Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-28-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 53
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

ldetsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Hi, Do a search under winterizing. I think you'll find a lot of information.

Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2006, 07:47 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
2005 19' Safari
Duluth , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 101
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.
skykingpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2006, 07:47 PM   #4
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
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.

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Hammer smily Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10 02-08-2003 04:18 PM
need plumbing map for water pump silverbullet Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 1 09-22-2002 09:13 PM
travelling w/out water system maznblu Fresh Water Systems 6 09-09-2002 12:03 PM
Water proofing Rob Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 1 08-31-2002 09:37 PM
Water Pump Dbraw Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 6 06-15-2002 10:35 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.