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Old 10-20-2015, 09:35 AM   #21
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Yup, plug on the low point and valve on the tank. Nobody asked me why I needed a lot more antifreeze than anyone else when this topic came up a couple months ago. Now you know why.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:40 AM   #22
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I believe also that for those with a low point drain to also open a faucet inside to break the vacuum and allow complete drainage, similar to what plumbers do in your house, open a low point drain and then open a high point faucet.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:49 AM   #23
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You are right on that too. I noticed that the faucets ran clear then pink the first year as they purged themselves when the pump started up. That was after I remembered to close the drain. The next tear, we opened the faucets and listened for the same sucking sound I hear coming from my wallet all the time. I'm better now.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #24
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Speaking of sucking sounds, Dave, wait till spring when you replace all 4 tires.....
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:14 AM   #25
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As we used to say when I had friends in the super modified car days at Knoxville, Iowa, " It costs money to go racing." I don't mind spending money on quality or replacing something that has legitimately worn out, I just hate junk that does not last, falls apart or doesn't do it's job. I just opened my mail from yesterday and received a nice packet including two maps from New Hampshire state parks. We were out there in the early 70's and would like to go back, maybe next year. I get this stuff in the fall and early winter, study all winter when the snow is coming down and hit the road when the birds start singing in the spring. Gotta love retirement.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:17 AM   #26
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Let me know your plans, we have never been to NH and we want to head to Nova Scotia next summer.
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Let me know your plans, we have never been to NH and we want to head to Nova Scotia next summer.
Here is a link to a New Brunswick & Nova Scotia trip I made with friends in tents in June & July, 2013.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:08 PM   #28
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:01 PM   #29
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Thanks Jon. Hope this finds you in warmer temps with the wind at your back or a pie in the oven.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:07 PM   #30
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I believe also that for those with a low point drain to also open a faucet inside to break the vacuum and allow complete drainage, similar to what plumbers do in your house, open a low point drain and then open a high point faucet.
Yes, but open all of the faucets, starting with the highest, if you want to completely empty the lines.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:57 AM   #31
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All this frost talk is like listening to aliens from Mars. I've lived themy whole life in Florida and never winterized anything much less even thought about frost before the end of December! Snow is something I've only seen once (1970s) but we do have strawberry fields covered in ice occasionally. We really only have 2 seasons, summer and not quite summer. I do enjoy the snow pictures and look forward to seeing it more when retirement gets here!
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:09 AM   #32
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Let's not rub it in, one day you will get to enjoy the lack of hot
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:58 AM   #33
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Frosty weather

Years ago we had a very good local TV and radio weatherman named Conrad Johnson. He once predicted partly cloudy conditions overnight and into the next day but an Alberta Clipper came through and dropped about 6 inches of snow overnight. The next morning Conrad related that he had received a call asking him to come over and shovel 6 inches of partly cloudy off the caller's driveway. We don't get a lot of snow here compared to others but it usually comes down sideways. Come on up, I'll teach you how to run the snowblower and the tractor/loader. And how to split wood with a maul and wedge. New life skills.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:25 AM   #34
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Heavy dew this morning here but no frost ... Yet I'm sure.
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I'd like that Dave except my lovely bride claims she can't breathe if its cold &the wind is blowing, now her definition of cold is probably different from yours. On the other hand, I could show you how to stay inside from June to September because it's just too hot to function or how to mow the yard from March through November trying not to get eaten by fire ants the whole time. Not really any life skills unless you have fire ants in Iowa.
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We have had some frosty mornings this month at home, was minus 2c this morning but now it's plus 17 and sunny. Had earlier winterized Escape Hatch and have had brakes and bearings checked. Today in shorts and t-shirt I just finished washing it and having a break before waxing the roof, then the trailer will be all ready for part of winter until we hit the road hopefully mid-Jan making our way to TX.

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