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Old 11-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #29
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Welcome to irv2 daleworth.
Not sure you have the Bird System in your Monaco as the Newmar's do if it does not people use the Trik-L-Start to keep their chassis batteries charged while plugged in on shore line.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #30
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This is our first year storing our 1999 Dutchstar DP I plugged the motorhome in, and put a trickle charger on the Chassis batteries (12 volt Batteries). Am I doing the right thing?
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Ron you may not need the Trik-L-Charge because you may have a BIRD System like all other Newmars do. Not sure what year Newmar started using them.
This link should explain and this is a picture of BIRD.
You may have a older version of BIRD for a DP but works the same and the picture is the gas engine type but yours will look similar.
Here is a 12v wiring system
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This is our first experience owning an RV. We have a 2000 Holiday Ambassador. We had the dealer winterize it for us, but what do we do when we want to use it this month? We're in Missouri and planning on heading to the Texas gulf. We're totally confused. Then, if we come back in February, but have it stored inside a temperature controlled facility, is it okay to drive it through colder states? We've also been told, not to use the furnace as we're driving. HELP THE NEWBIES!!!!
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This is our first experience owning an RV. We have a 2000 Holiday Ambassador. We had the dealer winterize it for us, but what do we do when we want to use it this month? We're in Missouri and planning on heading to the Texas gulf. We're totally confused. Then, if we come back in February, but have it stored inside a temperature controlled facility, is it okay to drive it through colder states? We've also been told, not to use the furnace as we're driving. HELP THE NEWBIES!!!!
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We unwinerize, (summerize?) when we reach, and will be traveling in, temps above 15-20 degees.
If colder temps are expected we simply winterize again.
We use our propane furnace while traveling whenever it is needed to maintain a comfortable inside temp.
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Boyz welcome to irv2, you need to read the first post link in this thread should explain what you need to know.
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Welcome MissouriBoyz! You will have no problem driving your rig with the furnace running to keep the whole rig warm, very commonly done. Also, while on the road I wouldn't worry about anything freezing up, especially with the furnace running. Extra measure would be to leave the cabinet doors open under the kitchen and bathroom sinks while on the road. When you return and if you are going to be storing for the balance of winter in a heated facility i see no reason why you would need to re-winterize. You can if you want empty the fresh water tank, waste tanks, open your low point drain and leave all faucets open. This way there really won't be any water left in your system. An added measure of protection if you would feel better would be to take an air compressor with an adapter you can buy at Camping World or Wal-Mart that screws onto your fresh water (city) inlet and blow the water out of your water lines. Hope this helps, and again Welcome to the forum.
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DEWINTERIZE MAYBE
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MAYBE is right. I don't trust the weather this year. I may not dewinterize until Memorial Day weekend at this rate.

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Its cold here also maybe mid summer if we have one.
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