Originally Posted by fotobryant
This isn't truely a question about "freezing" here in So. Cal.!
Now that we won't be using our new trailer until mid February I can't find any information as to whether to leave the fresh water tank full or empty. Temperatures can reach mid 70's during the day, and I'm worried about algae. Does any one have suggestions for keeping tank fresh between trips?
Thanks for all your help, we've learned a lot from all the posts!
I had a 1971 Trade Wind in storage at the El Toro Marine Base for a few years, and never winterized. It just does not get cold enough for it to become necessary. You can simply drain the fresh tank if it is going to sit for a few month, and not worry about the water lines. We actually kept about a quarter tank of water, so we could periodically go to the trailer and perform cleaning duties etc and have some water available.
Water preservation tablets are available also, I just don't know where.
If between trips is less than a month or so, then the clorine in the water prevents nasties from growing. Especially since it is enclosed and does nto see UV radiation or lots of oxygen.
We only used the water from the storage tank for washing and flushing, since we always brough a few gallons of drinking water for consumption.
You should sanitize your fresh water system at least once a year. Here is how: http://www.airstream.com/product_lin.../faq.html#tank
Enjoy your new Bambi!