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Old 11-13-2015, 01:53 PM
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Shane, If you go to the Trailmanor web site and click on service, that's where you'll find it. Here's the link

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Old 11-13-2015, 03:39 PM
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Shane -

Rather than try to lay out the water system in words, I think you will find this diagram in one of my Albums helpful.

As for the blue binder, it is just exacly that - a plain old three-ring binder in a blue cover. When TM builds a trailer, they put a copy of the Owner's Manual in the binder. And perhaps more important, they also put in a copy of the manuals for all of the appliances, as well as information from Dexter Axle regarding the axle and brakes, and from Manchester (propane tanks).

Although the manuals for the appliances (and Dexter, and Manchester) are available on line, it is often handy to have them at your fingertips. To get them on line, just go to the manufacturer's web site for the appliance in question, and rummage around until you find it. Sometimes it can be time-consuming to find a manual, and then you may need to print it out.

So get yourself a binder, then get a copy of the Owner's Manual from the source Tim quoted (they are all pretty generic, by the way). Each time you feel the need for another manual, just print it out, punch it, and add it to the binder. Pretty soon you will have your own "mystical blue binder"!

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Old 11-13-2015, 06:59 PM
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I would definitely drain all the pipes if located in NY for the winter. But one common problem for the Trail Manors seems to be the exterior shower valves if you have one. Some of them seem to be oriented vertically and located lower than the pipes feeding into them from the bathroom area. Thus it is impossible to completely drain the water out by gravity even if you open the valves and let the shower hose hang down.

Thus the recommendation to run RV safe antifreeze through, especially in colder climates. The exterior showers are located so close to the outside they are vulnerable in even middle/south GA winters as I found out. It is a very rare winter when many home plumbing pipes freeze and burst in this area. Because there's not many homes with plastic plumbing components close to the seldom freezing air temps like an RV would be.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:47 PM
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Another alternative to using chemicals in your fresh water tank is to install a marine tank access port. Then you can dry it out thoroughly and make sure it's clean. Here's a link to a discussion we had about it a while ago.

(Sorry for bad link)

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Old 11-14-2015, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Redtail Cruiser View Post
I get a blank when I click on this link. Thanks
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:12 PM
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Me too. But if you click where it says "residual water in fresh water tank..." above the box, I think it takes you where they wanted you to go.
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