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Old 11-24-2013, 07:29 AM   #309
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Oh me oh my - imagine the number of posts I would generate of I undertook a restoration

Talked to wife about heater last night - she was like "uhhh let's just see how we do using stuff that already is in the trailer and that would just get in the way" -

I still like the heater option for occasional sub freezing temps and skip winterizing to save propane both at home and when at CG - and these units a pretty small I think - going to HD to look at them - may pick one up on cyber Monday

Monte sano folks told me they will be mostly empty and we will have whatever we want
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:09 AM   #310
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Talked to wife about heater last night - she was like "uhhh let's just see how we do using stuff that already is in the trailer and that would just get in the way" -
I'm with the wife. Cost of propane compared to everything else?
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #311
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I'm with the wife. Cost of propane compared to everything else?
I was wondering this last night - although when at CG answer us obvious but most winter use will be at home for cold snaps

I'm worried also that using that instead if furnace will hear inside of trailer but not as well the pipes and tanks

I'll probably just see now long my propane lasts me first
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #312
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Btw - back to thread topic

A friend of mine lSt guessed the cost of my trailer as higher than actual by 25k and he went on about how worth it

3 friends of mine came over last night - became the "man can" and they all were really impressed while they sipped their four roses bourbon (I'm not much a drinker of whiskey) and we sat around talking - everyone was really surprised and were talking about all that we can do

I think people once they see and get into an AS they will feel the price (while high) is not such an outrageous thing - as far as it being "worth it and the Pre conceived judgements that go with it.

As a home addition alone this has proved AWESOME!!!
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #313
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Pharm, for camping I agree with your wife - the propane heater is great for warming the whole Airstream quickly. I try to carry as few "extra items" as needed. If you're open to unsolicited advice I would advise against using heat of any sort to protect your AS plumbing against freezing unless you're staying in the trailer. If the trailer is next to your house, it is freezing outside, and you have the heat on you think you're OK. But all it takes is once for the heat to fail - trip a circuit, run out of propane, whatever - and then you run the risk of a frozen plumbing joint, expansion of the ice, and broken fixtures that will be a chore to fix.

At a minimum I would blow out the lines with compressed air. If you do this right you can let the AS freeze without worry. Some people even here in Ohio just do that and are OK through the winter. I go the route of the RV antifreeze. Whether you live in the north or south, if you run the risk of freezing temps it would be safer to take one of those two routes. Just my opinion.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:44 AM   #314
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At a minimum I would blow out the lines with compressed air. If you do this right you can let the AS freeze without worry. Some people even here in Ohio just do that and are OK through the winter. I go the route of the RV antifreeze. Whether you live in the north or south, if you run the risk of freezing temps it would be safer to take one of those two routes. Just my opinion.
I like the idea of blow out lines without filling with pink fluid, but Wouldn't you need to drain the WH and antifreeze the drain traps also?
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #315
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I have never put antifreeze in my water lines but drain traps. Once I air-blow the lines, drain/air-blow the water heater at the on set of winter, I stop using the clean water plumb lines and water heater. All the 3 to 4 trips I make in winter (on my way to Florida & other less cold States) are restricted to portable water (2 or 4 five gal rubber jerry cans & 1 five gal self dispensing home depot drinking water) . I stole Paula's (Foil Again) idea of boiling water on the stove or portable 2.5 gal plastic electric water heaters for bath. Last year, I added some antifreeze to the black & Gray tanks while traveling thru the cold zones just out of caution and no freezing noticed when I got to Florida. When stationary, I tend to drain all waste into the black tank and keep the gray empty or add some antifreeze just in case I mistakenly dump water in it.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #317
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The winterizing stuff has not fully clicked for me

For furnace to fail what breakers would have to trip? - the house breaker would but then batteries to converter still good

You would need to have 2 failures?

Still that is a possibility - we only have a handful if sub freezing nights here in AL - ill probably figure out a winterizing routine still though - just have not figured out how to do it at all - I need an adapter for a compressor - Ido t have a compressor except for a portable small one for a car - can I use that? Or a hand bicycle pump? Or buy a compressor?

I'm going to read the manual today and see if I can better understand the winterizing stuff
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #318
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Hi,

If you don't already have it, I'd recommend getting Rich Luhr's "The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming". It contains a wealth of information, including winterizing.

Good luck,

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #319
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I've read it - not very detailed on winterizing as I recall - I really loved that book though - another copy came with AS as well
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I use a Black and Decker Air Station to blow the lines, works fine with adapter for city water inlet I bought at WalMart. Just don't forget to remove your under sink water filter in the galley if you have one because if you don't, it WILL freeze, crack and leak. Never mind asking me how I know!
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #321
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For the furnace to fail what breakers would have to trip? - the house breaker would but then batteries to converter still good
Check your power panel and you'll discover your 12v circuits haves fuses (not breakers). You may decide to carry spares like I do.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #322
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Not sure about the FCs, but my Classic has all 12V circuit breakers. It has a 12V fuse for the propane detector though.
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