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#1 nbelmont

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:10 PM

Hi All, I'm Nancy. I bought my Casita last summer and took off for 3 months. Went this summer also.I'm lovin' my Casita. I love in Dripping Springs, Texas. I'd really enjoy a rally. I save to every Casita driver I see.
I have several questions.
Do I need to grease bearings?
Has anyone had a cover made specifically for their Casita?
There's a whole by the tv plug. I can't figure out what it's for. Someone said you put something in it to check battery level.
When I put up the camper for long times, do I remove propane tanks?
Someone told me to put pink antifreeze in camp? Where and when and why?
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#2 nbelmont

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:13 PM

Geez I can't stand it when computer changes what you have written. I live in Dripping Springs.
I save to every Casita driver. Now, that makes more sense.
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#3 nbelmont

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:14 PM

Darn it. WAVE
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#4 Linda & Bob, K4TAX

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:45 PM

One typically will grease the wheel bearings every 12,000 miles or 12 months.

 

Not necessary to remove the propane tanks.  Just be sure the valve on top of the tank is off or closed.   If you store inside, in a commercial facility, they may have some rules regarding propane tank storage. 

 

The pink antifreeze is put into the water system if the trailer is going to be stored outside below freezing temperatures, or likewise inside.  You will want to set the water heater valve to the bypass mode and drain the water heater.  With the fresh water tank empty, add about a gallon of the pink antifreeze and turn on the water pump, open each faucet until you see the pink stuff.  That says the lines, the pump and drain does contain a quantity of antifreeze.   Drain the gray water tank, and the black water tank.   

 

The round hole by the TV outlet is a 12 volt accessory outlet.  You can plug in a battery monitor to see the voltage level of the battery.    

 

There are a lot of posts and information on this site about winterizing a Casita.  Each may have different suggestions depending on their conditions and storage facility.

 

Good luck with the new trailer.

 

Bob, K4TAX



#5 clairemr1

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:59 PM

if you add antifreeze, make sure it's RV ANTIFREEZE ( the pink stuff), NOT REGULAR ANTIFREEZE! (toxic)


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#6 Meadowlark

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:22 AM

We have the wheel bearings and brakes checked every spring before we head out on travels. Most of the time it's not necessary to grease them, but let a good mechanic do them, because you don't want to overpack them. I won't repeat the rest of the advice on this thread as it's all good.

 

Definitely check out Carol Christensens "Checklist for Newbies". It's here on this website, it's free, and it's comprehensive. Carol's list is terrific.

 

I know where Dripping Springs is. Texas's best acupuncturist lives near there.  I always though Dripping Springs to be an odd name...hope it wasn't named for a kid who wet the bed...:-)


These are the voyages of the small ship, "Grus Egg".

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"Civilization began when we stopped eating horses and began riding them."


#7 Jerrybob

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:36 AM

Welcome to the Casita world....looks like all your questions have been answered.  Did you buy a new Casita or pick up a used one?  They are great little trailers.....lots of fun.  Enjoy and safe travels.