Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
2009 23' FB Flying Cloud
Bowling Green , Ohio
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 14
Winterize and protect new AS & trip in the winter

First frost predicted already here in Ohio!We got our 2009 AS in May of this year. I have the article by Janet H on winterizing. Ours will be sitting outside as winter approaches. Can I assume this new AS has clear coat and outside is protected? Any other suggestions?
Also we plan to pull it out of the snow to head for Texas in February. Any cautions from you experts on that? We figure we can plow the pad ahead of it and pull it out so long as we are not buried in snow. I assume we will have to winterize it before we return home from Texas after a couple of weeks. Are we crazy?

Karterlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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
See the first 2 threads here - -- especially the step-by-step by john hd.

I thought my water pump access was tight when I put the Camco valve into my Safari. But I've got a buddy with a 23' International and access is nearly ridiculously tight. You've got to reposition the water pump 1.5" or so to fit the valve. We've got to look at it again but I'm wondering if he's going to have to go with a dealer blowout job.

Remember to put antifreeze in the traps.


5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 07:42 AM   #3
jcanavera's Avatar

2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 8,622
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
If you are going to travel over salt laden roads, make sure you wash your trailer and frame once you get out of the cold and salt. I had a friend who pulled back from Texas to Missouri one spring and had to drive on roads which salt had been spread. His frame broke out with small rust marks all over. All areas where the paint had been dinged by rocks or was thin. It was pretty surprising. It looked like the trailer frame had a case of the measles.

Jack Canavera
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
Site Team
Lily&Me's Avatar

2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,793
We had to get a tow to lift our Interstate out of its' frozen rut last January, so be prepared.

We only de-winterize once we are clearly out of freezing weather. Watch the forecasts and remember that the border states do not plow and salt like we Midwesterners do.
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me 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
Winter Trip recomendation: Eagle viewing Boondocker On The Road... 36 12-06-2007 04:07 PM
winter trip gas, desel and LP imagine Winter Living 4 09-09-2007 11:42 PM
Strip & Polish ..In the Winter Julison Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 3 11-26-2005 09:22 AM
A winter trip to the dealer jcanavera Our Community 2 01-07-2005 05:42 AM
Mid-winter trip Pahaska On The Road... 2 01-12-2004 09:36 PM

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 11:36 AM.

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.