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RE: Horrendous smell and pink water coming out of FW tank

Use 1/4 cup for every 15 gallons of water capacity, including the capacity of the water heater. Pour it into the freshwater hose, put the hose ends together and slosh it around. Then connect the hose to the rv, and fill the tank full. Open all the faucets, including the hot sides, and let the water run until you smell bleach coming out. Then let it stand like that for 12-24 hours. Drain the tank, fill with fresh water, run it until the bleach smell is gone. Repeat the drain and fill a couple of times.
coolmom42 02/17/17 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Horrendous smell and pink water coming out of FW tank

Flush it out as recommended above (probably the water heater too, no need to turn it on). Then sanitize the system--many threads here on how to do that. You have a combo of RV antifreeze and a tank with stuff growing in it.
coolmom42 02/17/17 09:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: If in Tucson...Real People and NO Pickleball-A Good Place

Now that the name game is out of the way, there is no way I would stay at that RV park. I worked that area as a cop from 1980-1986 and 2001-2009. Drugs, prostitution, gang violence, shootings, stabbings, general violence, just to name a few. Ain't no way I'd recommend anyone staying in that neighborhood; it's one of the worst areas in Tucson. Uuhhhhh.... that was 8 years ago. It could very well be gentrified and great now.
coolmom42 02/16/17 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Paying in full before delivery???

The intricacies of dealers and their sales tactics makes me want to pay for the trailer on the lot and I take it away from there to storage or my property. I wouldn't store a trailer, especially a model that is being sold currently, on a dealer lot. There is just too much hogwash activity going on at the lot. This. You don't want your unit being used for a rental or show model after you've paid for it.
coolmom42 02/16/17 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Baking muffins in rv oven for the first time...gasp!

^^^^Use the wire rack. The pizza stone only serves to even up the heat distribution, and moderate the temp swings. I would much prefer a 2 burner cooktop with no oven. I've never used all 3 burners.
coolmom42 02/16/17 02:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Baking muffins in rv oven for the first time...gasp!

Keep a close eye on them. You may need to rotate the pan so they all get to the same level of done. The 2 RV ovens (and many others) I've used don't cook evenly front to back, but do run pretty true on temp. I like to set a timer about halfway through the expected cooking time, and then another one 5 minutes before expected end time. Checking at those points prevents a lot of problems.
coolmom42 02/16/17 12:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: NFS campgrounds

Have not tried NFS cgs but think that would be something I would like as I have enjoyed NP and COE sites. My question is do NFS cgs have camp hosts or any on-site rangers or security? Some do, some don't. It also may vary from year to year and with time of the year. Check with the NFS district where the campground is located.
coolmom42 02/15/17 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lance 1985 or 1995 use with slide in?

Thanks for the info, everyone. It's very helpful.
coolmom42 02/15/17 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lance 1985 or 1995 use with slide in?

I am looking at both models, also. Pricewise, with the same options, they are the same price. Same base price for each model. So, the difference in price is based on options, and dealer fees. You must compare the Build Sheets to see what is missing from the cheaper ones. Different dealers charge different freight and prep charges. I have two dealers within 2.5 hours of me, and there is a difference of $900 in freight, and about $1,000 in dealer prep. Decide what options you must have, and what extras you are willing to pay for. Check the Build Sheets for each unit, to make sure that you are comparing identical units, or units with almost the same options. PM me if you want a Build Sheet from Lance, so you can see the available options, and check which ones you want, to make sure nothing is missing from your preferences. Oh, yes. A skinny person can get into the bathroom with the slide in on the 1985; no problem at all in the 1995. I believe the fridge can be accessed with the door open about a foot, in either model, with the slide closed. Thanks for the info on the slideouts. I will be looking at these in person at some point, just narrowing down the possibilities. I think the build sheet with all the available options is on the Lance website. Am I correct in thinking that the dealer should have a list similar to the build sheet, showing the options that are installed on each unit?
coolmom42 02/15/17 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: CG wifi or Cell hotspot for privacy

You shouldn't have a problem using a phone or dedicated hotspot, especially using a secure site that starts with "https". When you turn the hotspot on, be sure to check that you have a required password, and you have to specifically allow a device to connect. That will keep people from piggy-backing on your signal.
coolmom42 02/15/17 07:30am Technology Corner
RE: Trouble locating fFree Malwarebytes Download Site

You should not download from file distribution sites if you can avoid it. They tend to try to bundle in extra bloatware or often have deceptive links to unwanted junk. A quick Google search provides this link for the free version. This is from the vendor's site, malwarebytes.com This. With google searches, your first few results are going to be paid ads. Scroll on down the page.
coolmom42 02/15/17 06:48am Technology Corner
RE: Camping off-grid & batteries/propane/solar

This one? I would be slappin some steel across the front to get 2 to 4 batteries and two bottles of propane on there. That is what I did with my pop-up a dozen years ago. If you are at all handy this is a DIY project that will come out better at lower cost than the dealer. Take the trailer as is with the group 27 and single bottle. This will get you through a few weekends to explore what you need. With conservation you can make two nights pretty easy. I see LED lighting is standard so you are miles ahead right there. I would option for the Fantastic Vent for better circulation especially with limited air conditioning. I had to put my own in. Really like it a lot. This standard vent is lame: http://www.lancecamper.com/features/images/2017/standards/Power-Roof-Vent-in-Bath.jpg width=200 Good advice. To conserve battery when you need heat---get the trailer warm before going to bed. Pile on some good comforters, and turn the heat way down to like 50 degrees, or off. Then bump it up when you get up in the AM.
coolmom42 02/14/17 08:32pm Travel Trailers
Lance 1985 or 1995 use with slide in?

I am interested in either a Lance 1985 or 1995 trailer. With the slide IN--can a person access the bathroom, get the refrigerator open, and squeeze around in the kitchen enough to make a quick snack? There is only one Lance dealer reasonably close to me. That dealer has the 1985 listed in the $40K to $42K range, but a nationwide search on RVTrader shows listings from $47K to $35K. This same dealer has the 1995 listed in the $36K-$37K range. Nationwide listings range from $44K to $30K. There is no obvious reason for the 1985 to be as much as $6K higher. If anything, the 1985 is about 6" shorter. Any tips on negotiating a price downward? I might not have much success without some competition for this dealer.
coolmom42 02/14/17 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel plans, need your ideas?

As someone mentioned above.... avoid the Sturgis Bike Rally. If possible, also avoid the weeks before and after---there will still be large groups of annoying noisy bikers everywhere.
coolmom42 02/14/17 03:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel plans, need your ideas?

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Do not confuse this with the dinosaur museum in Rapid City. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is very interesting. If you like to stay at KOA's (shudder) the one in Rapid City is really swanky. If you prefer a more rustic experience, go to uscampgrounds.info and check out the sites in the Black Hills National Forest. Just beware, the ones near US385 get lots of road noise due to the grooved pavement that's used a lot in that area (or at least it was a few years ago.) Devil's Tower is really cool and not a bad drive.
coolmom42 02/14/17 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Trailers and Showers

My significant other and I have had 2 trailers together..... first thing I did was get a tube of silicone caulk and caulk every seam in the bathroom. Shower joints, floor edges, back of the sink. (Yes I know better than to use silicone caulk outside.) Both of these have shower surrounds. I have my doubts about the durability of the wall board.
coolmom42 02/14/17 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Disallowing Streaming on a campground WiFi

If the speed is that low, it's probably impossible to stream video or maybe even music, anyway. The library can change the router password every day and only give it out to people who come in there.
coolmom42 02/13/17 02:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Spam/Junk/Mail

Gmail has the best spam-blocker of any of the mail services I've used. Use unsubscribe on any emails from some place you have done business with. Otherwise, don't. Just mark it as spam, and after that, gmail will dump it in the spam folder. Check every few days and make sure there isn't some legit email in the spam folder. When you buy something or look at a site, often there is an option to get "updates and special offers" or some such thing. Unless it's a site where you really want them (and sometimes they are good deals) DO NOT check that box.
coolmom42 02/13/17 02:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Flooring Questions

A floating laminate might do best in extreme temp swings. It can move and shift with the temps. Use trim around the edges, but DON'T nail the trim to the laminate. It should just sit on top of the laminate.
coolmom42 02/13/17 11:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Weather in Yellowstone

Don't expect Going to the Sun Road to be open until very late this year, maybe July. They have a terrific snow pack. It may be partially open earlier. There is a road status page on the park web site. Almost all other roads were open in May this year. Call the park office and ask for someone knowledgeable.
coolmom42 02/13/17 10:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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