My name is Ron. I've started tent camping back in '98, got my hands on a Silve Shadow teardrop about 5 years ago and enjoyed having something better than cloth between me and 3 days of hard rain in the rockies. I retired in '09 and covered a lot of ground with my td. Last year I moved up to a PW conversion van and feel like I'm home everywhere I go:thumbup1:. Well, this is my frist de-winterizing so I'm chafing at the bit for the temp to stay high enough to fill the tank with water and get on the road.