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RE: Fresh Water System Sanitizer

Video I looked at shows using the winterizing port. That does get to the tank. I believe you are mistaken about that. When winterizing, you should set the valves so that the antifreeze does not go into the fresh water tank. You do NOT want antifreeze in the fresh water tank. It would take forever to get out. The fresh water tank is "winterized" by simply draining it through the low point drain. You DO want to sanitize the tank and all the lines. So the sanitizing additives, what ever it is, should be put in through the port that fills the tank, and then pumped through the water system. I agree with everything except not putting anti-freeze in the fresh water tank. A previous trailer of mine did not have a winterizing port so I would pour the antifreeze into the fresh water tank and use the pump to distribute it throughtout the system. I never had a problem flushing it out in the spring when I sanitized the system.
CarnationSailor 11/25/20 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Brake question

Have someone actuate your brakes while you listen and feel for the brakes to operate on both sides.
CarnationSailor 11/13/20 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Heating Cost: Electric vs. Propane

Last year we were in an RV park in Palm Springs from November thru March, and we paid for the electricity we used. I kept close track of our heating costs when using our heat pump and when using the propance furnace. The cost to heat by electric was virtually identical to the cost of heating with propane.
CarnationSailor 10/28/20 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Temp. go before freezing pipes on class a

Seriously? You have to worry about pipes freezing if you have the heat on and the temps drop into the mid-to-upper 20's? I'm sure I've read on this forum where people have camped in single digit temps successfully.
CarnationSailor 10/28/20 09:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: laramie, WY to Colter Bay Village, Montana

Colter Bay Village is in Wyoming.
CarnationSailor 10/19/20 01:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Going south as usual. We believe we can avoid COVID by wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc. equally well regardless of where we are and what the local case load is. Another lockdown won't keep us from doing what we like to do (golfing, hiking, biking). The choice for us is cold and rain in the Pacific NW versus warm and sun in Palm Springs, CA. We are a bit concerned that a big surge could limit the availability of hospital beds should we need one for any reason; however, that could happen at home in the NW too. As far as support networks go, they are the same both places. 11 Days and we're on the road again!
CarnationSailor 10/18/20 11:11am Snowbirds
RE: Got camper inspected at camping world. Big mistake

OP said, "they Charged $41 on top of the PA state inspection". So how much was he charged for the PA state inspection?
CarnationSailor 10/07/20 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Floors

The laminated floors are usually pretty good. His probably got wet. They’re used because they have some insulation value and they’re light. Unless maybe it’s a toy hauler I doubt you’ll find any camper made in the last 30 years that will have plywood flooring. My 2011 Keystone Cougar TT had a laminated floor (foam core) and it sagged in high traffic areas and it did NOT get wet. Also, I know of at least two others with Keystone products of that era who had similar problems. I hope the current laminated floors are free of that defect.
CarnationSailor 09/22/20 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ultra Level Hydralic system liquid level check

X2
CarnationSailor 09/12/20 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

I get the impression that those posting specifics believe that all CAT scales have the same number of "platforms", communication options, and pricing structure. However, the CAT scales I use in the Seattle area are not at all like the ones described here so it seems the specific steps suggested might be useful somewhere else, they wouldn't apply to the CAT scales I use. Any thoughts on this? Going to a couple scales close to me they match what's on the web site. I would think a chain would be all the same. interesting......... https://catscale.com/how-to-weigh/ My mistake. I used a "Washington State Certified Scale" on the grounds of CADMAN, Inc. which is a private construction materials company. If you go to the WA state DOT's list of Certified Scales, you will see dozens that are not part of the CAT chain. Again, my mistake, as I thought "CAT" was a generic term for any certified scale.
CarnationSailor 09/11/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

I get the impression that those posting specifics believe that all CAT scales have the same number of "platforms", communication options, and pricing structure. However, the CAT scales I use in the Seattle area are not at all like the ones described here so it seems the specific steps suggested might be useful somewhere else, they wouldn't apply to the CAT scales I use. Any thoughts on this?
CarnationSailor 09/11/20 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Did I ruin my water heater, please help!

Your water heater stays full until you unscrew the drain plug such as when you winterize it.
CarnationSailor 09/05/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Did I ruin my water heater, please help!

Not to worry. Water heaters run on A/C power or propane. They do not run off the battery.
CarnationSailor 09/05/20 06:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

I'm ok with changes like Pot Lucks going away if that happens. I've been to many of them for the socializing aspect but I don't eat the food. We show up after the meal is done. I'm sure most of it is prepared in good sanitary conditions but I can't get the image out of my head of (insert name here) with the cigarette with a long ash hanging out of her mouth, hacking up a lung and wearing a sweater with dog and cat hair all over it. She's the one that prepared the Chili everyone is eating. No thanks. So I take it you don't eat restaurant food either?
CarnationSailor 09/02/20 09:26am Snowbirds
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

Insurance doesn't cover faulty workmanship! It does if it's liability insurance purchased by the faulty workman. ;)
CarnationSailor 08/25/20 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp cord storage ideas?

I used to struggle to get my 50-amp cord in and out of my basement storage. (Leaning in and lifting the whole coiled cord was hard on my back.) Then I bought one of these: Easy Reel Spooler So much easier now.
CarnationSailor 08/15/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram Short Bed best slideer hitch

Pullrite and Demco seem to be the top 2 automatic sliders. I have the Demco and it's been great. JK My DEMCO Hijacker 18K experienced a major failure when 30 months old. I had to replace about 75% of the hitch's components (1000 miles from home). DEMCO was great as they over-nighted all parts to me at no cost even though it was out of warranty. However, I think the failure may have been a result of a design deficiency, and would not buy another one. A single major failure was enough for me to move on to another brand if I should ever need a new hitch.
CarnationSailor 08/05/20 10:34am Towing
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

Short answer, no. There may be very few 5’rs that it “could” handle but in my opinion you wouldn’t feel comfortable towing them. A bigger question would be why you want to move to a 5th wheel. Quarter tons are pretty much the starting point but there’s a whole lot that goes into towing a 5th wheel safely and comfortably. What do you mean by "Quarter tons are pretty much the starting point..."? A quarter ton of what? Thanks
CarnationSailor 07/27/20 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck stops and RVs

I routinely stop for diesel at all kinds of truck stops, and have found them all to be welcoming to RVer's. I haven't found any other than Pilot/Flying J that offer discounts; however, it seems the Pilot/Flying J prices have risen so much that I can beat their discounted prices at many other truck stops. Parking spaces are generally not an issue, but I don't know about dump stations as I have never wanted to dump at a truck stop. I prefer truck stops because there is plenty of room to get in and out; however, be aware that the diesel pumps and area around them will most likely be an oily mess. Just something I put up with.
CarnationSailor 07/19/20 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Cable Maintenance for Dump valves

To dougrainer, Thanks for the additional info. It has not gotten any worse since I bought the trailer 5 years ago, and it is not bad enough for me to tear into the coroplast liner. I'll wait for it to get worse - if it ever does. If it does start getting worse, replace it before it breaks. It's much easier to rinse out a tank to the point of actually wanting to open up the plumbing when the valve is working. If it gets too tight you can pull the cable/rod out of the gate valve and then you have to deal with a full or partially full tank when you remove the bolts. "then you have to deal with a full or partially full tank" Or just have someone else do it! :D
CarnationSailor 07/08/20 01:44pm Tech Issues
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