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RE: Fresh water tank - do you drink water from it?

I carry a one gallon jug of commercially purchased water for coffee. I'm not averse to drinking from my small 24 (?) gallon FW tank but I do prefer to reserve it for dishes, washing, and flushing. I'm also not always in the mood to refill the tank after a weekend trip, so I tend to conserve in that department. I also sanitize my FW tank in April and October. On occasion I will sanitize one more time in mid-summer just because...
Escargot 09/19/14 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Please help...my burgers are tasteless

My standard adds are: Worchester Sauce and S&P. Beyond those, whatever strikes my fancy at the time of preparation.
Escargot 09/19/14 06:01pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: New purchaser Pleasure Way Plateau TS 2006

NCWriter's response is right on the money! I have the same year and model and storage presents unique dilemmas, especially after owning a 2003 PW Excel TD (twin couches) by comparison. The Excel had tons of storage, and the pantry was a particular treat. The interior design of the Sprinter seems to have been a matter of form over function. My advice: Aside from FW hose, water regulator, DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING in advance. Not to rain on your enthusiasm parade, nor to throw a wet blanket on your spirits, I feel obligated to prepare you. :) The exterior and interior shapes of the shelving and cabinetry are not standard. The galley storage was / is especially a challenge. The hanging closet is also not rectangular / square with an annoying utility chase on half of one end and side. I actually removed the built in coffeemaker and cabinet insert 2 weeks ago (I use a Melitta single cup coffee system), just to create some usable storage space in the galley to accommodate standard size dinner plates, and some pantry items. The rear cargo space taken up by the electric couch frame and motorized mechanism also presents some storage challenges in terms of common sized plastic bins. I've had my 06 PW for a year and am just now figuring out the best ways to use the existing space, what will and will not work, etc. I know you've got to be excited, but just hold off a bit longer, purchase the absolute minimum you will need to get by, "learn" your PW, and then go shopping. Other than the above mentioned challenges, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE YOUR NEW RV!!! It's going to turn out to be trial & error - most B vans have cabinets fitted into curves, around pipes and tanks, and odd available space (not many square boxes) so probably would be tricky to give real-world dimensions without drawings. Your first couple of trips will reveal what really works for placing your stuff. Part of the fun for us was adding hooks, a shelf or slide-out drawer to maximize deep storage, or finding a plastic bin that exactly fit.
Escargot 09/19/14 05:46pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasureway plateau XL and pursuit

Whoa... WAIT!! Tunnels: Tunnel 5 (Near Needle's Eye), 8' 4" wide by 12' 0" high; Tunnel 6, 9' 0" wide by 12' 3" high, Oh, okay, I misread that as 6' 9" wide instead of Tunnel #6: 9' 0" wide. Whew... my palms began sweating just reading (misreading) that width. :o
Escargot 09/14/14 08:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter Reliability

Just a note: My previous comment wasn't about taking /not taking sides. It just seemed that the heat of the conversation was over-powering the experience based info. Thanks for understanding.
Escargot 09/14/14 07:49pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter Reliability

Dang. This is not a competition. The anti-Sprinter crowd sure is sounding over-exercised and venomous. We're talking about machines, not egos. If you have, or had one, share your experience regarding reliability, and would you purchase one again. That's all the OP is asking about. If you haven't owned one, maybe you should just stand down.
Escargot 09/13/14 07:40pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Becoming a Full Year-round Camper in Upstate NY-need advice?

I attended university in Upstate NY. Trust me, please, you do not want to spend the majority of your days trying to survive brutal winters at the expense of comfort, health, and studies. Since you are so close to obtaining your degree, it would not be feasible to just up and relocate should you find your living situation too difficult / time consuming. Rent a room. Obtain your degree. Then pursue your full-timing goals. Best to you.
Escargot 09/13/14 06:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: What 1 Thing Should Every RVer Have

A drivers license.
Escargot 09/13/14 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sprinter Reliability

Wondering which way Papa O ( OP) will go / went. Hope he lets us know. Curious.
Escargot 09/11/14 09:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Too much of a good thing? Retirement on the Road NYT

I admire full-timers and have seriously considered it for myself until I realized I was caught in a loop of magical thinking. I'm just not cut out for it. I will retire in Dec '14 (YAY!!) and plan on RVing extensively for months at a time, but I will still hold on to my townhouse in metro San Diego as home base. Mine is a small complex of 12 units, and the HOA takes care of the maintenance, as such, I am free to come and go for any period of time I chose. Although I appreciate new environments, I also appreciate the familiar. I'm planning on having the best of both worlds.
Escargot 09/04/14 08:33pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mice! Anybody tried a game cam to track them?

Put a GoPro on the cat. LoL! Love it!
Escargot 09/01/14 11:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chassis build versus motorhome build

With my 2002/2003 build PW, DMV registered it as 2002; finance company had it as 2002, and insurance company had it covered as a 2003. The VIN is what DMV is interested in for make year validity.
Escargot 08/29/14 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arrogance Personified

He just made a statement of fact. Nothing to get excited about unless someone had an inferiority complex. Don't we all spend it if we got it? Next rant! X2
Escargot 08/29/14 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extra house battery in Pleasure Way Excel

I had two batteries (Interstate deep cell) in my 2003 Pleasure-way. They fit sideways on the tray. Wondering if he had a short tray, if he could have changed it out for one with the capacity for two batts? I thought I read somewhere that having an AGM battery inside the rig was okay because it doesn't off gas?
Escargot 08/27/14 06:53pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

Yep. A couple of changes of season appropriate clothing, non-perishables, toiletries, the usual bedding and galley supplies live in my RV. All I have to pack is perishables and my electronic devices, and maybe an activity specific item or two. My RV is stored at an RV lot and I can still be on the road in less than an hour.
Escargot 08/25/14 09:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Onan Generator Stopped running

Peg61, I'd like to apologize for all the people on this thread who were born as experts. A simple request from one commenter re: need for more info, should have sufficed. Instead they jumped on you and piled on, as they have on other newbies / inexperienced RVers with questions. Keep coming back. Not all of the people in the rv.net community are rude and cranky.
Escargot 08/25/14 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

I flush with water, it's a great solvent.
Escargot 08/25/14 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route from Redcrest CA to Calistoga CA

FYI: The Governor of CA has declared Napa a disaster area due to the 6. earthquake that hit it this morning (Sunday) at c. 3 AM.
Escargot 08/24/14 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: inspection before trips

Yep. I always do a walk-around before take off as well as after landing. PS Is "Ida" a person or a dog? Confused.
Escargot 08/23/14 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bath mat

Carpet square cut to fit. Prevents scratches to the fiberglas shawer pan.
Escargot 08/19/14 04:05pm Truck Campers
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