The goal of this post is to remind you that it's time to get your winterization procedures out and dusted off. With the busy holiday season upon us, we want to be sure we are doing our part in helping you to minimze your downtime!
This is the time when you want to start taking your winterizing precautions at night as the temperatures fall into the thirties...and lower!
Granted, doing this will use some electricity and a little propane but that is far outweighed by what you'll face when rescheduling your appointments because your Wag'n Tails has become an iceberg instead of a grooming vehicle!
Following our procedures for winterizing your vehicle will save you big bucks and a headache so read on Wag'n Tails family member.
By the way, if we can help you with winterizing, or anything else you need, please call us at 800-513-0304 and we'll be happy to help. Remember, our help is not dependent on where you bought your Wag'n Tails! If you have one of our products, you're a member of our family and we will provide our full support with anything you need. Whether it's business operations, marketing, the van itself--you name it and we will help!
We value your business and we take the trust you place in us every day very seriously. Thanks for your business and on behalf of all of us at Wag'n Tails, please have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions, Inc.
Rule #1 is: Don't listen to what you hear from others. The chat boards and other mobile grooming "experts" are sometimes providing more bad information than good when it comes to winterizing your Wag'n Tails.
The winterization procedures we have developed will work best because we designed your Wag'n Tails to perform in all weather.
When you read or hear "my way is better than Wag'n Tails" either close your eyes if you're reading or put your hands over both ears while humming very loudly if someone is telling you about their "better way".
Your Wag'n Tails is specifically designed to be winterized with our procedures.
Use your owners manual! Turn to the winterization procedures and read and follow the directions exactly as written. There is a section that covers winterization for those Wag'n Tails equipped with the optional anti-freeze system and those without it.
You also have a laminated sheet (or two if you have the optional anti-freeze system) that will walk you through the procedure. If you can't locate your owners manual or the laminated sheet(s), call us and we'll send you free replacements.
If you have the anti-freeze system on your Wag'n Tails, you have 2 laminated sheets. One is the standard procedure that all owners should use. The second sheet is specifically for the anti-freeze system. Use the procedures on both sheets or simply follow the directions in your owner's manual but be sure to use both procedures.
If you don't have the anti-freeze system, follow the procedure on the sheet that came with the van or as shown in the owner's manual.
Dos and Don'ts
DO The winterization procedures if the temperature is expected to be 35 degrees or colder (wind chill can easily cause the temperature to be below freezing).
DO Keep an eye on your propane level by checking it DAILY!
DO Plug your Wag'n Tails into an outlet that has no other electrical load on it.
DO Make sure you have plenty of RV anti-freeze in your anti-freeze tank.
DO Be sure your furnace fan is running and heat is coming from the registers before you turn the thermostat down to the lowest temperature setting at night.
DO Use a ceramic space heater in the back of your Wag'n Tails and plug it into the outlet labeled "Back Plug" in the rear of the van.
DON'T Use a space heater in the salon area. Doing that will cause the furnace to remain off. This prevents heating of the water lines near the floor of your unit and can cause them to freeze.
DON'T Use automotive anti-freeze in you anti-freeze system. Use only pink RV anti-freeze.
DON'T Try to shortcut the winterization procedures to save a few bucks. It's just not worth it.
DON'T Hesitate to call us for advice on winterizing if you aren't sure about any part of the procedure.
Just remember to follow your winterization procedures and we'll all get through the season in one piece!
SPRING WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!
Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions
12633 Heather Park Drive
Granger, Indiana 46530
Wag'n Tails Mobile Conversions, Inc.