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Posted: 11/27/18 07:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's nice, jfkmk! My advice is to be sure not to forget what you put in it. I looked high and low for some sheets that I had put in my ottoman! LOL Mine's just a small round one. Very handy though.

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Sir Buffalo wrote:

Well not sure how this person uses it... but......my friend set it up the same way because he had witnessed what I go through when I leave the campsite...(by the way I do not do this all the time but sometimes I get the urge to do a good job).
Besides the chemicals, etc. I actually take the hose and flush the tank. I know of others that do the same all the time but I just do it once in a while. But the fanatic he is he installed something like this person did to make in easier. I love it. If I had the same set up I would do the same. But not reading your message correctly... I guess now I know what you mean..... if your not a good shot you could be touching....ahhh do not even want to think about it.

I guess you could install it a bit higher. Right now I use the shower head that extends.

an


In my last trailers I made one that I used when I dumped the black tank.
When I was empty, I closed the valve then used the hose to wash down the tank.
When It was nearly full, I Opened the valve and emptied the tank/again.
When mine was empty I closed the valve, went inside and dumped Calgon in the tank with some dish soap, then I added about a gallon of water to the black tank to slosh around on the way home, and on my way to my next campsite. The Calgon kept the sensors clean and they were accurate.

BTW: I did the same to the Greyt water tank. It never stank.

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sweetpnuts wrote:

Okay, why would I want a screen over my fridge and whatever vents?? I feel like I am totally missing something obvious!! *lol*

BTW, my Husband is cursing this tread!! ;o)


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The Alabama answer is to keep out Red Wasp.
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The screens over the vents are to keep wasp and such from getting in and building nest.

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LarryJM wrote:

Wife'nHubby wrote:

whlnwgn wrote:





I'm thinking of using Thompsons water seal stain. That way I get the color and the protection. I will post pics of the covers after I stain them.


Thompsons water seal is not 'food safe'. Use mineral oil instead. Also, it would be best not to stain it with a wood stain as they are also not 'food safe'.

Shari


This food safe aspect is why I decided to use what I did since it's a sealed surface from a section of a kitchen counter top to start with. You can cut on it if you're careful, but a cutting board is better and you don't want to contaminate it with raw meat products. We do lay out non meat products like veggies, etc. during meal prep. Also, we can hide almost a full meals with of dishes under it out of sight till DW decides to do the dishes.

Larry


For many years people have used Vegetable Oil to seal their wood.
I don't think it ever killed anyone. Every once in a while folks would wipe it down again with oil to protect the knife cuts it seemed to collect.

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TMBLSN wrote:

milzat wrote:

The propane tank colors pertains to the tank itself, NOT the tank cover(s).


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Black absorbs heat (the entire wave length spectrum). You want the sun to reflect heat.

Light colors only appear to be colors. They are actually reflecting all light wave lengths. If you see blue, that means that the object absorbs all light wave lengths except blue.

Black indicates that all light wave lengths are absorbed. Light wave lengths contain energy. When that energy is stopped (absorbed by dark colors), heat is the by-product.


In the South any hole becomes home to Red Wasp.
Nasty mean wasp.

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LAdams wrote:

aaronttrv wrote:

upgraded some of the lights to LED (Command Electronics, those things are awesome, I ordered enough to finish off the whole trailer now).




They are awesome aren't they [emoticon] I converted my entire trailer to them and we just came off a month long road trip with them... Used them extensively and we just love them... LOTS of light at half the current draw and NO HEAT!!!

Les


About 10 years ago we were camping and a storm took down trees and campers were w/o power for 4 days. Lots of folks went home.
I had put in one LED. (They were expensive back then) We used it at night.
No TV, no other power drains. When we went home, I bought more LEDs, they made sense after that week. Now I'm looking at a couple of ancient trailers. One of them will have a number of mods before our first trip out in it.

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CakeHenn wrote:

JimInMich wrote:

If its money, just hide it. An envelope of cash is easily hidden well enough a thief wont have time to look for it ( especialy if he has no idea it's in the RV ). Thief more likely to worry about taking your TV, stereo ect., without getting caught.


Or just put in in your bank account. I normally stash an extra $100 bill or two in my wallet along with my regular cash walking around money but other than that debit cards and credit cards are safer than cash. So I'd say it's downright foolish to be holding a lot of cash in your RV unless you are a professional poker player or something.



Probably simpler and safer to keep large amounts of money in the bank.
Other items like a Passport in a Safety Deposit Box.
We travel light. Passports only come out if we anticipate leaving the country.
We carry some cash, but in America most transactions are done with 'Plastic'.

When I need to carry my Passport, I carry it on me 24/7.
When we travel, my wife also travels light. No jewelry.
The key phrases are... CARRY NOTHING YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOSE.
If you don't make a target of yourself, you probably will not need to carry a safe.

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PenMan wrote:

The only thing I have had stolen while camping in a campground was food. It was stolen by a black bear. I had my battery stolen while my trailer was in the driveway where it is normally parked. I have added a locking steel box that now has two 6 volt batteries.



I lock up my Equalizer Spring Bars...
Other things not so much.

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OleManOleCan wrote:

PenMan wrote:

The only thing I have had stolen while camping in a campground was food. It was stolen by a black bear. I had my battery stolen while my trailer was in the driveway where it is normally parked. I have added a locking steel box that now has two 6 volt batteries.



I lock up my Equalizer Spring Bars...
Other things not so much.

I also lock up my spring bars.
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