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Old 07-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Things to do after returning from trip

So we just came back from our first trip in the TT, a three week trio to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It was a blast and cannot wait for the next one.

Now that I am back I am wondering what I need to do to the TT as it will be sitting for a while until our next trip. I have done the following so far:

1. Emptied Black and Grey tank on last morning of campsite before returning home.
2. Emptied hot water tank, and replaced plug as old one was chewed.
3. Drained last bit of water in fresh water tank.

Apart from general cleaning that has to be done, is there anything else that needs done before storing the TT until our next trip before it needs winterizing?

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Old 07-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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Leave the refrigerator door wide open to prevent mildew.

Take anything out of the cabinets that might attack the ants and mice.
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Disconnect the battery

Make sure the roof vents are fully closed

Turn the gas valve off on your propane tank

If it gets hot your way, remove any wax items (fire starters, candles, bug strips etc)

You might want to dump the low-point drains, too

Chock your wheels

oh - and..........

Remember to leave water in the "john" - helps keep the seal from drying out
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Leave the refrigerator door wide open to prevent mildew.

Take anything out of the cabinets that might attack the ants and mice.
I believe I would leave anything that would do that there.

I think you meant attract.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Things to do would depend on when your next trip is expected. If my next trip is less than a month away (and it usually is) I do not drain any of the fresh water system. I re-service the toilet with chemical and a couple of gallons of water. I do not want anything to dry out and become crusty around the dump valve. I also pour a gallon of baking soda saturated water down each sink and tub drain. Wipe out any condensation in the refrigerator and leave the doors open. Yup, wheels are chocked, but that was done before the hitch came off the ball.
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I just read my post. Too funny! Braahaaa!! We leave the anteater in the camper when we store it...
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I've been advised to put antifreeze in the toilet and P traps if leaving the rig in the Phoenix area during the summer season. I'm told many put out buckets of water also.
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I've been advised to put antifreeze in the toilet and P traps if leaving the rig in the Phoenix area during the summer season. I'm told many put out buckets of water also.
I must be missing something here..... Antifreeze? Phoenix?? Isn't that what they call an "oxymoron"? And why put out buckets of water?
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^ x2 ??. Use ball valve seal lube in the toilet instead. Keeps seal from drying out/leaching into the tank.
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I must be missing something here..... Antifreeze? Phoenix?? Isn't that what they call an "oxymoron"? And why put out buckets of water?
Antifreeze evaporates slower than water....
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