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Old 10-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm the newbie on the block

Hi my name is Cindy and I live in Illinois. I'm new to this site, but wanted to join other RV's owners for advice on this new venture in my life. I will be purchasing a 1991 Coachmen, do not know the details yet of length, etc., here shortly. It is permanently parked on a lake lot in a little town not far from where I live permanently. I am in no way an expert on owning a travel trailer and would love to hear from people who have a trailer permanently parked and how to avoid unnecessary problems. Like I said, I am just learning. My trailer is already hooked up to city electricity and water, but have no idea on what to do when it's not occupied. Any advice would be greatly appreciated in the cold winter months coming up. I plan to be at my new "little home" during the winter probably about once a week, but the freezing issue of the pipes worries me to death. I hope there is someone out there who lives in cold winter weather who are in my same situation.

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hi Cindy,
Welcome to our forum. If you haven't taken a tour of our community feel free to do so and notice our forum in the Travel Trailer section. I'm sure you'll find lots of information there.

As far as winterizing you trailer for those cold Illinois winters the first thing is to place an insultation skirt around the bottom of the trailer to keep out the cold air and protect the pipes. You can also purchase heating wire and pipe insultion to put on the cold water hose at either Home Depot or Lowe's. Hope that helps alittle.

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Hello Cindy!
I suggest you use the search feature at the top of this page to locate topics you wish to read about. This will save you time and may offer insights and advice that differs from what you receive now.
This should not be viewed as hesitating to ask whatever you wish, at any time. We do not mind at all discussing a subject every week, we may learn something in the discussion that we didn't know ourselves. You see how long I've been a member here; I learn something new, or that I'd forgotten, every visit to the website.
Winterizing a permanent setup RV may be different than what I know about winterizing mine so I'll defer to others.
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