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RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

BIG dittos!: I always connect and leave the hose on because if we have sewer we are staying for a few days. Gray tank always open with a p-trap bend in the hose to prevent gas back flow. I want to shower like a homeowner and not a sailor when possible. Black tank has to remain closed until ready to dump. A dry/empty black tank will never evacuate solids properly and it will all just sit there and stink like an outhouse. You need to have it 1/4 full minimum with water at all times to let the solids submerge, keep the odor down and not get rock hard. Dump when full, add water and repeat.
dcmac214 07/02/20 07:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

Couldn't pass up a comment after seeing subject line. As Gabby would've said, darned tootin' we use ours - both of them. Mostly camp SW OK & N TX, summer temps in 100s, we're so soft we couldn't do it without. Nighttime generally cool enough without the sun beating down we can run the front AC low.
dcmac214 06/23/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

OP here. Thanks all. I guess it'll remain one of the unsolved mysteries of my life. Didn't get it for a hose reel, don't have, need, or want one. Blackwater tank flusher hookup is female. Same for the freshwater connection. Don't have, never had, a wastewater tote. The water filter we use has male-female connections, ensuring correct flow direction. Washer hookup that short and female-female? Never saw one. Home washer hoses both male-female. I guess I'll throw it out. Sure thing that within an hour after they empty the dumpster I'll have a critical need for it!
dcmac214 06/23/20 02:09pm General RVing Issues
? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

Need help - what in the world did I buy this for? I've got a short section of garden hose, 10-12", with female connectors at each end. I know I had a reason to buy it but for the life of me I can't figure out what it was. ?
dcmac214 06/22/20 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Sink and toilet cleaning products

To add 1c, don't use anything that has any kind of grit in it, not good for the seals.
dcmac214 06/17/20 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: First Aid Kit Contents

Those "First Aid Kits" sold as a kit-in-a-box are virtually worthless. Sure, they've got a "lot" of components but do they have what you need when you need it? Make your own. Ours is a smaller version of "Papa's Operating Room" box here on the farm, a largish plastic box with small bottles of peroxide and alcohol (rubbing alcohol, the good stuff is in a separate cabinet), assorted boxes of bandages (band-aides but not necessarily that brand), different size gauze pads, tape, etc etc. You got the idea. FWIW, no gloves. Neither DW or I have a worry about treating anyone in the family and getting our hands bloody. If any one of us has a disease it's highly unlikely that any of the other of us doesn't have it too.
dcmac214 06/17/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

Not us. There's more than enough dinnerware to wash when we're home. When we're off in the RV we're on vacation and vacation means as much of a break from everyday routine as possible. Virtually everything dinnerware-wise we use in the RV is disposable and recyclable.
dcmac214 05/13/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Oklahoma Is OK

Oklahoma is more than just "OK". It's the Heart of America!
dcmac214 04/29/20 11:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV "Coffee Table" Books

Thanks all for the recommendations! Make your own. We haven’t done this in a while, but we have used our own trip photos to create bound, hardback photo books that turned out very nice. We used kodakgallery.com, which has since been replaced by Shutterfly. It’s very easy to use, we aren’t even photo hobbyists ourselves. We just use our smartphone cameras, and typically come home with hundreds of photos from a short trip. There’s always a few dozen that are worthy of printing. The best part is, they’re YOUR photos! About the stuff that you did! When your memory starts to go, you’ll pick up those books and say “Who are these people, why did we buy this book?” :):) Neat idea! Will have to get the DiL to get us computer neaderthals started so we can just plug in the pics.
dcmac214 04/29/20 11:36am General RVing Issues
RV "Coffee Table" Books

Coffee table not quite right term but can't think of a better off the cuff. Looking for RV & camping books, not guides or how-to, but books that you can pick up & put down, start & stop reading on any page. Got what I could find at Amazon: Camper & RV Humor, Trailerama, Peculiar Place of the RV in American Culture. What else is available? Doesn't need to be new purchase, I've no problem buying good comdition used books.
dcmac214 04/24/20 10:52am General RVing Issues
Shore Power Question -- (15A+30A=45A)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61HgQHXYulL._AC_SL1200_.jpg height=432 width=243 How well does a dual-pigtail like this Camco item work for 15A plus 30A giving you a nominal 45A when they don't have 50A? Reviews at amazon etc are pretty good.
dcmac214 04/20/20 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

Mildly and pleasantly surprised at the truthfulness when we brought the OKIEbago in for a safety recall, were told outright the "appointment" was nothing more than the day they'd have an open parking space in the to-do lot and that they'd get to work as soon as they could but they had no idea when they'd be able to start the work.
dcmac214 04/14/20 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you know a good mail-order compounding pharmacy?

Thanks for the reminder! I need to order my annual poison ivy cocktails. Eric's Pharmacy Shawnee OK
dcmac214 03/24/20 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mid of the nights stuff and other things by RVers

The orange version is the breakfast drink of the astronauts! https://www.kroger.com/product/images/xlarge/front/0004300003227 height=300 width=300 Horrible stuff, by the way.
dcmac214 03/02/20 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Overall another vote FOR the awnings. The TT w/slides didn't have them; came with the 5er and they came with the coach. Haven't yet been in situation where leaves or stuff gets blown in sideways on top of the slides. Appreciate having one less campground departure step to take.
dcmac214 03/02/20 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question -- "It's Full" Gifts for RVers

Thanks, NOW I get it. Haven't seen any of those Lampoon movies. "Tasteless" is the word I was looking for but posted anyway. You younger folk, this is what you're coming to. It's inevitable.
dcmac214 02/25/20 12:07pm General RVing Issues
Question -- "It's Full" Gifts for RVers

What's with it on all the "S**tter's Full" stuff I see at Amazon, Ebay, etc? Someone please explain. I don't get it. What kind of gift is that for an RVer? In the first place it doesn't make a bit of sense to me (or to any of the other RVers I've asked about it). Is it some kind of private insider joke? I'm no prude and I get and appreciate well-turned double-entendres but I also don't get anyone even offering anything that's just plain crude and senseless.
dcmac214 02/24/20 11:40am General RVing Issues
RE: How to clean the toilet flap thing...

I don't remember what it is DW got but it's marvelous for removing mildew, mold and hard water deposits. It's in a purple trigger-pump spray bottle that sprays out foam. I assume she got it at Walmart, that's where she gets 99.9% of everything.
dcmac214 02/21/20 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Agree that fewer and fewer fellow campers seem to want or be able to initiate sociable contact. But I've found that once you say hello and start up a conversation very few people turn out to be unsociable. That 'Hello' (with the ubiquitous weather comments) generally leads to showing off photos of the Gkids, comparing the day trips and the aches and pains of advancing age, and often 'Hey, we just got a bundle of firewood, pull up a chair and have a beer.' I think part of it is campers who are like us, don't go camping to hang out at the campground. The RV and campgrounds are our base camp, tools we use to do what we want: riding the ATVs; fishing; visiting aquariums, zoos, museums and other area attractions. Campground-initiated activities (potlucks, pool parties, movies, dances) rarely have any interest for us. And anyway we're usually off someplace else doing whatever it is we want to do that day.
dcmac214 02/13/20 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

I do not dry camp and usually only two of us. I have the Oxygenic and due to the flow restrictions, I drilled it out to get more water. Nurse daughter turned us on to this. DW greatly dislikes dry camping and on the occasional times we're forced into it we'll 'shower' with packaged (forget brand) hospital single use 'washcloths' from the local medical supply store. x2 on the restrictor. Thankfully the WaterPik we have had a pop-out metal disk restrictor, real easy to remove. Also had a hose easily twice the length of what came in the RV.
dcmac214 02/11/20 12:35pm General RVing Issues
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