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Old 11-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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Drain water for below freezing storage?

Got a 91 25" Excella. Is there a valve or whatever to drain the water to avoid freezing when storing trailer? And, is draining water for storage recommended or is there another better solution? Thanks
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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Hi, Do a search under winterizing. I think you'll find a lot of information.
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Hi Edfos~

Hey I have a 19 Bambi. Have had a couple of other trailers and yes they all require winterizing... I, however, am in Duluth Minnesota. I am unfamiliar with your winter conditions in your area. If you get winter weather of the feezing variety, then you truly do need to get on with winterizing. If you don't, I might just give a local trailer dealer a call and inquire about off-season storage techniques suitable to your geography. We obviously do not have a choice! Water gets real stiff about this time every year up here. Have had the Bambi winterized and stored for a month already... breaks your heart to pack it in for the season. We do a fair amount of weekend trips and miss them in winter. For some strange reason none of the women in my house like the idea of winter camping??? hmmmm. Imagine that?

Best of luck... Give a local a call. Cheap advice and tehy're usually happy to advise.
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Hello edfos2 -- I am looking at a NY Times book (Times Books) from 1984. This references areas all over the world. The NY Times combined all of their daily weather reports over the years into a month by month record of average temps, record hi & lo temps & precip. Of course they only have San Francisco in the book. But they do record the lowest San Fran temps as 28, 28 & 31 for Jan, Feb & March. Are yours a few degrees lower probably?

I realize you are a bit SW of San Jose and maybe you can tell us if your experience is different than I mention above. This thread is one example of the west's Leipper having actually recorded temps inside his trailer in temps that dipped briefly below freezing. Another more recent thread of his actually reported colder temps in which the interior temp didn't get very cold. Now this advice won't let you travel to higher elevations with impunity but I'd expect that you wouldn't have to winterize at all at your elevation. That is assuming you don't have an outside shower -- which shouldn't be the case with your year.
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