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Old 10-22-2017, 09:16 PM   #11941
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Winterized
I hope to take a couple more trips into November or even December, but I’m going away for a week and we’re at that point where we could get a freeze. Didn’t want to risk it...
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:45 PM   #11942
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Brought it home today. Left it in WV last week in preparation for "Bridge Day" October 21.
That is the day that many people jump off of a perfectly good bridge, parachuting 875 feet down towards the New River! Some folks do it several times that day! NOT ME, I just watched.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:26 AM   #11943
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Ran an AWG 4 THHW bond wire from where battery negative lead connects to tongue to where converter negative lead connects to frame.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:35 AM   #11944
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We were innundated with box elder bugs all over the TT from about noon to 4pm. They got in everywhere you could imagine including the refrigerator vent and the water heater. Had to make a trip to CW and purchase the Camco bug screens for both and install. What a PIA that was. The bugs not the screens. Still a few got past the seals and we had to do them in!
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:30 AM   #11945
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1. Replaced Furrion 30amp Power receptacle (Led stopped working - under warranty).

2. Added a layer of clear tape over cracked vent cover (Walnut damage once again). Plan to replace with another cover.

3. Replaced window shade (string broke)

4. Winterized and cleaned.

Still hope to get out for some early winter camping, the freeze doesn't worry me as much as the drive. As long as we have electric hookup, we're good. Electric heater and Electric Blanket does the trick, but we always have the furnace as a last resort.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:59 AM   #11946
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I put RV antifreeze in it and washed it completely including the roof. Took the two MaxxAir vent covers (1 "Original" style and 1 FanMate style) off to clean them as well. They hadn't been properly cleaned since they were installed a couple years ago. They came completely clean and look brand new. I'm impressed.

I still need to touch up the sealant around the front vent and put covers on the AC and the tires before I can call it completely winterized, but our camping season is officially over for this year. Kinda sad but since it's going to be 18°C (64°F) today. That's extremely warm for the end of October here, but we've already had a couple frosts and the cold weather is on its way this coming weekend.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:31 PM   #11947
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1. Replaced Furrion 30amp Power receptacle (Led stopped working - under warranty).

2. Added a layer of clear tape over cracked vent cover (Walnut damage once again). Plan to replace with another cover.

3. Replaced window shade (string broke)

4. Winterized and cleaned.

Still hope to get out for some early winter camping, the freeze doesn't worry me as much as the drive. As long as we have electric hookup, we're good. Electric heater and Electric Blanket does the trick, but we always have the furnace as a last resort.
When you say "Vent cover" are you talking about the "Vent Lid" or the "Vent Cover over the Lid" as a "MaxxAir Vent Cover"? Most MaxxAir Covers are Not affected by Walnuts! Youroo!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:08 PM   #11948
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Got it closed up and winterized until next April. I also spent a good 3 minutes trying to figure out why I couldn't plug the power plug out. I forgot that I had to twist it.

To be fair, being a seasonal camper, I only actually pull the plug out of it once a year...
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:36 PM   #11949
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Emptyed the camper of all out stuff... Installed a 5th wheel.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:45 PM   #11950
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Installed a 5th wheel.
What are you planning to do?
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:47 PM   #11951
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Artic wolf 315 with a bunch of letters... LOL. Basically a 5er with a bunk house
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:25 PM   #11952
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Removed all perishables and linens. Winterized dry and wet method. Lubed slideout gears and applied conditioner to the rubber flaps. It seems to have come very fast this year.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:56 PM   #11953
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Artic wolf 315 with a bunch of letters... LOL. Basically a 5er with a bunk house
What I did today, I prepared for my last trip this year (with g-kids for our annual Halloween hoop with their buddies families).

Doc,
I totally like what the new Artic Wolf's offer. My only reservation which only applies to a few applications, As in, I do go off grid a couple of times a year where I would need a generator (no family). Where I go has hours regarding how long I can run a genny. Just not sure about it. I may be all wet...

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Old 10-23-2017, 07:03 PM   #11954
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They claim the residential fridge will run for a few days, but I do not believe that for a minute. I will prob add a second battery in the near future. We do not do a ton of dry camping but if we did I'd consider solar for sure.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:05 PM   #11955
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My understanding was that they came with two batteries?
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:09 PM   #11956
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Hmm, maybe it does, I did not specifically look so I can not confirm nor deny. I ASSumed it had one... Well I guess we know what that means.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:11 PM   #11957
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:26 PM   #11958
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You may be right. I just went looking online and for the 315 all I see are single battery setups. I was hot on it last year for the 265DBH8 and saw two batteries. Who knows? Find out if it is an option...
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:41 PM   #11959
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What I did today, I prepared for my last trip this year (with g-kids for our annual Halloween hoop with their buddies families).

Doc,
I totally like what the new Artic Wolf's offer. My only reservation which only applies to a few applications, As in, I do go off grid a couple of times a year where I would need a generator (no family). Where I go has hours regarding how long I can run a genny. Just not sure about it. I may be all wet...

Safe Travels.
I'm going to be running 4 225 amp hour deep cycle batteries next summer I'll let you know how it goes
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They claim the residential fridge will run for a few days, but I do not believe that for a minute. I will prob add a second battery in the near future. We do not do a ton of dry camping but if we did I'd consider solar for sure.
It runs for a few hours ☹️
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