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Old 03-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #12
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Not yet here in southern Indiana. This weekend will be beautiful, rain on Easter, then back to sub freezing nightly lows for about 4 more days. Looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the 10 day forecast had a 61 degree temp. at the end, of course. Be careful Doug.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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Not yet here in southern Indiana. This weekend will be beautiful, rain on Easter, then back to sub freezing nightly lows for about 4 more days. Looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the 10 day forecast had a 61 degree temp. at the end, of course. Be careful Doug.
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I am hoping to get South without any issues. I'll feel better once we hit NM.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #14
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Dewinterizers please check in...

We are on the plus side of thermometer this weekend, but not out of he woods yet. Still another 3-4 weeks before the snow is all gone and it is safe to dewinterize. Until then I will live vicariously through all of you guys.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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We will be taking a trip in about 4 weeks and since this will be my first dewinterize I have a couple questions. We store our TT at a facility and was wondering what people do to dewinterize their trailers.
Do you take it to a site to dump the tanks of the antifreeze? Do you bleach the system before your first use too? Do you run all systems to double check them?

I plan to bring it home and wash the outside and wipe down the interior. Also restock it with items we took out for the winter.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #16
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Dan,
I think most people sanitize at the beginning of each season.
There's a 101 video on YouTube that's pretty straight forward.
We hadn't camped our unit yet and planning a long trip.
I checked every system today, even had wife take a shower to check for any issues or leaks.

Since all the water was basically what I would have washing the car at the curb, I just let the water run into the gutter.
The anti-freeze is non toxic too.

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #17
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Dan, Doug is correct. There shouldn't be very much antifreeze in your tanks to begin with. To start, [and you can do this at home or the campground] hook the TT up to a water source-fill fresh tank or hook up to city water connection. Turn the pump on if your using the fresh tank or turn the water on if using city connection. I like to use the pump the first time because it basically tells me if I have any leaks [by not pressurizing]. Important; make sure the water heater is in the bypass mode. It should be already if you bought the camper this winter from a dealer. Run all faucets until you see clear, don't forget the outside shower and toilet. If you're using the fresh tank, you really don't have to fill it all the way, just enough to clear the lines. If you want to sanitize at this point, add recommended amount of bleach to fresh tank and fill it all the way [this sanitizes the whole tank]. Pump the water/bleach mix into the lines and run faucets until you smell the bleach and let it sit for a while. Drain tank and fill with fresh water to rid lines of bleach smell-if you want. After this, you can open the water heater bypass to allow water into the heater. That's the basics-hope this helps, Terry
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Brought home my new camper Friday, spent yesterday organizing it, and I'll be looking for mod ideas for a 17c to get then most out of the space we have. Still to cold here to dewinterize but hopefully soon it will warm up!
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Yahoo, just finished de-winterizing, checked all systems and washed the trailer aftert sking the cover off....we are good to go and we are headed out April 12 weekend to start our season.
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