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Old 10-24-2003, 07:59 AM   #15
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Winter? Whats that? I have to admit I dont envy you guys this time of the year but we do have a down side here, Summer. Maybe one day I can live in spring/fall all year.
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Old 10-24-2003, 09:23 PM   #16
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Cool Got those strange looks..

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See the attached picture, taken today (10/21/03). I winterized last week and not a moment too soon!
lmao, I spend the better part of last Sat morning in Va. winteriz'in my unit..
My neighbors wanted to know what I was doing...lol
At least it's safe for now..And, to paraphrase...
"Not a moment too soon.." as well..

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:59 PM   #17
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What do you do to winterize? It gets pretty cold at night. It was 9:30am this morning, before the sun came over the mountain, and warmed it up to 20 degrees. We usually have snow by now. This is kind of weird.
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Old 10-24-2003, 10:35 PM   #18
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Everybody has a slightly different approach to winterizing. If you go to the "search" portion of the forum (button at the very top right of this page) you can read some really good methods to give you an idea of what it entails.

BTW, welcome to the forum & good luck with the search for your Airstream

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Old 10-24-2003, 11:19 PM   #19
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Lightbulb Try this

Tracy...

The system that I use is very simple..
I use compressed air (under 40lbs) at the city water entrance to blow out all the water lines.
Open the hot water tank drainage plug and, blow it out till nothing comes out..
Open each faucet down the line until each one is completely clear of any water..period.
At some point, I open the toilet foot valve and, let the air clear the water there as well.. To carry that one step futher, I will insert a crushed soda can (tied to a string) down the toilet bowl open'in to hole it open for the winter storage. Just in case there's any water left down there, if it freezes at least it'll be able to expand without doing any damages.
Once I feel that all the water is cleared out of my lines, I'll add 3 to 4 gallons of RV anti-freezes to the fresh water tank and, hit the pump to run it thru each section of the trailer.
Once I have everything completely done, then I will pour slowly no more than a cupful down each drain elbowl in the the shower, kitchen sink and, bathroom sink.
That just about covers it..I've never had any problem using that method here in the cold winters of NH. Now that I keep my unit in VA for winter use, I feel that this will work just as well there..lol
Good luck and, if you have any questions..This is the forum to find the answers..
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Old 10-25-2003, 09:01 PM   #20
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They did lead you on a far and snakie route! I bet you thought you were going nowhere! Had you gone the I-75, it would have been about 55 miles and probably have taken about 1 hr, 15 min. Hope 136 was shorter!

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55 miles, huh? The "short cut" was 52...9% grade up and down, 60 degree curves, usually both at the same time... and a little over 2 hr... Had plenty of time to check out the beautiful scenery, though. But what is the story (if any) behind that 9.25% state sales tax? Ouch!
We did have a really nice stay there. More things to do than I would have thought.
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Old 10-26-2003, 07:07 AM   #21
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Here in SOUTHERN Connecticut, winterization of our 21' Sovreign will begin on 11/7 when we tow it to Ft. Meyers Beach. .

This treatment worked so well last fall, we've decided to give it another go. (no pun)

It'll be returned to northeast service in early April.

YMMV...

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Old 10-26-2003, 08:30 AM   #22
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Here in SOUTHERN Connecticut, winterization of our 21' Sovreign will begin on 11/7 when we tow it to Ft. Meyers Beach. .



Stephen:
I'll wave when you drive by...
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