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Old 01-11-2008, 09:06 PM   #15
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:32 PM   #16
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I'm just wondering if that person, the individual with the one word reply, was actually smart enough to know what was actually wrong with your initial statement, if anything was actually wrong. Not having seen the initial thread I can not comment. My guess would be no, they are not. To criticize someone, especially without offering a correction, is less than helpful. Stupid is how I would refer to the individual with the one word answer.

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:18 PM   #17
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Now, back to your regularly scheduled winterizing stories.

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Old 01-12-2008, 06:17 AM   #18
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ahhh Gina... wrong sport
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:49 AM   #19
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No water in the on-board storage tank or line. Trailer has no hot water heater, so no problem there. Pour a little antifreeze in the sink trap and that's it for winterizing the Compact Jr. in north Texas. Does the pink stuff go bad or out of date? I've had the same gallon jug for 3 years.

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:34 AM   #20
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these responses are so much different than the other forum I used to attend.

Someone was posting there about winterizing and in my response I said, "I done winterize"

One person responded with my statement in quotes with just one word: "stupid"

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I expect, Ron, that the person or persons who believe that have never had to replace a water line inside a wall along the entire length of a trailer. I had a '61 Bambi that hadn't been winterized, and the shower lines inside the shower wall (as well as a number of other locations) were split necessitating the re-plumbing of most of the trailer. That necessitated the removal of walls and most of the built-in furniture and fixtures. It would have been wholly unnecessary the previous owner merely winterized. OTOH, I picked the-then $7,000 trailer up for $1,100 because of the broken plumbing.

Tanks (particularly plastic tanks), if less than half-full, shouldn't present a significant problem if they freeze as the contents have room to expand as the water freezes. It's the water lines, faucets, toilet valve, water heater, and pump that will split, fracture, or otherwise open up to accommodate the water's need for expansion room as it freezes inside them. Then, presto-chango... in the spring the first time you hook the trailer up to water and turn it on, you have a brand new water-pressure testing station for anything that will fit inside your trailer with spraying coming from everywhere there's water lines!

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I don't "do" football....
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Gina, How did you know what they were talking about.
We lost our 2 ft of snow last week. The lady down the street was out digging her garden and another neighbour cut his grass this week. We've got two months of winter to look forward to yet.
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Ron, you do winterize, you just do it differently. Shoot, I know some who winterize by just going south where it's warmer. If your method works, then you don't need to do anything else. When it doesn't, then you will change accordingly.

I also knew someone who was in a position of being out camping and the weather got them a little concerned about their pipes (even with a heater), so they went to a liquor store and filled the lines as if it was happy hour! Hey, it worked!

Me, I'm lazy, so I use the pink stuff. I did go, once, when it was winterized. No problem. I just used bottled tap water to flush the toilet. I made sure the black tank was empty before I put the trailer away. Another couple of bottles for quick baths and even to do the dishes.
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Occasionally, while flipping channels, this mysterious "football" shows on my screen. I see large padded men battling each other. I can only surmise that sometimes they use high tech methods to battle with, and my TV goes on the fritz instantaneously.

I have concluded that this "football" breaks my TV and it is no longer allowed in the house.

Basketball does not have the same effect, and I am actually known on occasion to see it in person. I have yet to be injured, except during a Blazer Play off game in Portland where someone took exception to my Supersonics T-Shrt and cheering. I somehow ended up wearing a coke from an unsuspected rear attack.

I learned it is wise to be stealthy in those situations.. except, of course, when they are playing the Clippers and even the Clippers fans root for the Sonics.
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We play REAL football up here. Three downs and a bigger field.
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can you use heat tape ?????????????
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