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RE: Water saver for shower.

FWIW, I did a little testing with our Oxygenics showerhead a couple years ago and found that keeping the flow as low as possible but still getting a spray effect, it would consume .6 gallons per minute. Now, as far as toilets go, I read about people saying "use plenty of water " for the black tank, as well as many saying that they can go 2 weeks before dumping the black tank. How much should you put in the toilet between flushes?? We put about a quart of water in (I've measured it!). Too much? Not enough? With a 41 gallon tank, we can go a week max before the dreaded burp. JK
JKJavelin 03/23/23 09:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Twist-on sewer valves…

There is cross contamination in the pipe that all the tanks empty into on the way to the sewer hose. Therefore, if water backs up into the shower, well... you're standing in it. JK
JKJavelin 03/23/23 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet leak

LOL! I just applied some plumber's grease to mine (Thetford) for the same reason, and sat down to look at the forum and here's a thread about the same thing. Yes, it works for me for a good month. But it only takes 30 seconds. Good luck! JK
JKJavelin 03/20/23 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5% tipping point

They were probably having this same discussion (or similar) with horse and buggy vs. the new fangled gasoline automobiles. JK
JKJavelin 02/27/23 10:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee Arizona

Camper Jeff, last week Thursday and Friday we were at the nearby Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area and the weather was chilly, windy and dusty, and I see it didn't get any better... JK Now near Big Bend NP in the 80s
JKJavelin 02/24/23 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: Winter in Arizona...

We are from Wisconsin. When I got up this morning at the Gilbert Ray Campground near Tucson, it was colder there than it was at home. JK
JKJavelin 02/16/23 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aqua Magic Style 2 - bowl leaks down

Put some plumbers grease on the seal, it will help with the ball movement and sealing or atleast with mine. X2 After several years of this problem, I replaced the seal last summer, and 2 weeks later it started leaking again. I smeared some plumber's grease around it and it was good for a long time. Had to do it again about 2 weeks ago. I can feel the difference in the foot pedal. I believe that the ball was not fully closing from too much friction. JK
JKJavelin 02/13/23 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: Big Bend National Park - RV PARKS

Do NOT go in the summer, nor during spring break (it’s too busy then). Stay in Terlingua, and spend Sunday afternoon on the porch at the general store. Go to Lajitas, and buy the mayor, (the Honorable Clay Henry) a beer. That mayor's nothing but an old goat!
JKJavelin 01/18/23 08:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

We have them here --- plenty of 'em!! Would it be OK to send some of them your way? :C OP is from Oklahoma I see. OK is probably not ok in the winter! PS, we're heading for Quartzsite shortly.
JKJavelin 01/12/23 12:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Toads

What does the owner's manual have about it? Just don't base your decision on what a salesman might tell you. Exactly! I have a relative that recently bought a Jeep Cherokee with Active Drive I,and 3 people at the dealer told her she can flat tow it. I just told her that I hope I'm wrong, but you can only flat tow with Active Drive II. I'm waiting to hear what they do about it. JK
JKJavelin 01/08/23 09:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Iowa to Mesa,AZ- I40 or the "southern route" with 5th wheel

You might want to give a better location of your starting point in Iowa, but I-40 has a lot of elevation in the west. If it were me, I would take I-35 straight south to I-20 at Fort Worth to avoid most chances of snow. It'll cost more in fuel and time, but I got caught towing in snow last January, and I don't want to do that again! JK
JKJavelin 01/02/23 03:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Norcold fridge - clogged drain tube?

The tray is not glued in. Possibly try a little WD-40 where it goes into the wall. Mine ices up occasionally and the plug in the end has gotten clogged as well. JK
JKJavelin 12/14/22 06:10am Tech Issues
RE: MorRyde IS & Disc Brakes

I know of a couple of people that had the IS installed, and they say you can leave a glass of wine on the counter while traveling, and when you arrive, it's still standing no matter how reckless you drive! No, really, you have a nice new Alliance? I'd go for it. And disc brakes are a no brainier. But I understand there's a long wait in line for the IS at Morryde. JK
JKJavelin 11/09/22 06:17am Towing
RE: Winter Battery Storage

I had 300 watts on our previous trailer and now 660 watts of solar on our current trailer, haven’t taken the batteries out since the solar went in! I haven’t had a battery issue yet, the solar keeps the batteries “full”, no freezing. Here in WI it can get below zero, maybe not as cold as Minnesota but cold none the less. :B Dan Hey Dan - Question about your solar. We store our rig in the southwest where I worry about dust and crud covering up our panels (700W), but we get enough rain in the cooler months to hose them off. What do you do in Wisconsin with the snow? Does the snow accumulate and cover your panels? We sure love having the batteries charged and ready to go 24/7/365. I also am in southeastern Wisconsin. Where I store mine, the wind blows most of the snow off of the roof. Then, if you get a sunny day, the black solar panels warm up a little and the snow will melt off of them. I've had the solar for 2 winters so far, (we don't head south until late January) and it's been fine. JK
JKJavelin 10/27/22 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

https://youtu.be/2bU6IU36NIU Earlier this year, a Youtuber 'Living the Van Life' did a 3 part series on his trip to the Arctic Ocean in winter in a van. VERY good and interesting series. Very well done videography. I do need to see some of his other work. JK
JKJavelin 10/21/22 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: mounting the tireminder booster under a fifth wheel triler

I zip tied mine in the front compartment,overhead, out of the way AND found a wire up there for the outside clearance lights to power it since I always drive with my lights on anyway. That way it's only on when I'm towing. JK
JKJavelin 10/11/22 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friction hinges, easy way to change?

If you ever go out west where there's plenty of wind, you would appreciate that friction hinge. Ours lost its friction, and I wish it hadn't. JK
JKJavelin 09/20/22 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: toilet

Well, the silicone spray only lasted a day, so today I decided to take it apart again and realized that the rear facing end of the ball (the ball closes front to back) has a larger gap than the front end and relocated the seal slightly to give it a little better coverage on that end to seal more completely instead of the chance of a small gap. See if that works.
JKJavelin 08/09/22 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: toilet

I have the Thetford Style II,with the ball type gate. It's been leaking through for the last couple of years, so I finally changed the seal after watching a couple of YouTube videos on how to do it. Very simple. One guy coated it with plumber's grease, so I did that too. It was good for about 2 weeks, then started to leak through again. WTF!! It seems that the real reason is that the ball isn't quite rotating fully closed,so yesterday I sprayed silicone on everything I could see where it pivots and moves and it seems to come to a more solid stop upon release of the pedal now. We'll see how long it lasts. This wastes too much water when dry camping. I'm getting ready to switch to a Dometic! JK
JKJavelin 08/08/22 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Just checking in

Fuel prices are not slowing me down. Pi$$ing me off, yes. Slowing me down, no. x2 X3 2 major trips (over 10,000 towing miles, 100 nights) and just starting a minor, 1000 miles for 3 weeks.
JKJavelin 07/22/22 06:57am Toy Haulers
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