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Old 04-29-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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De-Winterized Today!

Winter is over. I retrieved our 16' CCD from storage last night, and dewinterized today. No water leaks, so draining, blowing the lines with compressed air, and leaving all the valves opened worked for me again. Next year I plan to pump pink antifreeze through the lines, but will still blow them out afterwards to minimize any problems with odor or taste.

All of the electrical and propane systems are in good shape. Parking for the winter in an enclosed garage is soooo nice. Just like I put it away last fall, except for some dust.

Tonight I will change out the 10w bulbs for the 5w bulbs, to improve our boondocking battery situation (got that tip from this board, thanks!)

In May, I plan a fishing trip at Flaming Gorge, and then a long weekend in Jackson Hole for the Memorial Day season opener.

Anyone else ecstatic about making it through another winter!?! I'm going to driveway camp tonight, just because I can!!


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Old 04-29-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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Wah-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are a little away from dewinterizing. . .mainly because we are flooded on high ground here in our midwest monsoons. From your post, we can see your joy Here's to a great opening day in a beautiful setting! ~G

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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If I am industrious and lucky, I might just get to this tomorrow on ours. See if I got all of the water out of the lines!

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Old 04-29-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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Got the Safari done two weekends ago....even got a wash and a walbernize in too.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:34 PM   #5
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Wow! Seems weird to here all this. We have used ours 3 times since Jan 1st!!
But those memories are not from that long ago!
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:35 PM   #6
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I picked up my 30' Classic on April 7 from Jackson Center on my way from Canada to Florida. The trailer was in for winter repair at the factory. Got there at 01:30 in the morning, the trailer was already in the Terraport (thanks to the service department) and we stayed in the trailer, paid the bill around 8:30 and then I did the de-winterizing thing. Had amazing weather in Destin FL, came back home through the Carolinas and finally home just east of Toronto on April 24. Well on April 27 I rushed outside at 23:30 to blow out the lines and turned on the furnace as I noticed the temperature was approaching 33F. In the morning around 06:00 it was about 28F. I never expected that. Gee a week before I was sitting outside by the trailer in 80 degree weather. Always interesting...
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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C'mon Pick! You aren't that long removed from Geauga County ....

Bet it's great there, eh?

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Old 04-29-2006, 10:34 PM   #8
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We were still getting snow and freezing temps here in Utah for a full week past Easter. That's a much later end to winter than we usually have, that's why is was excited to finally get the Airstream out.
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:21 AM   #9
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3"s of SNOW!!!!!

April 29th and we had 3" of SNOW on the ground this morning at dawn!!!!!

My daughters 1130 LL game was cancelled due to weather.

Of course, the 1430 game for my son was ON!

Field was GREAT and the weather was 70 and SUNNY! He pitched a 2 hitter! MOWED 'em down, 123, 1234, 1234, 123!!!!!!!!!! WOW, what a game!!!! 15 run slaughter rule.... YEAH BABY!

Sorry to sidetrack....

Weather here is peachy now that the SNOW melted....

Looking at 75 or so tomorrow.... Sorry, not trying to rub anyone's nose in it....We got MAJOR FIRE DANGER here in ABQ in spite of the snow.

It's great to be ALIVE! AND own an AirStream!

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Old 05-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #10
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Flaming Gorge NRA

We were thinking about stopping off at Flaming Gorge NRA on our trip to Kansas in a couple of weeks. Have you been there before? We're not fisherpersons, but sounds like a scenic area!
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:03 PM   #11
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Flaming Gorge is scenic, and has some nice camping areas (mostly no hook ups). You can tour the dam, there's an elevator that will take you down the inside.

When I'm towing, I take the road on the east side, the access from the west side has a lot of steeper grades and switch backs.

If not fishing, I think you could pretty much see the area with half a day and an over night. If you like the boondocking camping, it's a pretty stop for as long as you have.

To me, the best thing is the blue ribbon fly fishing on the Green River below the dam. The first 5 or 6 miles the river flows through a narrow canyon, and lots of places to fish. There's a trail along the river, and it's a pretty hike, all along the river, if you like to hike. Often, you can see the fish in the river, eagles, etc - a neat place to be outdoors.

Let me know if you want more specific info, about roads and campgrounds, and I'll see if I can help.

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Old 05-04-2006, 03:55 AM   #12
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Hello -

We'll be de-winterizing our Bauxite Beauty this weekend. Got the LP tanks filled yesterday as we've still got a few weeks of mid 30's to mid 40's at night.
I'll give her a good wash and Walbernize and we'll be ready for the summer!

Don't know how much towing we'll be doing this summer with gas prices the way they are - we'll have to stay in OH, IN, PA. There are LOTS of places to go and things to do in those three states so it won't be bad.

Have a GREAT summer all!

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:35 AM   #13
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Normally I would have had at least one trip under my belt, but work just hasn't let up enough to get out, much less dewinterize. But the handwriting is on the wall and we will be out soon.

I'll bring the trailer home to dewinterize weekend after next. I need a tank of propane, and usually use one a year, so I'll be curious what the cost of that is. Picked up a Moen 601 filter over the Internet for the kitchen faucet and I need to get by Wally-mart to pick up the external water filter, some potty paper, and the consumables that we leave in the trailer for the season. Wash and walbernize also has to fit in, along with loading in all the liquids that we store in a big rubbermaid container in the basement.

Hopefully everything is dry and the antifreeze did its job. I've been doing this for over 20 years without a problem but I still hold my breath when I pressurize the water lines for the first time each spring.

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #14
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Canoe stream, it's going on 3 years now, how time flies! I usually make it back every year, havn't been back yet this year. Need to make sure all the snow is gone, so I don't get any road salt on my chassis

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