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Tuesday, May 23, 2006


The family farm Howard speaks of is indeed a wonderful, warm place built with a lot of love.
Growing up with Howard, I spent many a lazy summer day there, without a care in the world.
It will indeed be sad to say goodbye to the farm, but another exciting chapter is opening, and the memories of the farm will stay in our hearts forever. :-)

Hi Howard,
Funny you would mention replacing the water filter. Our pressure had really been low for a while, and we just thought the campgrounds were to blame. But Monday while hooking up in Tinley Park, IL, Fred removed the filter, and low and behold, water gushed forth. So now, we'll be checking and replacing our filter more often. Just another one of those simple things we need to learn!

Our previous cottage owner was an RV'er who winterized the cottage before heading to Florida. Did your seminar say anything about pouring RV antifreeze in the sink and toilet traps or into the washing machine to prevent freezing of parts like pumps that can't be drained or blown out? Thanks, Dean

Howard, Water coming from our hot water heater has an odor (not necessarily unpleasant, but an odor none-the-less). Was there any mention of this at the LOW? I wonder of the bleach treatment may work to eliminate it? Darrell

Howard, On your tip concerning sanitizing the fresh water tank--how do you get the bleach solution in the fresh water tank? Our fifth wheel does not have a bucket fill opening. Thanks for all your information!
Susan & Pat

Thanks Howard and Linda for all your great tibits. We are in the Canadian Rockies. It is awesome. I think my husband is really wondering about me I can't stop smiling. This is so wonderful going full time.

Dean, yes they did mention putting antifreeze in the traps and toilet. However, they recommend that you read the owner's manual on the washer before you do anything to it.

Darrell, they said the water heater should be drained once a year to remove any sediment that may be building up on the bottom. Maybe that will help with the odor.

Susan, Most RVs have a gravity water fill, in this case you just pour the bleach into the gravity fill opening. A funnel may make this job a little easier. Some RVs have a city water fill. In this type, they mentioned you could pour the water directly into the water hose. Once the bleach is in the hose, connect the hose to the water supply and turn it on. The water will push the bleach into the tank.

Hi Howard,
If your water pump is running without any faucets open, I think you have a leak in the line and water running somewhere you don't want. I would investigate immediately.
Also, the water pump is actuated by a drop in pressure that occurs when you open a valve, low battery can't activate the pump.

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