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RE: Blue water in black tank - does it freeze?

Thanks for the tips. It is water with deodorizer I am sure based on the scent in the bathroom. For now, I put some RV anti freeze in it until I get home from an elk trip for a few days. After that, I'll drive it somewhere and drain it properly and winterize with RV antifreeze.
silverbullet555 10/26/20 10:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Blue water in black tank - does it freeze?

if you can empty the tank. then I pour a gal of rv antifreeze in mine . if you can,t empty? pour two gal in just to be safe. rv antifreeze is under two bucks a gal here. drive around the block to mix. I have some here because I just winterized the boat.
silverbullet555 10/26/20 10:56am Truck Campers
Blue water in black tank - does it freeze?

We bought our camper in the spring and have not put water in it at all. The black water tank has some blue water in it from the previous owner. It's cold now. Does that blue water have any anti-freeze properties in it or should I put some potable RV antifreeze in the tank? I'm not using the toilet. Would it be better to just drain it and leave it dry?
silverbullet555 10/26/20 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing gas regulator and hoses

Just to close this thread out. I tried to turn the bottle and it wouldn't fit. So, I bought a new hose to go from the regulator to the tank with an acme valve on it. Made it long enough to make it easy. Swapped it out, sprayed with some soapy water. All good. After hunting season I'd like to move the regulator a bit because it is on a long hose too meaning there is just too much going on. But, that'll need to wait until the freezer has some meat in it which isn't going so well this year.
silverbullet555 10/24/20 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum Frame vs Wood Frame for washboard roads.

One big advantage to wood with aluminum skin, the average handyman can take the skin off, repair the wood to as good as new and then replace the skin. Even if you can get to the aluminum, it takes special skills and tools to do a repair. I would like to get one of the clamshell versions and will hopefully stumble across one at some point in the price range I want to pay. I do go slow on the washboard and bumps. Painfully slow. But, its all about balance.
silverbullet555 10/20/20 02:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum Frame vs Wood Frame for washboard roads.

When aluminum frame is definitely much better not only strength-wise but also for water resistance, I found that my Fleetwood was build by "minimum wage welder". Not only the welds were very poor quality, but not much of them and they kept on breaking, so I had to add steel reinforcement on joints. Bottom line, it all comes to person who does final assemble and quality control. To answer technical dilemma - aircrafts are generally exposed to high vibrations and guess what most of them are build with. Few accidents in last decades show that it is steel in turbines who gets fatigued faster, than aluminum airplane body. Good points. The most important might be on how good was the person building it which one will never know until it falls apart.
silverbullet555 10/20/20 08:23am Truck Campers
Aluminum Frame vs Wood Frame for washboard roads.

We are wrapping up our first year with our old truck camper. It's been nice having it. It is a 1995 Northland. Of course, looking for a great deal on a camper that might work a little better. Primarily looking for a more insulated camper that might make fall and winter camping more comfortable as ski season approaches. Also, many of the camper miles have been on washboard roads, not overly bumpy side to side, but lots of vibration. Thinking that I might want to explore aluminum framed construction like a fleetwood elkhorn or if wood is going to be better. Speaking in terms of 2005 or older. 1.) What are the benefits/drawbacks of looking for aluminum frame construction vs wood? Does aluminum handle the vibration better than wood?
silverbullet555 10/20/20 07:45am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing gas regulator and hoses

how about turn the bottle 1/8 turn and see if regulator allows door to close than. the point from center to the corner of box is longer than from center to side of box. It's worth a shot.
silverbullet555 10/07/20 11:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing gas regulator and hoses

This looks a bit shorter and should attach direct. Yes 11" WC https://www.amazon.com/Cavagna-Group-890-0030-Pressure-Regulator Thanks.
silverbullet555 10/07/20 11:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing gas regulator and hoses

I've read that regulators go bad over time and should be relaced. Is that true? At some point, I am guessing the regulator was hard plumbed in to the outlet and then whoever changed it went to this set up which isn't ideal. Solving for the regulator first solves the rest. Plumb it into the main line and then run a rubber line with a BBQ type screw on connector? Is there a definite pressure that RVs are supposed to use?
silverbullet555 10/07/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing gas regulator and hoses

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silverbullet555 10/07/20 10:41am Truck Campers
Replacing gas regulator and hoses

Well, the camper has been living in the back of my truck for a bit. My oldest and I have been taking it out for hunting season. Camper has worked well, hunting not so much. I want to improve the connection for the gas tank. The way it is now, the regulator screws into the valve for the gas tank and then a flexible hose goes from the regulator to the connection to the gas system. I have to hook and unhook the tank to go anywhere and the door won't shut when the tank is hooked up. What do I need to know about regulators and hoses to get this set up correctly? Single stage vs dual stage regulator. Horizontal vs verticle regulator. Potential issues with fittings on a 1995 camper. I would prefer to switch over to the tank fitting which I can just screw on by hand unless there is a reason not to. The propane is used in the water heater, stove/oven, fridge and furnace.
silverbullet555 10/05/20 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Norcold 410/412 Owners - help requested

Here ya go ... links to the manual too. Norcold N410/412 Not sure you read through my post. I have the manual and I know the cutout dimensions. According to Norcold, the cutout dimensions are not the actual dimensions. The depth is actually 1" less than the cutout dimension. What I need to know is how many inches I gain if the door is removed? That's not in any of the manuals that I have looked at. Now, perhaps I missed it and am always open to correction.
silverbullet555 08/12/20 11:27pm Tech Issues
Norcold 410/412 Owners - help requested

Good day, I have the opportunity to get my old fridge replaced with a Norcold N410/412. I am trying to determine the actual dimensions of the unit to determine if it will come through my door. Based on my conversation with them, the only thing that can be removed is the door. What I am trying to determine is, how thick is the door so I will know how much it will reduce the dimensions by. Anyone have a N410 or 412 that could look and measure for me?
silverbullet555 08/12/20 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: looking at glowsteps

Measure to be sure on your range. I bought mine used and they are too long so I will be removing some steps. But, I was sure not to buy something too short as I didn't want to have to add steps.
silverbullet555 08/12/20 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Updating CO/Propane/Smoke detectors/alarms

I like the hardwired detectors for propane/CO. I don’t think you actually need a 5’ distance. Mine is more like two feet from the stove top and below it. Sure, it’s possible to get a false detect, but that hasn’t really been an issue more than once/twice in 14 years. Mine is mounted in the wall that extends from the bathroom. I’m in the habit of turning the disconnect if the TC is not plugged in. Thanks for that feedback. I initially wanted to place it near the floor not far from the stove and heater as that is where gas is likely to go first.
silverbullet555 08/04/20 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Updating CO/Propane/Smoke detectors/alarms

Keep in mind that a hardwired 12v detector will constantly draw on the battery. Not a lot, but enough to kill a battery in a couple weeks. Yeah. I usually disconnect the battery when we are home which would be fine. Good reminder though.I have a battery CO detector. I really wanted the propane too as I am a little OCD about the propane piece too. The mounting location is more challenging. Propane is heavy, but finding somewhere to mount that is more than 5' from an appliance and low in the camper has proven tough. I didn't realize the 5' limitation when I bought the item and opened it. Planning to install a small marine battery switch to make that disconnect easier in the future.
silverbullet555 08/03/20 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

I found torklift mounts for $120 and torklift fast guns for $375.
silverbullet555 08/02/20 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Comprehensive mobile app for campsites/grounds/rules

The Sawtooths? Keep moving... Nothing to see here... Idaho is boring... Tell a friend... :W It's a horrible place to visit. I can vouch for it being a horrible place to visit.
silverbullet555 08/02/20 09:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Comprehensive mobile app for campsites/grounds/rules

I haven't tried it but shouldn't smart phones be able to find campgrounds? Not sure about government ones. I found some that way. But, not all of the government ones show on google maps. We passed 2 or 3 on our way to the first one that showed up on the maps app on my phone.
silverbullet555 07/31/20 10:02am Truck Campers
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