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#290799 - 10/08/18 05:44 PM Winter preps -- Time for the switch over
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2356
What are you doing to prepare for the change of seasons?

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#290804 - 10/08/18 07:04 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1539
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
we still have a tropical storm in the Gulf...

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#290807 - 10/08/18 07:26 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2982
Loc: USA
I moved my military surplus ECWS sleeping bag set out of my car in early Spring, I'll put it back in the car around mid- or late-Fall. I'm also due for a periodic unpacking and repacking of the entire emergency kit.

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#290810 - 10/08/18 10:31 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4964
Loc: SOCAL
SOCAL With the exception of taking an extra layer of clothing and foregoing shorts, the change in seasons is a minor issue.

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#290818 - 10/09/18 06:41 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: Russ]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 894
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Russ
SOCAL With the exception of taking an extra layer of clothing and foregoing shorts, the change in seasons is a minor issue.


Vs what we do in Canada... tire changeover, vehicle winter prep, review the winter car kit for completeness that could fill some people's trunks! But I guess it doesn't differ that much in concept from a hurricane prone area.

We just had our Thanksgiving holiday so everybody is in prep mood for the winter.

I've got my tire changeover booked along with my oil change and other fluid top ups. Check pressure in the spare tire.
Temps are hovering around the 0C mark and will only go lower so I need to store extra clothing in the vehicle. Bottled water doesn't freeze until temps are consistently at -10C but even then I keep water bottles in the vehicle most of the winter.
My vehicle kit needs to be rechecked; shovel, kitty litter to be added and traction aide needs to be purchased. Battery to be checked and top-up charge as required. Jump starter pack is charged up. My BOB is to be updated for seasonal requirements.

The sprinklers lines were turned off and blown out in September. House thermostat adjusted for the heating season. Building vents cleared. I haven't decided if I want to seal the windows this year with thermal plastic or not - it should help with the air infiltration.

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#290819 - 10/09/18 07:41 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2982
Loc: USA
Are these Canadian snow tires?


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#290820 - 10/09/18 10:21 PM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: chaosmagnet]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1382
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Are these Canadian snow tires?



No, those are what we refer to as spring and fall rated tires.
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#290825 - 10/10/18 01:08 AM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: chaosmagnet]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 894
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
I was thinking more along this Canadian invention... they install and remove in a few minutes.



And the video of them in action:
https://youtu.be/wtB0-6hqi78

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#290827 - 10/10/18 03:08 AM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: Roarmeister]
Famdoc Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 88
Loc: PA
re: the TrackN'Go:
It reminds me of the real advantage of 4-wheel drive in general, but the TrackN'God is raised to the second power:
It let's you get really stuck even further away from help.

8^)

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#290828 - 10/10/18 07:10 AM Re: Winter preps -- Time for the switch over [Re: TeacherRO]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1739
On the subject of winter tires; what do the Canadians recommend for the maximum age of winter tires?

Some here say to replace them after 4 years, but that is never actually stated by the manufactures. Mine are reaching 5 years from manufacture. Plenty to thread left and stored about 8-9 months a year in a temperature stable storage, on a tire rack that hangs them from the rims, with covers over each tire.

The cold is still a atleast a month away, so not switching over yet. Have stopped topping of the windshield washer fluid, so i can add the winter stuff without too much diluting it.
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