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RE: Wastewater Tote & Fresh Water Containers - Do you use them?

If I was going to need it I carried a 25 gallon black water tote in the truck bed when I had an 18 foot TT, the black tank was only 20 gallons. My current TT is 28 feet and I have never needed it. The black holding tank is 40 gallons. I have used the 25 gallon for grey water with a portable sink at events I have attended and did some cooking for my group. For extra fresh water I have several square Reliance Aqua Tainers in 4 and 7 gallon, 3 - 15 gal white poly drums and a 50 gallon white poly tank. Carried the 50 gallon tank or 15 gallon barrels in the truck bed and Aqua Tainers in the truck bed or inside the TT's. If I tent camped I would take which ever containers I would need in the truck bed or 5x8 utility trailer I took along, including gas cans, including an 11 gallon black tote and porta potty. All depended on what I needed or thought I might need.
mobeewan 08/03/21 11:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

Me too. I thought maybe the wind flipped their trailers.
mobeewan 07/27/21 12:54am General RVing Issues
RE: New 5er, fresh water

Use the winterizing connection. Connect a hose to it. Drop the hose in a jug or bucket of water and pump it into the FW tank. When sanitizing add bleach to the jug or bucket. Make sure to set the valves in the wet bay to the proper positions.
mobeewan 07/23/21 02:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Shower hose fittings problem

Some npt fittings are made to seal on the rim of the tapered threads, just like shower hoses using a flat rubber washer does. One example is Flair-it fittings that use a swivel nut fitting for connecting to male npt threads. They use a seal called a santoprene seal. When the nut is tightened it compresses the seal against the end of the male npt threads and against the fitting. There are about 6 or 7 of them in my TT. 4 of which I added when adapting my npt threaded captive air tank to the plumbing and a sink sprayer with shut off valve for rinsing skid marks in the toilet.
mobeewan 07/19/21 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Shower hose fittings problem

Sounds like you are connecting the knurled fitting which appears to have deeper longer threads to the diverter and the hex nut fitting to the shower wand. Try swapping them.
mobeewan 07/19/21 02:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Cooling fan running?

mobeewan 06/30/21 02:49am Tech Issues
RE: Tail light Sealant

Doesn't last well in the sun. Leaves a residue that is very hard to remove and gets into the surface pores of the material. Nothing else will permanently stick to that surface including new silicon. Use Proflex RV or OSI Quad.
mobeewan 06/27/21 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tail light Sealant

I'm not familiar with Big Stretch sealant. OSI Quad is uv-resistant. It is used around doors, windows and trim on houses and comes in colors. Sticks to pretty much most surfaces. I don't think bathroom caulk is UV resistant.
mobeewan 06/21/21 02:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Tail light Sealant

You can also use OSI Quad it will maintain a rubbery consistency. It is composed of elastomeric polymers and high quality synthetic resins. This product offers the superior adhesion characteristics and unmatched elasticity found in high performance sealants. It yields a tough, rubbery seal which resists outdoor weather-related elements.
mobeewan 06/20/21 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Dehumidifier?

Thanks guys. We open the vents when we take a shower or cooking, but still, every morning all windows covered with water. About dew point, does it mean the windows inside should be about 46-50F, right? Usually we keep the temperature inside about 70F. I see in general the compressor dehumidifier are more louder than desiccant, no? The dew point varies. It is related to the temperature and the amount of humidity in the air at that temperature. As far as noise it is less than a small window air conditioner running on low.
mobeewan 06/16/21 12:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Proflex?

Proflex okay, but non self leveling Dicor or better yet OSI Quad (also available in colors) is better. It is used on houses and buildings for sealing around doors and windows. OSI Quad can also be used around trailer windows, doors and other side wall penetrations after using butyl tape. It is a polyurethane caulk that seals and stays stretchy and rubbery after curing.
mobeewan 06/15/21 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Dehumidifier?

The dehumidifier that you linked is only rated for 18 ounces per day. You'll need something more along the lines of 25 pints per day and that may only put a dent in it with a large family. An individual adult can exhale three pints of water while they sleep, part of the reason why you are thirsty when you wake up. Then there's showering and cooking which releases moisture into the air. I lived alone in my 28ft travel trailer for a while, using a 25 pint per day unit that I had to run continuously throughout winter. I showered once a day while running the ceiling vent and only used the microwave. The dehumidifier was barely adequate. You might want to start looking at these dehumidifiers.
mobeewan 06/15/21 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Insect prevention in black tank

Sheesh, all these people dumping bleach and chemicals in the tanks... you do realize that all has to go to a water treatment plant eventually, right? I've never used chemicals. Straight water has always done the trick for us. Never had sewer flies but we never leave valves open, not even the grey. So, instead of complaining about people using bleach and chemicals to kill bugs in their black tank do you have any constructive suggestions on how they get rid of them?
mobeewan 06/10/21 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Admittance Valve

Cut the pipe below the AAV. Remove the pipe stub with the AAV. Replace the AAV on the pipe stub. Reinstall the pipe stub with new AAV using a Fernco fitting.
mobeewan 06/07/21 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: How big of a window air conditioner will a Honda 2000 run?

A 6000 BTU A/C will normally pull 400 - 500 watts.
mobeewan 06/06/21 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Places to fill with fresh water and clever ways to fill ..

Just a suggestion: install a large tank, large enough you can go for a week on one fill, then spend one night a week in a campground where you can refill it and dump holding tanks. I have a 30 gallon tank so a typical campground fee would cost me about a $1/gallon. Not only is that steep but that would only work if there is a campground available. Wow $1/gal just for water. How much do they charge for dumping tanks, electricity, restrooms, camp site, etc.
mobeewan 06/05/21 01:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Where is fuel leak on Onan Diesel Generator

If the RV came with the generator installed as original equipment it probably draws fuel from the RV fuel tank.
mobeewan 06/04/21 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Places to fill with fresh water and clever ways to fill ..

Bob Wells video from his YouTube channel CheapRVliving How a nomad gets water on the road. I plan to supplement finding water by catching rain water and melting snow. I have caught rain water off of my awning and tarps to use to wash with or rinse off gear. In the future I will have a pump with a trash filter and carbon filter to pump rain water or melted snow into a water tank where I can treat it and then pump it to or gravity fill my fresh water tank.
mobeewan 06/04/21 06:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Living full time on my land in Plumas or Lassen County

You might look at BLM land and National Forest Land in and around the 2 counties to use to rotate with your property stays. There are usually 14 day limits and distance between locations. It might require moving every 2 weeks, but can help stretch out your 4 month limit at your property. For lack of electricity you could invest in solar on your trailer. It can help you stay under the radar with the county while staying on your own property. As soon as you add electric, septic or sewage connection, well or city water, you gotta get those pesky permits and bills that draw attention to what you are doing.
mobeewan 05/29/21 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Break Away Cable

This might work. Bargman Replacement Pin for ESCO Breakaway Switch
mobeewan 05/26/21 07:46pm Travel Trailers
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