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RE: LP or electric on a meter

I found this link several years ago. Can't vouch for the figures but it looked like someone did their homework. http://www.adventure.1tree.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=292&Itemid=285 Good info everyone thanks. Great link too. I'll do some calculations and go from there. The inconvenience doesn't factor in, since my campground has propane fill and it's $25 for a 30#'er.
blaczero 05/24/21 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: LP or electric on a meter

Back in April (when it was cold) I was using 1 30lb / week LP. The ppl here at the campground said it'd be cheaper than electric. I suppose the question would be, is the fridge and hot water cheaper on LP too? I have not received my first bill yet, so I am not sure how much they're charging / KWh
blaczero 05/24/21 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for TPMS Recommendation

This is $370 for 4 sensors and the display. https://www.amazon.com/Sensor-Monitoring-System-Color-Display/dp/B078TNXBXB I have been using it for 2 trips to FL from CT and more. Great so far.
blaczero 05/24/21 05:18am General RVing Issues
LP or electric on a meter

Hey everyone, I have a seasonal site where I have metered electric, so for fridge, heat and hot water, is LP or electric cheaper?
blaczero 05/24/21 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

a Silkwood shower Hah! I wonder if anyone understands that reference. Good one
blaczero 05/19/21 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

This site is grey hookups but black pump, so I'd be portable dumping black.
blaczero 05/11/21 06:25pm General RVing Issues
To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

that is the question. I am at a seasonal site right now (my first) and we're in a low lying area so I have to pay $20 a week to get pumped, or pack up and dump myself. I've been looking into a portable dump tank, should I do it? I am traveling a bit but will be here until October.
blaczero 05/11/21 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

As far as ozone machine, you have to know what you're doing a little. You never want the machine *in* the area you're ozoning. The intake always needs fresh air to pull in. I usually open a window, wedge the machine in, and use cardboard to close off the rest of the area. You want the ozone running for a while (half a day), and then let it sit for a day at least before running it again. The material you're ozoning matters a lot. Thick cloth material/chairs will take much longer than concrete/wood/less porous surfaces. The issue would be air movement inside the rig. How is the ozone going to circulate everywhere? Put a small fan to blow the ozone around. Make sure you're getting the ozone everywhere you can. In my car I did 4 hours ozone, let sit 12 or so, ozone again. After you're finished, depending on how many cloth surfaces you have, it could take a very long time for the ozone smell to completely dissipate, which isn't a huge deal generally.
blaczero 05/03/21 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange water pressure issue

I had the regulator with the gauge for a bit, it broke and the only thing available was the cheap inline flow restrictor, using that now. I took that off though to test and the CG water didn't lose pressure after running it for a bit at the bib. I just talked to my neighbor about this, and he said he has the same issue. The CG I'm at runs at about 50psi apparently, so I guess this makes sense. The last CG though this happened as well and that was running way higher pressure. Not sure what's going on. This rig is a 2021 I just got about 6 months ago, so shouldn't be too much junk built up in the lines. I just filled the fresh water tank and will run off that. Thanks for all the replies, I always learn things here.
blaczero 04/22/21 05:23am General RVing Issues
Strange water pressure issue

Hey everyone. Overall water is fine, just the pressure is strange. This didn't happen the first few trips. The last 2 campgrounds we are at this happens. When you turn on the water, it's good pressure, then over 10 seconds or so, the pressure drops to about half what it starts at and stays steady. I have done the following - 2 different pressure regulators - removed filters from the line (helped slightly) - tested all outlets in the rig, they all do this - checked the city water inlet screen to see if it's gunked up - when i run the pump from fresh water tank, this doesn't happen any ideas?
blaczero 04/21/21 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Outdoor latches

Great post, really appreciate it. Are there any options to replace the entire latch with a keypad somehow? I look like a janitor at this point with the 20+ keys on my keychain. Not sure if there is any commercially built systems specifically for baggage doors. I know that there is electronic keypad locks for RV doors, but baggage doors are using a different latch setup.. I suppose one could "home brew" their own remote electronic locking system but I suspect it would be on the pricey side of life and a new potential failure point when the electronics part goes sideways and fails in locked position. As far as looking like a Janitor, yeah, I understand that, it is one of the main reasons I replaced all of the baggage door locks on my trailer with new keyed alike cabinet locks. Now I have one key does all for baggage doors, electrical hatch and even the freshwater fill door.. I bought new door latches for both man doors and specified that they needed to be keyed alike. That gets me down to two keys to carry, one for the man doors and one for all other doors.. If we are leaving the trailer for a day outing like swimming, the baggage door keys stay inside the trailer and we can just take the man door key.. Makes sense. I went with a keypad on the main door, but I'll have to look into the barrel cabinet locks keyed the same. Thanks.
blaczero 04/16/21 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outdoor latches

Follow up to my post with pictures.. They are nothing more than "Cabinet" locks To remove barrel.. Key inserted. Remove screw on inside end of barrel https://i.imgur.com/hEJxBEJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LnssB62l.jpg Note direction of locked and unlock positions (need that for reassembly) Once screw has been removed and key is in lock the entire lock barrel will pull out through the front of lock assembly. https://i.imgur.com/1qjL7GTl.jpg Once barrel is out, you have two options. Remove the loose metal front and reassemble. Or you might be able to tighten the indentation that was supposed to hold the two in sync. See end of red arrow.. https://i.imgur.com/0jIO3dJl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. You can click the last photo for a larger view. To reassemble reverse the above, key will need to be in the barrel to reinsert. If all else fails, you can replace entire lock assembly with any "cabinet" lock of the correct barrel length. You can find cabinet locks at Home Depot or Lowes. The downside will be you will have a odd keyed lock if you have more than one baggage door so you may need to replace all.. Just search through the inventory at the store to locate all with the same key number.. Great post, really appreciate it. Are there any options to replace the entire latch with a keypad somehow? I look like a janitor at this point with the 20+ keys on my keychain.
blaczero 04/16/21 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outdoor latches

Sorry, should have posted the image before. This RV is less than 6 months old (Rockwood TT) and it's to the point of impossible to stick the key in the hole without first putting a screw driver or knife in the slot to loosen it up. You can see how the lock hole is marred up from having to stick something in it. https://i.imgur.com/6CoUypXl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
blaczero 04/16/21 06:29am General RVing Issues
Outdoor latches

So these latches are terrible on the outside storage doors. Any chance anyone has a line on better latches? Preferably one that's a combo lock. My issue is the key hole seizes. It's very difficult to put the key in the lock wihtout using a knife or something that size.
blaczero 04/15/21 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding washer and dryer to FW

It's not possible on my unit to reinstall the support brackets for moving. They came out of the back of the machine. You can go with any unit, same argument as an "RV" specific TV. The only thing that means to me is it's ready to run off DC. Anyway, go with any unit that works you'll be fine. I posted the link of my unit mainly because of it's shape and all-in-one nature and the space you save. I don't see it marketed as "easier to winterize" or "will stand up to the earthquake of traveling in an RV".
blaczero 04/10/21 06:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Adding washer and dryer to FW

Why wouldn't you get this? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Chef-24-in-2-7-cu-ft-Front-Load-Compact-Washer-in-White-MCSFLW27W/308910839 Just put it in my TT and it's awesome. I think I'll use that over a traditional washer/dryer in a house if/when I buy a house again.
blaczero 04/09/21 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Trying to decide on whether or not to purchase-DECISION

Just spent the first 3 weeks of March in FL. 36' travel trailer. No issues finding a campground, but each was pretty packed. Thousand Trails and Encore properties.
blaczero 04/08/21 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Poop in outside sink

I would be looking at putting a regular ball valve on that drain. Open when parked and in use. Otherwise close it. a ball valve on PVC drain? Never seen that.
blaczero 04/05/21 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dehumidify in storage

Thanks for the responses. I am leaning toward the solar thing with a low power dehumidifier. We're in CT right now, but I'll also need to store in FL when we move down there, so anything I get now will need to be relevant in FL. Also, this info is for an enclosed 24' trailer I'll be getting to move my house as well as the 36' travel trailer I have.
blaczero 03/23/21 07:31am General RVing Issues
Dehumidify in storage

Hey everyone, i am looking for advice on keeping my trailer moisture free while in storage. Besides a storage facility that allows you to plug in to run a dehumidifier, what are the best options? Something like these? https://www.amazon.com/Improved-Eva-dry-333-Renewable-Dehumidifier/dp/B000H0XFCS/
blaczero 03/22/21 07:07am General RVing Issues
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