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RE: Two Questions (Sanitize and Empty Tank)

When I first went to a TT instead of a tent, the water storage was a BIG concern to me because I got ahold of some bad water on a backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon and got a good dose of Guardia. A water born bacteria that I would not wish upon my worst enemy. Anyone who has had Guardia knows what Im talking about. Any how, I searched the web and found a newsletter from the Dept. of Health and to summerize. 1. 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach per 15 gallons of water, unscented bleach, pour into bucket with 2 gallons water and let sit for 30 minutes, never said why. 2.Pour into fresh water tank,fill tank with water, flush all water spigots in camper and let stand for 24 hours. 3. Flush system until you can no longer smell bleach. It is recommended that water sit in fresh water tank for no longer than 6 months without usage. I have followed this advice for a long time with no problems yet. Personally, I would not let water sit that long. 30 days is my max and then I drain everything and refill with fresh water. But am always camping every other weekend so no worries. Happy Camping.
galexander 06/13/16 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Box

Drilling holes in the bottom of a battery box is a no-no. The boxes are to be contained in case your battery fluid overflows during charging or overfilling. Leaking battery acid is very dangerous to anyone around it, dogs, animals people, kids. Plus the corrosiveness of the fluid will corrode any metal or wiring connections and concrete. Think Safe.
galexander 04/07/16 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1st trip ot year

I hear ya! Going out for the first time this year in April. Need to use up some vacation time so what better way than to go camping. Getting things ready for trip in August to RMNP for a week. Camp site all reserved and waiting for the DW and myself. Happy Camping to All
galexander 03/21/16 12:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water coming in

Having the camper level may work fine for some people with slide outs and water coming in, but I read many years ago in a owners manual from a previous TT that you should put a slight angle on the slide out so that any water will run away from the TT slide out opening. Will also help keep water drained off from condensation accumulation overnight. Been doing this for years and works very well. This does not mean that you can not check seals or caulking, preventative maintenance is a must. Good luck and Happy Camping
galexander 03/21/16 07:07am Travel Trailers
RE: New owner and first timer!

Congrats on the new camper. I have a friend of mine who bought a Coleman TT two years ago and it did not come with a spare tire, the dealer was more than then happy to sell hime one.
galexander 02/24/16 02:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flip Foot on Electric tongue jack

Had this flip foot on my previous TT and it worked great for four years, bought a new TT last August, put the flip foot on and seemed to be ok. Went camping that weekend and the thing would not flip until the last second hitting the ground and thus not allowing the foot to flip all the way down. Had to leave TT connected to TV. Got home and spend over an hour adjusting it. No good. Bought extra washers as the instructions said, still no good. Got mad enough I took it off and now am happy. Sold it to the neighbor who has had no problem with it flipping up or down. Must depend on the TT whether it works or not. I have no idea but I really don't need it. All is Good in camping land.
galexander 11/19/15 05:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas mileage

Down sized my truck last year from a 3/4 ton 6L to a 1/2 ton 4.3 L. Gas mileage when towing averaged 9 mpg on the 3/4 ton and averages 12 mpg on the 1/2ton. Went from a 4400 GVW TT to a 5400 GVW TT. When towing, I try to maintain 60 mph.
galexander 11/07/15 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: jayfeather toilet issues Poop sitting on some black baffle

Try this easy method of cleaning black tank. Fill black tank 1/2 full or half empty of water, add a 20 lb. bag of cubed ice, put down toilet opening, take trailer on a 20-25 mile ride where you turn left and right,make it slush around the tank knocking the crud loose, flush tank with lots and lots of water. Should do the trick. Down side, you may or may not effect your tank sensors but the things never work right anyway. Good Luck and use chemical treatment and always flush tanks with lots of water.
galexander 10/28/15 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: If you could get a new one today.....

Just bought a 2016 Forest River Surveyor 201RBS. Has everything the DW and I want and is a good looking TT. Nice layout, options and decent quality. Metal drawer guides, all aluminum front appliance's. Front fiberglass nose. Enclosed and heated underbelly. Ducted air and heat throughout TT. All in at 25 feet. Last TT I buy before retirement, three years and counting. Good Luck on your search.
galexander 08/15/15 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions requested – “Grandkid camping”

DW and I found that the grandkids love to sleep in a tent next to the camper so they can have their somewhat own privacy. Has worked well so far but now the grandkids have not gone camping with us for two years now. They are now into other things, IPhone, IPad, IPod, girls, boys, soccer, baseball, etc. Sure do miss them but time marches on.
galexander 08/15/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: triple tent hybrids

I have a Jayco X18 and the DW and I Love it, but.......because of a serious shoulder injury I am now considering going to a TT. Is very painful opening and closing bunk ends when I have to raise my arm above my head. Will miss the tent and open air feeling but a man has got to do what a man needs to do.
galexander 08/12/15 03:48pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help identifying a switch and gaining access( Now With Pic )

I had a switch in a previous camper that I had the same issue with, had no idea what it was for and wiring was inaccessible. After awhile I just forgot about it. On a camping trip one time,my grandson saw the switch and went over and turned it on, what kids do, turn on switches, a build in floor nightlight came on. Never saw that darn light before because I was not looking for it and it was never semi dark in the camper. Not saying that it is what your switch is for but might be worth looking into. Grandkids, just got to LOVE them. Smarter than the average adult. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 08/07/15 02:34pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: PUGS

I myself, remove them every take down, hang them up on the clothesline at home and hose them off of dirt and other debris, let dry and put them back on next time out. Also hose off the tent ends of any dirt or other debris that might have gotten on them.
galexander 08/03/15 05:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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