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Old 10-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Just completed our first road trip, approximately 1600 miles from Michigan to Utah. Everything went great but we hit a blizzard in Wyoming and now the trailer is covered in road grime.

Any suggestion on clean up?

The weather in Utah is getting cold, suggestions on winterizing the water system? I don't see a way to bypass the water heater, should I just drain it and put in RV antifreeze in the drains?

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Greetings djweir!

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Just completed our first road trip, approximately 1600 miles from Michigan to Utah. Everything went great but we hit a blizzard in Wyoming and now the trailer is covered in road grime.

Any suggestion on clean up?
The most important issue is to get the chemicals used to melt ice off of your Trade Wind's skin as soon as possible. A good soap/shampoo product for modern automobile finishes should be good for your coach's aluminum. Be sure to rinse with plenty of clear water paying particular attention to seams and joints where the chemicals may have gotten while underway.

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The weather in Utah is getting cold, suggestions on winterizing the water system? I don't see a way to bypass the water heater, should I just drain it and put in RV antifreeze in the drains?
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The process will be slightly different depending upon whether your Trade Wind has its original "pressure-type" water system or a retrofit "demand-type" system. There are a number of threads on Winterization here on the Forums that involve either demand-type with water heater bypass as well as demand-type without water heater bypass. You may need to post your Winterization question to a separate post if you have the pressure-type water system.


Good luck with your investigation!

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