Hi, Kens & All:
Winterizing seems most viable where there is inclement cold weather.
As seen above the references to warmer climates and the keep on running,
during the winter months in the South. Some would have you take the
weight off the tires and that sure makes good sense in cold climates. If
you have a water tank in your rig that should be drained for sure if freezing is an issue.
Now for the rest of the story:
Critters and musty smells will take their toll if not addressed in a two prong
attack. That is deal with the critters in multiple ways and keep the moisture
at bay so musty smells can't take hold in your Teardrop trailer.
Why not have a multiprong pro-active peace of mind attack on the vermin?
After a winter and coming out to your stored rig and finding evidence of
squatters and their unclean bathroom habits let alone their eating and
frustration habits won't bring a smile to your face, I would presume?
Be pro- active and put some kind of food that is tainted outside your rig to
coax them to stay outside your pride and joy. This has the benefits of you
spotting activity so you can keep on top of your would be move inn's. I
have suggested a few solutions to that end here.
Now for moisture that can happen in the best of environments. Keep on top
of this situation as the whole purpose of a teardrop is to sleep and eat out
of it, and musty smells makes for an unpleasant let alone possible
unhealthy environment for you and your loved ones.
1) Decon or other poison:
... so you will see if there is any critter
action going on, and be able to step uP your vigil. Better to feed them
something than not and they come looking for your teardrop to chew into.
2) Sonic aggravation:
Sonic attack for rodents
3) More info on fending off vermin:
I just learned of this:
Chocolate milk powder mixed with Plaster of Paris
This tip was passed along to us by a woman who lived in a Catskill
Farmhouse for years, and even though we were suburb dwellers, it turned
out to be the only thing that helped get rid of our mice. Take plaster of
Paris (dry) and mix it with chocolate milk powder and set it so the mice can
eat it. It will be a dry powder. The good idea about this mixture is that the
mice will leave the house to find water after they eat it so they will not die
in the house. It is also basically non-toxic, having no poison in it. It worked
for us, and we had quite a few mice that we could not get rid of other
ways. I guess mice love chocolate too.
4) Critter - Repellent
Home page of Critter - Repellent
Testimonials on protection RVs and cars here
Now for keeping your Teardrop dry and keep the musty smell at bay:
Two examples below:
1) Gun safe dehumidifier:
2) Dehumidifier Crystals