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Old 04-17-2016, 09:36 AM   #7321
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Installed the 42" TV in the living room...

Installed the 24" TV/DVD combo in the bedroom...
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:08 AM   #7322
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After picking it up on Thursday over the weekend I installed the Progressive 50amp hardwired surge protector. Also got the BlueStreak installed. Got other stuff moved that we had from the TT. Still got some things to do but first weekend is about a month away. Got turkeys to hunt now.

Love the bug screen on the fridge. I might copy that.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:17 AM   #7323
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washed,waxed checked all system on electric and lp. Checked operation of progressive portable 30A surge protector. Its astounding how much current draw there is from microwaves, water heaters and AC units. Still have to use the 303 on the seals and gaskets. I'm almost too tired to camp! Not!
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #7324
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After picking it up on Thursday over the weekend I installed the Progressive 50amp hardwired surge protector. Also got the BlueStreak installed. Got other stuff moved that we had from the TT. Still got some things to do but first weekend is about a month away. Got turkeys to hunt now.

Love the bug screen on the fridge. I might copy that.
Congrats on the new Columbus. Now you get to re-learn where everything goes!
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:43 PM   #7325
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Added hose bib ball valves to the low point drains.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:56 PM   #7326
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Added hose bib ball valves to the low point drains.


So I'm curious. What are those for?
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:00 PM   #7327
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So I'm curious. What are those for?
It makes it easier to drain the system, you don't have to worry about a problem with the cap getting lost or breaking.

I did the same thing but used PEX brass valves from HD or Lowes, about $10 a piece.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:04 PM   #7328
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It makes it easier to drain the system, you don't have to worry about a problem with the cap getting lost or breaking.

I did the same thing but used PEX brass valves from HD or Lowes, about $10 a piece.
Fireman. If you don't do your own winterizing you may not have ever had the opportunity to touch the low point drains.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:25 PM   #7329
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Added hose bib ball valves to the low point drains.

How do those work, I Hate the ones I have they are too far up on my Rockwood and every time I drain I get water all over me
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:35 PM   #7330
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How do those work, I Hate the ones I have they are too far up on my Rockwood and every time I drain I get water all over me
They are simply a ball valve with hose bib ends.
Unscrew the cap and turn the lever. No need for tools to gain access.

I like the ones with hose bib ends. I've modified my last 4 campers with these so I can attach a hose to them and use it for various reasons, especially when boondocking.

Fill a bucket, wash the camper, add water to another camper, fill the truck radiator if something should happen, put out a campfire, etc.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:40 PM   #7331
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My low point drains were so far under my unit, I had a hard time reaching them. I move them inside to where the drain line began. So much easier to reach.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #7332
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Fireman. If you don't do your own winterizing you may not have ever had the opportunity to touch the low point drains.


Under our trailer, there are two pex lines (blue, red) that just stick out of the under belly. No caps or valves. Then there is the pex line with a valve labeled fresh water tank drain. Is there something your supposed to do to the low point drain lines when winterizing?
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #7333
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When winterizing you start by opening the low point drains to let the water out. Some people don't drain water first they just push anti freeze through the system until it runs solid pink.

If you don't have caps on yours it means you have a valve on each up above those tubes in the trailer.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:51 PM   #7334
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I haven't had to do a full on winterization yet as we just got the trailer last month. I did drain the water heater and blow out the lines, but have never seen any other valves in the trailer. Any chance they could be up in the under belly?


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Old 04-18-2016, 03:58 PM   #7335
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I haven't had to do a full on winterization yet as we just got the trailer last month. I did drain the water heater and blow out the lines, but have never seen any other valves in the trailer. Any chance they could be up in the under belly?


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Old 04-18-2016, 03:59 PM   #7336
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I guess I have some searching to do!!


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Old 04-18-2016, 04:00 PM   #7337
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Opened our seasonal camper for season number 3. Our two year warranty runs out in a week and we have had no troubles with our camper. No warranty work at all, everything works, nothing leaks. Just had one little visitor over the winter that quickly found the poison that we left out for them.

Plenty of cleaning and such.

Our FR camper has been very good to us, so far. We don't always read that enough here.

When we winterize, we blow out the lines and then pump in the pink stuff. Add a good amount to the drains. This seems to work and is my biggest concern over the winter. I re-play and re-think my steps to insure everything was covered but each spring, I hope that I did everything correctly.

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:49 PM   #7339
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Installed the digital thermostat.
Works so much better!
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:41 AM   #7340
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Ok, de-winterized with new filter, installed led lights in the pantry, upgraded bedroom fan, installed fan in living room/kitchen, installed bug screens on all vent covers, installed PI EMS, hooked up Bluray player and lastly install commercial grade hair dryer for the DW. I need a vacation.


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