Salmon Glacier

Salmon Glacier
Salmon Glacier, BC, Canada

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winterized and put to bed

Well, Last week I hitched up the camper and towed it over to the dealer and had them winterize the water system. I know I could do it myself but I just felt better having them do it this time. I watched closely as the service guy pumped antifreeze through the system. It was easier than I thought it would be. I will definitely try it myself next year.

On the way back to town(I had to go to East Peoria to the dealer) as I go to the east side of Bloomington I decided to check out a local truck wash facility. I heard they washed RV's and motor homes in addition the the big rigs that frequent the truck stop near by. I pulled into the driveway and waited until a guy came out and asked me what type of service I needed. I told him I just needed the camper washed on the outside. He, of course wanted to sell me some extra services(rain-x, wax/polish) but I didn't think I would need those things since we bought a cover to put over the camper. It worked well last winter so that is what we are doing again.

They used some high pressure sprayers that really did a good job on the bugs on the front of the camper. After they rinsed it off I paid and drove over to the storage facility and backed into our space. I actually did it all by myself since Glenda usually is with me to guide me in but she was working. It went better than I thought. After Glenda got off work we went back to the storage area and got most of our clothes and food stuffs out and made sure everything was secure. I got up on the roof and laid out the cover and fitted it around the camper. We secured it with straps that are connected to the bottom.

It fits well and I remembered to put the tennis balls on the gutter extensions so they wouldn't poke holes in the cover. In case you are wondering it is an Adco Travel Trailer Cover and I got it from Camping World. So we are looking forward to next season and making plans. Can't wait until we can do this full time and we don't have to think about things like winterizing or for that matter winter at all. Now it's time to get through the holidays. Until next time.

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