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Old 08-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Winterizing Early

As a teacher, i'm back to school and busier than ever! Single mom with two kids and the work never ends! With the call for a polar vortex in our area end of September, i thought about winterizing now to save time as I'll be raking scores of leaves in October. Its ok right, if i decide to camp still to be driving around with that antifreeze in the tank and lines? I'm sure that full timers must run into thus issue when crossing state lines.

I can just dry camp if i want right?


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Old 08-26-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Yes that's fine. don't forget to drain water heater and all lines. Winterizing has always concerned me after a friend forgot to drain his shower hose and it burst. I actually installed a winterizing kit so it will suck antifreeze into all lines.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #3
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Where do you get that papa t?


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Here is how I did mine. you use your existing water pump.
Winterizing and Waterheater Bypass Mod
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I second the winterizing kit. Makes is so easy to to a really complete job. I can do my Scamp with less than one gallon of anti-freeze using a water heater bypass kit as well. Just a little plumbing needed to install and then its pretty easy. I pump about ¾ gallon to fill the lines and dump the rest in the sink traps.

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Old 08-26-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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Sounds great papa t, but Im limited and i admit it. If I had some mechanical help and supervision, Id do it. Only thing Ive done on my own is tow and winterize, fire up water tank, wax and add rubber d moulding to door entry. When i read all these fabulous posts, i get sad cuz my trailer will always be "standard" I'm afraid. Ah well.


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Yes that's fine. don't forget to drain water heater and all lines. Winterizing has always concerned me after a friend forgot to drain his shower hose and it burst. I actually installed a winterizing kit so it will suck antifreeze into all lines.

13' Scamp Standard, water heater?????
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Not sure if you were writing to me Byron, but yes i have a water heater in my 13 standard


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Not sure if you were writing to me Byron, but yes i have a water heater in my 13 standard


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