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Old 04-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #11
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Re: Winterizing

Bruce,
Socket size is 1 1/16".

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:50 PM   #12
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Re: Winterizing

A really good tip....make sure your faucet is over the sink!

I won't tell you who, but when one of our customers was de-winterizing their trailer. They didn't realize that they had turned the faucet so that it was over the counter until water started draining from the drain holes in the bottom of the trailer. :

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Old 04-11-2009, 12:47 AM   #13
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Re: Winterizing

Today we went out and tried everything, so I think (hope) we know how to use everything (except the screen room)
Finally figured out how to fill the hot water tank---duh---turn on the hot water tap!!!!! And yes, the water did get hot!!!
Flushed the toilet a few times---added the "glug" of stuff... Then drained the grey tank on our trailer pad and driveway---BTW the antifreeze stunk!!!!! It is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow so it will all wash away anyway....
Tried the furnace--the fridge and the fan...

Thank you for the video---we watched it again and it helped when you are actually doing things...

Haven't jacked down the stabilzers yet....

So hopefully when we go to use it next month we won't be too stupid!!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:23 AM   #14
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Re: Winterizing

Hi...Amirie... The screen room is quite easy. Read the tabs and make sure you get the #1 rt. hand side in first. Then the #2 left...zip up the door and a small step stool helps with the snap on the roof...well I don't know about a 17'er. then snap on the skirt... Ask me how I know this :
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:58 AM   #15
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Re: Winterizing

Hello Anna Marie,

When you set up the screen room for the first time. Keep the velcro strips to the outside (away from me). Not all of the panels get marked. So when I am showing a customer I hold up the panel with the valcro on the outside and look for the one with the zipper on the right first. Remember to remove the pull strap for the awning before you begin. It will slide out of its track once you slide it along towards the rear of the trailer. Then I will grasp the panel in the center, where the notch is, and beginning with your left hand slide it in to the end of the awning tube at the back of the trailer. You will see a small space for the screen room to slide into (this is also where your pull strap is removed from) begin with your left hand and slide it along the track until the zipper lines up in the center of the awning - there should be a light pencil mark - then take the second panel with the valcro on the outside and the zipper on the left and slide it into the track.

Then put your poles together one with holes and one without. The pointy end will go into the hole on the inside of the awning tube and the flat end will fit into a flat spot on the top of the trailer located just under the awning repeat for both sides. Remember these poles are spring loaded - like a tent pole - You may need a stool
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:06 AM   #16
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Re: Winterizing

If anyone is still not comfortable in winterizing your own trailer, RV Travel has their DVD on how to winterize on sale today. Catch it at: http://rvbookstore.com/shop/detail.aspx?m=2&p=677
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:37 AM   #17
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Hi: HokieEscape... Dan I just had ours done yesterday. I hooked up and took it to my RV mech. here. While he was pressureizing the anti freeze in I was using a "Crying Towel". Alf
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #18
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Re: Winterizing

As soon as mine thaws out from our quick blast of cold and snow, I am going to winterize it, yes I am.

We did throw an electric heater inside to keep the water heater and other stuff warm shortly after the freeze started, I think all should be fine.
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