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RE: freezing fresh corn on cob

Shuck it. Rinse it off and let dry. Put in freezer bags and into freezer.
PenMan 07/25/14 03:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: atwood water heater flushing with vinegar

In order to use vinegar soak you have to pour the vinegar into water heater tank. Remove the Pressure Relief Valve. Use a funnel and pour in 4 gallons vinegar (for a 6 gallon tank)....then reinstall PRV. Open PRV via lever and turn water supply on to fill tank. Secure water supply and let PRV snap close when water runs out of PRV. Turn water heater ON and let it fully heat the vinegar/water mixture Let it cool......repeat 3x more times After 4th heat/cool cycle.....drain & flush water heater The above is from an Atwood water heater manual using vinegar solution to descale I did it just as Old Biscuit says but used 6 gallons of vinegar in my 10 gallon water heater. I pre-mixed the vinegar with water and poured it into the water heater after removing the relief valve. Our hot water was smelling like rotten eggs. I tried sanitizing the system using bleach and it did nothing to help the smell. The vinegar wash did the trick. It's amazing what you can find when you actually read the owner's manual.
PenMan 07/25/14 10:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Valve Stems on a Dually

The Tire Man has the best and the original ones on the market. TIRE MAN I used Tire Man also. Don't use the flexible extensions (as others sometimes recommend) as they leak and sometimes break. Also, if you ever want to add a tire pressure monitoring system, you will need the steel valve stems like Tire Man. I have no affiliation with Tire Man other than being a customer.
PenMan 07/19/14 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT vs 5th wheel

A 5th wheel you get more living space and more storage. A 5er will get you more storage space unless you count your truck bed which is basically lost for storage. It will not get you more living space as a square foot of space in a 5er is the same as a square foot of space in a TT.
PenMan 07/19/14 11:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Possible move from 5r to TT - question

Our Open Range came plumbed and ready for a washer/dryer but at this point we still prefer the extra cabinet. As far as handling, a TT is different from a 5er but definitely not more difficult. Not trying to change you or your wife's mind but you can use one of the small trailers that actually attach to the back of the 5er to load your motorcycle on. I chose the TT simply because it has fewer steps for my old knees to climb.
PenMan 07/18/14 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Accuslide cable questions for a non handy person????

A little slack is normal. Watch the videos if you need to repair anything. One of the best and easiest to maintain slide systems available but if you need to change a cable (a 20 to 30 minute job) you will need the crimp tool. You can get it on Amazon for about $50. Check the cables where they attach to the slide. If one is fraying you need to replace the cable. HINT: It is easier to replace it before it completely breaks.
PenMan 07/16/14 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery security

We are doing a little research. Just wondering how to lock the two battery boxes to the travel trailer tongue. The easiest solution - get two of the B & D Battery Locks. http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-34031511458386_2268_320420 that's what I got. nice people to deal with also. the padlock I use has virtually no shaft exposed to cut. any potential thief will head for those with a fabric belt or no lock on them. bumpy This is what we do also. Had a battery stolen while parked in our driveway. Have not had one stolen since we bought these locks for both of our batteries.
PenMan 07/07/14 02:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anybody flush their black tank with a hose onto the ground?

As many others have said before, "You can't fix stupid!"
PenMan 07/06/14 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: A new Spice Rack and More Mods

Nice work. I'm so glad my DW doesn't read the forum. :S
PenMan 07/05/14 09:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: If You Have Yippy Nasty Dogs Please Leave Them Home

I'm glad to hear your dog is OK. I honestly don't understand why anyone wants small yappy dogs but that is exactly what my dad always had. To each his own so long as the rules are followed.
PenMan 07/05/14 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: High end TT

My family has had many different RV's from Class A's to Truck Campers. We have owned Holiday Ramblers, Winnebagos, Forest Rivers, and our latest travel trailer is an Open Range. All RV's will have some problems and some will have lots of them. Our Open Range has had very few problems and is probably the best made of all we have had. We were looking for something that was good quality and had a specific floorplan in mind and the OR filled the requirements.
PenMan 07/03/14 02:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need my water back....noob issues

My guess is low point drains they probably have valves above someplace you can close. They are not low point drains. They are a vent and overflow line from the fresh water tank. There are also two low point drains but they are not red.
PenMan 06/29/14 04:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need my water back....noob issues

The two red tubes are an overflow and a vent on the freshwater tank. If water flows from a red pipe your tank is full. I'm not familiar with your specific Open Range model (we have the 337RLS) and our water station is different. If you check the owner's forum I'm sure someone can tell you exactly what you need to know. http://www.openrangeowners.com/ORforum/
PenMan 06/29/14 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: LED Strip Lights Under Awning

Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I need to prepare the surface first and then I'll go ahead with the 3M tape that I'll pick up today. Thanks again!
PenMan 06/27/14 08:36am General RVing Issues
LED Strip Lights Under Awning

I know many of you have already installed LED strip lights under your awnings. I plan to install mine this weekend. I had one quick question. Did you use anything to hold the strip besides the 3M tape that comes on it? If yes, what did you use and how did you put it on? Has it worked (in other words, you didn't lose the strip lights going down the highway)? Thanks in advance for any help.
PenMan 06/26/14 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Open Range RVs

JMHO....the cable system has been around since the early 90's....was a dog then and still is. Rack and pinion is the best....if a motor fails a hand crank does the job just fine. Good thing we can all have opinions. We have had two types of slide mechanisms, the OR cable and rack/pinion. Never had a problem with the cable system but lots of problems with rack/pinion. Sounds like any slide mechanism can have problems. :B
PenMan 06/23/14 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open Range RVs

We have had our Open Range for over a year and no problems with any of the slides. It is probably the best built TT you can buy (IMO). My family has had lots of RV's so I have had some experience.
PenMan 06/23/14 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 38 foot travel trailer?

Our TT is 37 ft. and it tows great with our 1 ton diesel dually. The dual rear wheels really help to keep the TT stable even in fairly high winds and easily when passing or being passed by an 18 wheeler. The only downside to a dually (in my opinion of course) is it's a little harder to find parking and it is not good in snow unless you put aggressive tires on it and weight in the back end (but 4x4 helps to overcome that but decreases mileage).
PenMan 06/23/14 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Over Night Camping Question

If I can find a reasonably level spot (Walmart parking lot) I unplug the trailer electric from the truck and go to bed. No stabilizers down. Open the bedroom slide and maybe one of the living area slides if needed and space is available. If it is too hot to camp without A/C then I stay in a campground but still stay hooked up as above but hook up the power to campground pedestal.
PenMan 06/19/14 10:29am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 12v problem

If you check the voltage out of the converter/charger and it is higher than your battery voltage that you have measured, you know that there is a wire disconnected (may not be a switch) between the converter and the battery. Not always a fun task finding that break. Don't ask me how I know that.
PenMan 06/15/14 01:18pm Travel Trailers
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