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RE: Ice maker line leaking

This is a major problem waiting to happen on these trailers. Like you, we have a residential fridge in our Cardinal with icemaker, and through the door water. Love it. But....I can see that a lot of people will have problems with that thin waterline freezing. That line goes out of the heated basement, into the outside to re-enter the slide with the rest of the electric, gas, and tv coax. If you do not winterize it correctly, or dewinterize before freezing season if over, with the assumption that you'll just run a heater to keep the trailer above freezing, that approx. 6' of thin line is subject to the elements and splitting if it freezes. I'll be dewinterizing our's next week in preparation for spring break trip, but I'll not flush the antifreeze out of this line until May/June time frame. I may need to come up with some sort of low-pressure pump that I can plumb onto that line to be able to winterize just that line as needed. The shutoff valve in our cardinal is in the water bay, and is a simple push/pull valve.
djousma 03/20/17 05:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to take out of storage, IL/WI border area?

Gotcha. Our first trip isn't until Memorial Day weekend. But I dewinterize when we get it out of storage in April, this gives me time to go through he trailer and make sure everything is in working order. The hard freezes are done by early march. So even if it does hit 30, that's not enough of a freeze to do damage.
dodge guy 03/18/17 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: When to take out of storage, IL/WI border area?

You would be safe by the end of march. But even if you take it out you don't need to dewinterize till your ready.
dodge guy 03/17/17 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: De-Winterize then heat till depart OK?

No problem with doing what your saying. Open the cabinet doors so the heat will get in them. But I would just leave it winterized until you get to your first stay and then dewinterize it. It doesn't take long to do. I've winterized and dewinterized 4 or 5 times this season. Thought we were good to go from our last trip (last weekend) until our next trip (this weekend), but we have several nights dipping to the low 20's. I normally would just plug in the electric heater, but it only takes one jug of antifreeze to winterize ours and 15 minutes (I don't blow the lines, I run antifreeze through them). The more you do it, the easier it gets.
wbwood 03/14/17 11:34am Class C Motorhomes
De-Winterize then heat till depart OK?

I appreciate all the advice from these topics, and have a question as we prep for spring break. Chicago has freezing temperatures right now but it's supposed to warm up by the time we leave town on the 24th. I was thinking to dewinterize a day or so before when it's warm, and then plug in and run the furnace, to keep the compartments and interior at 50 degrees till we leave home. This way the water shouldn't freeze by the time we leave town - is this too hypothetical, has anyone done this, or is it better for me to wait until we get into warmer weather before flushing the pink stuff? Thanks!
PartyOf Five 03/14/17 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1997 Country Coach Intrigue

I have never used mine on electric. Looking at it I think the switch on my hwh might be for the electronic ignition. I will have to look at this when I dewinterize and fill hwh with water
mike brez 03/10/17 12:50pm Class A Motorhomes
dewinterize Chalet Arrowhead

I just bought an Chalet Arrowhead and was wondering if anyone can tell me how to dewinterize the trailer? The dealer winterized the unit quickly and showed me how to dewinterize but I did not record it and want to make sure I am doing it right. Thank you.
Alexray 02/27/17 03:56pm Folding Trailers
RE: Dewinterizing

We are making our dry run/ shake down trip next week in a new winterized 5th wheel. Can someone point me in the direction of a youtube or just a check off list of what to do when we get water hook up at the camp ground? i.e., steps to dewinterize ? Thanks!
madonetwo 02/27/17 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Chill out

Chill Out!!!! It's been warm up here in KC. Last two days it has been in the mid 70's and supposed to be high 60's to the low 70's for the next week. Definately makes me think of getting the 5er out of storage. Wouldn't take that long to dewinterize and clean up!!!
shadows4 02/17/17 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: dust off and dewinterize your RV's........

17 below this morning, according to my weather station. I don't think it is time to dewinterize OR go camping!
mowermech 02/03/17 12:41pm General RVing Issues
dust off and dewinterize your RV's........

It's coming sooner than you think! Only 7 Mondays away from the First Day of Spring! http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif
rockhillmanor 01/31/17 01:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Moving trailer for wheels

I don't worry about it. I just make sure the tires are at the correct psi level after I dewinterize and before the first spring trip.
jamesu 01/10/17 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterized, but still want to use

We run the antifreeze through the lines. That way we don't bother with blowing the lines out and hope to get all the water out. Matter of fact, our local Camping World will not winterize the RV's here without running antifreeze through the lines. They say they can not guarantee them unless the antifreeze is through the lines. The antifreeze is non toxic and after you run water through the lines, you can't tell it's been there. But we do not drink the water from the RV either. Over the winter, we will take the RV out once or twice camping. What we normally do is keep the RV winterized and just don't use the inside plumbing. We make sure we go to a campground/RV park with decent bath houses and park not too far from them if we can. Then we just use the bath house as if we were tent camping. If we gotta go or need to take a shower, just go to the bath house. That way, we do not have to worry about dumping anything. It makes camping about half as easy as when we hook up water and a sewage hose. Depending on location, we may go out to eat for dinner or lunch. Any food that is prepared at the RV is done normally. We just make sure not to put any water down the drain (we bring water with us in jugs). We heat the water on the stove to wash the pot/dishes (if needed) and wash them in rubbermaid tubs. We then pour the water down the outside sewer trap. Some places may have specific rules about dumping dish water if you don't have a sewer connection at your site. You can plan your meals to make them easier to have to avoid washing things. If on hook ups, we will use an electric heater inside. Saves on propane.It can be done and just takes some small sacrifices. But I would rather sacrifice a little to be able to continue using our RV during the winter. We got about 9-10" of snow last night. This coming friday, we are heading south for the long weekend to Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort. It will be in the mid 70's there and low in the high 50's. I will dewinterize for that trip and rewinterize when we leave. But it will only take a few minutes to do so. I will already be dumping the tanks. Just need run the lines dry and antifreeze through them. Then we are good to go. We may get another trip in during the month of march, but we have a week long tri planned to florida in April...can't wait!
wbwood 01/07/17 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Panel access ideas

Yeah, but the original design was wrong and an owner will probably suffer the similar wood degeneration problem again. Wrong? We're talking about a simple piece of paneling that's removed perhaps once in the spring and again once in the fall ... a couple of screws works just fine, no need for anything more complicated or costly. As you say, just my take on it. :W No...it's removed several times a winter season. We use it periodically in the winter. Not as much as spring, summer and fall. But every time I winterize/dewinterize, it's removed and placed back twice. So during a winter, it could be removed and placed back easily 10 times. Based on your stated use, I'd recommend the magnet fix wholeheartedly. Here's how I do it: I buy those inexpensive magnets. You can also get them online through a variety of vendors. I establish where I want the magnets to be located, mark that spot, and drill a hole deep enough to just accommodate the magnet and maybe a little space for the adhesive underneath. I then use a Dowel marking center pin in those holes. I press the door against the cabinet face and the other holes are located. You could also just mark the second set of holes accurately. Drill as before. Mix some epoxy or use a self-mixing syringe of epoxy and place the magnets in the holes so they are flush with the surfaces. Done deal. When removal is needed, slide the door or hatch just a bit and the magnets will release. When done, put the door back on. I discovered these rare earth magnets from a cabinet maker buddy of mine that had used them with success. You can even press them just inside the holes, fill with veneer or wood filler so they can't be seen. They will still attract enough to meet the purpose. \Good luck with your hatch. I know that must be a pain to reattach after the business of winterizing. I hope this helps.
westend 01/01/17 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Panel access ideas

Yeah, but the original design was wrong and an owner will probably suffer the similar wood degeneration problem again. Wrong? We're talking about a simple piece of paneling that's removed perhaps once in the spring and again once in the fall ... a couple of screws works just fine, no need for anything more complicated or costly. As you say, just my take on it. :W No...it's removed several times a winter season. We use it periodically in the winter. Not as much as spring, summer and fall. But every time I winterize/dewinterize, it's removed and placed back twice. So during a winter, it could be removed and placed back easily 10 times.
wbwood 01/01/17 08:52am General RVing Issues
Panel access ideas

To get to my water pump to winterize and dewinterize, I have to access the water pump behind a wooden panel. To remove the panel, I have to take out 2 screws. After doing this over the last few years, it's starting to mess up the wood behind it and not really having much to bite anymore. Anyone have an ideas of any tpe of fasteners that I could use to keep that panel on there and make it easy to access without tearing up the frame behind it? Thanks in advance.
wbwood 12/30/16 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does anyone else use their camper after winterizing?

My son and I went camping a few weeks back near Yankton Sd. I didnt dewinterize the camper. No one else in the campground so we could pee where ever we wanted.:B http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/73laguna/009_zpsekvo60cn.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/73laguna/011_zps3bafyrcj.jpg
73guna 12/18/16 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motel near Charlotte NC

I agree with Rock Hill, which is 30 miles south of Charlotte that will have you out of the AM Charlotte traffic. If you choose Rock Hill, stay at one off of Dave Lyle Blvd and avoid those off of Cherry Road. Since you have a fifth wheel, look at Ebeneezer Park. It is a nice quiet county owner park on Lake Wylie in Rock Hill. It is about 7 miles from I-77 and runs $29 per night for out of county rate. Seniors get a $4 discount per night. I see that you don't want to dewinterize, but they have nice clean bath houses.
Cocky_Camper 12/12/16 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turn heater on for the night or winterize?

Normally I winterize, dewinterize, winterize again, etc. I'm in Portland, Oregon. Temperature is supposed to get to 25F tonight. I was getting ready to go winterize the motorhome when it occurred to me that I might be fine just going over to the storage lot and turning the heat on for an evening. In Portland we might see two or three days of below freezing. We camp year round so it just might be a waste of time, water and pink stuff to fully winterize. Anyway, just wondering if any of you also just crank up the heat for a night when it gets below freezing for just one night? ---Robert What do you normally do at this time of the year...winterize or run the furnace? There you go...your way (winterize) is what I would do therefore no worries.
Us out West 12/06/16 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need to Winterize in TX?

You will really wish you had spent the hour or so winterizing if a line freezes and breaks. Because you know that the break will be in the most inaccessible spot in your camper and you won't know until you are set up at your campsite and someone asks, "Is water supposed to be coming out there?" Now I may winterize and dewinterize 2 or 3 times a year.
GrandpaKip 12/06/16 07:50am Travel Trailers
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