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Propane is used by Airstreamers to fuel stoves, provide heat and even heat water. Carried on the front tongue of the trailer, well maintained propane tanks are a necessity for campers who want to be self contained and able to camp anywhere in comfort.
Water left in lines to freeze can cause extensive and expensive repairs and winterizing is a simple undertaking. This annual task is a good time to check systems and take one last look before buttoning up for the winter.
Regardless of whether you choose to do this job yourself or have an RV service center do this, it still must be done annually in most parts of North America.
Chances are good that you will own your trailer for many years. Choose your trailer based on projected use, not the current capacity of your tow vehicle. Vehicles come and go, Airstreams last a looong time.
For the first time RV shopper, deciding what size will be just perfect is a substantial dilemma. Many first time towers are inclined to buy the smallest trailer possible to ease into towing, only to discover that they need more space.