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Old 06-28-2020, 04:29 PM   #21
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Escape advises to run the pump ( no water in the fresh tank ) for about 30 seconds to remove any water in it. Done that for 12 years. Still have original pump.
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:24 AM   #22
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Filling the water heater with RV antifreeze not only takes a lot of the stuff, but RV antifreeze is also hard on the anode rod and will make it erode WAY faster than with just water exposure. I bypass my water heater when winterizing and ensure that the water heater is fully drained before the nights start getting below freezing in the fall.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:42 PM   #23
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Well in the spirit of continued unsolicited advice, know this: in my experience, camper trailers are constant work. Whether because you screwed up or just because something isn't working right. It's fine, and obviously we all think they're still worth it. Just be prepared.
Great comment. I like learning new systems and taking care of and improving things. With a little luck, my new Casita provide enough fun to justify the learning/work curve.
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It should! With my camper, if it weren't for the constant trouble my fridge gives me, it would be significantly less work. The fridge is 70% of my troubles.
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