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RE: Water Help, CRAZY mystery, Calling all Plumbers.

Frozen plumbing.
coolmom42 02/22/18 04:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to carry extra gas

Get some NATO jerricans. You can even get racks to put them in the truck bed.
coolmom42 02/22/18 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Bought an endoscope camera for my iPhone

Looks like it would be really handy!
coolmom42 02/22/18 08:58am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon slowing down wifi?

What wifi are you using? Verizon doesn't control the wifi speed anywhere except off their hotspots. Wifi is a function of the phone and the router where you are. And Verizon doesn't control the operating system of your phone. Check for system updates for your phone---many brands do them automatically but don't know about yours. Verizon will throttle your data rate over their network if you are using a LOT of data--like streaming video--are in a high use area, and have already used over about 20GB. But that doesn't affect wifi.
coolmom42 02/21/18 06:32am Technology Corner
RE: Do you budget for vacation?

I think your food budget is too low. You will have to do a lot of cooking cheap, instead of eating out or buying convenience foods, to hit that number. If I cook frugally for myself, and don't eat out, food is about $75/week. It's a rare person on vacation who can manage that. Don't know what you have planned for entertainment, but that number looks high, unless you are buying several pricey tickets.
coolmom42 02/20/18 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailers where slides do NOT block access?

Coolmom, did you contact Lance via email or by phone? They're located in Lancaster, CA I'm partial to the non ducted A/C. I have a Coleman Mach 9k (lowpro) and it cools my trailer right down without the ducting. Oh and your question about the slide units, yes, they're elevated and supported. This allows the entire RV to be closer to the ground. Emailed Lance and they told me to contact a dealer. I really didn't appreciate that. Anyway, I contacted Bankston Motor Homes, the nearest Lance dealer. They told me that all Lance's have full-length queens. They also said that the 2375 would be the only slide unit that would have access to the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom, with the slide in, and that is due to the 2 doors.
coolmom42 02/19/18 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Single waste holding tank

I considered putting a tee with valves just below the kitchen sink for those sites that let us drain to ground.Ok, so gray on the ground is not out of the question. Depends on where you are. Illegal in some states. Specifically banned in many national parks, such as Glacier. BUT those parks often have big sinks that are intended for disposal of dishwashing water. You could dump some gray into a bucket and pour down that type of sink if available. Or dispose of it into a flush toilet.
coolmom42 02/19/18 04:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Single waste holding tank

For many years RVs (not just TCs) came with ONE waste tank Grey waste can be nastier then black due to rotten food, greases/oils/sloughed body skin etc Combine them and move on. Smells inside RV just means a 'vapor barrier' needs fixed.....dry 'P' trap, bad toilet bowl or floor flange seals, vents etc Odors inside...find fix problem vapor barrier Exactly. Having 2 tanks will not eliminate the possibility of odors. Use the "GEO" method of tank cleaning as described HERE. DO NOT waste your money on useless chemicals. When you dump the tank, make sure it is full to start with. Then add more water and dump again. You can add water with a bucket down the toilet. After you dump, refill with a gallon or so of clean water and add the materials for the GEO method. If you have a sewer cleanout or dump station close to home, that's a good place to do a super-thorough wash out. Don't back up the line at the dump station taking forever. Be conservative with your use of toilet paper.... no big wads. A lot of people use "special" RV toilet paper, but regular paper is not a problem as long as you use reasonable amounts. You can conserve your tank space by using any campground toilets or showers that are available, assuming they are not disgusting and reasonably convenient.
coolmom42 02/19/18 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a TT,

You might consider some of the smaller Lance models. Go to their website and check out the models--even the smallest would work for one person. Then start looking around for a good used one. You can find the floor plans and specs for older models on the web site, too.
coolmom42 02/19/18 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on Leprechaun by Coachmen 210RS please/thank you?

You might look at something with a toyhauler area. It's a big area that you could customize for your use. I've heard several people here mention that they use one for a hobby/work area.
coolmom42 02/18/18 11:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: dry camping

You should have the manual for the WFCO, if you have all the paperwork for the camper. You can also pull it out and find the model/serial number, and look it up on the website, to find out the specs.
coolmom42 02/16/18 09:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ford vehicles---peeling paint?

I haven't heard about any problems either, and the parking lot at my work is FULL of Ford trucks & SUVs of various ages. I'm going to start checking out the paint. :D The reasons being given for the problem don't make sense to me. If the problem is in the metal composition of the aluminum sheet metal (allegedly contaminated with iron), it should be the primer/base layer that doesn't stick. The pics I've seen show the top layer separating from the primer.
coolmom42 02/16/18 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
Ford vehicles---peeling paint?

Have any of you seen this problem? I know there are a lot of Ford tow vehicles out there. I've been reading around the innerwebs while researching tow vehicles. One big issue that I keep reading about is peeling paint on aluminum components of Ford vehicles. Apparently this is happening on many models over several years, even those that are otherwise in pristine conditions. The problem is alleged to be (by some) that the aluminum components are contaminated with iron. I'm a little skeptical about that, because apparently the primer coat stays adhered, but the color layer bubbles, and peels away from the primer coat. There are many photos that clearly show what happens. Apparently Ford is not responsive to complaints, which are often shortly after the bumper-to-bumper warranty is up. Just interested in input from some folks who don't have a particular ax to grind.
coolmom42 02/16/18 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lack of sleep options

You might consider buying a toyhauler, take out all the stuff in the back, (or order one without it from the factory) and install your own custom sleeping area.
coolmom42 02/16/18 04:55pm Travel Trailers

Great idea! How would we survive without ziploc bags!
coolmom42 02/16/18 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: Opinions from other repair techs re: replacing rubber roof?

Typical adjuster in my experience. Ask your customer to contact his agent, and the agent can put a bug in the adjuster's ear. The customer might say something to the agent about "this is the kind of thing that makes me consider changing companies". The agent makes money off that repeat business. The adjuster makes money by squeezing the customer.
coolmom42 02/15/18 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: EZ Lube axles/hubs

Pack the wheel bearings in your TT every time you pack them in your truck or car, or when you replace the brakes. Most vehicles have sealed bearings any more. And my Toyotas routinely run over 100K miles on the original brakes. Those are not good guidelines for RVs! Trailer Life website recommends annually or every 10K miles, whichever comes first. Grease also breaks down on stored trailers, from evaporation of the volatiles and oxidation from air. This is a good article from Family Handyman, which recommends every 20K miles, or annually.
coolmom42 02/14/18 03:39pm Towing
RE: update to questions on first boondocking trip

You said the battery was back to full charge on the first day. There is no way it recharged 2 gr batteries in 2 hours. If you were counting amp hours you would see it. As you were working your way down to 11.8 you would also see that the specific gravity was dropping. WFCO is probably only doing 13.6. If you only do this for a few days at a time and go back on the cord you will probably be ok because time will fully charge but to do it for longer dry camping stretches you will never make it. Yep. And your batteries will be toast after several cycles of this. They will never charge to full capacity after that.
coolmom42 02/14/18 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Mice issues in RV underbelly

I don't know about electrical in a park model, but I would advise you to wear a respirator, and wear waterproof gloves. while cleaning up that mess. You don't want to breath dust from the droppings, or have significant skin contact. Mouse droppings carry all sorts of diseases. In every travel trailer I've dealt with, the wiring is inside and above the floor, from the point where the battery cables and/or shore power enter. Park models may be different.
coolmom42 02/13/18 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: COE parks in Mississippi along I55

Check uscampgrounds.info. Put in a town near where you want to stop. You will get a map centered on that town with all publicly owned campgrounds shown. You can zoom in or out or move the map in any direction. There is a legend that tells what type of campground it is, and links to the campground website for many of them. COE maps are listed.
coolmom42 02/13/18 08:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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