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Old 09-22-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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I'm new to A/S forums - not sure what is meant by "winterized" - are some models better insulated than others - and if so, what is this option called?

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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Winterizing is the term we used when preparing our trailers for winter storage. Dependent upon the age of an Airstream, the type of insulation used will vary although it's all fiberglass based. Any new Airstream trailer today will have the same insulation. The slideouts do use foil backed insulation in the floor (that's what I've been told by A/S).


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Old 09-22-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Sooner or later - I knew someone would mention that nasty "w" word.....
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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Right. Winterizing is definitely the "W-word" that Airstreamers whose TTs are outdoors in 4 season climates hate to hear. I have a 16-point procedure that I run late in November. Your owners manual should have a basic version, but you will add your own steps with practice. Key concepts are not leaving any water in your tanks or lines to freeze, causing costly repairs, and maintaining your batteries.
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In Alaska if we leave water in the jacuzzi, Airstream, or dirt in the flower pots, they expand with the cold weather and snap...repairs in the spring time when we realize pipes are broken or pots are cracked.
We actually froze here last night. Winter is on it's way soon....
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