anyone can help by pointing me to a good web site that will walk me through the winterizing of the water system for this TT that would be great. If I can I'd like to do it myself, instead of paying the dealer to do it for me.

Well that was long winded for my frist post!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world of RVing, and congrats on your new purchase.

You'll get plenty of help with winterizing right here on the forum.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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welcome and congrats on the new TT
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:12 PM   #4
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It's good to see another avid camper who has to shut down in October!!

Here is a pretty good overview of how to winterize your water system. http://www.fiberglassrv.com/winter.html
I should mention though that when it refers to the antifreeze intake line and valve located on the intake side of your water pump, there often isn't one of these valves or any built-in provisions for getting antifreeze in. You can buy or make a hose and fitting to go on the intake side of the pump. (a used handheld shower hose has the right thread for mine, probably would work for you as well. Just cut off the end that doesn't screw onto the shower wand.) Disconnect the connection from the fresh water tank and replace with this, screwing it in hand tight plus a little bit. Stick the hose into the antifreeze jug, then run the pump to pull the antifreeze through the water lines to all the faucets. BUT, be sure to by-pass your water heater before you do this or you'll end up with all your antifreeze sitting in it.

You can also search here under winterize. quite a few discussions on various aspects you might need info on.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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Welcome Jamey, We also have an 07 Surveyor SV291. It seems to be a very well made TT. We are currently on our 4th outing in it(I had to drive back into work). Coming from a Hybrid to a full trailer was the hardest thing for me to decide. I loved my Hybrid, but with out a slide it was just too cramped with more than 2 adults in it. And we rarely have just 2 adults in ours. The fun thing about a Travel Trailer is making it your own. Spend the winter going thru old camping pictures and get some cheap plastic frames and some 3M Contact hangers. Take your old memories with you while you make your new ones.
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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Hi Jamey

We're just up the road from you in London. Ordered our first tt - an SV264 for delivery in the spring. Maybe we'll run into you at the Pinery next year.

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:52 PM   #8
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Welcome, I hope you find this site to be fun and informative as I do!!!

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Welcome Ronmadill as well!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #10
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Welcome jamey
just in time for winter eh ?
the water lines i see got covered, dont frget to cover yur tires and get up off the ground, insulate them with a WIDE board or the plastic lage level blocks
give the sidewalls a good coat of protectant and than cover em up.


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