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Old 10-08-2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sadly...winter is coming so winterization has to be done...

Well fall is here in central Wisconsin and its about time to do the nasty...winterize our coach. Its not that I can't do it, its just that this means we won't be goin campin anymore this year. To many events and family get togethers' are coming so camping has to be moved to the back burner for the year...

This will be my first time winterizing our Jayco and its complicated water valve system. Why in the world did they think they had to have 6 individual valves to get water or anti-freeze into the lines. Oh well, it is what it is so tomorrow I'll try to geter done. Naturally I'll blow out the lines first then pump the pink stuff in.

We were going to park the unit in covered storage but after thinking about it, this 14 year old camper has always sat outdoors all winter so we'll just back it next to the garage and put a heavy duty cover over it and let it sit till spring...
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:30 PM   #2
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Well fall is here in central Wisconsin and its about time to do the nasty...winterize our coach. Its not that I can't do it, its just that this means we won't be goin campin anymore this year. To many events and family get togethers' are coming so camping has to be moved to the back burner for the year...

This will be my first time winterizing our Jayco and its complicated water valve system. Why in the world did they think they had to have 6 individual valves to get water or anti-freeze into the lines. Oh well, it is what it is so tomorrow I'll try to geter done. Naturally I'll blow out the lines first then pump the pink stuff in.

We were going to park the unit in covered storage but after thinking about it, this 14 year old camper has always sat outdoors all winter so we'll just back it next to the garage and put a heavy duty cover over it and let it sit till spring...
They have no other choice LOL , you need 3 valve just on the water heater !
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1 to block the fresh tank inlet at the pump, 1 for the antifreeze hose at the pump, 3 valves for low point drain, 1 drain at the water heater, + the check valve at the city water inlet .... am I missing any ? :-)
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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We camp several times each winter so I have to winterize after almost every outing. I keep a small, portable compressor, some hose, and extension cord with me. Pull it into storage, drain everything, and blow it out. A little antifreeze in the traps and toilet... I saw that you're in Wisconsin where not winterizing could be disastrous. Here in Texas, I can watch the forecast and see if we have freezing weather coming. If not I may skip winterizing between trips. If the forecast changes, I can go and get it done if necessary. Doing it as often as I do... one gets pretty proficient so it doesn't take nearly as long as you might think.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:32 PM   #4
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We used to live on the IL/WI border (small town called Spring Grove, L) winterizing was mandatory. Now we reside near Clearwater Fl and the TT is parked next to the house. My winterizing is to open the 2 ceiling vents, set the bathroom ceiling fan thermostat to extract the warm air (circulation inside the TT). Clean the SOLAR panel. Check the batteries water levels, start my winter TT projects (1 page of enhancements and changes this winter) to be ready for April 1st trip to the GA mountains.

The nice thing about doing projects in the TT, is when I get tired, I just plop down on my bed, turn on the TV and take a nap.

Do I miss the WI/IL weather between Nov and May... not at all. I used to spend hours blowing the snow of the darn driveway, now I sweep the sand off the drive way.

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Old 10-10-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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Yep, we just got back from our last outing for the season as well. All the drain lines are open and the camper is cleaned out. Now to find a few gallons of antifreeze and remove the battery. I think I have a few weekends to get this done yet. This year, I will have to help my folks too as this is the first year with their 29RKS
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:00 PM   #6
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We moved down to the North Fort Myers area in '04 and back to Wisconsin in '05. The wife hated the heat, bugs, snakes, crime and the four hurricanes that hit when were were down there. Now I am just waiting to look outside and see the first snowfall, which will start my 6 months of depression that last till spring when its time to camp again...I hate winter...in case you didn't know...
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We are planning on going again and then I will be taking it to the shop for my 90 days warranty. I might have them to do it, but what do I need to do to winterizing?
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Hey Mustang65, we are in HIawassee now at River Bend Campground. Been here since last week and going home this Friday. Had our first frost this morning. Windshield iced over as well as roof. Fired up furnace on eagle for first time this year. Not even thinking about winterizing yet!
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Hey Mustang65, we are in HIawassee now at River Bend Campground. Been here since last week and going home this Friday. Had our first frost this morning. Windshield iced over as well as roof. Fired up furnace on eagle for first time this year. Not even thinking about winterizing yet!
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Sorry we missed you. We were in site H4 and I saw you sitting out each morning when I walked the dogs. We left on Sunday. It was great weather that week.
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Hey Mustang65, we are in HIawassee now at River Bend Campground. Been here since last week and going home this Friday. Had our first frost this morning. Windshield iced over as well as roof. Fired up furnace on eagle for first time this year. Not even thinking about winterizing yet!
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Sorry we missed you. We were in site H4 and I saw you sitting out each morning when I walked the dogs. We left on Sunday. It was great weather that week.
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We will be back at Bald Mountain Rv Resort April 1st - October 1st next year... If you guys get back to Hiawassee next year let me know. We can have a little get together barbeque .. and or maybe a dinner at the Deer Lodge, Brothers....

I will be sitting by the creek behind the Eagle having a cold one... wait in April that will be a hot cup of coffee.

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