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Old 10-20-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Winter's a coming in Alberta

Well, it's that time again. I washed her up, vacuumed the inside, changed the oil and filter, and put her to bed in the heated garage. She did a good job for us this season. Her next task: All the kids are coming home for Christmas, and the grandchildren want to sleep in it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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I'm ready out here on the East Coast. Blew out all the water in the plumbing, ran some RV anti-freeze through the pump then blew out all the pipes again just in case I use it. RV anti-freeze in the p-traps. Washed, waxed, oil & filter changed and new air filter, Rust Check under coating all redone.

My garage is not heated

Our temperatures are still higher than normal but I like to be ready by the end of October.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:15 AM   #3
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Just finished winterizing this week, hopefully have it waxed by the weekend. We will be heading to FL in the truck; have to come back in Feb, and will take the RT back down. By early April it is easy to get sites at the various SP CG's, a lot of the folks have started their migration back home. While it is in FL, I can get it in should it need any type service that I haven't been able to handle. Safe travels.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
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It's been cool and blustery here since we got back Tuesday night.
Too cold to winterize.
Maybe on he weekend.
I'll do the usual.......if I can remember what that is......
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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I've piddled with all the end-of-season chores over the past few weeks. Winterized the plumbing, washed and waxed (a must since it is outside for much of the year) and updated the TV to a 19" Vizio. Even though the vehicle in center says the engine oil still has 52% remaining, I'll change it so it is put away with nice clean lube in the motor.

I do have a very small oil leak in my Onan generator so I'm trying to figure out what to do with that. It will run about 8 - 10 hours befor running low but I'm not real happy with that so I want to fix it before next spring. It will be inside from mid November so I'll see if I can raise it enough to remove the genset myself. If not, I'll have to take it to a local Onan repair center. Their labor rate is $125 per hour so I hesitate to do that if I can do it myself.
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Is that a Cummins/Onan "official" repair place, or a local RV place that does Onans?
I took mine to some guys about 50 miles away, who aren't Cummins, but who have
been working on them for years, and can do about anything a certified Cummins/Onan
shop can do. They fixed an electrical problem for me in March 2010. It was expensive,
but a lot less than $125/hour. Ouch!!!
Is your new TV an LCD or LED? The LEDs are amazing looking and if I hadn't just replaced
my old CRT with an LCD flatscreen 2 years ago, I'd probably have got an LED instead. Very low
power consumption when running off 12V source, I believe.
My Sharp 19" only draws 29W at 120VAC, so it's a pretty low draw too. I think it works out
to around about 2.5 Ah at 12VDC.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:17 AM   #7
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I need to get the oil changed before I park it for the winter.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:35 AM   #8
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Anyone using Lemon Pledge? A large number of motorcyclists wipe their machines with lemon pledge. It makes it a cinch to clean up bugs. and keep machine looking new. It may be just as useful for Class B's; does anyone use it? You can google lemon pledge and motorcycles and get a number of hits. Or click on the following link
http://www.motorbyte.com/mmm/pages/2004 ... ture65.htm
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:14 PM   #9
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That is interesting. I haven't heard of that before. My sister-in-law uses Lemon Pledge on her wooden dining room table and it looks great. Cold drinks, hot drink, whatever - all get put on the table with no coasters or napkins. There are no water marks at all. Just amazing how fantastic that table looks.

I use Protect All on the van and the car.
http://www.protectall.com/

It is easy to use just wipe-on and wipe-off. You can use it on leather and plastic also.
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If the bugs ever came off mine, the finish probably wouldn't be far behind.
"When life hands you bugs, make Lemon Pledge"?
Ok, it's late and I'm tired.......
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