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Old 10-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #31
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Yeah, not needing any colyte in my trailer water, thanks. lol

I have never added the antifreeze to any trailers fresh water tank. Most of them never seem to fully drain, so don't want to do repeated flushes.

Yes, people should be advised that adding anti-freeze to the fresh water tank is not in standard directions. A few people add it but they are not normal They are very cautious perhaps.

We will, however, be putting anti-freeze into lines this time from a short hose stuck into an anti-freeze container. Hopefully that will keep the toilet valve from holding any water and cracking.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #32
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Yes, people should be advised that adding anti-freeze to the fresh water tank is not in standard directions. A few people add it but they are not normal They are very cautious perhaps.
Yep, normal is something I have rarely been accused of being!
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #33
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:26 PM   #34
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #35
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When winterizing - what do others do with the battery?
Leave it attached? What about charge- There is always a drain on the battery with the CO2 sensor?
Remove and store inside?
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #36
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I'm leaving both of mine in the front box. Will use the battery disconnect switch to disable the CO2 sensor. I will check battery condition with a meter and periodically plug the trailer in to top off the batteries.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #37
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Mine is plugged in all winter. I check water levels every month or two.
I also run a heater in the trailer, on low, every once in a while, vents open, to help remove moisture. I use Dry-Z-Air ( two containers ) and have all cupboards and fridge open, cushions on end.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #38
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They say the ideal situation is to keep the batteries on a trickle charge over the winter. Where I store my unit it is not possible to plug in a charger and I am not interested in taking two 72 lbs. batteries off the tongue and storing in my basement. I check the water levels, give it a full charge, turn off the master power switch and store them on the trailer.

If I had my own battery charger, I would use that rather than the built in charger on the Escape. Remember that Escape charger may take up to 24 hours to complete a full charge.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #39
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Ours I guess will be plugged in all winter as we usually do.

I thought this year with the solar panel it would be fine unplugged--but we do use a "Stor Dri" Unit all winter and it needs the 110..

Right now our trailer is out at the factory getting bearings, brakes, new tires and a trimming of the bathroom door. Hopefully the larger sink can be installed in the bathroom too..

When it comes home it will get tucked away for the winter. We have a large light car cover from Princess Auto (that we bought when painting our Boler) covers most of it to keep needles etc off and still allows me to open the door and go inside. But I keep all cupboard doors open and have the cushions so that air can get underneath.

Sure learnt the lesson about closing the fridge between our last two trips--accidentally shut it up---oh my-- the colors of mildew in there were pretty??!! Cleaned up okay though--some staining on the rubber trim ..
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #40
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Do most of you leave any vents or windows open, or is everything closed down tight?
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