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Old 01-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #323
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I'm a new owner of a 2010 Cougar 30 WCV and have found myself facing two nights of hard freezes here in Florida (28 tonight and 22 tomorrow). I have drained all faucets, and fresh water tank and gray water. Haven't used black water tank since last dumping. Due to the fact that I am recently out of the hospital following surgery, trailering to the dealer is not an option. What can I do here at home to protect my unit for these coming hard freezes? I have it plugged into elec. and my propane is full. No access to an air compressor. I can optain RV antifreeze. How best to treat my toilet, and water heater? Will a space heater keep it warm enough to avoid a freezing problem? Better to have the two slides out or in? Thanks so much for any help. This cold spell caught me un prepared.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #324
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321RES for fulltiming

We have Springdale TT now and have had no problems with it but DW likes the floorplan of the 321RES. We start fulltiming in 35 months from now and dont want to trade our 08 Seqouia for a pu, so looking for a larger TT. Is there enough storage for fulltiming including a couple of trojans and solar panels?

I have noticed many quality problems that have been discussed, but most RVs have some sort of problems.

Do you think this TT can stand up to fulltiming?

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Old 01-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #325
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Hey,

I think a small space heater would be adequate, especially if you are only looking at two nights of freezing weather. The slides in would give you less outside surface to be exposed to the cold.

You could drain the water heater, but I don't think that is necessary for two nights, if you use a space heater. A 1500 watt electric heater should be adequate. You could put a cup of antifreeze in each drain trap. (Sink, shower, tub) Flush commode and put something to keep the drain open. I use a 2 x 2 long enough so that it doesn't fall into the holding tank.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #326
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Drain your hot water heater.

I have used a portable air tank to blow out my system. Just be careful with the pressure.

You could add potable anti-freeze to your fresh tank and run all of your faucets (remember your external shower) until you see the colored fluid flow out. You will probably need to first switch your water heater bypass valve. However, I used this procedure once and it seemed like it took forever to flush the fluid from the system. It leaves the water bubbly and adds a faint taste and tint to the water until gone.

Keeping your heater set to about 50 degrees should work for an occasional overnight freeze. It worked well for our TT in Kingman, AZ when the temp hit the high 20's overnight.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #327
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The local ACE hardware had ugly 1500 watt heaters for 17$ the other day i picked up 3
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #328
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I have had good luck with trailer rocking by using these - Ultra-Deluxe Chock and Lock . Once I've got everything leveled, I put the Chock & Lock's on and its pretty good, not totally eliminated, but the DW doesn't complain so I figure I'm doing good !

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Jimmie do chock both sides?
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Jimmie do chock both sides?
I actually do, but I am thinking about looking into these Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway ONEstep Tandem Axle Chock as an alternative. The Chock N Lock's that I currently have are off of my last trailer and are kind of tight when I put them on - they are the XL version. I really need to get the regular ones as opposed to the XL's that I currently have - would fit better. But then again, since I'm going to the Tampa RV Show this weekend, I will be on the look-out for the One-Steps.

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Oh and I want to look at one of these too Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway Flip Automatic Jack Foot
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #331
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OK, so we are back from the Tampa RV super show and I bought the flip foot but have not installed it yet. I really pondered the wheel chocks but decided against it for right now. I'll let ya know how it works when I get it installed. I also picked up some "special" polymer coating for the finish that the guy swears will keep that gel coat looking new and shiny...we'll see. Didn't really see anything that I had to have to replace the Cougar, but did see our future in a 5th wheel .... Hmmmmm

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OK, so we are back from the Tampa RV super show and I bought the flip foot but have not installed it yet. I really pondered the wheel chocks but decided against it for right now. I'll let ya know how it works when I get it installed. I also picked up some "special" polymer coating for the finish that the guy swears will keep that gel coat looking new and shiny...we'll see. Didn't really see anything that I had to have to replace the Cougar, but did see our future in a 5th wheel .... Hmmmmm

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Just sold our 321 to a neighbor so we're on our way to our 5th wheel toyhauler. Funny you mention the Tampa RV show as the rep from Heartland that has been very helpful in our upcoming purchase was just leaving there this am. Anyways, you all may see the new owners of our trailer on here as they have been reading this thread. Still our favorite TT floorplan and exterior of all time. Just wanted to bring our "toy" with us so we moved on.....

PS: Looks like there is a new Cougar High Country coming out: http://www.keystone-highcountry.com/...=&model=329TSB
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taken, which toy hauler did you end up buying? Looked at a lot of 5th wheels last weekend as that will most likely be our next step...just a not a toy hauler type of guy so we didn't look at too many of those. Good luck with your new purchase!!!
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taken, which toy hauler did you end up buying? Looked at a lot of 5th wheels last weekend as that will most likely be our next step...just a not a toy hauler type of guy so we didn't look at too many of those. Good luck with your new purchase!!!
Heartland has acquired the patent for the former Glendale Titanium front end and has to begun to make toyhaulers with this feature under both the Cyclone and Road Warrior lines. They also have the Titanium nose of a few of the Bighorn floor plans. (If I wasn't after a toyhauler, I'd love the Bighorn BH Ti32! Here's a link: < Heartland Luxury Fifth Wheels | Heartland RVs) Anyways, the nose allows a 6.5 bed truck to haul a fifth wheel without a slider hitch. That was a big selling point. We like everything else about the trailer too, so looks like it's the one. We are ordering ours, but here's a link to pretty much what it will look like. NEW 2012 HEARTLAND ROAD WARRIOR 5th Wheel 30C Pikes Peak Traveland Colorado Springs Colorado Pikes Peak Traveland - Pikes Peak Traveland
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Very nice!!! I see it has those black slide-out walls
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Very nice!!! I see it has those black slide-out walls
No, the newest road warriors will be gray thank the lord!
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