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RE: When using a vault toilet….

Well there is a difference between an "Outhouse" and a Vault Toilet. Most outhouses are just a cheap small room built over a hole in the ground. A Vault Toilet typically is a fiberglass or concrete building placed over a concrete Vault, that will hold the waist both liquid and solid, until pumped out and processed at a treatment facility. Yep, I've always known both of those as "outhouse". So I guess the Connecticut state parks have "vault toilets". Are "port-a-potty" and "port-o-let" both vault toilets? I guess they would be. Again, I've always called those "outhouses". May be a regional thing - everyone around me just uses "outhouse" for all those different types. Anyway... the coffee is kicking in, off to the bathroom! (in my house...)
Tvov 01/28/22 05:15am General RVing Issues
RE: When using a vault toilet….

"vault toilet"... I've always known them as "outhouse". Connecticut state parks have outhouses with fans in them, something about helping to compost the waste. The fan draws air down the toilet, so the outhouses are remarkably "ok" smelling - during the day. They use solar power, so during the day you can hear the fans running - at night they stop. Then they just smell like normal outhouses. I've always had a pragmatic view of outhouses. They are necessary to keep the area clean, you have to ****, they will smell, you may have to wipe down the toilet seat. They are what they are, so I just use them when needed and then go on with my life. A friend of mine has a cabin in Vermont. The outhouse overlooks a small valley - it is quite scenic when no one is around and you just leave the door open!
Tvov 01/27/22 05:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Reducing push/pull from tractor trailers passing

Airtabs are still a thing?? I remember a few threads about those years (decades?) ago, but then all the hubbub faded out. I may have seen them once on a 18 wheeler trailer, but I don't really remember - so basically I never see them on anything on the highway.
Tvov 01/23/22 06:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shop Mechanic in the Maintenance Department

jdc, I believe the Texas minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. So, IMO, the "allowance" is to pay even less per hour. The reviews on this park are quite...interesting. WOW. The Yelp reviews are ... impressive!
Tvov 01/12/22 05:45am Workamping Forum
RE: Homemade RVs

My Dad built this one back in the late 70s. https://jebs-stuff.com/AACA_Forum/Ranchero%20Camper%201974%20-%201-mod.jpeg That is cool! I have no idea how comfortable it was as a camper, but it looks awesome!
Tvov 01/08/22 05:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

So, the toilet is not leaking onto the floor, just not holding water? The toilet in our camper has never really held water, but it has worked fine otherwise from the beginning. If you fill the toilet, over time the water will vanish - I assume leaking into the black tank.
Tvov 12/29/21 05:44am Travel Trailers
RE: anyone seen one of these in person?

So, that is really just for toyhaulers? Looks like dramatic overkill for regular travel trailers.
Tvov 12/09/21 04:59am Toy Haulers
RE: Ford Pass app

Yep, got a 2021 F150. The Ford Pass app on my phone remote starts the truck... which is all that I really want it for. It can also track your truck using GPS, can unlock or lock doors, and some other stuff. And yes, Ford makes it very clear that using it allows them to know what I am doing. In this age of smart phones, it doesn't really bother me - I just assume I am being tracked by pretty much everyone. Mine was "free", and supposedly will stay that way.
Tvov 11/28/21 05:41am Technology Corner
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Our 2003 TT passed the 10 year old mark awhile ago. We've never been asked its age. We've never been asked for its "registration" - meaning the actual paperwork that shows its year. We get asked for its license plate number all the time. Has anyone ever posted in these forums that they've been turned away after arriving at a campground due to the age of their camper? I know people post about the rules, and people post about someone they heard about getting refused, but I don't remember anyone here with personal experience about it. I wash my camper once every few years (lol! I do keep it halfway decent looking) and don't worry about it.
Tvov 11/27/21 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: TT tires look askew!

Excellent! and thank you for coming back with an update.
Tvov 11/19/21 05:53am Towing
RE: TT tires look askew!

Maybe the tow vehicle was slightly turning when they parked the camper? That can make the wheels look "bent" sometimes... or askew.
Tvov 11/10/21 04:07am Towing
RE: Best generator

Remember that a small change in "DB level" or noise level is actually big sound-wise - it sounds a lot louder. It's actually the opposite. dB is a measure of power but to hear a difference in noise level is not linear. I am not a sound engineer or anything like that. In my experience, just a one or two number change in "DB level" is very much noticeable. I don't know the science behind, just what I've heard... lol!
Tvov 11/07/21 05:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Best generator

Remember that a small change in "DB level" or noise level is actually big sound-wise - it sounds a lot louder.
Tvov 11/06/21 06:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Bought our trailer, now come the questions!

Charles is right -- you have to treat those latches carefully. They are not like doors in your stick house -- especially the plastic piece attached to the screen door. If you slam the door, that piece can break. Don't ask how I know this. So you have to re-train yourself and your family to first attach the screen door to the main door. Then pull on the main door latch to close the door manually. Yes, this is a hassle. And putting a little sign on the door ("don't slam") helps, but it is not guaranteed to stop the habitual slammer (i.e., me). Yep, this is exactly what we do. As a friend told me decades ago, this is a camper, not a house - everything is very lightweight and needs to be treated that way.
Tvov 11/02/21 04:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Windows license scam

If you don't recognize the number, don't answer. If they don't leave a voice mail or the voice mail is questionable block the number. Good advice. But, sometimes answering is a must. Businesses must answer each phone call, otherwise they go out of business ignoring potential or current customers. DR or Medical services often use a call center that shows up as "800 Services" to relay appointments confirmation or changes to appointments. .... Well... these days a lot of businesses don't actually answer a call with a live person. How many times have you called an office, especially a doctor's office, and had to push a button or two to actually get to a person? "Hello, you've reached the office of Dr. So and So, please push one to talk to a receptionist".... That is intentional - most computer phone scamming systems will just hang up if a live person doesn't answer right away. I've called a few businesses that their answering system asks for your zip code, or last 4 digits of your account number, etc. Then when you get connected to a real person, you have to repeat that information... One of the reasons the answering system asked those questions was to weed out the scam callers.
Tvov 10/24/21 05:43am Technology Corner
RE: Changing a tire yourself

I have never had to change a camper tire on the road, but have practiced in my driveway. I did find out two things: 1. My truck's jack works fine to lift the camper and 2. I put a socket in the camper that fits the lug nuts on the camper. I keep a socket wrench in the camper.
Tvov 10/23/21 05:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wheel Bearings - re-grease?

It doesn't seem like it is needed to regrease the hubs with so few miles and it was just done, but it is fine if you want to do it just to be sure.
Tvov 10/20/21 05:12am Tech Issues
RE: Running lights on cars

I am not a fan of big government...or of even bigger government. Plenty of safety rules out there, most are usually overlapping existing rules any ways. Wearing helmets while driving a car or truck could reduce motor vehicle accident deaths.
Tvov 10/16/21 06:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Sleepy Hollow, NY parkways?

Thanks everyone!
Tvov 10/07/21 04:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Sleepy Hollow, NY parkways?

So as far as I can tell, Route 9 is NOT a parkway?
Tvov 10/06/21 04:36am Roads and Routes
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