To Bed Now and To Sleep :-(

Well,  Mo and I put Blue Streak to bed for the close of 2021 “Glamping in the Boondocks Season” putting aside the fact we were still in “pandemic mode” the entire summer.

The process we follow is both air blow-out and anti-freeze for the water lines.

First thing is to drain the hot water tank and blow air through it to clear the lines, then set the tank by-pass.  Next is blow-out the water-lines from the city water inlet point.  I use our Viair 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor to blow-out the water-lines. Once that’s done, I run the “pink stuff” via the pump through the water-lines (galley sink, head sink, toilet+sprayer, Shower-inside & outside).   Note: we do not put the anti-freeze in the fresh water tank (yuk – never get the taste out 🤮).  Just drain the tank and leave to low point drain open.  However, we do add the anti-freeze to the grey water tank as well as the black water tank.  PS: both have been dumped.

Once the lines have been done I add anti-freeze to the sink P-traps, shower drain and add Dawn Dish Soap to the toilet bowl to keep the seal lubricated.  I have found that this keeps the seal from drying out and doesn’t evaporate.

Moisture Reduction

There is no electrical power where we store Blue Streak.  So we use the Dri-Z-Air Dehumidifier process to help control moisture inside the Airstream.  We keep every cupboard and door open to promote air circulation. Also add baking soda the the refrigerator.

Because we have 200 watts of solar on the roof to maintain the charge on our SOK Lithium batteries, we leave the batteries in Blue Streak.

One of the things we like to do is visit Blue Streak at least once a month to make sure all is well.

Storage Security

Security is not an issue where Blue Streak is stored.  You can view our posting on how we manage storage security risk: Go here for anti-theft suggestions

I should add that on Vancouver Island the winter temperatures are quite moderate.  Average day temperature is 10-12c and sometimes at night it will drop just below freezing.  Oh yes, we do get snow once or twice each year and maybe a week to 10 days below freezing.

Now for 2022!

The question for 2022 is: Do we plan for a cross Canada trip or do we not???  While there is always the option of our typical “away a week – home a week” June through September/October travelling across Canada has been put off for two years now. 😭  That is the question we will discuss and research over the winter. Our BIG hope is this COVID19 bulls–t will be a sad memory and not a continued roadblock. We will have to wait and see. 😎

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