Originally Posted by Mr Happy
Hi there…I am the Virgin Bambi camper. The plastic cover on my new 2013, 16 foot Bambi propane tanks makes noise in the wind. Any ideas on how to make this more quiet? The large wings nuts are tight and the top viewing cover is tight.
Depends on the noise. Rattle? Whistle from the slipstream?
Second question: Is there a detailed step by step winterizing guide available.
Owner's manual should have one. Multiple threads here on the AirForums on the subject, but quick checklist:
1 - Pump as much water from your freshwater tank as you can, until the pump sucks air. Ideally, run it into the blackwater tank through the toilet, so that the water is used for a black tank flush. Might as well put that excess water to work rather than letting it run on the ground.
2 - Drain the black and gray tanks.
3 - Open the drain plug/valve on the bottom of the fresh tank, to drain out whatever water the pump couldn't pick up.
4 - Open all of the faucets to let air into the plumbing. Water will run out the low point drains more easily with the faucets open.
5 - Open all of the low point drains.
6 - Close the water heater bypass valve.
7 - Open the water heater's pressure relief valve, for the same reason you opened the faucets.
8 - Open the water heater drain plug.
9 - After everything quits dripping, close the low-point drains. Put the drain plug back in the bottom of the fresh tank, too, to keep bugs and vermin out. You want the low-point drains closed so that when you blow out the lines later, you'll blow out the whole line, and not just the part from the inlet to the drain.
10 - Attach a blowout plug to the municipal water inlet.
11 - Blow compressed air into the blowout fitting at 60psi or so, until no more water comes out the open faucets.
11A - If you have an outside shower fitting, make sure you open it as well to blow air through it.
11B - If you've ever used your exterior black tank flush fitting, blow air through it as well.
12 - Pour pink RV antifreeze into the sinks and shower drain to fill the P-traps with antifreeze, and to mix whatever residual water is left in the holding tanks with antifreeze as well.
12A - Add a bit of antifreeze to the toilet bowl, but don't flush; the antifreeze will keep the seal moist so it doesn't dry out. To keep the antifreeze from evaporating, cover the toilet bowl with Saran Wrap afterwards.
13 - Disconnect the pump inlet, and run a little bit of antifreeze through the pump to displace any trapped water. You do not
need to fill the whole freshwater system with antifreeze if you've blown out the lines with compressed air, just fill the bits that retain fluid.
That is the whole process, as I do it. Other people have their own variations, including filling the whole freshwater system with antifreeze instead of blowing out the lines. But I've never done it that way, so someone else will have to give you their checklist if that method appeals to you.