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Old 09-30-2009, 09:36 PM   #15
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Illinois... It all depends how many campsites are available in Texas or Florida!

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #16
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12th of Sept. just after the last camp. Already been to the RV show here in Abottsford, B.C. Canada

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:37 PM   #17
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When do we put away? Hardly EVER!

Too many events (trailer and auto themed) going on all year up here to put the Trillium that far into hibernation.
Its always near at hand and avaivable in about a weeks notice!
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:32 AM   #18
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In Minnesota - End of November!
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:23 AM   #19
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Haven't even had an overnight frost here in Southern Ontario yet. Maybe in another month or so when the leaves fall off the trees.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:20 PM   #20
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I'm in Minesota; generally I winterize in mid-November. One year it was mid-December (we actually went Camping in early December). We usually de-winterize about April 15th. My wife and I have been out camping in mid-March, and had a ball!

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:24 PM   #21
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #22
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Do we haf ta?

No seriously, we're newbies and aren't sure if we have to winterize, etc. We just acquired our new-to-us egg in June and have a trip to Florida planned for over Christmas. We live in North-East Maryland and our "Bothy" lives in our garage. The temp doesn't get below zero (at least hasn't in the five years we've been here). Do we need to do anything after we return from our (first) big trip? Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #23
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If the temperature gets below 32 Fahrenheit (or even close), you should probably drain and/or winterize the water system (exact procedure depends on how involved your water system is). You mentioned 0 degrees, but unless you are measuring in celsius (unlikely) that is not freezing. 32 degrees Fahrenheit is the freezing point of water.

You could, alternatively, heat your garage, but that would probably be an added expense and worry all out of proportion to simply winterizing the trailer.

Think about sink drain hoses, water pumps, water tanks, and any other water hoses. Toilet and associated pumps and tanks (if you have one). Water heater (if you have one), and greywater tank (again, if you have one).

An A/C system could need winterizing - I'm not sure what you have.

Basically anything that has fluid or water in it.

Propane is fine for over-wintering, although you might want to drain the lines and store the tank elsewhere, since you keep the trailer in your garage (Turn on stove and then shut off valve at tank and wait for burner to go out; then make sure to turn burner handle to off position.)

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #24
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Eggbert will hibernate from about December through February.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #25
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I'm north of you in Manitoba. putting mine to bed next week.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #26
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Hi: All...We're located in the "banana belt" of Canada. About the same latitude as Eugene Oregon. Anywhoo...ifn I was retired I would winterize "Our Escape Hatch" by hooking up and tugging south to say Frostproof Florida. But alas it will be under cover at my brother in laws very soon!!!
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #27
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The Trillium goes away right after it returns from the Hershey, Pa Antique car meet next week.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #28
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Well our Boler is going inside for the winter this weekend.We are in Northern Ontario and snow can be expected any day now.
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