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RE: Residual water in black water tank

Newbe question I'm sure has been answered before. What is the rule of thumb of how much water to put in the black water tank after you finish dumping the tank? And what is the way most people add the water? ie; hose, bucket etc. Thanks for any response. Steve Two different situations: Are you actively using the camper after dumping? or storing it for awhile before the next trip? If I am actively using our camper, after dumping I'll fill and flush the toilet a couple times while adding some toilet deodorizer (usually the green stuff from Walmart). So this would be 2 or 3 gallons of water. If I am storing the camper... when we get home, I rinse out the tanks by filling and draining them (I am able to do this where I park it - this is assuming I have already "dumped" the tanks at the campground dumpsite). Then I fill the black tank while adding maybe a quart of chlorine bleach - or less, don't need all that much. I let the tank sit for about an hour, then drain it out. I'll fill the tank maybe 1/4 full and drain one last time. I have found that if I store the TT for an extended period without using it, it sometimes will smell inside if the black tank isn't "bleached".
Tvov 04/22/14 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: toilet paper ....

So, what is the consensus on tp... I would imagine that the consensus is that it is a good thing. :B lol! We use Scott's single ply, same as at home. My understanding is that it is "septic safe".
Tvov 04/22/14 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Handicap Parking

... I use the walker when hooking up the MH in CGs. Usually I have 3 or 4 people watching until I am about finished and then they volunteer to help. Do you want people to help? If I see someone hooking up, and who might need a hand, I usually watch first to see if they really need (or want) help. These days are weird. Hold open a door for a lady and get yelled at (and even saying "lady" can be odd). I've offered to help people with canes or wheelchairs and sometimes it seems like I get a cold response. This is mostly from younger people.
Tvov 04/22/14 06:28am Around the Campfire
RE: I built a clear black tank and tested the Sewer Solution

On another forum I frequent, the mention of "boobs" in the thread title will garner 5-10 pages of replies. The same thing happens here when "poop" or "black tank" is mentioned. There's a whole lot of "not right" about this place. ;) I think I'll take that as a compliment! :B
Tvov 04/21/14 05:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Replaced tires on TV, now feels like driving on ice

Have you tried re-adjusting the weight on your TT? Maybe a little more in front? Changing the tire size may have changed the hitch setup reactions more than you realize. I also agree with making sure the tire air pressure is at max.
Tvov 04/20/14 07:04am Towing
RE: Tempurpedic / Memory Foam or Sleep Number Bed

Have you tried a foam "topper" for your bed? We bought a 2" memory foam topper for our TT bed, and it works great. I have always heard that people are love/hate towards full memory foam beds - they are either the best bed a person has ever used, or they can't sleep in one at all.
Tvov 04/20/14 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

The dw and I both do not like the taste of water coming from campground hookups. We carry gallon jugs of water from Walmart(88cents) for drinking and making tea and coffee. The hook up water is just used for showers and stool. We use the Brita water filter jug. An thinner size jug is available (as opposed to the large circular jug) that fits great in the camper's refrig door shelf.
Tvov 04/20/14 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Booked First Fort Wilderness trip for November

I still want to go there but am a pretty good distance, I am sure its class A place, and I am like a kid at Disney, I hope I can soon We plannned on four days of driving down and back, from Connecticut down to Florida. 15 hours first day, 10 hours second day. Didn't push it -- pulled over about every 1 1/2 hours to stretch and get coffee or whatever. Refilled gas tank about every 3 hours (don't know why my F250 only has a 24 gallon tank!?). Satellite radio is worth it for a drive like that with all the different channels. So... to spend 5 days "on the ground" at Disney World we took 9 days vacation. You can certainly do it, just need to plan and save up money. For us, the Disney World trips have been the most "planning intensive" vacations we ever done so far, but fun planning!
Tvov 04/20/14 06:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Handicap Parking

This reminds of the time someone left a note on my car. Wife and I were traveling, and stopped at a highway rest stop in New Jersey. The parking lot lines had recently been repainted, and some of the old lines were still visible. I parked at the end of one row, in what used to be a handicapped spot - but wasn't after the repainting. When we came back out, someone wrote a note about us being in a handicapped spot... I just laughed about it.
Tvov 04/20/14 06:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Handicap Parking

Most people who abuse handicapped parking are just "stopping for a minute"... which is why they get away with it -- unless a cop happens to be right there they don't get a ticket. In my town the police do a walking beat almost every day in the center of town and regularly ticket cars improperly parked for whatever reason. During the middle of summer they have police "explorers" (usually young people looking at a police career) do the parking tickets. For years my Dad (WWII and Korea Vet, can hardly walk) didn't use his handicapped placard, so the "people who really need it" could use the spot. You can't "be certain" as to how handicapped someone is. It is different for everyone. And, some people legitimately think that just because a car has a handicapped placard, that car can be parked in a handicapped spot, whether or not a person in the vehicle needs it. I just go on about my day... keeping in mind that Karma can be rough!
Tvov 04/19/14 07:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Found a mouse nest! GRRR!

The key to sticky traps is to put one bit of dog food in the center of the trap, but you have to check the trap so the mouse can be either dispatched or released (your choice) without suffering. I am not aware of any "sticky trap" that you can release a mouse from. The ones I know of are a shallow, rectangular tray filled with goo that is incredibly sticky - once a mouse gets caught in that, no way can it be released. The recommended "dispatch" method is drowning the mouse, tray and all, in a 5 gallon bucket full of water. I prefer the traditional snap traps. I use your basic American cheese - break off a small square and squish it onto the trigger. After a short while it will harden (you may want to actually let it harden before setting out the trap) and when the mice have to chew on it the trigger gets tripped. As to baiting, I found the "Ramik" and "One Bite" bait bars to be much more effective than "De-Con". As another poster mentioned, but the bait outside of the camper if possible. If there is a concern about other animals (especially pets) getting to the bait, you can buy bait containers that will prevent anything larger than a mouse or rat from accessing the bait. I use Irish Spring soap and Bounce original scent sheets in our trailer... I don't know if they are keeping the mice out, but the trailer smells great in the Spring!
Tvov 04/19/14 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Booked First Fort Wilderness trip for November

Family is very excited. Spending a 7 nights at FW. Any suggestions for places to read up and tips and things to do and see? Any ideas much appreciated! joe b. had a great response. I'm trying to think of things to add... At Fort Wilderness itself, don't miss Hoop De Do Review! It is a lot of fun - musical / comedy / show dinner. You will most likely need reservations. Also at FW, the carriage ride around the campground at night is really nice. We went on the "Haunted Carriage Ride" in October and were surprised at how good it was... I don't know if they'll have a theme for it in November. The little speed boats you can rent are a hoot to bomb around in. Try to go early in the morning, as the bay gets surprisingly busy with boats during the day. Assuming you pick a day to stay at FW instead of going to the parks, you might want to rent a cart. Besides making it easy to get around (FW is a BIG campground!), they are fun to do "looping", driving around sightseeing through all the campground loops. The floating light show goes by the beach at FW around 9:30pm (I think, someone may want to correct that). It is really cool to see it go by while sitting on the beach. Yes, the nightly fireworks can be seen from the beach, but they are kinda far away. One time my daughter and I were returning to FW in the evening on one of the ferries, and the ferry had to pull over to let the light show boats go by... and the captain of the light show turned it on for us! It was really cool to be that close on the water and see it. There is a HECK of a lot to do at Disney World. I think November is one of the "slower" months, so it hopefully won't be crowded. I would think twice about waiting too long in line for a ride if it can be avoided - there are so many other rides and things to check out. For very popular rides, try getting to them first thing in the morning or in the evening when there might be fewer people. Also, one tip we read about was when first entering the Magic Kingdom in the morning, try going LEFT instead of right... most people naturally turn right first. It was weird - we turned left one morning when we entered the park, we ended up riding Pirates of the Caribbean multiple times with virtually no one else there. Later in the day, there was more than a 1 hour wait for it... Also, the wait for some rides is surprisingly quick even with long lines - Haunted Mansion (my favorite) lines usually move quickly. "Soaring" is a really neat ride. I found "GM Test Track" to be NOT worth waiting for - I don't really know what the big deal is about that ride. Meals - a lot of the restaurants and food places in Disney World serve similar food... good, but really not amazing. The top restaurants, though, deliver some incredible food - and they are expensive. We went to the California Grill on top of the Contemporary Hotel once (our 20th wedding anniversary), and the food was great. Our dinner reservations were timed to coincide with the nightly fireworks, and we went out onto the viewing deck to watch them - we were basically above the fireworks! It was fantastic. I could go on and on. One thing to remember -- if you have any questions or any problem/situation, ASK a Disney person. They are called "cast members" as opposed to employees. A few times when I needed something or we had an issue, when I asked a cast member about whatever the situation was, it was taken care of immediately (within reason). I really have never had such excellent customer service anywhere else I've been.
Tvov 04/19/14 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Booked First Fort Wilderness trip for November

most of you must be wealthy All depends on how you look at it. Up here in Connecticut, the nightly cost of a private campground with full hookups will run $60 - $90 a night... darn close to Fort Wilderness, actually even more if you compare with FW during slow months. FW has so much going on some "regulars" don't even bother leaving the campground. If you do leave the campground... As to Disney World itself, yea, it is expensive. We've been twice over the last 8 years, and we saved up money before going so that we wouldn't come back to big credit card bills. I suggest to people that if they are on a tight budget, they might want to consider delaying going and saving up some more. When you get there, you don't want to have to spend the whole time worrying about the cost. We had great, fun experiences. Disney World is by far the best run destination vacation we've ever been to. The vast majority of our camping trips these last few years now that the kids are grown up (they don't need the playgrounds, pools, and arcades) have been to state parks and "rustic" campgrounds. It is nice, though, to every once in awhile go somewhere and be pampered!
Tvov 04/19/14 06:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I built a clear black tank and tested the Sewer Solution

Best thread ever! lol!
Tvov 04/18/14 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling without reservations

Let the campground know that you need electric hookup for health reasons, they may have sites reserved for ADA use - medical need falls under that (usually). I don't know about the specific campgrounds you are looking at, but the local state park in my area has a few ADA electric sites that many times are unoccupied even on busy weekends.
Tvov 04/17/14 05:51am RV Lifestyle
RE: Northeast

Oh, and Acadia is great to visit. Blackwoods campground in the park is No hookups, but a great campground. Various private campgrounds in the area to choose from also. The park is setup so all the major areas can be accessed by car, but it is easy to get away from people by hiking just a little way off the most used paths. Also fantastic bicycling, with miles of "carriage roads" to ride on.
Tvov 04/17/14 05:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast

Sept in New England is THE BEST! Come on up and have no fear. You'll love it that time of year. Well... I lean towards October as being the best! lol, we'll just have to agree to disagree and go camping!
Tvov 04/17/14 05:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes...this is another tire question...

Was the person talking about the "clock starting" meaning the warranty? A tire warranty should start when the tire is installed.
Tvov 04/17/14 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it going to end ?

Yep, it snowed (just a dusting) last night here in southern Connecticut. Oh well. Maybe it'll warm up by September...
Tvov 04/16/14 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Is it going to end ?

... Years ago when I studied Geo thermal I was told the average temperature stays within 1 degree from year to year, thus a cold winter = a warm summer and a warmer winter = a cooler summer etc. Seems around here that has held up since I started paying attention. I'm not exactly looking forward to this summer as there is only so much clothing people will let me take off in public... Years ago I was fortunate to get to know a wonderful lady (who has passed on) who grew up on a small farm. These days it would be called "off grid", back then it was called living. She always said "Nature makes up"; meaning cold winter - warm summer, cold summer - warm winter. She was a treasure trove of "olde timey" weather knowledge and sayings, which inevitably turned out to be accurate.
Tvov 04/15/14 05:51am General RVing Issues
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