Sunday, November 23, 2008

RoadAbode - Tucked in for the Winter

After our outing with the RPC YA Group, was time to winterize RoadAbode. After Sunday services, had lunch, then started working with Amy on the process. Dumped most of the water out of the fresh tank into the Black and Grey, then added a little "Tide" for good measure to the black so it would get cleaned out well. Next, Amy crawled under the bed and set the valves to dump the remaining water from the fresh tank, while I emptied the hot water heater and flipped the valve under the galley sink to shut it off from the system. Hooked up the special "winterizing hose" to the waterworks panel. Switched all the valves back to their original places, then ran the pump enough so that the pink non-toxic antifreeze was run throughout the pipes.  We put the mattress and everything back in order, pulled out any foodstuffs, and then I headed up to do the last dump of the black and grey tanks. Filled the gas tank, and then got to her spot in storage. Put some pink antifreeze in all her drains, some in the toilet, and replaced the hot water drain plug. closed up all the blinds and windshield covers. Last step, put her wheel covers on. Was getting pretty dark when I finished. Looked around, made sure didn't forget anything, and bid RoadAbode adieu for the winter. We'll stop and run her, but basically, next real trip won't be til at least March. Was a fun camping year....plenty of memories.

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