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RE: Replace the locks?

I paid $4.25 per lock all keyed the same has the RV entry/exit door. Is this the same as I spent 15 minutes and saved 15%.................
ICamel 04/13/14 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Quick Simple Dinners?

Swift makes some really easy dry rub meats. Just wrap them in foil and put in the oven for about 3 hours (they suggest putting on the grill for a few minutes first, but it is not necessary). Vacuum seal in meal size portions using the freeze overnight before sealing method. Cook in the sealed bag for 15 minutes in boiling water. Serve with a rice side dish, or tossed green salad or baked potato. Yum! Frozen vacuum sealed foods will last a long time in the freezer.
ICamel 04/10/14 11:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Quick Simple Dinners?

Cook or buy whatever you want prior to your trip. Put it into a sealable bag/pouch, but don't seal the top yet. Secure the top with a paper clip (or some other type of clip) and put it into your freezer at home for overnight keeping the top of the pouch upright so the contents don't leak out . Next morning after it has frozen, take it out and then vacuum seal the pouch. When you wan't to eat it, pop the pouch into a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes. Empty the pouch onto your plate/bowl and enjoy. If you haven't discovered Techni-Ice for keeping things frozen, do a Google search.
ICamel 04/06/14 09:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Interior space heating improvements

Continue to tilt at your windmills Don. Have to good day! Hi Icamel, They do produce CO. Your post implied they do not do so. That is misinformation. Use a vented heater, or put another blanket on the bed.
ICamel 03/28/14 08:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior space heating improvements

I wrote there is "no carbon monoxide to deal with". If there was carbon monoxide to deal with then I would not use one in my RV. There are many sources of carbon monoxide, yet you don't have to deal with it unless there is insufficient ventilation. With respect to ventilation being necessary, fire/flame consumes oxygen. Without sufficient ventilation these heaters will deprive you of your life due to insufficient oxygen, not carbon monoxide. The heaters do have a low oxygen shut off that turns off the propane supply. As a responsible user of a catalytic heater I insure there is an adequate amount of oxygen available. If you want to use this type of heater and take adequate precautions they will provide the type of "Interior space heating improvements" the OP was inquiring about. The fact that these specific heaters have been manufactured and used in RV's for decades is sufficient proof of their fitness for use. Don: ...For every instance of someone encountering carbon monoxide poisoning there are literally thousands...that have not been poisoned using catalytic heaters. Yes, they do put out a small amount of CO.... Icamel, you said; Wave Catalytic Heaters....No carbon monoxide to deal with. No smell. No noise.... which was wrong. Now you start talking about ventilation. Why does it need ventilated if there is no CO output? Not trying to beat on you, but there are naive people who will see a statement like you made originally and believe it without checking.
ICamel 03/28/14 01:57am Tech Issues
RE: Interior space heating improvements

Don: Congratulations on your daughter being a survivor. For every instance of someone encountering carbon monoxide poisoning there are literally thousands (as evidenced by the number sold) that have not been poisoned using catalytic heaters. Yes, they do put out a small amount of CO, but levels that are not a threat to human life when used safely, and levels less than encountered naturally. Most CO problems are encountered by not having sufficient outside ventilation to keep oxygen levels at acceptable levels. I keep two or three windows cracked open about 1/2 to 3/4 inch to allow enough oxygen replenishment for what is burned by the catalytic heater without negatively impacting the inside temperature. With regard to moisture, yes there will be some but the window drains take care of that for me. It is not unusual to find rivulets of frozen water on the outside skin frame of my RV and icicles hanging off the bottom edges. If one does not feel safe using a catalytic heater in their RV then by all means they should not. Happy camping! http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/103972/CO03.pdf Here are the full conclusions of the report you and I both cited. The following is a summary of CPSC staff’s findings on the testing of the catalytic heater: · The peak CO concentration ranged from 68 ppm to 125 ppm and the steady state CO concentration ranged from 67 ppm to 109 ppm. Assuming a limited exposure time of up to 6.5 hours at these CO concentrations, the catalytic heater does not appear to pose a serious CO hazard to healthy adults when the CO concentration is considered by itself. · When the catalytic heater was operated in a closed room (ACH ~ 0), the oxygen was depleted from an ambient concentration of 20.9 percent to 8.8 percent. Because the catalytic heater can deplete the O2 concentration to such low levels, the heater poses a serious risk of hypoxia. The degree of hypoxia is further exacerbated by the moderate CO concentration and by an increase in the carbon dioxide concentration that accompanied the depletion of oxygen. · As the oxygen decreased in the chamber, the catalytic heater became less effective at converting the propane and oxygen to carbon dioxide and water vapor. This was reflected by an increase in the hydrocarbon concentration in the chamber, which ranged from 1,050 ppm to 13,440 ppm (5 to 64 percent of the lower explosion limit of propane in air). The unreacted propane further increases the degree of hypoxia. · The heater’s catalyst did not appear to degrade over time. This observation is based on operating two identical heaters on 100 disposable 1-pound bottles of propane (approximately 650 hours).
ICamel 03/26/14 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior space heating improvements

PROVE IT! Hi, WRONG. Plus moisture build up. Wave Catalytic Heaters. No carbon monoxide to deal with.
ICamel 03/26/14 09:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior space heating improvements

Wave Catalytic Heaters. I use one in my 5r and it works great. No carbon monoxide to deal with. No smell. No noise. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for use in an RV. 3 models to choose from ranging in BTU output of 1600 BTU's to 8000 BTU's. We have the middle model (Wave-6) and it kept us warm at night in outside temps of 17 degrees F. using the middle heat setting.
ICamel 03/25/14 11:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Stainless Steel Cookware?????

Back in the dinosaur days (1971) we received a set of SS Farberware as a wedding gift. We still have the entire set and the pieces have been used extensively over those 40+ years. When we bought our first RV one of the first acquisitions was a set of SS Farberware.
ICamel 03/14/14 10:27pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Another use for your generator.

On a trip to a NFS campground this past summer the neighbors in the next campsite could not get their diesel pickup to start. Took my Honda Eu2000i Genny and 12A battery charger over. Plugged the charger into the generator and hooked up to the truck batteries and fired up the Honda. After a few minutes on the "charge" setting and another 10 on the 8A charge setting his truck started right up. I recommended that he 1) get the batteries load tested after arriving at home, and 2) get his alternator load tested if the batteries checked out good.
ICamel 03/08/14 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Downsize to short 5th wheel

Very happy with our Heartland Elkridge E22 5'r. Lots of storage and a good size bathroom with corner shower enclosure. Wardrobe space is only thing that it could use more of. http://www.heartlandrvs.com/media/resource/ER/2014/floorplans/erxp_e22.png Length from back exterior wall to front of nosecap is 26 feet. If you get one with the rear deck that slides out you can haul bicycles or generator or whatever. On edit: Whichever 5th Wheel you end up with, spend $500 and get a memory foam mattress for the bed. Best investment/addition we made to our rig.
ICamel 03/06/14 10:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Self cleaning?

Well now you do. We frequently make toasted garlic bread using the bottom of the RV oven. ......I know of NO ONE who has ever "toasted" in the oven......
ICamel 02/28/14 09:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Where to place outside temp remote?

I velcro'd it to a spot on the steps where the sun don't shine and the rain does not reach. If you locate it too close to the RV, the heat from the RV will influence the temperature reading.
ICamel 02/21/14 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Porta Bote Storage Compartment

Excellent work! You will be very happy with it, and can store your portabote year round in there.
ICamel 02/20/14 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pizza Stone Question

I just purchased last week four 6"x6" (will make 1 square foot)unglazed quarry tiles from our local tile store. The total was $7.26 ($5.26 for the tiles + $2 inbound freight as they did not have any in stock). These fit almost perfectly in the depression in the oven burner plate.
ICamel 02/08/14 10:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: For Those Of You....

I just purchased this week four 6"x6" (will make 1 square foot)unglazed quarry tiles from our local tile store. The total was $7.26 ($5.26 for the tiles + $2 inbound freight as they did not have any in stock). These fit almost perfectly in the depression in the oven burner plate.
ICamel 02/02/14 10:51pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fire tools

Splitting maul and hatchet for splitting the wood. Butane lighter for starting the fire. Double action hand pump for bellows. Long strait branch for tending the fire.
ICamel 02/01/14 11:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bed in a Box Mattress Advice

Lastingimpressionsfoam.com has memory foam mattresses sized for RV's. We have one in our RV and two regular sized ones in the stick house. One of the best upgrades we did for our 5r.
ICamel 01/29/14 10:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sunbrella Covers: Calmark vs. ADCO

Another Calmark satisfied customer. Highly recommend them!
ICamel 01/27/14 10:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: porta boat storage *UPDATE*

Check out the Portabote Yahoo Users Group Forum. Lots of useful information there. I know that there were some folks there that built enclosed containers that were attached to the underside of a trailer. This guy has some photo's on his website that will give you an idea. http://www.dmvpix.com/keyword/portabote
ICamel 01/10/14 11:48pm General RVing Issues
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