Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1
Winterizing in Rain Country

I'm totally new to this, so apologies for ignorance.

I've just bought my first Airstream (first trailer, too). I'm keeping in a stationary spot in Sonoma County, California. It's going to serve as a weekend getaway. The location is warm and dry in summer, but rain falls throughout much of the winter. I need advice on winterizing.

I've purchased a couple of vent covers, so that I can keep the vents open but the interior dry.

What kind of caulking pr anything else ddo I need to do? Should I cover the propane tanks? Anything else that will keep the Airstream fresh and in great shape for many years to come?

Thank you.
__________________

__________________
johnp_sf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
I would set a few of the DampRid moisture collectors around. I use them in my trailer here in Texas. I empty mine weekly, but for longer periods set them in a pan of some sort. It's amazing how much water they collect. It keeps my trailer smelling nice and fresh. i buy the DampRid in bulk to refill the plastic collectors.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
Herm and Debby's Avatar
 
1970 25' Tradewind
Cincinnati , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 88
The DampRid sounds like a great idea. Where can you purchase it?
__________________
Herm and Debby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2003, 04:36 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally posted by Herm and Debby
The DampRid sounds like a great idea. Where can you purchase it?
Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardwares; just about every outlet of that kind.

DampRid comes in plastic pots that hold about a pint with the chemical suspended in a basket. The chemical lasts quite a while and then can be bought in bulk to reload. for long term, I would place the DR in foil baking pans. One large pan could hold several of the DR pots. hat way, you won't get an overflow. The collected liquid is strange stuff and hard to clean up.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Winterizing JWest Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 8 11-04-2007 03:44 PM
Winterizing in Alberta altastars Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 13 10-22-2004 06:17 PM
winterizing question Stefrobrts Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11 11-03-2003 05:11 PM
Winterizing your plumbing 2002 BobbyW Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 0 11-01-2002 09:23 PM
Winterizing and stuff Curtis-79MH Airstream Motorhome Forums 2 10-03-2002 10:27 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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