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Old 05-18-2016, 05:38 PM   #3571
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Organizing My Stuff

I just bought the trailer and I'm still making it mine. I've taken it on one trip and have figured out how I want to use it this summer when I'll be taking it out for a month at a time.

Today I went to Walmart and picked up a few more things to help organize my stuff in the trailer.

I picked up those wonderful Command hooks and other accessories to organize the kitchen and bath. I picked up a hook they make for the bath specifically to hold a standard shower caddy to organize my bath stuff.

I also picked up a fog-free mirror from Command for the shower and something to hold my toothbrush.

For the kitchen, I bought enough small hooks to properly hold some frying pans and pots so they aren't taking up storage space while I'm in camp.

And my final purchase of the day was a full size 1-1/2 inch memory foam mattress topper for the dining table/bed. The memory foam makes all the difference and will make my nights much more comfortable.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:45 AM   #3572
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I replaced my first stage water filter last evening (particulate filter 1 micron) and while it was time for it (2 weeks in service) it didn't solve all of the low flow issue that happened yesterday suddenly. My second stage filter is a carbon .5 micron and it will be replaced this morning.

I love this park, but the county water supply does have a bunch of "stuff" in it. With 2 people using water the filters usually last 2-3 weeks. I know I could go to a larger particle filter, but then smaller stuff would get through. It is a small price to pay for better water.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:03 AM   #3573
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Removed the noisy metal stove cover and installed this Oak Accents Universal Silent Top Stovetop Cover. No more noise and extra counter space when not using stove.

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Old 05-19-2016, 07:13 AM   #3574
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Stashed a loaf of bread on board.


Still haven't gotten to the battery swap or properly stocking the food.


Too many of those other 'responsibility' thingies...
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:20 AM   #3575
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I replaced my first stage water filter last evening (particulate filter 1 micron) and while it was time for it (2 weeks in service) it didn't solve all of the low flow issue that happened yesterday suddenly. My second stage filter is a carbon .5 micron and it will be replaced this morning.

I love this park, but the county water supply does have a bunch of "stuff" in it. With 2 people using water the filters usually last 2-3 weeks. I know I could go to a larger particle filter, but then smaller stuff would get through. It is a small price to pay for better water.
I was thinking about going with a 20" Big Blue 4.25" X 20" filter housing with KX Industries Extruded Carbon/Pre-Filter combo rated at 5 micron nominal followed by a Watts RV PRO-1000 water softener. I ended up going with the standard 20" with the KX filter instead because unless I am full timing it, the extra weight and capacity would/should be overkill. I went with the softener strictly to protect the HW heater, water lines, faucets and valves. Of course, the shower water and semi spot free aspects are nice too.

I'm surprised that you are only getting 2-3 weeks out of your filters. Are you using the standard 10" housings with your system? If you are, I would try to add a 10 or 20 micron nominal pre-filter before you go to your 1 micron and .5 micron because higher sediment will clog either rather prematurely. The higher micron pre-filters are pretty cheap to change out and you could either wait until water pressure lowers (as you are currently experiencing) or install an inexpensive water pressure gauge post high micron pre-filter to specify when changing the pre-filter is needed.

I would be glad to assist you with suggestions and links to filters and equipment that should provide you with much better capacity. I actually owned a water treatment company back in the 90's and was one of the first in the country to become a Certified Water Specialist VI through the Water Quality Association however, much has changed since I was involved.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #3576
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I replaced my first stage water filter last evening (particulate filter 1 micron) and while it was time for it (2 weeks in service) it didn't solve all of the low flow issue that happened yesterday suddenly. My second stage filter is a carbon .5 micron and it will be replaced this morning.

I love this park, but the county water supply does have a bunch of "stuff" in it. With 2 people using water the filters usually last 2-3 weeks. I know I could go to a larger particle filter, but then smaller stuff would get through. It is a small price to pay for better water.
Instead of always replacing the filters, Ed, have you considered buying a ceramic filter? From what I've read they can be cleaned many times, and can have a tight micron rating.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:41 PM   #3577
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Today I started my first ever Spring cleaning chore. I've actually never cleaned my TT the way I'm going about it this time. I bought a bottle of Pine Sol, mixed up a bucket and started scrubbing the walls, cabinets and ceiling. I finished the bunk area and the main bedroom today (except for the floors). Tomorrow, I'll get the kitchen and dining area. If I have time I'll do the bathroom tomorrow too. Finally I'll give the floors a good scrubbing.

Thanks for the inspiration, Tunce. Why aren't you here helping me??? LOL
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Today I started my first ever Spring cleaning chore. I've actually never cleaned my TT the way I'm going about it this time. I bought a bottle of Pine Sol, mixed up a bucket and started scrubbing the walls, cabinets and ceiling. I finished the bunk area and the main bedroom today (except for the floors). Tomorrow, I'll get the kitchen and dining area. If I have time I'll do the bathroom tomorrow too. Finally I'll give the floors a good scrubbing.

Thanks for the inspiration, Tunce. Why aren't you here helping me??? LOL
Love to Bill but I'm in Pismo Beach right now for another 3 weeks and the beer has been great. Barrelhouse makes the most flavorful beer I've ever had and I can't leave till I try everyone of them. Pine Sol and beer are not a good mix Bill.
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Love to Bill but I'm in Pismo Beach right now for another 3 weeks and the beer has been great. Barrelhouse makes the most flavorful beer I've ever had and I can't leave till I try everyone of them. Pine Sol and beer are not a good mix Bill.
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Well, good thing I'm drinking wine then, huh? Enjoy the Pismo Pilsners, and Ales, and Porters, and Stouts and maybe even a Rauchbier, Witte bier and a hefeweizen while your at it.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:43 AM   #3580
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I was thinking about going with a 20" Big Blue 4.25" X 20" filter housing with KX Industries Extruded Carbon/Pre-Filter combo rated at 5 micron nominal followed by a Watts RV PRO-1000 water softener. I ended up going with the standard 20" with the KX filter instead because unless I am full timing it, the extra weight and capacity would/should be overkill. I went with the softener strictly to protect the HW heater, water lines, faucets and valves. Of course, the shower water and semi spot free aspects are nice too.

I'm surprised that you are only getting 2-3 weeks out of your filters. Are you using the standard 10" housings with your system? If you are, I would try to add a 10 or 20 micron nominal pre-filter before you go to your 1 micron and .5 micron because higher sediment will clog either rather prematurely. The higher micron pre-filters are pretty cheap to change out and you could either wait until water pressure lowers (as you are currently experiencing) or install an inexpensive water pressure gauge post high micron pre-filter to specify when changing the pre-filter is needed.

I would be glad to assist you with suggestions and links to filters and equipment that should provide you with much better capacity. I actually owned a water treatment company back in the 90's and was one of the first in the country to become a Certified Water Specialist VI through the Water Quality Association however, much has changed since I was involved.
I don't have a problem anywhere but this one park. And since I'm usually by myself the frequency of filter changes isn't as bad and I really don't mind the process. My home base site in central Alabama has great water and filters aren't needed but every six months or so. Here on the Florida gulf coast it is a different story. I had a guy last year tell me if I went to a 5-10 micron filter they wouldn't need changing as often. I politely told him I preferred cleaner water and that if I was concerned about filter changing/cost I would not use them at all.
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