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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
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?
RedJeep 12/05/16 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are RVs delivered winterized in cold environments?

Mine came from the factory winterized with a sticker stating so. Why would you dewinterize? You can check out the water system by pressuring it up with additional antifreeze. The only thing you could not check would be the water heater. I have bought a few new RV's and never had a dealer charge me a prep fee. In fact I have bought several used RV'S and never been changed a prep fee.
colliehauler 12/02/16 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Travelling to San Diego from Toronto

How soon it's safe to dewinterize partly depends on your RV and how well it's set up for winter use (and how you plan to use it). If it's a motorhome, and so will be heated while you're en route, and if you have enclosed tanks and plumbing, you probably could dewinterize and fill the tank just before leaving unless it's very, very cold. You likewise could with a trailer set up for cold weather use if you kept it heated while underway. If you have exposed plumbing underneath, Ken's advice seems quite sound.
DrewE 11/02/16 09:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Travelling to San Diego from Toronto

Depending on your route and time of travel. Stay overnight at a campground, if the forecast is above freezing, dewinterize and fill there. If to cold, wait another night. We would use bottled water and the pink for flushing, until in a position to dewinterize Ken
Beverley&Ken 10/31/16 07:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

I would think that as long as you planned to use your furnace, you should be able to dewinterize your rig and just stay in it. I would sanitize and fill my fresh water tank and just hook to electric during my overnight stop. I mean fulltimers (we are) deal with this all the time. We are currently in the Midwest and have already encountered freezing temps. We set the furnace to 55 degrees and that is plenty warm enough to keep the water lines safe. We also use space heaters when it is too cold for the heat pumps..
jnharley 10/25/16 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

Red roof inns we don't dewinterize till we get to Florida
lucy6194 10/24/16 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
Needing a night time stop on way to Florida

We will be leaving Maryland in Jan for Florida with our golden retriever and 2 cats. Our unit is winterized so we need a place to stay to park the truck & unit plus someplace that will allow the pets. We just picked up our 5th on Saturday and they told us not to dewinterize it until Florida and Hubby says we could do it in Georgia but we don't think we can go that far without letting the cats out to use the litter box in the unit. The dog will be fine with a few stops but the 2 cats not so much. We have a Cedar Creek Hathaway.
Miss Ellie 10/24/16 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad day >>>

I'm with DutchmanSport. Where we live we use it 12 months a year and I do winterize it. Winterizing is peace of mind for me. It doesn't take that much time to do it or dewinterize. Did them 3 times last year.
Old Duck 10/15/16 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Questions

Since you gave more detail, I think I understand your question a bit more. You can dewinterize and winterize again with no problems. We winterize at least 3 times every winter, as we take a trip to Florida in December and then again in March. And we sleep in the camper (driveway camp) all winter long too. It only takes a few minutes to winterize. I think it takes longer to un-winterize, to flush out the pick stuff, I think takes longer than pumping the pink. Nothing wrong with setting up the camper for a couple jonts before cold weather settles in. Have the previous owner explain how to winterize, step by step. Make sure they show you how to by-pass the water heater, and you'll see winterizing is not a big thing to do. You also have the option to blow air through the lines to clear out the water, and then run the pink later, if you are concerned about freezing before you have to finally park it.
DutchmenSport 10/11/16 09:52am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Questions

My wife and I are looking into our first travel trailer. She has found a 2006 17' trail cruiser by R-vision. The trailer has already been winterized which leads me to my first question. If we did decide to buy this camper, would it be worth the time/money to dewinterize it for for 1 maybe 2 trips this year? Also, does anyone have any reviews on this particular brand or model? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to joining your community. Thanks Matt the trail cruiser was at bottom of our choices, when we were shopping in 2006. they are the lightest of hybrids but that comes at a price. cheaper/lighter materials that we felt weren't the quality/fit and finish of the better brands(starcraft, jayco and roo/shamrock). i wouldn't buy it unless the seller unwinterized it and pressurized the water systems, along with all the other systems.
bikendan 10/11/16 03:38am Hybrid Travel Trailers
Newbie Questions

My wife and I are looking into our first travel trailer. She has found a 2006 17' trail cruiser by R-vision. The trailer has already been winterized which leads me to my first question. If we did decide to buy this camper, would it be worth the time/money to dewinterize it for for 1 maybe 2 trips this year? Also, does anyone have any reviews on this particular brand or model? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to joining your community. Thanks Matt
hurls26 10/10/16 10:03pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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