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Dreaming on Labour Day

I took a walk through one of the RV dealerships today…a little dreaming, a little denying that summer and camping (for us) is over.  I was at Woody’s RV in St. Albert and they had a showroom full of Motor Homes…some Class A’s some Class C’s.  They started at $99,000 and went to $239,000.  The high price one was a 2011 Damon Tuscany 42RQ.  It features a full bathroom off the rear bedroom – the ceramic floors, leather seating, full entertainment systems and incredible living space made me wonder if one couldn’t live in such a vehicle in retirement.  Maybe we could but I doubt we could afford to drive it!

Last year Trailer Life Magazine did a feature on the Country Coach Veranda MotorHome.  There’s a great video on You Tube of this but they have disabled the embeding code so you’ll need to follow this link!

I can’t sit under our own awning and dream…so why not do so in the showroom?

And if you think that’s over the top watch this…


Winterizing the RV

And so the Labour Day weekend has begun…and to mark the occassion I have winterized the trailer.

Antifreeze in the lines…check.
Antifreeze in the drains….check.
Hot water tank drained….check.
Holding tanks drained and antifreeze in them…check.
All liquids out of the cupboards…ahh…I better go check double check that!

Here’s the order I always use in winterizing.

1. Make sure the holding tanks are empty.
2. Open the taps and take the ends off the low point drains
3. Remove the plug on the hot water tank and let it drain
4. Close the flow director for the hot water tank
5. With all the water drained, open the flow director for the water pump to be able to pump the antifreeze
6. Close all the taps, turn on the water pump while putting the intake into the antifreeze jug
7. Open one tap, hot and cold at a time and let the antifreeze run through the taps
8. Make sure that the outside taps get antifreeze too
9. Pour some antifreeze down the drains and into the toilet
10. I leave the drain plug out of the hot water tank – just in case their any water sitting in there…remember a little water freezes faster than large amounts
11. Remove the battery – clean the posts and put in a small box – store where it won’t freeze – ours always goes in the garage
12. Go inside the house and cry that winter is coming!