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RE: Winterizing

A compressor will get rid of most of your water, but to do it right I would also use RV antifreeze. Don't forget to open your low drains and empty your water tank. If it gets really cold where you are use the antifreeze. Another good point. In 5 years of using my air compressor here in North Texas, where it can get down into the teens, I have never had a broken pipe or anything else damaged from freezing. So far so good. I do take my time and don't rush through blow out process. Also, I leave the low point drains open until our first camping trip in the Spring.
Bigbird65 09/16/19 11:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing using an air compressor

Good one indeed. One very important point. Well before you begin, make sure the hot water tank is turned off. If there is any way air can get into the HWT when you remove the plug, a stream of scalding hot water can do serious damage. Very good point Mike. Thanks
Bigbird65 09/16/19 11:30am Travel Trailers
Winterizing using an air compressor

Winterizing – Air compressor method – Minnie 2250DS This is specific to our Minnie but applies to most RV trailers, the only difference is the location of the items listed. I have included photos of these items. 1. Start by draining the 3 tanks. 2. Open a water faucet. Turn on the water pump for about 20 seconds to run it dry. 3. On the outside of the Minnie drain the water heater by removing the drain plug or opening the drain valve, see photo. Lift the lever on the relief valve to vent air into the tank. Drop the lever when draining the tank is finished and reinstall the drain plug. 4. Bypass the water heater. 5. Put 35 psi air on the city water inlet and open each faucet in turn one at a time to blow out water until you only get air then close the faucet. Don’t forget the outside shower. 6. Open the toilet valve to blow out the toilet. 7. Open the low point drains. After 5 minutes, remove the 35 psi air. 8. Blow out the black tank blow down line by using the 35 psi air. 9. The fresh water pump has a filter on the inlet of the pump. Make sure there is no water in the filter. If necessary unscrew the clear cup on the filter and empty it. 10. Put some pink stuff (RV anti-freeze available at Wal-Mart) in the sink drains and lavatory drain and enough in the shower drain to get it to the gray tank discharge valve. 11. Also put some pink stuff in the toilet and flush to get it into the black tank discharge valve. Leave a little pink stuff in the toilet. Return the water heater to the normal or non bypassed condition. 12. Close the low point drain valves before the next camping trip. Also, fill the water heater by opening a hot water faucet with water pressure on the heater before the next camping trip and after all danger of freeze is gone.Do this before turning on electricity or propane. https://i.imgur.com/cPAZpvnl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KQ33QUzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RT0qVfPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xl14nqAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/V5YGuxil.jpg
Bigbird65 09/16/19 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing

You need a compressor that you can regulate down to 35 psi.
Bigbird65 09/16/19 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Magnetic Cam Locks???

I replaced all 4 of these CH751 locks with these. They are very well made and I am very satisfied with them. https://i.imgur.com/wCg1MSkl.jpg
Bigbird65 06/14/19 01:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hello! questions?

I would highly recommend that you look at Winnebago towables. Aluminum framing and high quality fiberglass exterior. Google them and look at the floor plans. We love our 2250DS. The 2106 and 2108s are very popular. They even make smaller ones.
Bigbird65 06/03/19 07:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Direct TV Genie System

If I put the Genie out of the house when I go on the road, then my wife who may not be with me (like a NASCAR race) she won't be too happy about not having any TV. Plus to remove it is a pain in the wazoo, thanks to the way I installed it with all the other electronic stuff. One thing that would have solved the problem you mentioned where you need to leave the DirecTV receiver home would be to use a MHL Micro USB to HDMI converter. I use this when we are on the road and I don't want to take the time to set up the satellite system because we are just doing a quicky night time stop over. I use the DirecTV app on my Samsung GS5 cell phone. Your phone must have MHL output. I get all of the DirecTV channels in my plan. It really works good. It does not use any minutes in your monthly AT&T phone plan. Here is a photo of it in operation. https://i.imgur.com/THTrzkrl.jpg
Bigbird65 02/16/19 06:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Chocks for "No Load Hitch" wheels

Are the wheels retractable? Do they have to be down? Can you just use the tow vehicle to move the trailer up on the blocks and then put the jack down to hold the trailer in place? I don't guess I understand what causes the wheels to "spin". Here is a photo without the wheels. https://i.imgur.com/4nS1Y2Al.jpg
Bigbird65 02/12/19 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chocks for "No Load Hitch" wheels

Hard to visualize without a photo.
Bigbird65 02/12/19 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Direct TV Genie System

Probably mistaken but I thought if you are using an HR54 you don't need a power inserter. We use an HR44 that needs a power inserter. https://i.imgur.com/VcccDf0l.jpg
Bigbird65 02/09/19 10:35am Technology Corner
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

The only thing I have had stolen while camping in a campground was food. It was stolen by a black bear. I had my battery stolen while my trailer was in the driveway where it is normally parked. I have added a locking steel box that now has two 6 volt batteries. I lock up my Equalizer Spring Bars... Other things not so much. I also lock up my spring bars. https://i.imgur.com/2Ap1mb9l.jpg
Bigbird65 01/27/19 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Time to fix her up

Thanks everybody for their input.. I guess I'll go with Goodyear tires, the last thing I need is to be stranded in the middle of nowhere changing a flat.. As for everything else, appreciate the info. Hopefully the trailer will be ready by March, lots of stuff to do and no time to do it.. Wise choice on the tires.
Bigbird65 01/06/19 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Time to fix her up

Jeff, get a set of Goodyear Endurance tires from Discount Tire. They are made in the USA and in my opinion they are the best you can buy for your RV. Don't take a chance with China bombs.
Bigbird65 01/05/19 04:30pm Travel Trailers
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