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Old 11-22-2017, 06:33 AM   #15
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:08 PM   #16
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Brought her home today to winterize and start making the list of things we need to get rolling for next season
And finally... pictures!
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:23 PM   #17
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Looks like a beaut! Welcome from Monument CO!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:10 PM   #18
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Welcome from down the road in Broomfield! If you have any questions feel free to reach out! Great trailer!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:28 PM   #19
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Thanks all! For all you Colorado folks... do you prefer to just blow out the lines and put antifreeze in the p-traps, or do you put antifreeze through the pump and into the supply lines?
Iím thinking if we get the lines nice and clear I wonít have to put it through the system.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:45 PM   #20
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If you just blow out the lines using the city water connection, you will miss the pump (and the strainer that should be on the input line to the pump).

I do both: Air through the city water until air comes out at each sink/toilet/shower, plus air through the black tank flush input; then antifreeze through the pump to each sink/toilet/shower. That's overkill, but the last three years we have left home in the middle of winter with the trailer still winterized, then de-winterized down south. I don't want to discover one or more damaged plumbing pieces while we are living in the trailer. If my plan was to wait until it was warm and then de-winterize at home, with time allowed for repairs if needed, I might be less thorough.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:02 PM   #21
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Found our little Bambi!

For the past 8 years I have only just blown out the lines with a small compressor at 60psi.

This year with my new 30í I decided to do both - blow out the lines + run Rv anti freeze through the fresh water system. Overkill for sure, but there is no risk of disaster
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:27 AM   #22
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Congratulations! Your Bambi is beautiful! Love the Flamingo bedding!
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:28 AM   #23
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I blow out the lines and then pump antifreeze in, including the tank rinse.

So glad you got your Bambi home and are nesting with it!
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:20 AM   #24
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So glad you got your Bambi home and are nesting with it!
So True! I got up twice last night to check on it as it's parked in the street in front of our house so we can do more work today.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:49 PM   #25
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Thanks for the pictures. Airstream engineers are masters at small space designed in efficiency. And that CCD interior looks great. You better go out and check on it one more time.

I blew out the copper plumbing lines on my 75 Overlander this fall. Then I proceeded to remove the copper lines as I will replumb in PEX. I was surprised, no shocked, at how much water was left in the lines after the compressed air blow out. I had nothing but air at every faucet. I even opened the low point drains.

So I always recommend blow out as much water as possible, and then pump in RV antifreeze until you get red at every faucet. Make sure there is a cup of antifreeze in every trap. That is the best way in my view.

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Congrats on your new Bambi. We love 'em.

On winterizing, you might consult with your nearby AS mechanic (Windish RV) and ask what they recommend. We generally get our winterizing done by an RV service center. Most times they blow out the pipes and add the antifreeze.

When dewinterizing if you've added the antifreeze, just run a lot of water through your system. Then normally we drink other water for a few camping trips before drinking from the tap.
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I would definitely not rely on windish. You are much better off learning how to winterize yourself, then youíll know it was done right. There is plenty of support on the forum to help you out.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:14 PM   #28
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Thanks all for the various experiences and input, we appreciate it!
It's always a challenge to figure out what best to do, though perhaps in this case either way should work out well if executed properly. So we drained the system, used our air compressor to blow out the lines, tilted the trailer tongue up and down to move water around, more air, and then hauled it back out for it's winter nap with everything open for a good shakedown... then one more blow-out at the storage yard. We left the pump disconnected on both sides after clearing it out and then poured AF in all of the p-traps. We'll let you know how things look when we refill and recharge in the spring ;-) We'll either be successful, or I'll be looking for tips and tricks on plumbing fixes.

So, any quick suggestions for best web sites for trailer parts? I made quite the list while cleaning today; LED bulb replacements, replacement bezels for fantastic fans, all those little things :-) The trailer is in fabulous shape for her age, but needs some attention to the little bits.

Thanks again!
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