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Old 10-06-2006, 10:57 AM   #15
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Not sure how much winterizing I need to do. I know I need to drain and blow out the water lines, and drain the fresh water tank, but what else would I need to do in the Atlanta area? We get temps in the teens for short periods between temps in the 30's-40's at night. Rarely below upper teens, though.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:58 AM   #16
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Things are just starting to get good down here - might even be able to have a few outings where we can open the windows and turn off the A/C soon!

For us, "winterizing" = "don't pack bathing suits".
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:06 AM   #17
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Depends on your perspective. I would never trade New England for Florida (i.e., insects, heat, hurricanes).
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:12 AM   #18
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I plan to take the Aluminum Townhouse up to the ski areas this winter. Only antifreeze I'll be adding is peppermint schnapps


An hints on how to deal with excess humidity (besides a trip to Little Cottonwood Canyon ).

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Old 10-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #19
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Without sounding like I'm rubbing it in...... this make me feel very fortunate that we can use our tin cabin year-round... I do a fair amount of complaining about how hot it is here in the summer, but cool is only 2 hours away. Having grown up in the Midwest, it makes me appreciate my current location more. This has been our first season with our AS and I'm now looking forward to doing some desert camping this winter.... Keep your eye on the forum we'll post some AZ rally opportunities for those of you that want to escape the frozen tundra....
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:59 AM   #20
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We feel very fortunate too...living in CA. It's off to Yosemite for 4 days over Thanksgiving before the snow really starts (didn't the Donner Party say that?). Then we'll stick to the coast until late spring when we can hit the Sierra Nevada mountains again. Winter camping on the coast here is the best because it's not crowded like the summer. No snow... only rain.

I lived in the Adirondacks in New York for 3 years, so I can feel for you North Country Airstreamers.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:08 PM   #21
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We'll be thinking of all you southerners, westerners and west coasters when its 12 degrees and snowing here - enjoy and keep posting with pictures so we can get REAL jealous!!!
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:53 PM   #22
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Now we can rub it in!

Heh-Heh_heh....pick on us here in Texas during the HOT months. NOW...I am gettin' read to AIRSTREAM IT!!!!. For the next several months its time to hit the Beaches in South Texas, go fishing and Bird watch (not boring at all) anywhere along the Third Coast, maybe a trip to the mini mountains of the Big Bend and even float the Santa Elena (probable cold but tolerable), How about visit any of the lakes in north Texas or kick back in the Groves of South Texas. A day trip into Mexico.....OLE'. Winterize????That means fill up the cooler. After we beat Oklahoma this week end its ON THE ROAD. Oops!... I have a big Texas style BBQ in Coleman, Texas this weekend.....your all invited. Pictures to follow. Luv U all.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:19 PM   #23
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Hi, Winterizing, what's that? For me that's just parking my trailer in my driveway and letting it sit until I can use it again. My next qualifying vacation is in August, 2007; But I plan on retireing before then.

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Old 10-07-2006, 08:43 AM   #24
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I wish there was a smiley for giving someone the raspberries there BOB (LOL)!!!
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:27 PM   #25
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Depends on your perspective. I would never trade New England for Florida (i.e., insects, heat, hurricanes).
Thank Goodness that some people like the winterizing and the salt. We couldn't have room for EVERYBODY! in the Sun. For all the rest of you, there's plenty of room.

I've never been able to understand why some people are willing to work 12 months of the year for possessions they can only enjoy a few months of the year.

Kidding aside, I sometimes wonder if we own our possessions or they own us.

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Old 10-08-2006, 06:59 AM   #26
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Well, it is done ...
New coat of Walbernize top and sides,
Throroughly cleaned out the inside - removed almost everything,
I greased the window gaskets with some silicone plumbers grease so they won't stick to the windows,
Greased all moving parts - hinges, stabilizers, steps, etc. with white lithium grease,
Drained tanks, added anti-freeze (freeze warnings ALREADY here for later in the week),
Removed propane tanks and batteries,
Tilted the trailer on a front to back angle for run-off,
Left the vents opn a crack and the refrigerator doors too,
put a piece of window screen over the opening to the dump valve - secured with radiator clamp so I can leave dump valves open to vent the tanks.

Why do I go through all of this for six or seven months of use - because our AS ROCKS - it's a great way to get away from it all. It seems I appreciate the things that take some work more than those that don't - must be the Slovak and Irish potato farmer in me!
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:23 AM   #27
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Depends on your perspective. I would never trade New England for Florida (i.e., insects, heat, hurricanes).
I can understand your perspective rebfa.Mine was reinforced this morning as I was scraping frost off my car windows.
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Every part of the country has its pros and cons. That's the beauty of owning an Airstream -- one can travel and visit all parts of the country without ever committing to staying there forever! Stay long enough to enjoy the "pros"; leave before the "cons" take you down!

Hence, the reason why the "snowbirds" go south in the winter and the "beachbirds" come north in the summer!
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