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Old 07-11-2010, 07:21 PM   #29
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I think, I think, it may be done.....

My husband was getting so hooked on finding leaks he would say I need a leak fix, turn the water on.
Sooooooooo........... There are now no leaks. Fired up the water heater and all looks like it is functioning. The interesting thing here, with everything not tidied up and wide open, that water pump sounds atrocious!!!!!!! So I wonder if once everything is put back in place if it will go back to being a quieter obnoxious sound.
The other thing, did my kitchen faucet always run that pathetic? I can't remember.
We put in a new faucet in the lavatory some time ago, I didn't like that ball faucet and that works great too.
It was funny, my husband was all set to hook the trailer up and run it in to wash it down. Well......... Gee hubby, the trailer is far from secured, I think you better put it back together before you haul it anywhere. The couch is piled high with the drawers and dishes from under the sink, the toilet is still next to the door. The bed is propped up, the shower wall and door is leaning against the refrigerator, a bucket full of all kinds of stuff in the middle of the floor. So I don't think he is heading anywhere that soon.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:59 PM   #30
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I'll bet good money that your husband will winterize this year! And you'll make double sure he does it!

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:14 PM   #31
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You betcha!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:11 PM   #32
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You should remove the screen filters from all faucets and make sure they are clean. Working on the plumbing sometimes causes stuff to get caught in these filters and slow your water flow.
Good news on the lack of leaks.

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:10 AM   #33
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Yes,
That is always what I check first is the screens especially when we have so much grit in our water. So I found the instructions to get into the faucet from the top.
My husband pretty much cleaned the trailer, pretty much and asked me if I had looked at it. So everything is screwed back into place for easier access. But I did notice now the nozzle spray on the toilet doesn't do the nozzle thing. Couldn't screw that off to check.
The trailer even went in for a bath today. And of course hubby didn't put the vent down. Caught hm as he was leaving the yard. He didn't think it was a big deal just going into town. Well.......... the wind was starting to pick up so you never know. Asked him if he wanted to keep the projects coming.
I am now thinking of our first outing this year, with a fully functioning trailer...........
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #34
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We had a real winter up here this year too. Some years are so mild but this one, I was watching some drillers trying to thaw out a big drill rig up in Reno, every tank, pipe, valve was frozen SOLID, early in Dec.
It seems that A/S stands up the plumbing, then builds the stream tight around the plumbing with no way to get to the stuff. Good luck.

and Hey, BM is coming up, that was my first trip with the Silver Dragon up to Black Rock City.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:27 AM   #35
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Glory Hallelujah!!!!!!

Went in to the kitchen faucet from the top, just started trying to dismantle it and didn't get too far, pulled the pin up and squirted all around and that was as far as my hubby was willing to go. Soooooo....... dang! Put it back together and what do you know? It runs great!!!!!!! So it just had trapped grit and just like a dismantle and flush. Yippeeeeee!!!!! So now to plan for the first get away!!!!!
Decisions, decisions.........
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:21 AM   #36
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Bet he winterizes nest year.LOL
I busted a couple of my copper pipes. Had to pull the shower out which was connected to the rest of the bathroom so it all came out.
So I get a bathroom make over.
Good luck and it sounds like you are making progress no better way to get know your Airstream.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #37
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shower hand held hose

I see the PO of my trailer removed the shower hand held hose as a part of winterizing. Is this a common practice among other owners? I'm not sure I'd have thought of doing it.
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #38
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Yeah... I did exactly the same thing. Trailer was left in Reno, and I didn't get to winterize, so a big job is planned before she heads out to Burning Man. Not sure how hard it's going to be but it has to be done.

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Old 07-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #39
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Get to work for BM

You better start looking at those pipes now. Hubby said the parts were cheaper at Lowes than Home Depot by plenty. Just to let you know.
Don't know about the shower head since we are newbies learning the hard way.
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Thank you. There's a Lowes not too far from where she is stored. That and getting her ready for the Playa in two days? Hmmmm

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Yikes!
If your Husband did not winterize you should be sure to check his plumbing thoroughly; apply pressure and check for any drips, leaks, or sagging anywhere in the system. How old is the plumbing? When was it last drained? Is there a history of non-performance? A thorough examination of all components, including those hanging beneath the chassis should provide you with all the information you need to properly diagnose the system and hopefully get him up and running again!
Should this result in the system failing to rise to the occasion, there are remedies available. Many of them available on-line as my inbox indicates daily!
Good luck…and don’t report back with any details…
Thank you for a good laugh.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:29 PM   #42
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Thank you. There's a Lowes not too far from where she is stored. That and getting her ready for the Playa in two days? Hmmmm

Yornster.....
2 days? You better cross everything you have. Since my husband had to replace all the pvc, had to wait for cement to dry and all that stuff. Tearing it apart, just joyful. 2 days? Well you could always dry camp in the trailer if nothing else.
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