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Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

A few trips back we started having issues with our Black Tank Flush system that came with our trailer.  Normally when we would attach a hose, water would spray into the black tank.  This was very handy for cleaning and to help add water to the tank before or after dumping.  But what was happening is that the line would essentially pressurize and no water would go into the black tank.  This was obviously disappointing and I started troubleshooting what…

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How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

Ahhh, the annual tradition of coming to grips with the reality of the season ending and getting the trailer ready for winter hibernation.  The process can seem a bit daunting but it really isn’t that difficult.  It also is a great time to do some annual maintenance and check things over to make sure they are ready for next season. When we start the winterization process we first drain the water heater.  You will want to make sure that the…

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Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

In our first trailer we enjoyed having a winter bypass kit installed on the water pump and were sad to find that there wasn’t one in our Keystone Hideout.  So I set out to rectify this situation and make the winterization process a bit easier.  I chose to install the Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit and outline the steps for this easy modification below.  I did need to purchase about $4 in extra parts at the hardware store, but…

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Well That’s Fantastic!

Well That’s Fantastic!

When we purchased our Keystone Hideout we quickly recognized that the fan in the bathroom was a bit lacking.  Ashley’s parents Airstream is equipped with Fantastic Fans and they can really move the air.  However, the poor excuse for a fan that we had just wasn’t cutting it. So after a year of dealing with it I finally had enough and decided it was time fix it.  This was my second real mod on the trailer and the first one…

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