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Old 09-26-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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If anyone is interested I am getting ready to Rally with the Noreasters, and I will put on this thread my preparations for getting underway. I am one week away from leaving, and whether it's a 100 mile trip or a few thousand this is what I do. Perhaps it will help you or you might see something that I'm doing wrong and you can correct me. I will post every day until leaving. I have fueled up with maimum amount of Gasoline. 75 gallons. I have turned on my refrigerator and have commenced loading some foodstuffs that my wife prepares in advance. This P.M.I opened the slides and vacuumed and sprayed the carpeting with a rug cleaner that did a good job. I cleaned all my cabinets with Pledge furniture wax. The cherry wood really shines. Tomorrow I plan to flush my fresh water tank and lines and sanitize the plumbing system.
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If anyone is interested I am getting ready to Rally with the Noreasters, and I will put on this thread my preparations for getting underway. I am one week away from leaving, and whether it's a 100 mile trip or a few thousand this is what I do. Perhaps it will help you or you might see something that I'm doing wrong and you can correct me. I will post every day until leaving. I have fueled up with maimum amount of Gasoline. 75 gallons. I have turned on my refrigerator and have commenced loading some foodstuffs that my wife prepares in advance. This P.M.I opened the slides and vacuumed and sprayed the carpeting with a rug cleaner that did a good job. I cleaned all my cabinets with Pledge furniture wax. The cherry wood really shines. Tomorrow I plan to flush my fresh water tank and lines and sanitize the plumbing system.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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Congratulations to your wife, she has done a great job of domesticating you. (lol)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Tomorrow I plan to flush my fresh water tank and lines and sanitize the plumbing system. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please provide your steps in sanitizing your water system. Do you drive it for a while when doing this? etc.

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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Completed sanitizing my water lines and fresh water tank. First of all I drained everything, fresh water tank, water heater and all the lines. Filled water tank to 3/4 and added a cup of bleach to the tank, I took it for a ride to home depot to pick up a new water heater plug, as the old when was getting chewed up. Upon return home I ran the water (utilizing my pump) thru all the lines and then drained the system again. I removed the filter on the pump and cleaned it and replaced. I installed the new plug on the water heater and as they say in the TV commercial" I'm good to go." BTW I have a whole house filter that mounts outside below the water cabinet, that was washed and a new filter element installed
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:27 PM   #6
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For the bleach to be effective you should have left it in the lines overnight.
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We were taught to use 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach per 15 gallons of water capacity. run to each point of use untill you could smell the chlorine let sit for three hours and then drain and flush.
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Ya done good, Cap'n !
Enjoy the trip and keep us posted with a picture now & then.
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What I think I'll do this AM is to add another ahot of bleach and let it sit till tomorrow and then drain again. Thanks Guys that's why I'm posting like this, to get feedback. Tomorrow I start on the outside ,Tire pressures, lubrication, (steps, hinges, latches etc.) I have to go to a house closing today with my Daughter.
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Today was spent cleaning and lubing. I washed the coach from top to bottom. I checked the tire pressures and brought them up to proper pressure. I cleaned the inside of my flipper doors. Through out some junk that I was carrying around forever and am "good to Go". Now I have a question that may sound a bit weird, yet I have to ask it. As long as I have owned Rvs and have not used my vehicles , lets say for a month or two, when I unwound my awning I have found a lot of debris, bug parts, leaves, straw etc. in the slot that runs the length of my awning tube. I found it again today, it smells horrible and it seems that some sort of insect uses the slot for a storage area. I feel a little silly asking about this. Has anyone else found this???? .
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As a matter of fact yes, even after two weeks sitting. Insects like to start a new home, including spiders and such. Because of the silk they leave behind and the wind we have, including all the dust in the air, the silk becomes magnets. Then the wind keeps pushing it in further. At least I find mine into about a 1/4 of the way on each side. I stretch and wash it down with mild soap let it dry and wind it back up.
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Today was spent polishing the windows in the cockpit, inside and out and relocated a lot of stuff in the basement. Loaded up some more food and clothes and restocked my wine cellar. Tomorrow I concentrate on the toad and load that and the rest of the foodstuffs in the MH.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> when I unwound my awning I have found a lot of debris, bug parts, leaves, straw etc. in the slot that runs the length of my awning tube. I found it again today, it smells horrible and it seems that some sort of insect uses the slot for a storage area. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cap'n, I'm seeing the same thing in the slot of my awning tube here in NE Ohio. I've never see this before in any of my other coaches. -Gotta be some weird kind of bug. I'm seeing lint, pieces of straw, and a few 1" long white grub-looking worms! Yucko! I clean them out each campout. I'm thinking some kind of bird is depositing the straw & lint in there, but I don't know how the grubs get in there.
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We saw straw the last time we brought it out. Strange.

Ruth..I don't know how you got him so well trained. I think he should show Gil this weekend how to clean up the trailer before a trip. All Gil cleans is that truck LOL!
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