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Old 09-17-2002, 06:37 PM   #1
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Winterizing

Charles, I know you have discussed this before, but seeing that new people seem to be joining this site everyday we possibly will be having newbies to RVíing joining in as well. Plus it canít hurt for everyone to have a refresh course on this important topic with winter closing in.

What are your exact steps you do to winterize your Casita? I would like to have it printed so that I can always keep a copy in my Casita just as a reminder on how to do it so that I donít skip any important tidbits of info.

Thanks! :wave
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:30 PM   #2
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I have read a lot about winterizing a Casita. All the methods seem to be a lot of work and they are really questionable when it comes to protecting your investment from the woes of winter.

I have two simple solutions:

A) Pack up the Casita and go somewhere where winterizing means puting an olive in your martini rather than a twist.

2) Do as I do and put a coat of wax on the fiberglass and park in a heated garage.

IV) Failing the last two items, do what Charles does. Every spring go down to Texas and get a new Casita.

iii) Allright, there were more than two solutions.

Augie
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:53 PM   #3
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Anode

Oh Yea!

I forgot to mention that I did check the anode rod in the water heater and had to change it. Last time I checked, a coupla years ago, it just had a few barnicals growing on it. This time there were parts of it misssing. Bubba's: @9.95.

Bubba had a good supply of these so I guess there is a demand. I would like to change the one in the house water heater too but none of the hardware stores (up here) carry them. You ask and they just look at you (blankly) and say "Anode?" :o

I have a heater from Sears so I guess I will have to check them out. They don't have a for-real store in this town so that may be difficult. Country living ! :zz

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Old 09-18-2002, 11:16 AM   #4
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Not sure

I'm not sure, but I think Augie just invited all of us to park our trailers for the winter in his heated garage ... goodness knows his garage is big enough.

He can even hoist a couple of trailers up to the second floor of his garage, because as we all know, heat rises.

I, however, claim one of the first floor storage slots at Augie's house, because as most of you know, we camp all winter long! :)

Sure Steve. We'll start a thread about winterizing in a couple of days. I'm not the only one around here with an opinion ... so I look forward to everyone adding their wisdom.
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:18 AM   #5
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Augie II

Augie, are you sure you want to move those old toy cars out of the garage to make room for all of our trailers. Mighty nice of you to offer.

But wouldn't those toy cars fill up with snow quickly if they were parked outside?
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Old 09-18-2002, 03:13 PM   #6
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Charles

The Jeep is not finished yet (but getting close, a couple of more weeks and several hundred more $:o ) The MGB, which I have been driving, has the dash torn off to get at the windshield wipers. That may take a while yet. I am driving the 1953 MG now and I hope that holds up or I will be down to a bicycle.

I would sure like to hook up the Casita and get out of town for a while. We are starting to get some rain (and frost) up here now and they have finally taken us down to Stage 1 fire restrictions today.
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:28 AM   #7
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I heard that

>>stage 1

Yeah, I heard that on the news. Sorry to here the jeep's still out-of-action.

Kinda hard to pull a Casita with a bicycle, Augie ... especially in the snow!
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Old 09-19-2002, 02:14 PM   #8
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Snow?

We did get snow! On the mountains, and that's where we want it. The roses are still blooming here in town and it is sunny and nice. There hasn't been snow on the mountains for a loooooong time.

About the time the grass stops growing the Jeep will be ready, with 25 more horsepower than before. I will be on the road to ???? somewhere.

Someone tell me how to post a picture and I will show you the beautiful snow.

Augie

PS. A spel chequer wood be fein to. I hev a prublum in this areia.
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Snow picture

Here is the picture I took of what is left of the snow this morning.

In town right now (9:00am) it is just about 70 deg. so the cold is only on the mountain. Hopefully we will get a LOT more snow before this melts:)

Augie



<img src=http://www.augieburgoon.com/Michael/snow.jpg/>
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Augie,

Looking at your photo this morning, I wish I was back there. Boy, that sounds warm for 9 am.

Thanks for the photo.
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