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RE: Gas / Diesel contamination

CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covering up holes in paneling

Buy a flat cold air return grill. They make them in many different sizes. They may only come in white but you could always paint it a color to blend in with the wall. Yes, I owned a camper that had a grill like that mounted to the outside of the camper. It looked like a normal intake for something (Fan, fridge, etc.) I couldn't figure out why something like that was in that location. I removed it and found that the previous owner had poked a hole in the side of the camper. After filling the hole it still looked bad so he just covered it up with this. No one ever suspected a thing or noticed it at all.
CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 10:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

I am not squeamish about dumping or how anyone else dumps. But, once while setting in line at the dump station I saw a man dump without using a hose. He just opened the valves and let it flow toward the dump hole that was below ground level in this instance. Where he was dumping was gravel so , although most of the waste made it to the hole, some of it soaked into the gravel making it wet around the dump station. The next people that pulled up there had not been watching what was going on. As they started to dump their teen boy was running around in the wet gravel,,,, BArefoot !!! I couldn't take it and went to tell them what had happened. I put it diplomatically , they understood, they told the boy to go rinse his feet and wear shoes near the dump station from now on. That's my worst dump station story.
CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 09:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: how do you keep sewer tank clear

I just use plenty of water and then I dump a couple of gallons of water down the toilet after pulling the valve at the dump station. Then I add a couple of gallons of water to the tank after dumping to keep the seal on the dump valve working. I don't try to keep it perfectly CLEAR. I just don't want any build up. Using enough water to dump it properly makes that happen. Oh And, I use a toilet paper that dissolves good. It doesn't have to be the special stuff. Just grab a couple of squares of the TP of your choice, put it in a glass of water and swirl it around. If it starts to break up after a short period of time then that's good stuff to use.
CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: How cold can you go?

CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 09:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: How cold can you go?

I was FT in my TT for 2 Alberta winters. Got a little dicey at minus 33C for a while but I made it. Propane didn't flow too well, had to open cabinet doors to get heat in to my pipes, had the occasional freeze up.... No heated or enclosed underbelly. Single glazed windows. Dumping was a real going show. But I made it work. But that was minus 33, not just a few degrees into freezing. I wouldn't think twice about camping in the temperatures you mention. That's still almost t-shirt weather!! :B You make it sound easy but, didn't you underwear freeze to the wall of your camper ??? Maybe the kid might not enjoy that at his age. :B
CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 09:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

As I indicated before, I am pro-cover but I wouldn't spend $400+ on a cover for a $3500 trailer.Why not? I agree. If it’s a trailer in really good shape. I would prolong its life as long as possible. $400 for 5 years of use is well worth it. But,,, Because it is going to set outside all summer long uncovered is 400 dollars going to gain him 5 years when it is only covered during the winter ?
CavemanCharlie 10/18/19 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rocks?

The parks I frequent sometimes have rocks around the ring put there by campers. But, that is because the rocks were in the camping area and they picked them up so they didn't twist a ankle on one stepping on it after dark.
CavemanCharlie 10/13/19 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Old School RVing

I had friends that had those old IH trucks. Yes they were tough. But, they rode and drove like,, well like a truck. Last one I rode in was my friends 1964 IH truck in about 83 or so. I was in the passenger seat and he took a left turn at a stop light. I leaned against the door and it flew open. He had to reach over and grab me by the shirt to keep me from falling out in the middle of the road. Durable trucks but the door latches sucked. He started holding the door shut with a bunji cord to keep it closed.
CavemanCharlie 10/13/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

For heaves sake, I don't need to put my "Stabilizer Jacks" down so hard as to lift the rig off of the ground. A short 2X6 or a extra plastic leveler block is all I need. I'm not planning on keeping it stable during a earthquake. And, of the girlfriend and I are rocking it around a bit I don't care who cares. But, to each their own.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

It will snow a little here in SW MN but, it will melt. No need to panic just yet. Or, at least I hope not. We still have all of our crops in the fields. It is going to be below freezing for several hours tonight. I have removed from my garden everything that will easily freeze and covered up the potatoes just to be safe. The carrots will actually tasted better after the freeze because the plant puts more sugar into the root (which is what a carrot is for those of you who don't know) I haven't winterized my TT yet. I'm a little worried but, not to much. It sets inside a shed at my house, I have the heat turned on, the water heater turned on, and a electric space heater blowing under the camper where the low point drains are located. Cross your finger for me but, I think , and hope, I will be OK.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rocks?

Some pre pottery cultures heated water by putting it in water tight baskets and then throwing in hot rocks. It's a well known way of boiling water to sterilize it in a survival situation when you only have a plastic container. Put the water in the container and heat up stones and drop them in one at a time. The water cools them so they don't melt the plastic and they transfer the heat to the water. It doesn't take many to boil the water and you're safe. Humm,,,, I'll have to add that tip to my box of supplies and instructions I keep around for when the Zombies attack.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

A town I live near has the speed limit drop from 65 to 45 on the edge of town. Problem is the sign that says Speed Change Ahead is mounted very close to the speed limit sign. And, the Speed Change Ahead sign is at the top of a hill and on a slight curve. If you want to get down to the new limit on time you are going to have to hit the brakes hard, and they get hot. The cop likes to set at the bottom of the hill and write up tickets. I've seen the truckers get their brakes smoking hot trying to get down to speed on time when they see the cop. It's a trap. The signs are to close together.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Went to the airport Inn, not the name whle out here RVing in the desert. Wife got onion rings, I got fries. I ate one of her onion rings and encountered the ubiquitous problem. Take a bit and the onioot as the glaxzesn ring nside the breading comes loose at one ed in your teeth the other end flops down over your lip and chin and o course hot as the blazes. So I know my teeth are in the correct palce, due to an overhaul several years ago. So how do you eat them? A pair of scissors without the point ends so you won't cut your nose or trim nose hairs, Or do you use your pocket knife, or face down suck it n like a noodle. And what do you do with the empty fried shell? Or...has anyone got a receipt they share with the world wher the breadign and onion will stay together????? I've has a similar problem. I try to slice them in pieces with a knife. It sometimes works, sometimes not.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stink Bugs

We don't have any in my area...yet. For Chinese Lady Beatles I found a product called Tempo. You mix it with water and use a garden sprayer to spray it on the outside of you house, TT, or whatever. You go around the doors, windows, slides, or any other place they are likely to enter. It leaves a residue when it drys and as the bugs crawl though it the get it on themselves and they die rather quickly. The product would be about as safe as anything for pets or people because we are not crawling through the cracks like bugs are. It may work on stinkbugs too. Check it out on-line and see what the labels says.
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:08pm Travel Trailers
Is a cover necessary ?

I keep my TT inside a shed but, a friend recently bought a used TT and has no place inside to store it. I recommend a cover and told him to read up on here to choose a good one . Today has asked me "What is I just store it outside over the winter without a cover" ? I really didn't have a answer for him. I told him that it would probably be harder on his rubber roof but, truth be told, his TT sets outside all summer with nothing over the roof. Would over winter be any worse ? He just bought the TT for $3500 and it ;including the roof; are in great shape. Is it really worth it for him to spend the money on a cover ? Wouldn't a 1995 $3500 TT last just about as long without it ? Give me some reasons to tell him as to why he needs one. Thank-You
CavemanCharlie 10/11/19 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Perils of RVing

My first TT was a single axle unit with the door toward the front. After unhooking it I went inside and walked to the back. When I did the front jack came off the ground and the TT started to roll down the hill, Toward The Lake !! In a panic I ran toward the door and when I did the front jack came back down to the ground and dug into the dirt. After re-hooking it and pulling it back into the camping spot I drove to town and bought some wheel chocks.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rocks?

I put rocks in campfire to heat them so I can place them at the foot of my bed to warm my toes :B Back in the day... When I was in my early 20's. (About 35-40 years ago) We actually tried to heat some rocks and put them in the tent to keep it warmer. Didn't seem to work though. Might have had something to do with is thinking this plan up after alcohol was consumed.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping fails

I looked at a few of the pictures. Some of them were really funny !!! Some of them were out of necessity, and some of them were accidents. Stuff Happens!
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping fails

Just got to add to this. I don't really know what I'm looking at that is so bad ? He got the cover open on top of the post so his wife; or someone; must have held it open as he went past. I'm not sure why he felt the need to be that close and needed to do that but, we don't know the rest of the story. Like,, why he has wires running everywhere anyway. Still, without background I would not call that a fail.
CavemanCharlie 10/08/19 07:09pm General RVing Issues
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