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RE: pillow recommendation

There actually are other choices... This is my go-to pillow at home and in the camper - Amazon
pasusan 01/19/21 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Out with the old in with the new

Good for you Jay! If we had weather other than below freezing with snow we'd do winter camping too! We usually do mostly fall and spring camping and this last year our spring plans were all thrown out because of closures. We did a couple day trips in the summer and then some camping in the fall. It was a very bad year after our best year ever in 2019... Here's hoping 2021 will be better than 2020!!!!
pasusan 01/04/21 04:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Smallest RV anyone has full timed in?

I've seen where 2 people and their dog(s) fulltime in a *van*. Just look it up on youtube...
pasusan 12/07/20 06:20am Full-time RVing
RE: I got my new gas light.

Where a gravity furnace could work in a RV, not use electricity it would burn more propane, unless it was below floor level. A wall mounted unit would put heat high in the room, to pool at ceiling. With nothing to circulate it would take a lot of heat to get that pool down to knees. The fan blower reverses the natural flow in the furnace, so the natural flow in the room helps to heat it.Plenty of apartments use a vented convection heater on the wall and nobody is getting cold knees for it. Exactly,we had one in a house when we first bought it..Worked okay just like the gravity furnace did in several truck campers and travel trailers..Those of us that have actually used them in cold temps,actually liked them and the lack of electricity needed...Absolutely... We had both a gravity furnace and a propane light in our '74 Scotty. Miss them every time we camp in the cold. The family would be sitting around the fire telling stories - I would go in the camper and start up the light while I turned all the furniture into beds. Those were the good old days... :)
pasusan 11/17/20 05:47am Truck Campers
RE: White Knuckle Trip

I don't know anything about Rialtas so I did a search and came up with this very informative page: Rialta. It talks about engine size as well as everything else. Looks like yours is one year too early for the better (bigger) engine.
pasusan 11/10/20 05:31am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

I read about the problem with the Camco fill nozzle on here years ago and when I got one I used a little Plumber's Goop to make sure it wouldn't come apart.
pasusan 11/09/20 05:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Set clocks back today

Most of my clocks have to be adjusted manually. The worst are our antique wind-up clocks - to go back an hour I have to stop them and then remember to start them up again an hour later - and that time happens to be now - thanks for the reminder. :)
pasusan 11/01/20 05:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying from a private party

I agree with your assessment that a B would work well for you. We had a similar situation of wanting to visit family in another state and not having any close campgrounds and not liking to stay in hotels. We wanted something we could park in my MIL's driveway for us to sleep in. This is actually why we got our B. Then we got comfortable with longer trips in it - now it is our go to RV. Our poor trailer has been just sitting for the last couple of years - probably should have sold it this summer with the high RV demand, but we aren't quite ready to part with it. Anyway - we bought our B at Sunshine State RV - which was mentioned earlier - and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. Good luck with everything - it's good to hear you have lots of support - take care.
pasusan 10/25/20 04:15am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Long term storage

OP - looks like you now feel comfortable with leaving it alone. I will still add that we have left our trailer alone since the spring of 2018. Not worried about it at all. It is inside like yours - anytime I go in it everything is a-ok. The water lines are blown out so no worries there. We have a smart converter so leave it plugged in 24/7. I do check the battery levels twice a year. Maybe this winter I will run the furnace for fun. :)
pasusan 10/20/20 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

OK - I said we got a new magnesium anode rod and were taking a trip... Surprisingly - the water was not smelly or brown for the 5 nights we were out. When we got home I emptied the WH - the water came out clear and the rod has a bunch of black pitted spots on it - but not eaten up by any means. I sucked out the 2 or 3 cups of water from the bottom of the tank and re-installed the anode rod with vaseline on the threads. We had planned on replacing the entire WH next spring, but think we'll see how things go! (Still wishing it was an Atwood, but you get what you get and we just have to learn to live with it...) Thanks to all who responded. :)
pasusan 10/16/20 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

Thanks all for more info... BB_TX - when winterizing I've been getting that last bottom water out with paper towels - slowly but surely - will look into that pump or see if we have something around that would work. Old-Biscuit - thanks for the pics - our anode rod is aluminum. Got a magnesium one on the way - we'll see how that goes for our next trip. And if the tank is ruined we'll get a new one next spring - doesn't look too difficult to replace. ;)
pasusan 10/06/20 03:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

I have to thank everyone for their thoughtful replies. :) After reading them I think I'm in the market for a new WH! We bought our B used at 12 years old - it really didn't look like the guy used it much - everything was brand new. At this point I'm thinking he never changed the anode rod and the tank may have been compromised. The hot water has smelled ever since we got it. (This was new to us as we never had a problem with our... what... now 30 year old Atwood WH). We initially took out the anode rod and it was very new looking with just some little white speckles on it. And the same each year at winterizing time. The anode rod was probably replaced just before we bought it - so we don't know the past... Anyway - thanks again - we'll see how this next trip goes and maybe next spring will have to replace the unit and keep it emptied and use vaseline on the threads... :) Although I do see what ajriding and BB_TX are saying about how you should be able to leave water in it... :h
pasusan 10/05/20 11:11am General RVing Issues
Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

Do you leave water in your Suburban water heater? I did and I paid. For years I have left the water in my Atwood WH (which is in our trailer) all season. I would drain the FW tank between trips, but left the WH alone. This summer we haven't done a lot of camping - but we have taken a few day trips with our B - which has the hateful Suburban WH - and I do mean hateful. We went camping last week and the hot water coming out of the tap was brown - very brown. My dish rag went from white to brown and my Corian sink got stained. :( Drained the WH when we got home and actual flakes of rust came out. Yuck. If I could replace that dirty thing with an Atwood, I would - but it won't fit. So - what do you do when you've got one of these hateful tanks? Drain the WH after each trip? Do you put the Anode rod back in right away to keep oxygen out, or leave the hole open to air dry the tank till next trip? ***Edit - added an update to the end of the thread.
pasusan 10/05/20 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: My TT was wrecked by a hail storm.

Hi Bob, Part it out. I'm sorry but--even with your labor being free with it sitting soaked for months it is now DOA. If you miss it--just put some butter over a heating vent in the new RV.I was thinking the same thing (about the butter)! :B
pasusan 10/01/20 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter cover for TT

We put a RV cover on our class B for one winter before we built our garage. That was the year we had more snow than any other place in the country. Everything was fine when we took it off in the spring. Sorry I don't have the brand available - but it was $380.00!!!
pasusan 09/26/20 05:19am General RVing Issues
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

I started loading it up with food and drink! We are going camping!!!! Yeehaw!
pasusan 09/25/20 06:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Trip Report - September Long

^ My goodness - those freeze dried meals are expensive - looks like around 9 bucks per 1 person meal. For hubby and I that would be an 18 dollar meal. I do get those hash browns - you pour hot water into the box and wait for 20 minutes for the potatoes to get soft - then you fry them up. Frozen is way easier, but with limited freezer space...
pasusan 09/21/20 04:35am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Trip Report - September Long

This forum is dead - thanks for posting! You got lucky to take pictures of the new snow - very nice. I'd be interested to hear about your freeze dried dinner packets - like brand, where you get them, etc. Keeping the pantry stocked is a great idea. Oh - and thanks IAMICHABOD for fixing the link...
pasusan 09/19/20 04:15am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Atwood water heater won't stay on.

since the red "DCI-FLT" comes on immediately when I turn on the switch I'm beginning to suspect I have a bad circuit board. What do you think? Unless I missed it - nobody seems to be responding to this. It is perfectly and completely normal for that light to come on immediately. That shows you've turned on the switch and there isn't a fun flame yet - it takes a few seconds to light. As far as your flame going out after it lights - that is what your problem is.
pasusan 09/14/20 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

Don't know about the rest of PA - but in the northern mountain state parks it has been and continues to be busy. We like to camp in the fall for the cooler temps and the colors. Had a heck of a time getting reservations and we're nervous since there will be so many campsites full and the restrooms possibly germy (camping in our B). I've been checking out these and other state parks throughout the summer and they have continually been packed - even on weekdays.
pasusan 09/13/20 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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