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Old 11-10-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Winter is coming fast.

Well, I haven't seen any talk about winterizing our Casitas? A freeze could do a lot of damage. I am curious to know what you are doing & comments & other hints about winterizing. Thanks, MANZI
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Old 11-10-2002, 06:23 PM   #2
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Winterizing

I put my electric heater in and set it for 50 F (10C). That's the freezing point of water here in Phoenix. :snowman
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Old 11-10-2002, 06:39 PM   #3
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But we have Joe, I know we did. :yep
we talked anifreeze.
But I don't care how cold it gets, I'm not winter-izing my Casita
No matter what you do to me, I'm not doing it. :nope
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Old 11-10-2002, 07:46 PM   #4
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Yes, our winterizing is complete!

Actually we completed winterizing several weeks ago. Pulled Tiny Bubble into the garage and she'll be there until maybe April! We may even use her for a guest room at Christmas. :xmass Sorry Charles, no chance of winter camping for us--we might be able to get out, but we also might not be able to get back home!

People (not me) are now skiing in southwestern Colorado (and in the Sierras, too.) Earliest/most snow on record this early at Wolf Creek. Thank you California for sending us the El Nino!:snowman
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Old 11-10-2002, 08:16 PM   #5
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Brrrrrrr

Okay, Jana. We'll let you slide on not winterizing your Casita, but I'll bet you winterize your Surfside!:wink
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:11 PM   #6
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So you caught me. Next year I won't be able to say that, because I'll have Casita bathroom parts in my Surfside. Then I'll have be a mix breed. :colors
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:50 PM   #7
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did it

Joe, I winterized two weeks ago, it got down to 19 for two nights here
in So.Oregon. Drain all tanks used the blow out adapter and added RV antifreze
to the drains. The trailer is at home so I can keep things in good order when
they need it, will open it up all the time, keep the battery charged.
We went camping last week and it only takes a few mintes to flush the water
through the pipes and drains and you are ready to go. I will rewinterize this
week as we won't go camping until after the first of the year, unless we get
time to go. We are lucky we don't have that bad of weather and can go camping
most all year. Jay
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Old 11-11-2002, 08:34 AM   #8
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Snow on Wolf Creek

George says there's snow on Wolf Creek Pass ... a beautiful area ... bet it would be pretty in the snow.

What do you think Mary?

Joe, we winterized probably six weeks ago .... and discussed it here on fiberglass rv.

If you scroll down to the bottom of a page ... and see a bunch of numbers on the lower left, either in a forum ... or in a particular message, that means there are multiple pages of messages and posts.

You can also use the super Search function on the upper right. The search function on Fiberglass RV is one of the best ... if not the best ... search function I've ever experienced on the internet.

Try it, you'll like it!

Another thing to remember is on Fiberglass RV, we have folks winterizing not only Casitas, but Bigfoots, Bolers, Burros, Compact Jr., Scamps, Surfsides, Trilliums, U-Hauls & homemade.
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:14 AM   #9
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Snow on Wolf Creek Pass

My Yahoo ski report says 3 inches of new snow, with a 42-54 inch base. That's a lotta snow, seems like, for so early in the season (which, I think, was George's point!)

:snowhat

I like the name of that smiley, Michael: SNO WHAT! (Wasn't that the name of a Miles Davis tune?)
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Thanks Fellas & Gals.

Thanks everyone for your input. I even got a couple of sky reports!
I don't have a heated garage. That would solve all the winter problems.
I dumped in 4 gallons of anti freeze, ran the pump & pushed it through all the plumbing & drains & hope the anti freeze got in all the pipes etc. I ran the shower too, anti freeze in dump & grey water tanks too.
By the way, if you read the label on RV anti freeze where it says good to 50 below, thats the temperature that the pipes will burst. Plastic pipes much higher. The anti freeze will crystalize at not to far below freezing. They do sell a pure anti freeze that will take you to much lower temperatures. But read the label on the back of your so called -50 degree anti freeze. Keep the comments & ski reportscoming. I love it! MANZI
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Old 11-19-2002, 07:53 AM   #11
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Colorado Snowfall

New Ski Reports from drought stricken areas that I :E :E all winter:

Crested Butte Mtn., 38" base
Taos, 32" base
Wolf Creek Ski Area, 43-56" base

Santa Fe and Sandia Peak (Albuquerque) not reporting yet.

For George, I'll throw in Durango Mtn. Resort: reporting 12-37" base... but George probably has better (more up to date!) info.

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