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Getting them ready? #8041
03/17/12 01:56 AM
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Anyone taking advantage of this early nice weather to get your campers ready? We get ours back tomorrow and I will have the roof cleaned and resealed and the the whole unit washed and re coated by Sunday afternoon, I hope. If not, it's still early.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8043
03/17/12 03:03 PM
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Hoping to get ours done tomorrow brakes checked wheel bearings greased and if i still have time get it washed and maybe opened up.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8044
03/18/12 12:47 AM
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Other things happened. Camper will not be washed and coated by Sunday. shakeno
Is there a plumber in the house? puke Septic backed up.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8045
03/18/12 01:21 AM
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OH MY ! Thats terrible mikhen !

Too bad I dont live closer, I would love to come help you play in poo water...

nono

I do wish you well though !

GOOD LUCK !

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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8051
03/19/12 03:04 PM
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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8058
03/21/12 11:08 AM
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I drained the antifreeze last week, and flushed the lines. My daughter was so excited........and we ended up sleeping in the camper in the back yard last Friday night lol.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8064
03/22/12 12:56 PM
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A few questions on "Getting them ready".

1. I had my trailer winterized and I would like to de-winterize it myself instead of paying to have it done. The service person who winterized it blew the lines out with air and added antifreeze to the black/gray holding tank and sink traps, removed hot water heater drain plug and low point drain plugs. Can someone help with doing this myself? Looks easy but this is new for me and don't want to screw anything up.

2. How often do I need to reseal my roof? I have a 2010 Keystone Summerland 2600.

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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8070
03/22/12 10:51 PM
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Very quick to put the heater plug back in, reconfigure the lines (if changed to bypass water heater, but maybe not for blown out lines, depends what they did.) Then fill the fresh tank and flush the lines for a few gallons after all low points are closed. I do use a little bleach to flush, then re-flush, but I fill the lines with anti-freeze. You should get someone close to stop by, or just read the owners manual, it should give instructions for your model.

I would never reseal my roof. It is guaranteed for 10 years not to leak. Sounds like a money making gimmick to me.........

Nick


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8073
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Nick, Thanks for the help!!

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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8074
03/23/12 07:12 PM
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Family,
De-winterizing your Summerland could not be easier. Our technicians do not use the 'blow-out' method, we fill the water system with antifreeze, excluding the hot water tank of course. This insures your system is protected during the winter. Most units take about two gallons of anti-freeze to winterize.

1. Recap your low point drain lines.
2. Re-Place your plug or anode rod into your water heater (use Teflon tape on threads, do not over-tighten).
3. Fill fresh water tank with water.
4. I would suggest removing faucet screens(just in case there may be some debris particles in line from blow out).
5. Run pump until anti-freeze is removed.
6. I would then turn your water-heater by pass to allow water to fill your hot water heater.
7. I would then reflush the lines.

As Desertdual noted, some people use a bit of bleach when flushing out their system, to help sanitize the water system. That is perfectly fine, as long as you re-flush the water system after using the bleach. The antifreeze that is in your holding tanks can remain until you use a appropriate dumping station to remove your waste and grey water.

As far as the roof in concerned, if you do not notice no break down in the seals/sealants around the roof vents, or tears in the roof, I would not 're-seal' the roof. I would however use a approved roof wash and a soft brush to periodically wash the roof. Not doing the required maintenance can void your roof warranty. The roofing material itself, is warrantied up to 10-12 years (depending on roofing material manufacturer)against manufacturer defects, such as membrane failure. Holes and tears by regular wear and tear, as well as natural causes are not covered by the roofing warranty. The warranty also does not 'guarantee' your roof will not leak.

I hope this information helps you out.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8075
03/23/12 08:55 PM
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If not re-sealing your roof, at least check it every year. A $7 tube of Dicor sealant is cheaper than a new roof and interior damage.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8085
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Preventative maintenance goes along way with your RV.


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8086
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On your RV regardless if you own a tow-able unit or a motorized one, sealants perform a very important function by keeping water from getting into places it should not get into. When manufacturers build RVs, they incorporate many different types of sealants, including butyl/putty, black butyl-encapsulated foam, silicone (clear and colored), roof sealant and foam to the places that need it. However, over time, these sealants may become damaged by ultraviolet exposure, air pollution, freezing temperatures and exposure to other elements. That is why it is important to inspect, maintain or reseal your RV. Failure to properly maintain or re-seal your RV may result in serious water damage to the roof and other parts of the RV. For most RV owners, failure to maintain proper seals disqualifies your unit from coverage under the most Limited Warranties.

To ensure that you are properly maintaining and re-sealing your unit, here are a few things you or your dealerís service team should do:

Visually inspect all seals and sealants, a minimum of every six months. Make sure to check the roof and all four sides of the RV including all moldings, doors, vents and exterior attachments. A quick walk around the RV before leaving may help prevent potential problems during trips and vacations. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way, especially when compared to the high cost of repairs. Another great time to have your RV looked over is during your annual state vehicle inspection(if your state requires your RV to be annually inspected).

Have the sealant replaced if you notice any cracks, peeling, voids, gaps, breaks, looseness or any sign of physical deterioration. Re-seal at least one time each year as preventative maintenance.
Always use the same type of sealant that was removed. Your dealer service or parts manager can help you obtain the correct sealant(s).

If you do find water inside of your RV, be sure to immediately have your local central Pennsylvania dealer check for the source of the leak. If the leak is not fixed, it may result in serious damage to your RV, which may not be warrant-able.

A small amount of time now, can save you a large expensive headache later!


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Re: Getting them ready? [Re: mikhen] #8101
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Thanks Lerch and mikhen.

Can't wait to start camping again!!


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