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Old 11-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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I really feel sorry for those that put their trailer away for winter.
Me too.
I feel guilty when I have the means to use it all winter, and it sits in the yard unused.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:02 AM   #16
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We have put our Egg Camper to bed for the winter but we'll be waking up our Kodiak in a few days to get ready for our AZ snowbird winter. The Kodiak goes to bed for the summer.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #17
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We're new trailer owners, and I have a question. We replaced the cushions in our 13' Trillium over the summer. So as I'm putting my trailer to bed for the winter, I'm wondering if I should bring them in the house or leave them in the trailer. Just wondering why your bring yours in. Mine seems waterproof, any reason you're taking the time to do it?

I take them inside for a couple reasons: I don't want any wandering critters to munch away on them (We've never had any mice, but who knows?) and I don't want them to pick up any damp smells. They are a sisal fiber and not easy to clean.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:04 PM   #18
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I had to winterize ours last night in case it drops below freezing while we're away next week, but then we'll head to FL for a couple days in Dec. Then it's back to GA to winterize again until the Scamp Camp in FL in Feb.
I have it down to a fairly easy process of blowing the water out of the lines with the compressor, and then adding about 2 qts of antifreeze through an intake port I added.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:41 PM   #19
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Blew out the water lines last weekend, goes away in the pole barn tomorrow. If it is nice next weekend I'm tempted to go one more time this fall using jugs of water and camp ground rest rooms.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:09 PM   #20
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Hi Don. I moved up to a 16' Trill last spring after having a 13 footer for many years. I too, wonder what is the reason for removing the cushions for the winter. In all the years I had the little camper, I never took the cushions out and never had a problem with moisture, mildew or mustiness. Hope someone gives us an answer.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #21
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With the sisal fabric on our UHaul VT cushions, I just don't want to tempt fate with a possible leak or little critters. The fabric can't just be wiped clean and it does hold odors. However, it is tough as nails in regard to wear, which is probably why UHaul put them in their rental trailers.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #22
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During winter storage (and after a camping trip) I stand the cushions on a side. I'd like to believe there's better air circulation. I know it helps after a camping trip. I put a container of Dri-Z-Air in the sink and it pulls all the moisture out of the foam. No musty odors or mildew after ten years of doing this. YMMV
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #23
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No musty odors or mildew after ten years of doing this. YMMV
Donna, that's pretty impressive in your high humidity climate. I learned another new thing!
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #24
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I do the same thing as Donna, putting the cushions on their sides for more air circulation. This fall I started using the Dri-Z-Air when camping to help manage excess moisture in the Boler. I did removed it for the winter because it would just freeze as I live in the Prairies where we have a "dry cold" climate.

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #25
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We run our A/C for a few hours with no occupants in the trailer prior to putting it in storage the A/C is an effective dehumidifier and helps to assure the trailer is dry before it is put away.
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Clean out the pole barn this weekend and put the travel trailer away till next spring.
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a repair man at the local rv place told me to put salt in a bowl and that would absorb the humidity and the trailer will smell fresh in the spring. We shall see.
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a repair man at the local rv place told me to put salt in a bowl and that would absorb the humidity and the trailer will smell fresh in the spring. We shall see.
Dry-Z-Air so cheap and it's known to work.
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