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RE: Washington DC Advice Needed

OP again. We've completed our visit, but I waited before saying so in case there were more comments that might others considering visiting DC. We stayed at a Quality Inn in Alexandria, <3 miles from the Huntington Metro station. We had a great time, including visiting Old Town Alexandria. We plan to come back in a couple of years to see the things we couldn't get to in the five days we were there. Thanks to all for the suggestions and information. Very helpful!
rfloyd99 11/03/22 07:24am Roads and Routes
Washington DC Advice Needed

We're visiting DC without the RV and would like some advice from someone very familiar with the area. We'll be driving from Charlottesville, and need a reasonably low-priced motel outside the city for 4-5 nights. We then plan to commute in to do the usual tourist stuff - museums, monuments, etc. This has worked well for us in other big cities. We find an RV park outside the city then drive to the nearest commuter transit station just after rush hour. We'll be leaving the DC area via Annapolis. I haven't researched the transit system yet, but thought I would ask for some guidance here regarding an area outside the city, preferably to the south. Any thoughts?
rfloyd99 10/22/22 08:16pm Roads and Routes
Advice on Cover for Winter Storage

I need help deciding what to do. I have a 23'TT (27 with tongue and bumper). I live at 4,900 ft elevation in far western Colorado, which means the sun is more intense. It hardly snows or rains here, so those aren't much of a factor. I've already bought a cover, but really hate to go to the trouble and risk of putting it on. My only helper is my wife, and we're both in our 70's, and I hate the thought of getting up on the roof to put it on then again to remove it in the spring. Here's the reason I'm wondering if it's worth it. I bought the trailer new in January of '16, and except for one winter in my daughter's barn it's been exposed year round, mostly in Florida, for almost seven years. After 2-3 years the fiberglass finish was completely oxidized. It looks kind of bad, but since it's gray and white it looks less bad than if it were a darker color. So, is the finish going to suffer more if it's not covered for the next six months, or is it already as bad as it's going to get? Of course, come spring it'll be exposed again for six months, since we use it during the warmer seasons. Are there any other things I should consider in making a decision? A side note: Of course, Jayco refused to even consider a warranty claim, even though there's no question in my mind that the finish was faulty somehow. I've seen other 2016 Jaycos with the same finish that had no issues.
rfloyd99 10/15/22 03:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing Question

My manual recommends both methods, I chose the AF because my son-in-law helped me and that's how he always did it. Also, he had several gallons of AF available. I do drain the WH and include the drains, outside shower and toilet in the process.
rfloyd99 10/09/22 04:32pm General RVing Issues
Winter Battery Storage

I read somewhere that batteries should not be allowed to freeze. The first time my RV spent the winter here I had a heated place to store them, this time I don't. Temperatures here are frequently near zero. I use two golf cart batteries, will they be damaged this winter? Anyone have any experience with this issue?
rfloyd99 10/09/22 04:24pm General RVing Issues
Winterizing Question

I'm winterizing my TT for the second time, following the instructions in the TT's owner's manual. The pump is plumbed with a pipe designed to be inserted into a container of antifreeze so you can pump AF throughout the entire plumbing system. This seems to result in all the pipes being full of AF, including the part of the water pump that water (and AF) pass through. This is what I did when I first winterized it three years ago. The RV survived a very cold high-altitude Colorado winter with no problems. This time I read the separate water pump manual. It says to disconnect both inlet and outlet pipes and run the pump until all water is expelled. This would be a PITA, and would probably result in water on the pump compartment floor. The manual doesn't seem to contemplate that I could be pumping AF throughout the system. It just suggests that AF be poured down the drains to protect the P traps. My 1st question is, can I ignore the WP manual since it seems the pump's water-containing parts will be full of antifreeze? 2nd question: The TT manual says to open the low point drains, then close them after all water has drained out of the tank. The drain valves are cheap plastic - if they're closed isn't it possible the valves could have some water in them that would then freeze? I don't remember what I did three years ago. Some of you must be very experienced at winterizing - any suggestions? Thanks.
rfloyd99 10/09/22 04:09pm General RVing Issues
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