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How We De-Winterize and Sanitize Our Winnebago

How We De-Winterize and Sanitize Our Winnebago

Back in 2016, we wrote a post on the process we go through to Winterize our Keystone Hideout.  We figured it was probably time for us to also document our process of de-winterization.  While our RV has changed to a Winnebago Minnie Plus since the winterization post, the process is still the same.  The goal of our de-winterization process is to prepare the water system for the season by purging all the antifreeze that was put in at the end…

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Zippy Doggy

Zippy Doggy

One of the best parts about RVing is having the ability to take your four-legged friends with you.  However, once you arrive at the campsite, how do you allow your pooch some freedom to roam about without causing others problems or violating leash rules? We have tried several tethers with varying success and have even just tried tying them off to a bench or post.  In each situation, they always seemed to end up with the dog getting totally tangled…

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Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

A few trips back we started having issues with our Black Tank Flush system that came with our trailer.  Normally when we would attach a hose, water would spray into the black tank.  This was very handy for cleaning and to help add water to the tank before or after dumping.  But what was happening is that the line would essentially pressurize and no water would go into the black tank.  This was obviously disappointing and I started troubleshooting what…

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How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

Ahhh, the annual tradition of coming to grips with the reality of the season ending and getting the trailer ready for winter hibernation.  The process can seem a bit daunting but it really isn’t that difficult.  It also is a great time to do some annual maintenance and check things over to make sure they are ready for next season. When we start the winterization process we first drain the water heater.  You will want to make sure that the…

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Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

In our first trailer we enjoyed having a winter bypass kit installed on the water pump and were sad to find that there wasn’t one in our Keystone Hideout.  So I set out to rectify this situation and make the winterization process a bit easier.  I chose to install the Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit and outline the steps for this easy modification below.  I did need to purchase about $4 in extra parts at the hardware store, but…

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