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Vintage Campers And Trailers

I receive a magazine called Hemmings Classic Car. In the March 2021 issue (that has already arrived in my mailbox) there is a article called "Vintage Campers and Trailers" that I found interesting. It's printed under there "History Of Automotive Design 1916-1961" section. I thought that some of the members here might enjoy the article.
CavemanCharlie 01/25/21 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wall mount electric heater

I went with a lot of T12 40W per tube 4ft fluorescent fixtures back then, over the last 5 yrs have been converting all of my fixtures to T8 18W LED retrofit bulbs.. less than half the wattage and not quite 3 times the brightness.. Thanks for that kick in the pants. I just went looking for replacement bulbs for the kitchen of my new house. Found that at the local Lowes and they're not very expensive. Say,,, I could use them on my home kitchen too. . Maybe someday I will change them. Thanks for the info. I didn't know anything like that was made.
CavemanCharlie 01/15/21 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer hitch pin

My pin is the locking type that requires a key to remove it. Made by Masterlock. I was a little worried about it at first thinking that it would get rusty or frozen in the winter time but, it has held up for 3 years now with no problem.
CavemanCharlie 01/15/21 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do?

If I am setting around the campfire I AM relaxing. I don't need to do anything else except stare at the fire.
CavemanCharlie 01/11/21 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do?

Well my first choice is SING if I can find folks to sing with. Else. Well this is a song When I was a child I made my way to school I found the ways of Children To be terrible and cruel As I was different They choose me or the one The subject of their pleasure To torment just for fun As I grew older I found new books to read Of Sorcerers and heros Of wonderous worlds and deeds From the worlds I read about I forged a mighty shield Built walls of gleaming armor For the schoolyard battlefield. Title is Wind from Rainbow's wend I'm not sure who wrote it (Perhaps Cliff Flynt the performance you are most likely to hear is Bill Roper. Bill, naturally, is a friend of mine for some reason So #2 on my list is READING. Oh I got even with those kids though. I beat them to graduation by a year. (Youngest graduate the school ever graduated). Love the poem. Hope you don't mind if I steal it.
CavemanCharlie 01/11/21 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet Mystery

Thanks for the replies so far. Toilet lid was closed. Black tank only has a couple of gallons in it. Water pump and fresh tank are never used, I only camp with hook ups. Vent has no leaks. Pipe cap is intact on roof with no leeks. My cleaning procedure is as follows: Dump black completely, let run for a few minutes via black flush sprayer, when finished I close the black valve and do a 60 second count with black flush running to put a couple of gallon back in black tank. Turn off black tank sprayer. Go into trailer, open toilet and pour in bottle of blue chemical. Close empty toilet lid. It bugs me that the water was clear, and not blue tinted from the chemical...... The black tank is not full, when I flushed the toilet, the clear water fell into tank as normal. To me, the water could not have come from the black tank. No water pump either, lid closed, no leaks from above. Sounds crazy but these are the facts. Well, the only thing left is Gremlins or maybe the Space Aliens that put that monolith thing in the desert.
CavemanCharlie 01/11/21 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer hitch pin

I saw a guy pull his boat to the lake once without having any pin in there at all !! He says "That thing is so rusty it will never come out." I crawled under his truck and stuck a 1/2 inch bolt in it just to feel safer.
CavemanCharlie 01/11/21 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet Mystery

You said that there was water on the floor and the toilet was full. Someone asked if the toilet lid was up and I am wondering the same thing. If it was maybe you have a roof leak and it just happens to be leaking into the toilet.
CavemanCharlie 01/07/21 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suburban Water Heater gas will not shut off

Try rapping on the gas valve with a pair of pliers.
CavemanCharlie 12/30/20 01:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Easiest plumbing job I have ever done

Uh Huh, just wait until it is your RV bathtub faucet and it is mounted on a wall with no access on the back side. Won't be so easy then. Been there, done that. I ended up standing in the tub and cutting a whole in the wall above the faucet. Then I could reach down to remove the lines and the nuts holding it in. I haven't had to get at mine, but there are just four screws holding the faucet unit to the shower stall and I am guessing with them removed and the faucet handles removed I can gain access to the pipes Guy Lucky if true. Mine wasn't built that way I wish it had been.
CavemanCharlie 12/26/20 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: 110V Hookup

The heater is propane so not an electric draw other than the fan. 110 should be fine. If you don't have any Covid symptoms then you don't have Covid. No worries. Not true AT ALL. There have been countless cases of people getting Covid from someone who was asymptomatic. I really doubt the OP would want to risk his parents getting sick or something even worse because he had your attitude. :M Yes, I agree with TravelinDog. You are spreading it to other people for several days before you become symptomatic. I agree with the rest of what you said and I wish you just had left off that part at the end. Girlfriend got really sick and ended up in the hospital with Covid a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, she has her own place and we haven't been spending much time together so I haven't gotten it from her,,, yet. Neighbor fought it for 2 months and died from it. He was 59 and was healthy until he got it. This thing is just so unpredictable. Some people, most people really, hardly get sick at all and then the next one gets really sick. In before the lock.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/20 06:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Easiest plumbing job I have ever done

Uh Huh, just wait until it is your RV bathtub faucet and it is mounted on a wall with no access on the back side. Won't be so easy then. Been there, done that. I ended up standing in the tub and cutting a whole in the wall above the faucet. Then I could reach down to remove the lines and the nuts holding it in.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/20 06:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Years camping.

Congratulations on your camping trip. Best I can hope for is to go out to my TT that is stored in a shed in my yard and sleep in it for the night. I do that sometimes and sort through the stuff in it.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/20 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Merry Christmas to all from Uncle Bob!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/20 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Just wait until springtime. All the "if we get a trailer we can travel all we want" folks that had no idea what they were getting into will be dumping some hardly used units after the kids and/or wife decide it is not for them. Won't be this spring. With the media pushing the virus so hard. Camping will still be the way to go. I don't know about this being the media's fault.... it might be tge overflowing ICUs and morgue? jesseannie Thank you
CavemanCharlie 12/16/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

Pulling up every two days or so to empty gray tanks is not something I care for. I have set in line for over an hour at a dump station while it takes some a bit to empty and flush their tanks. no one likes that. Why oh why are you filling up your gray tank every two days ?? What are you using all that water for ?? Are you doing laundry in the camper or something? I admit that I am just a weekend camper but, there are times when I've had my TT in the same spot and have stayed in it for 4 days. I never got close to filling the gray tank. Maybe you should just learn to practice water conservation. I'm not trying to be snarky and I don't mean to offend. I'm just saying that it is not necessary to dump your gray tank every 2 days if you just use a little bit of thinking about water conservation. I would not like setting in line for hour while some jerk flushes his tanks either.
CavemanCharlie 12/16/20 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

I never camp at sites that have full hookup. They charge more money for that and I am just a weekend camper. Dump stations work just fine for me.
CavemanCharlie 12/16/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reposition heat duct for better space heating

Looks like a good idea for your set up.
CavemanCharlie 12/16/20 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Observations

A few years ago I was setting in line a few campers back from the dump station. One guy gets close to the dump port and just opens the valve and lets it flow in that general direction. (The dump port was cemented in but, most of the area around the area was gravel) So, now the whole area around the dump station was wet. A couple of campers later a couple and their (approximately) 13 year old son pull up and start to dump and the kid is running around in the wet gravel barefoot !!!!! :E I'm not squeamish and I mind my own buisness but, in this case I did walk up to the women and politely tell her about why the gravel was wet and I suggested that maybe her son should be wearing shoes. She told him to go put shoes on and he goes into the camper and comes back out wearing flip flops. :B Oh well.
CavemanCharlie 12/11/20 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Attaching a satellite to the top of a TT

badsix idea looks like a good one. The picture is to big but, the moount looks good.
CavemanCharlie 12/11/20 09:35am Travel Trailers
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