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#420 - 09/22/09 08:55 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Crash]
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i haven't been to glendale since i have had a camper so i am not sure.
I always drain my fresh water tank as soon as possible because the water gets stagnant and stinks like you said.
One tip that i also found out about, make sure you let fresh water run through the hose before sticking the hose in the fresh tank.
Old water lays in the hose and boy does it stink and you don't want that in your tank
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#423 - 09/22/09 09:02 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Fire Side]
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I drain both fresh water and hot water tank after every trip. Forgot to drain hot water tank one time, three weeks later water had developed a bad sulfur smell. Flushed tank for about 20 minutes at campground and all was well.

I've been on other sites where this has become debated almost as much as whether you travel with propane on or off. (before we get started, I run with propane on and refrigerator running, except when going across bridge tunnel in Hampton Roads. That is what the system is designed to do.)
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#425 - 09/22/09 09:04 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Fire Side]
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it was bad. i ended up putting a couple ounces of bleach in the tank, let it sit for awhile then flush like crazy

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#431 - 09/22/09 09:14 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Crash]
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You must use the antifreeze... There isno way out of it...

If not, dont call me when you are trying to replace fittings, they are the first to go..

All I do is fill the fresh water tank and drian it out, the do it again and again, then fill it up and keep pumping it through, then when I get to the campgrounds I got and dump on the way in.

Not that bad... !
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#432 - 09/22/09 09:16 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: CampingPA Ranger]
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i have a well, nuff said

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#434 - 09/22/09 09:20 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Crash]
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Oh... When you are ready to flush then do it at the campground dump station!

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#435 - 09/22/09 09:22 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Crash]
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I have only been taking short camping trips so I ran with the propane off. On the long trips I run with it on.
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#438 - 09/22/09 09:40 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Fire Side]
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hmm, i never ran with the propane on. i wasn't sure if it was good or not. i will now though

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#1092 - 10/24/09 05:43 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: Crash]
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What do you do with your batteries over the winter?I have heard 3 diffrent things to do The first is do nothing with them except store them where they wont freeze and recharge in the spring.
The second was keep them on trickle charger all winter long
And third wat to keep it on the charger for a while take it of then put it back on after a while.I have just always stored it on the shelf and recharghed it up in the spring and that charge has always been enough for the entire season.We always have had sites that had power except once we had a non-electric site had to recharge after that trip.
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#1093 - 10/24/09 06:27 PM Re: Winter is coming!!! [Re: campinfamily]
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i would definitely not leave the battery connected to the camper. take it out and keep it inside or at the least disconnect it fromt he camper.. also do not leave them sit on concrete. put a couple 2x4s under them.

not sure about the charging.

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