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Winterizing Travel Trailer

We live in Florida, so have never needed to do this until now. We're leaving our TT in Colorado at 8,300 ft elevation, so very cold at times, for several months. Leaving it at a lower elevation wouldn't solve the problem, still very cold, and my family's place is free. I've researched it, and could do either the antifreeze method, or the compressed air blowout. One site said the blowout method is only recommended for moderately cold areas, but I'm not sure why that would be true. Please let me know your thoughts on this, plus any tips you may have for either method. I will be buying a cover for it, and will cover the tires. It will be stored for 10 months, October through June. Any tips for this lengthy storage also appreciated. Thanks!
rfloyd99 09/29/20 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter cover for TT

OP here. Seems like I better start shopping for a cover. Any suggestions for the best/least expensive option, and where to look for one? And, it will be at my daughter's, so there's someone to help with the snow. Good question though.
rfloyd99 09/25/20 05:09pm General RVing Issues
Winter cover for TT

We live in Florida and have never covered our TT. This year I plan to winterize it and leave it in Colorado October through June. It will be at about 8,300 ft elevation, so quite cold, lots of snow and very low humidity. Also intense sun at that altitude.  I'm pretty sure it should be covered, for protection from the sun if nothing else. Here's my question: Can, or maybe should, I use tarps instead of a breathable cover? Beside the fact that the tarps would be much cheaper, I'm wondering if the breathable cover would allow moisture from the snow that will accumulate on the roof to affect the RV. Tarps wouldn't let moisture in, and in the low humidity there wouldn't be moisture inside that would need to get out. Anyone have any thoughts, or experience? Thanks!
rfloyd99 09/25/20 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

OP here.For those assuming I had to replace the engine because of poor maintenance/oil change frequency, I that was not the case. I asked the question because I had no knowledge of synthetic oil and what the effect of towing would have on it's longevity. I figured folks on here might have better info than the kid at the oil change place.
rfloyd99 08/30/20 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

Thanks for the input, everyone. I just had it changed (full synthetic) and plan to do so every 5-6K miles while towing.
rfloyd99 08/28/20 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
Oil Change - synthetic oil

I tow a 5,600 lb (loaded wt) TT with my Ram 1500 5.6L gasoline truck. I also have a few hundred lbs in the truck, but all in all I'm well within the towing capacity of the truck. I had to put a new (rebuilt) engine in it last year. That engine has 11,000 miles on it. I changed the oil to synthetic right before we left on a 10,000 mile trip. We've driven 6,000 miles so far, of which probably 4,000 have been pulling the TT. I travel about 60MPH, which results in RPMs of 1,500 to about 2,200 most of the time, with the higher number being pretty common. Obviously, higher RPMs happen in the mountains. We are in the West, BTW. Recommendation for synthetic oil is to change it after 10-15,000 miles, but I'm sure that supposes unloaded passenger car use. My question: given that I've pulled the load 4K miles, plus 2K unloaded, when should I change this oil? Thanks!
rfloyd99 08/28/20 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
Bighorn National Forest - Hwy 14 or Hwy 16?

We're traveling through Buffalo and Sheridan WY on the way to Bozeman this weekend. We plan to stay near one of the two towns Friday and Sat nights and drive through the NF. Since we don't have time to do both, which Hwy is the most scenic of the two? I couldn't find any opinions on the internet. Also, any info on places to stay or visit in either town are welcome. Either RV parks or dry camping are okay, we're in a 27 ft TT. Thanks!
rfloyd99 08/05/20 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone area update

OP here. Change in plans, we now have to have a usable internet connection on Monday, so will be going somewhere else for the next few days. Thanks for the responses, hopefully someone else will benefit.
rfloyd99 08/05/20 11:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone area update

OP here. Thanks for the responses. Apparently there are several first come, first served NFS campgrounds outside the park. as well as commercial RV parks outside the park. That's what I was looking to find out about, as well as general info about crowds and traffic within the park. I guess I could have been more specific in my question. I spoke with a friend who was in Y'stone last week who said the park did not seem crowded, although he had no info about RV options. Any info about the outside the park options or general level of crowds within is still welcome. Thanks!
rfloyd99 08/04/20 10:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Yellowstone area update

We are headed to Grand Teton/Yellowstone from Spearfish, SD on Friday, 8/6. I'm aware this may be the worst time of year to visit, but that's just how it worked out. I've gotten conflicting reports about crowds and campsite availability lately. We have a 27' TT, and can dry camp if necessary. Staying outside the parks is okay. Has anyone been there lately?
rfloyd99 08/03/20 01:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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