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Subject Topic: Preparing Pennine Pathfinder for winter Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by jona6tc28/8/2011 at 10:38pm
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Hi...just finished our first summer with out new (to us) Pathfinder and seemed to cope well (OK the awning would not have passed muster with any experts but it didn't leak or blow away!).

I'm preparing the camper to store in a barn over the winter and think I can see all the obvious tricks for making it ready for winter but have a couple of questions which I hope someone can help with:-

1) Is there an easy way to drain the flush water (pink) tank for the loo other than having in flush it repeatedly....I wondered about pulling the indicator tube off but it could take an age to drain

2) What is the consensus about the battery....do I remove it and if so do I need to keep it on charge over the winter...if I do...are there special chargers or will a standard car one suffice?

thanks for any info

 

Jona

 


Message posted by johnnyfuggles29/8/2011 at 5:47pm
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Hi Jona, empty the pink stuff by pulling out and down on the indicator tube.
It won't take too long, two mins tops as 15ltrs of water have to pass through.

I always leave my battery on but if you do charge it you need an intelligent charger that will trickle charge.

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Message posted by jona6tc29/8/2011 at 7:03pm
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Great many thanks for the answer...I discovered the indicator tube had a flexible coupling to allow draining.

Jona


Message posted by richardcook32629/8/2011 at 11:52pm
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Hi

I normally take my battery off and connect a standard charger to it, which is plugged into a timer so that it just charges for a short time each day.

Message posted by propellerhed30/8/2011 at 10:12am
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Don't forget a few mouse traps underneath!

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Message posted by sharktale30/8/2011 at 11:31am
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Don't forget to drain your water tank!

Message posted by Venturis430/8/2011 at 1:51pm
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When you go to drain the main hot water tank, open the taps in the toilet compartment, before releasing the main valve. This will ensure that the pipework is as empty as possible

Message posted by Sterling 199930/8/2011 at 7:24pm
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Absorbant crystals in the camper

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Message posted by richardcook32631/8/2011 at 9:06am
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Yes fully agree with the absorbent crystals in the camper, they are great for stopping the damp.

Message posted by andcow31/8/2011 at 9:50am
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if you keep toilet fluid in the little bottle space and/or in the front locker, don't forget to remove from the camper as even in the garage you can find things get frozen!  In fact that stands for all liquid and all foodstuffs (even toothpaste)

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Message posted by sunshinetours31/8/2011 at 10:31am
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Quote: Originally posted by andcow on 31/8/2011
if you keep toilet fluid in the little bottle space and/or in the front locker, don't forget to remove from the camper as even in the garage you can find things get frozen!  In fact that stands for all liquid and all foodstuffs (even toothpaste)
ooh thanks would have forgotten those under the toilet canister!

Message posted by HowieG31/8/2011 at 10:53am
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Quote: Originally posted by johnnyfuggles on 29/8/2011
Hi Jona, empty the pink stuff by pulling out and down on the indicator tube.
It won't take too long, two mins tops as 15ltrs of water have to pass through.

John


Where is the indicator tube? I don't see one on my Pathfinder toilet (2005 model)?

Message posted by Venturis431/8/2011 at 12:08pm
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Mines a 2004 and it is to the left of the toilet cassette


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