de winterizing

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Guest, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok who out there has started to get ready to go ,, by this i mean getting rid of the pink stuff ,, i myself have not yet ,, been damn near close with the warm weather we have been having ,, also had 5 calls today to do the same to theirs rigs ,, but i told them hang on a bit ,, if it's not a pressing,, travel type issue ,, BECAUSE we are going to get cold again ,, this monday infact ,, snow ,, and highs in the upper 30's and lows in the 16's and colder ,,, i i thought this was spring ,, but here we go again ,, did the same last year ,, very cold into mid april ,, all the spring flowers froze ,, my hay froze and heck i even froze ,,,
    but anyway how many are doing the de winter stuff out there ;) :approve: :bleh:
     
  2. GEJim

    GEJim New Member

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    I've already done the bottom end, Tires, Lub, Suspension, Heater during our 70 degree days. I'll put the drain plugs back in and run the water system this weekend. First trip is Mar 30. We will continue to send our freezing temps up to you and Ohio. :)
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    I was going to do it this passed weekend, but got busy doing something for the wife. I have planned on doing it this weekend, but since you mention it I will do it to night. I was going out last night to start it up and run it for a while and do the same with the genset. but when we got back from eating it was late and American idol was on, so that shot that. But I will do it tonight. I have notice that allot of people are eating out allot. I ask the DW to ck out stove to see if it still works as we haven't use it in so long. mostly we eat out how about you guys eat in or out more. :cool: :cool: :laugh: :laugh: weather mid 40-50 at night 65-75 days if that helps :laugh: :laugh:
     
  4. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

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    Basically ready to go! Everything works, refer is running. I do have to drain the bleach water and finish sanitizing the fresh water tank but other than that...we're off to see the wizard!
     
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    dang that sounds so good, can't wait till MAY to get here, 48 days and counting :laugh: :cool: :cool: :) :)
     
  6. par

    par New Member

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    I'd like to get at it but it's still setting in storage. Still have 3-4 feet of snow piled along side the driveway. Not looking good either, weather boy said 3-6" of new snow this saturday. Just a couple more years and we can say so-long to the cold stuff each year!
     
  7. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Well I did mine yesterday, still got flush out all the water line and the water heater. I will also run some bleach thru the tanks and water line just to sanitize them . other than that It's ready to go. ran the genset for a while all seem ok . so I realy getting excited about our up coming trip out west.
     
  8. tfraz58

    tfraz58 New Member

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    Phil, while you and I can appreciate the frustration of Texas and Georgia wanting to get going, I am probably the only one so far who really feels YOUR pain in Michigan. Here in Minnesota in the last 36 hours I have accumulated an additional foot of snow on the roof of what WAS a bone dry (just a bit cool yet) Class C. :dead: I wouldn't have chanced draining the pink yet, but there is a lot of piddly stuff I want to do, to the coach AND Dodge sides. Having to content myself with trips to the RV dealer, visiting their parts department to pick up junk I don't have to have yet, like a new license plate bracket. :clown: At least I got a new water supply "white hose" again. We had a pop up that suddenly sold last week during a break in the weather. It wasn't till I saw it going down the street behind teh new owner's vehicle that I remembered the white hose I JUST BOUGHT and used ONCE was still in it.... :eek: That wasn't the worst of it though. Better looking half arrived home, saw that the trailer had been picked up, and asked where the camping pots and pans and dishes were..... oops..... :disapprove:

    Come ON, Spring!!
     
  9. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

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    tfraz58, time to take to better half shopping to get the New stuff, and remind her that it is for a new trip and hope she buys it
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    good to see u bro dave or msjackie ,,, it's like a breath of fresh air to see u all retyping agian ,,, also hows the weather down in MB ,, i cked the water temp ,, via NOAA and it's up to 62 already ,,, man i can't wait ,,, been a long winter here ,, but the wife wants to try about 3 trips out that way this year ,, and i said ,, let's get them planned ,, u never know ,, with the price of fuel and stuff ,, it maybe our last time to head u'r way (NOT) ,, i'll sell the kids if i have too ,, the beach is MY WAY OF LIFE ,, but agian glad to see u all up and typing ,, who knows next u'r gonna be getting ready to rv again (i am praying so) ;) :laugh: :cool: :approve: :approve: :bleh: :bleh: :bleh: :bleh:
     
  11. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    Shucks! Out here in Arizona, where we went as our winterize process, it has been darned near hot! In fact, some of the snowbirds are already heading out to travel back north! I don't think we will "de-winterize" until mid April. Of course, for us that means heading north as we fulltimers consider heading south to be winterizing!
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    well i did it today ,, flushed out the pink stuff ,,, and i found a leaky faucet in the process ,, had to rebuild that ,, but HD was open and i have Delta faucets in my MH so they had the parts ,, anyway flushed the system ,,, drained all the tanks ,, blew out the lines (just incase) I will sanitize them before we get ready to go in May ,, but still have not changed any oil and such ,, but hey,, i'm getting closer :laugh: ;) :eek: :approve: :bleh:
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    ok now that i'm getting older i tend to forget easy stuff ,,, can some one tell me the mixture (again) to sanitize the fresh water tank,,, is it 1 gallon of water to 1/2 cup bleach for every 15 gallons???? is this right ,, or do u all have a better way ,, thanks ;) ;) ;) :approve: :approve: :approve: :bleh: :bleh:
     
  14. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

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    730, you are not getting older, just crankier,JK
    love to you,
    msjackie
     
  15. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    ROD THAT SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, I use the 4-1 ratio, but it never stays inside the lines that long , then they get a good flushing just clear out any bleach that may still be there. I put some bleach in the holding tanks , then drive it around and then flush everything out a couple of times.
     
  16. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    1/4 cup per 100 gallons is what I remember. You can do a search, too. I posted some calculations on PPM here some time ago.
     
  17. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    hey tex where have you been? forum been quite we miss your intellance
     
  18. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    Well, duuuhhhh ... :clown:

    Howdy, Hollis! We've been up and down Texas from Houston to Dallas to Aransas Pass to Dallas to Houston.

    Took the niece and here to younguns to visit their Geepaw who is hibernating in his RV in Aransas Pass.

    Whew! Just got back in today and I am wore out from fighting those winds we've been getting in front of the northers! I'm still rockin' in my office chair.
     
  19. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    WELL GLAD YOU ARE BACK SAFE AND SOUND :laugh:
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    yea ,, right he's rocking from watching those oil well pumps go up and down :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ;)
    Hey welcome back Tex ,, hope u had a good trip :approve: :approve: :approve: :approve: :approve:
     

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