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Old 11-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #29
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MJFZ, lots of work removing that many batteries.
I would use your battery disconnect, pull the fuse for LP detector or use switch, remove fuse for radio so no drain from them while stored.
Need the batteries to start engine & Gen so best to leave them in.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #30
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We are new to everything...going to North Dakota for jobs...let me display my ignorance and ask, if a 28 ft. Bigfoot Silver Cloud trailer is all fiberglass, does that mean it is insulated for extreme cold? and therefore, does not need to be "winterized?"
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:47 PM   #31
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We are new to everything...going to North Dakota for jobs...let me display my ignorance and ask, if a 28 ft. Bigfoot Silver Cloud trailer is all fiberglass, does that mean it is insulated for extreme cold? and therefore, does not need to be "winterized?"
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Short answer to your question is no it is not insulated for extreme cold. That being said does your trailer have a cold weather option? Duel pane windows, enclosed and heated holding tanks for example?
I would suggest starting your own post about living in your trailer in the winter. That way you will get the information you want for your situation.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #32
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Welcome lion.lamb to irv2.
This brochure does not have any build information in it to say its going to keep you warm but some options for duel pane windows and it being built in Canada I would think its built for cold weather if it has the options in your trailer.
They have a contact number to call with your model and year they maybe able to give the information you will need.
Like said you need the heat for your holding tanks and plumbing and for you to be toasty warm.
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Its that time again to winterize

I just winterized my motorhome for the first time. (traded) I winterized everything but the ice maker and water dispenser first and everything went
great. Then I started on the refg. and was pumping the anti-freeze directly out of the gallon jugs. I thought it should take a gallon at the most and was getting water from the water dispenser and waiting for the pink stuff to come through. I put several gallon through but no pink. I then started smelling the liquid that was coming through and it smelled like pure anti-freeze but was completely clear. Has anyone ever had this happen. I put a container of the clear liquid in the freezer and it didn't freeze. What happened to the pink in the anti-freeze?
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #34
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What type of fridge do you have?
My ice maker I just disconnect water line from fill valve behind fridge blow out valve and water drops out of water line when disconnect from valve.
Use paper towels to sop up water in ice tray and done no Anti.
If you have a residential fridge may take a gallon because of large water line coil.
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Welcome to irv2 jbh.
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Although it doesn't stay cold here in Dallas for very long, I am going to winterize my Baystar 32 anyway. I have only owned it for month so this is all a learning experience. I am curious how much winterizer I will need to do the job. It is supposed to get into the high 20s over the weekend and I hear this whole process is necessary. Thanks for the tips.
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Mine is a 2901 and took 3 gallons, maybe the 32 will take a tad more?
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I winterized our MH by driving it to my brothers house in California just before Thanksgiving. After Christmas DW and I will drive back to my brothers house and pick up our RV and continue heading south.

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I winterized our MH by driving it to my brothers house in California just before Thanksgiving. After Christmas DW and I will drive back to my brothers house and pick up our RV and continue heading south.
That'll work there and here in South Carolina as well!
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I just winterized my motorhome for the first time. (traded) I winterized everything but the ice maker and water dispenser first and everything went
great. Then I started on the refg. and was pumping the anti-freeze directly out of the gallon jugs. I thought it should take a gallon at the most and was getting water from the water dispenser and waiting for the pink stuff to come through. I put several gallon through but no pink. I then started smelling the liquid that was coming through and it smelled like pure anti-freeze but was completely clear. Has anyone ever had this happen. I put a container of the clear liquid in the freezer and it didn't freeze. What happened to the pink in the anti-freeze?
If you didn't bypass your water heater it probably all went in your hot water tank. It can hold 6 gallons.

Another guess. Did you remove all filters? The filters could have filtered the pink out of the pink anti freeze.

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One thing to remember about water and freezing is that you do not have to totalling empty all water from your fresh water tank or for that mater from your gray and black tanks. The freezing of water will not damage your systems as long as it has a place to expand during the freezing process. So a little water in the tanks is not a problem. ( Even when you drain your hot water tank, the bottom of the tank still has a couple of inches of water in it.) Same with your water pipes. Draining your pipes and blowing them out is enough. Having said this I still put antifreeze in the pipes and drain traps. But I sleep well.
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