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RE: gold claim

All of the gold I mine comes from jewelry stores and my DW wears it.
PenMan 07/28/14 03:56pm Workamping Forum
RE: Black tank and toilet paper and chemicals

A long time ago someone on here did a comparison between TP's by putting them in a jar of water overnight (IIRC) and also by shaking them slightly. They found that no two ply TP broke down very well. They also found that even some single ply didn't deteriorate while others did. I remember Costco didn't do too well but Scott's single Ply and "RV" TP both did well. I think there were other brands that worked good too but I forget which. IIRC the Costco tp and the Scott were the two that dissolved best. That is why we switched to the Costco brand. Costco has recently come out with some tp that feels more like cloth. I will not try it in the TT.
PenMan 07/28/14 09:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank and toilet paper and chemicals

We use the Costco tp and have not had any problems. The main trick is to make sure your black tank is almost full before you dump it even if it means holding the toilet valve down for five minutes letting it get full. We also have a tank cleaner installed (don't know what brand as it came standard with the Open Range but had a Tornado on our last trailer) and use it every time we dump the black tank. We do use chemicals too (a liquid) but I don't remember what brand. If your tank has solids built up now, you may need to use the Geo method (do a search) to get it cleaned initially and then try what I have suggested. Happy camping.
PenMan 07/28/14 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Surprise for hubby, help with numbers.

Maybe a wife can pick out the right RV for her hubby. But, there's no way the DH can pick out the right RV for his DW. :S You've got that right. It sounds like the couple has enough money so I would go for it and then he can buy the TV he really wants for Christmas.
PenMan 07/27/14 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Did You Do For Your Travel Trailer Recently?

Just ordered a Flojet macerator pump so we can dump the tanks at home.
PenMan 07/27/14 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: freezing fresh corn on cob

Well I learned something new today. Blanch. We've always just shucked, rinsed, dried and put corn into bags then the freezer. Always tasted just as good as fresh. We didn't grow our own but we did pick our own so we knew it was fresh. I don't think we'll start blanching now.
PenMan 07/26/14 11:21am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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
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