Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:07 AM   #15
3 Rivet Member
 
desi arnaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 183
the pex pipe is fairly forgivable if you do have a freeze.
__________________

__________________
desi arnaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 10:01 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
1987 29' Sovereign
Sparta , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 507
Send a message via Yahoo to wingfoot321
Sarmimi,

Where are you all tonight. Did it hit the 20degrees last night that you were concerned about. Let us know how you are doing
__________________

__________________
wingfoot321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 10:38 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
sarmimi's Avatar
 
2013 23' FB International
2005 28' International CCD
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 110
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingfoot321
Where are you all tonight. Did it hit the 20degrees last night that you were concerned about. Let us know how you are doing
Hi all.

First, thanks for all the advice. Yes, it hit below twenty last night. We ended up draining everything just as a precaution and did fine. We are actually here for one more week (Angela has a Doctor's appt next week, so we need to stick around), and will probably hit a few sub-zero nights along the way. Sounds like we can just keep our furnace running and disconnect the water connection and will still be fine. Don't worry, we are heading to warmer temps next. Although, it hit the 60's today and was very sunny, but the nights are cold (only 31 F tonight though).

Here are some pics of all the frost and ice at night and around 7:30 am the next morning so everyone can appreciate how cold it got!

- Mike & Angela
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04424.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	14654   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04432.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	52.3 KB
ID:	14655  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04446.JPG
Views:	77
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	14656   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04452.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	92.6 KB
ID:	14657  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04447.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	99.2 KB
ID:	14658  
__________________
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
'05 Ford Excursion Ltd >> '14 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew
6.0L Diesel 3.73 >> 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 3.42
Titus Moto Lite, Nerve Cruiser
Mike, Angela, the kiddies & 10 yr old puppy, Kenzie, our Golden Retriever and best friend ever
sarmimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 10:52 PM   #18
Arr, we captain our ship!
 
Xray's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 535
Images: 44
Sarmini,

With any luck, we'll be heading to Telluride this weekend. We expect to hit low 30's at night and 50's and 60's during daylight. We'll likely head to Aspen shortly thereafter (with any luck). Our 22' CCD has tank heaters and, frankly, I'm not concerned about freezing up as Jack and Twink attest. We're packing our down sleeping bags and filling the propane tanks.

I just spoke to Westfalia who has a newer 19' and he had to leave his trailer up in Brec because he was having trouble with his tow vehicle - so I heard it was cold up there in Summit County. Brrrrrrr! Sure looks nice tho. Where are you staying in "B"? BTW, you said "sub-zero nights". Unless you are talking Celsius, I think you meant "sub-freezing nights". At least I sure hope so.

Westcliffe, Colorado (southern part of the state) had a hard freeze last night. Looks like an early winter is setting up.

Best to you and Angela! Hope all the parenthood stuff is looking good. Congrats again.

X
__________________
X
Xray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #19
Cartoon Character
 
Porky Pig's Avatar
 
2004 34' Classic
On The Road , U.S.A.
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 885
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcanavera
... and if you have an outside faucet on your trailer (like my Classic does), turn off the inside shut off valve, then open the outside valve and drain the small amount out of the line.
Petunia and I are in West Yellowstone ... temps are expected to drop into the high 20s.

Good advice, Jack. I forgot about the outside valve. I actually had to get the manual out to see where the inside shut off valve was located! When I went outside to open the outside valve ... just a tiny dribble came out. Better safe than sorry.

By the way ... there are 2 other Airstreams here tonight ... and nobody is leaving!
__________________
Porky

TrailerGypsies.com
WBCCI #3405 ó Escapees #80360

I live the life I love and I love the life I live.
-- Willie Dixon
Porky Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:24 PM   #20
3 Rivet Member
 
sarmimi's Avatar
 
2013 23' FB International
2005 28' International CCD
Petaluma , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 110
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xray
I heard it was cold up there in Summit County. Brrrrrrr! Sure looks nice tho. Where are you staying in "B"? BTW, you said "sub-zero nights". Unless you are talking Celsius, I think you meant "sub-freezing nights".

Best to you and Angela! Hope all the parenthood stuff is looking good. Congrats again.
Definitely cold here in Breckenridge! Yes, I was talking Celsius. And here are some more pics of the area I took today/this morning. All the fall leaves are starting to turn, and within the week will probably peak.

Angela is doing well, although the morning sickness started to get to her this past week. For those curious, we found out about 2 weeks ago that we are pregnant with our first child. Very unexpected, but we are incredibly excited! I joked to Angela that since our child is an Airstream child, we should name him/her after an Airstream name, such as Thor, Bambi, Argosy, etc.

But she nixed those names and that idea immediately.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04458.JPG
Views:	87
Size:	92.2 KB
ID:	14666   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04495.JPG
Views:	75
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	14667  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04536.JPG
Views:	101
Size:	89.5 KB
ID:	14668   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04518.JPG
Views:	75
Size:	98.7 KB
ID:	14669  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04472.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	94.8 KB
ID:	14670   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04525.JPG
Views:	85
Size:	86.7 KB
ID:	14671  

__________________
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
'05 Ford Excursion Ltd >> '14 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew
6.0L Diesel 3.73 >> 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 3.42
Titus Moto Lite, Nerve Cruiser
Mike, Angela, the kiddies & 10 yr old puppy, Kenzie, our Golden Retriever and best friend ever
sarmimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:30 PM   #21
Cartoon Character
 
Porky Pig's Avatar
 
2004 34' Classic
On The Road , U.S.A.
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 885
Images: 10
Mike & Angela ... congrats on the baby.

You can always call the newborn Wee Wind ... for a little while at least.
__________________
Porky

TrailerGypsies.com
WBCCI #3405 ó Escapees #80360

I live the life I love and I love the life I live.
-- Willie Dixon
Porky Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 06:52 AM   #22
Arr, we captain our ship!
 
Xray's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 535
Images: 44
How 'bout "Pearl"???

__________________
X
Xray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 09:41 AM   #23
2 Rivet Member
 
Iver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 63
"Thor" would not be a good name for a girl.

lol Iver
__________________
UNSAFE AT ANY MACH
2005 PS Excursion Diesel, name: "Private Excursion"
2006 28' Safari SE, "General Revelation"
Iver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 09:44 AM   #24
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porky Pig
Petunia and I are in West Yellowstone ... temps are expected to drop into the high 20s.
Can you keep me posted on the weather and follage? I am still planning on being in the Tetons and Yellowstone in about a week and a half.

Thanks
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 10:38 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Westfalia's Avatar
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Boerne, TX / , Evergreen, CO
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 904
Images: 35
Send a message via AIM to Westfalia Send a message via Skype™ to Westfalia
Mike, I left a message on you cell phone last night. I'm up in Breck now and would love to meet up with you two.

BTW, it was 27 degrees here. The furnace cycled on and off all night keeping me up with the stupid magnetic contacts in the thermostat making that 'dong' sound when they close.

As for aspens, yes they are starting to change, but the change is not widespread. However, the Aspens in the Yellowstone area are probably near peak now.
__________________
Chris and Christina- Boerne, TX / Evergreen, CO - TAC TX-7
2008 27'FB Int'l Signature CCD
Westfalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2005, 09:19 PM   #26
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarmimi
I joked to Angela that since our child is an Airstream child, we should name him/her after an Airstream name, such as Thor, Bambi, Argosy, etc.

But she nixed those names and that idea immediately.
How about Wally or Stella?...
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 08:44 PM   #27
Michael
 
flyfisherman's Avatar
 
1990 32' Excella
Miami , New Mexico
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Send a message via Yahoo to flyfisherman
I'm overwintering at 6500' in the mountains of New Mexico and appreciate all the advice you guys have given. I have to be self-sufficient during some pretty cold weather and I think with the furnace and a little care I'll be okay thanks to you guys.
__________________
flyfisherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 09:02 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
summerkid's Avatar
 
1956 16' Bubble
Rose Lodge , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 1961 26' Overlander
Posts: 921
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porky Pig
Mike & Angela ... congrats on the baby.

You can always call the newborn Wee Wind ... for a little while at least.
What's wrong with "Bubble"???? (From my favorite TV series ever, "AbFab")
__________________

__________________
Of course I'm an elitist. Look around you.
summerkid 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
emergency brakes PeterH-Airstreamer Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 8 08-06-2012 07:02 AM
Travel on 1 axle. Over59 Axles 6 04-18-2004 05:22 PM
Emergency Road Service ViewRVs On The Road... 13 06-29-2003 10:17 AM
Brakes/Univolt Rob Brakes & Brake Controllers 9 10-22-2002 06:50 AM
How to winterize when you're fulltime? escapeez Winter Living 2 09-15-2002 05:06 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 PM.


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.