Travel Trailer Blues Written by Tom Hickey on 11/9/2011 10:00 AM . It has 0 Comments. Winter's coming. It's time to put away the toys. Denise Haley explains why you need to take care of them..... Fred has a young family and when they got old enough, he decided that it would be a great idea to invest in a travel trailer so they could get to see more of Newfoundland and he would not be tied down to a seasonal residence which they would have to maintain annually when it was not in use. So guess what..winter comes, the trailer gets stowed in the back yard and Fred turns his attention to preparing for the cold winter days ahead. What Fred did not realize is that his trailer, while sitting through the winter freeze and thaw exposed to the elements also suffered damage. He did not winterize it, parts froze, he did not caulk around vents and openings, the windows started to leak, the roof vents were not covered, water made its way inside the trailer and damaged his interior walls. When spring came, Fred saw the damage and was frustrated as to why it happened. Instead of spending his summer lazily driving through parks, he spent a considerable amount of time and money in repairs. The moral? All recreational vehicles require seasonal maintenance, regardless of age. The manufacturer's guide is a great source of information. Local dealerships will be glad to help you in winterizing. All kinds of resources are out there, you just have to look. I believe that Fred is looking to sell his trailer...any buyers interested?