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Old 08-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #15
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I use a small spray bottle 50% water mixed with 50% bleach to spray on the water spigot before you hook up your fresh water hose to it.
I spray it first and let it sit for a few moments while I hook up the electric.
Just be careful, I have jeans with holes and T-shirts with holes and color missing, bleach is terrible stuff. I use spray on Lysol now and no more ruined clothes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #17
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Just be careful, I have jeans with holes and T-shirts with holes and color missing, bleach is terrible stuff. I use spray on Lysol now and no more ruined clothes.
Reminds me of years back, while building a chrome plating business in the 'burgh for steel mill rolls. High concentration chromic acid will remove clothes faster than tequilla!
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Just be careful, I have jeans with holes and T-shirts with holes and color missing, bleach is terrible stuff. I use spray on Lysol now and no more ruined clothes.
We've used bleach ever since we saw a guy rinse his slinky stinky using the drinking water spigot. Lysol sounds like a better idea though, I'll consult the DW on that one.
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If you have a 50 A service in your 5'er, Yes. With a dogbone, it works on 30A campground services too. (if that wasn't already apparent)

And I'd reccomend the Progressive Industries models. Very good product, even better support. And they are in your home state of NC. Buy local.
This is good advice. This is one of the first things I would do should I ever win the lottery and buy another RV. I have one in the current RV.

Another thing: Be patient. It's not a matter of "if" things go wrong - it's a matter of "when", but more than often what seems like a big problem is usually an easy fix.

Don't be afraid to ask for advice or help on the campgrounds. Most people are more than willing to offer advice or even a helping hand.

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We are just back and really enjoyed it, thanks for all the replies. We still forgot a few things but only minor things that would help me organize my 5ver a dement better.
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I use a small spray bottle 50% water mixed with 50% bleach to spray on the water spigot before you hook up your fresh water hose to it.

I spray it first and let it sit for a few moments while I hook up the electric.
For bleach water to be effective it must be MIXED and USED within 24 hours otherwise it won't disinfect properly. This is what our county health dept tells the restaurants.
I use peroxide since it doesn't lose it's effectivness.
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In addition to keeping our kitchen counters and storage clean; to help prevent ants entering the RV we carry Vaseline to smear around the front legs, rear stabilizers and any components (power cord, water hose, etc.) attached to the RV. We also spread Borax around the tires to help prevent them from entering that way. We've also placed pans under the legs and filled with water to help keep them out. Notice we said "help prevent" since it doesn't always work. Ha!
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Notepad and pencil to be used for everything you forgot on your first trip, as well as a to do list. Congratulations on your new rig.
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Notepad and pencil to be used for everything you forgot on your first trip, as well as a to do list. Congratulations on your new rig.
Perhaps the best suggestion yet
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TP test..................take a jar with lid, place a couple of sheets of TP in the half full of water, recap and shake. Single ply from Walmart will breakdown to nothing in seconds.

Oh yea....bug spray and sunblock..........have fun!!
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For bleach water to be effective it must be MIXED and USED within 24 hours otherwise it won't disinfect properly. This is what our county health dept tells the restaurants.
I use peroxide since it doesn't lose it's effectivness.
I never thought to clean the faucet. DH rund the eater for a few moments before hooking up and from what i am reading here, that is a must! Actually, though, I would go with the bleach. Bleach is a dilute solution of sodium hypochlorite and we would water it down to a 10% solution in grad school to kill the genetically modified bacteria we grew. (It does not break down to form other compounds). It was the EPA approved method. On the other hand, hydrogen peroxide decomposes quite readily to water and is not reliable after a year on the shelf (your's or the store's), even if properly stored.
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