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#71111 - 11/03/03 02:43 PM Winterizing the Camper
roger Offline
Gang Member

Registered: 03/04/01
Posts: 174
Loc: Cedar Creek, TX
Ok it's my first winter owning a travel trailer, so what are the tips for getting it ready to be put away for the winter?


#71112 - 11/03/03 11:05 PM Re: Winterizing the Camper [Re: roger]
Hoop Offline

Registered: 12/21/00
Posts: 1830
Loc: Beaumont TX
I'm in Beaumont, and I don't do anything unless the temperature is forecast to go below freezing for several hours. In Austin, I still wouldn't think it gets cold enough where you need antifreeze in the drinking water system and water heater, but I might be wrong. You might be ok just draining the water system as much as possible, blow it out with air if you have the connections to do so, and leave all the faucets open. Another approach is to leave a small electric heater running overnight in the camper and open up the cabinet doors so the heat can get to the piping in the walls. I do this when the temperature is forecast to get down in the low 20's, which is pretty rare for us.

Otherwise, if you're not going to use the trailer for a while, you can use the jacks to take the weight off of the tires. That's probably all that's needed. If it makes you feel better to close the propane valve, go for it. I think I've seen more elaborate lists for winterizing somewhere on
2006 XR650R, the dual sport bike
2004 DL1000, the street bike


#71113 - 11/06/03 02:53 AM Re: Winterizing the Camper [Re: roger]
Irishcoffee Offline
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 2852
whu put it away? winter is the best time to camp in texas.


#71114 - 12/24/03 01:03 PM Re: Winterizing the Camper [Re: Hoop]
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Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 869
Loc: unknown
I agree with Hoop, I very seldom gets cold enough around here to do damage. I havent turned the heater on yet this year.


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