Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2009, 09:34 AM   #43
Rivet Master
Gene's Avatar
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
Furnace. Mid 20's might causing freezing problems in the water tanks, and the forecast may be wrong and it could go lower.


Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 09:50 AM   #44
Rivet Master
HowieE's Avatar

1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,308
Images: 12
You should be OK. What you have to fear is freezing oven night and remaining below freezing during the day and freezing again the second night. Now if it is in the 30s during the day and going down that night I might get concerned.

The trailer is a large thermal mass and it takes some time to drop the temperature in it.

I have frequently had nights in the 20s and awaken with the supply hose frozen but the trailer systems OK.

2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 10:04 AM   #45
2 Rivet Member
Ben4762's Avatar
1989 32' Excella
Lawrenceville , Georgia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 59
Originally Posted by By the Bay View Post

I don't have a compressor.
Can I winterize without a compressor (ie, without blowing the lines) ?

Can I drain it all, then use Multiple Gallons of RV Antifreeze? I'd sent it thru the whole system... open faucets, shower, toilet sprayer, etc until they run pink... including hot water heater?
I have never used a compressor for winterizing. I drain the hot water tank, put the system on bypass and run RV antifreeze through the system. I have a 32' trailer and it takes 2 gallons including dumping a cup of RV Antifreeze into each p-trap.
Ben4762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 11:44 AM   #46
2 Rivet Member
galfoman's Avatar
2002 19' Bambi
Dorchester , Massachusetts
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 34
I just picked up a small air compressor from Home Depot on sale for $99.
It's worth having even if you only use it for winterizing and filing your tires.
Doing mine today because it froze a little last night.
BTW, It's all you will need to to power a finish nailer or pneumatic sanding and grinding tools if you plan to do a restoration.
Check it out.
1 Gallon, 135 PSI Max, Trim Compressor - D55140 at The Home Depot

I saw a Husky one there too that was even smaller and only $69.00. It also included a hose, a brad nailer and a bunch of toys.

Husky 2 Gallon Compressor with 3 Tool Kit - H2G3TK at The Home Depot
galfoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:35 PM   #47
1 Rivet Member
1976 31' Sovereign
Marlette , Michigan
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6
Unhappy need information

Kevin 245
I'm in need of the same information about winterising a 76 Airstream Soverign.
I have misplaced my owners manual and Michigan eats travel trailers for snacks left un prepaired for winter. my email address is [email] thanks Raymond.

rymndmr 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
De-winterizing gsgofish Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 0 05-22-2009 08:02 PM
De-winterizing snpotratz Fresh Water Systems 7 03-19-2007 12:48 PM
Fishing line takes out brakes? LI Pets Brakes & Brake Controllers 16 02-28-2007 08:05 AM
Winterizing jacobjames Member Introductions 1 10-13-2006 03:32 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 10:06 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.