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Old 12-03-2015
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Default Winter weather Birds preparations?

Some birds don't fly South or as circumstances can arise folks may have to Winter over in a location in the northern climates. I have found this forum extremely helpful and supportive, I think it would be great to have a new Snow Bird section added.
As most birds do fly South, I know that I'm speaking from the minority percent of the group. Snow birding through the Winter is a serious undertaking that dose require certain skill sets. I hope there can be a space opened up especially for this topic.
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Some folks think we already have too many sub-forums, but if you can give me an example of exactly what you think would be exclusively discussed in a new Snow 'Birds sub-forum, I will take it under consideration.
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I would think RVillage.com would be a good source for snow bird information.
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No opinion on whether a new sub forum is needed or not but I do think that “Snow Birds” represents the “opposite” of what June Bug is talking about.

"Winter Birds"
"Frozen Birds"
"Birdcicles"
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Some birds don't fly South
We ski, and therefore winter camp. Been at it for 40 years. Skiing is going downhill, fast.
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Winter Birds to be more exact, haha. I've noticed that the Winter preparation threads are little scattered in a number of sub-forums here. A vacation can really go wrong and expensive repairs can happen if a bird is not prepared for freezing temps. I hear that bluebirds have a great four season capacity. How are folks preparing for their Winter wonderland locations? Do you have a Winter check list? If skirting how do you keep moisture from building under the coach? What kinda troubleshooting have folks done? etc...
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Also, as not all RVs are built the same, not all information on the other forum sites translate for Wanderlodge.
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Let's see what kind of response we get in this thread first before we add a new sub-forum I have also changed the title to "Winter weather Birds preparations" to more accurately describe what information we are looking for.
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Think pink - remove the water filter and pump the stuff through the water lines and put some in the traps and holding tanks. Been doing it for years and haven't had any freeze damage. Down side - it's nasty tasting and have to fill and drain the fresh water tank several times to rinse it all out in the spring. I've seen a few posts about adding the stuff through a tee instead of the fresh water tank which sounds like a good idea. This is my first season with a water heater bypass kit so we'll see how that worked come spring. Also run the battery chargers on the weekends.
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Elizabeth correct me if I am wrong but I think she is also looking for ideas that would enable her to live in her 'Bird during the cold weather months, let's see if we can get some help.

I remember that Tom Meservey and his wife lived in their 'Bird during the winter months in Ohio I believe, but what he did to his 'Bird in preparation for that I can't remember.
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VISIT THE FINN'S INN EXPRESS REMODELING ADVENTURE AND TECH. TIPS
I'M SO SLOW ON THE HILLS,THAT I GET TO SMELL THE FLOWERS AS I GO BY.....AND WATCH THEM GROW TOO!! NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE
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