Sunday, November 15, 2015

One Season Down

It's that time of year. Need to winterize the travel trailer. We had our last trailer for sixteen years and a windstorm totaled it out. This Spring we bought a replacement, and we just finished our first summer of camping with it. Love that trailer! This is our first time for a slide-out and we're enjoying it.

For the old trailer we could blow the lines out with compressed air and all was fine. This trailer has a more complicated plumbing system, and no drawings to show how anything works and the Owners Manual has a minimal explanation of how to winterize.

So, I had to draw the plumbing out to see how it worked. Then I cruised some YouTube how-to videos. Once I understood how these things are done, the cryptic directions in the Owner's Manual made sense. The rest is history. The winterizing process worked fine. Then, all that was left to do was sketch it.

2 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Very cool, John! Glad you were able to draw it out and figure out how to do it.

Irene said...

Sounds like an eminently sensible way to go about it, John. My guess is that 99% of instruction manuals are written by geeks who have forgotten what they didn't know way back when, then not vetted by the sort of person it was supposedly written for. Sure recipe for disaster (or total confusion).