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Unread postby The Rock on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:47 pm

Just winterized my fiver's water lines. My old travel trailer had a ladder on the back to get on the roof. The new fiver does not so was wondering how to get on the roof to put on the AC cover. Also wondered if every one covers all the vents for the Heat , HW, etc. :?:
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Re: what's up

Unread postby pwall on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:33 pm

I will have to admit, I don't cover the AC unit, or any of the covers on top. I've never had any issue.
Now that I've said that.........
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Re: what's up

Unread postby Limey on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:32 am

pwall wrote:I will have to admit, I don't cover the AC unit, or any of the covers on top. I've never had any issue.
Now that I've said that.........


Me neither. Since I've owned trailers I never cover anything. I like the air to circulate. We have had many blizzards with horizontal snow up to 50 mph and still have not had any moisture in the trailers. Maybe I'm just lucky. I did cover my old TT with a full cover one year - will never do that again as the darn think almost rubbed through the edges of the rubber roof.
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Re: what's up

Unread postby 2Networkit on Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:30 am

The new fiver does not so was wondering how to get on the roof to put on the AC cover


Just wondering if this is a trick question or not.... :lol: :lol:

Any ladder should be good as long as they are high enough.
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Re: what's up

Unread postby The Rock on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:07 pm

Not a trick question. :?: On my old travel trailer had a ladder on the back so would climb up on that. Was concerned about putting a ladder on the side of my fiberglass trailer and marking it. Came to the conclusion that I would put something soft on the ladder where it touches the fiver. Have gotten up there , put on the cover, had a look around ;) and now I am done for the season. It is indeed a sad day. :( :(
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Re: what's up

Unread postby pwall on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:25 pm

Always a sad day when a rv is put away for the winter......
.....but spring is only 5-6 months away. ;)
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Re: what's up

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:58 am

Well I am camping all this winter like I do every year. Were at a campground the last week and will move back to our shop yard tomorrow and then settle in for the winter.

Looking at skirting the fiver, and a macerator pump and tank so that I can haul the waste away. Might move the fiver close to the shop so that I can plug in the hydro, failing that it's generator power for the whole winter.

Want to add some sort of door enclosure too, sitting on a paltform so that we can leave our shoes and coats in a little room much like a mud room. Also to block the wind from hitting the entrance door on the fiver, big heat loss area.

We could camp at the allyear campground just around the corner from my shop, where we are right now, but the wife says it's easier to just stay at the shop, and will save some 540.00 per month too. Thats a big plus.
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Re: what's up

Unread postby The Weekenders on Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:45 pm

Winter is truly a sad time. I already have the days counted down until I give the Montana its wash, wax and buff in March. That kicks off the season a bit for me. As far as the air conditioner cover, I have never done that.
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