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Old 03-17-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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If you live in the Pacific Northwest

Well, I'm not sure if it's ever going to stop raining here in the Puget Sound, but my husband and I decided it's almost time to de-winterize our trailer and take her out for the weekend. We'll be at staying at the Port Hudson RV Park in Port Townsend the first weekend in April. We even managed to snag a site right on the waterfront. It will be the first time staying at this park, and we're looking forward to getting out and enjoying our trailer.

I'm wondering about the rest of you? Any plans to de-winterize soon? Or have you already done so? What are your upcoming plans?
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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I haven't done it quite yet, I've seen some lows in the weather forecast lingering right around freezing still. Probably in a few weeks, definitely right around April. Take some pictures!
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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April 1 usually before I plan to de-winterize. I am set up to run winter if needed, but that usually costs more time, $$ and worry?

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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Our AS is getting its warranty items done this week, so should be ready to go. Pt Hudson is a great place to relax, and we enjoyed our winter visit a few months back. Hope to visit drier places in April.

Great place for breakfast is Blue Moose café, located in the shipyards. Don't be put off by the industrial surroundings, the place is fantastic, one of the bests breakfasts I've enjoyed in WA. Yelp it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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We purged the water lines in October and added antifreeze to the pee traps. Then I set up a small oil heater and keep that on all winter. The theory is we can add water and go any time we want to escape the rain. Didn't do that this winter but we did go out and have some wine in the Argosy several times and thought of where we want to go. We actually pretty well planned 5 trips for this year that way, and enjoyed some really nice wine. Kind of like camping in our driveway.
So living in Kent you don't have to take a ferry, do you?
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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Keep in mind that if it drops slightly below zero for 2-3 hours before sunrise, that is not going to freeze anything enough to do any damage. If I still lived in the Puget Sound ( excuse me; Salish Sea) area and I was concerned about freeze this time of the year, I would simply set the furnace to come on at a very low temperature. If I had shore power I would use a small heater. I believe it would be very rare for it to get cold enough to consider rewinterizing. If it were to get that cold this time of year cold I'm guessing you'd get a few days warning and uproar from the local news.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:33 PM   #7
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Yes, we were out for a very nice campout this weekend, BUTTTTTT .... still dry camping.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:39 PM   #8
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Just spent the weekend de-winterizing and dreaming of vacations this year. It has been unusually warm here this spring, so this is a little early. I have a portable heater I set at 45 degrees to keep the chill off if it looks like it might get cold again.

I also did a little cleaning and made a wish list of things for the trailer and places to see this year. On the list, a hook for my keys, a new fire extinguisher, and a trip to the Oregon coast.

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Keep in mind that if it drops slightly below zero for 2-3 hours before sunrise, that is not going to freeze anything enough to do any damage. If I still lived in the Puget Sound ( excuse me; Salish Sea) area and I was concerned about freeze this time of the year, I would simply set the furnace to come on at a very low temperature. If I had shore power I would use a small heater. I believe it would be very rare for it to get cold enough to consider rewinterizing. If it were to get that cold this time of year cold I'm guessing you'd get a few days warning and uproar from the local news.

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I meant freezing not zero, but I guess I was still OK if I pretend that I meant Celsius.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:40 PM   #10
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Glad to hear from some PNWs! No confirmed plans until Easter weekend at Deception Pass. But we'll be out one of the first weekends in April, I'm sure. As newbies, we need a weekend to work out the post-winter kinks. Have fun in PT!
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:42 AM   #11
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The 5-day forecasts are still showing some temps in the 20's so I will wait just a little longer. However, I have started to re-stock the shelves with foods that were taken out for the winter, so at least that is a start.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #12
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What a great thread. Don't forget to stop by the land yacht harbor for a night or two. Airstreamer's pay $17.00 (including tax) per night,full hook ups and free wifi. A great rally coming up in Lacey first weekend in May is the crab feed rally. All you can eat crab.

Wish we could go to PT next week, its one of our favorite places, but doctor appts next week.

We just got back from AZ a week ago so no winterizing this year. Now we just use a little heater to keep the trailer and Moho warm enough.

We are heading to AK in mid to end of May so starting to get ready for that.

All of us in the PNW that are going somewhere for a few days should post it here. You never know, it would be fun to get together on a spur of a moment, there are so many great places within just a few hours.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
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BusDriver--thanks for the tip about the Airstream Land Yacht Harbor. I didn't realize it was only $17 to stay there. That is great to know. We were thinking of leaving a day early and staying somewhere else that first night. We thought about the Little Creek Casino...they have a nice RV resort there, and I thought it would be fun to hit the slots. I was disappointed the Casino raised their prices from last year. It used to be $30 or $35 night (any night). Now it's $29 on weekdays, but Friday and Saturday night they want $45. Just seems a bit overpriced to me.

Great idea to post our PNW destinations here! I'd love to learn about some other places to stay and maybe try to coordinate a get together. Sounds like fun!
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I think you must be a WBCCI member to go to Land Yacht Harbor, so keep that in mind.
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