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Old 12-30-2016, 06:58 PM   #701
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Seeing how this is the seasonal thread and I'm sure some of you are using a water softener. I ran across this today https://www.flowpur.com/html/rv-pro10000.html.
Looks like a good price.
Any who looking for input as I would like to get one for next season.

That's pretty interesting. I'd like to hear first hand knowledge as well.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:39 PM   #702
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I bought a similar one from the RV Water Filter Store (more expensive). I used it this past season but not very much due to health issues. Have not regenerated it yet due to the low usage. I also added a ceramic water filter upstream of the water softener. When I winterized the filter it had a large accumulation of rust. This probably took a load off of the water softener. I love the ceramic filter. It is expensive but it cleans the water very good and it is cleanable.
We are going to a new seasonal campground next year and I was told the water smells and tastes awful. Other campers said they use a water softener to make the water usable. I will see how it works next year with the poor quality of water.
P.S. Make sure you winterize the softener at the end of the season. I blew mine out with an air compressor. You can also drain the water out by turning it over with the hoses disconnected.
https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/SoftenersMineral.htm
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:54 PM   #703
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Gotta be honest... i love the fact that i'm just relaxing and waiting... waiting and relaxing... and not stressing out about finding good sites, working around summer camps, or waiting on friends to decide what weekends they're available.
We will be stopping at our campsite on Friday to check things out. We cant camp or have services on until mid-April, but have 365 day access to our site/unit. All the nice weather last week sure got us chomping.
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Gotta be honest... i love the fact that i'm just relaxing and waiting... waiting and relaxing... and not stressing out about finding good sites, working around summer camps, or waiting on friends to decide what weekends they're available.
We will be stopping at our campsite on Friday to check things out. We cant camp or have services on until mid-April, but have 365 day access to our site/unit. All the nice weather last week sure got us chomping.
Is it mid-April yet
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:08 PM   #705
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Gotta be honest... i love the fact that i'm just relaxing and waiting... waiting and relaxing... and not stressing out about finding good sites, working around summer camps, or waiting on friends to decide what weekends they're available.
We will be stopping at our campsite on Friday to check things out. We cant camp or have services on until mid-April, but have 365 day access to our site/unit. All the nice weather last week sure got us chomping.
I have to agree, one of the nicest things about seasonal is not stressing about reserving a site. Drive out, unlock the door, put out the awning and grab a cold beverage.
We are planning to have our new rig delivered the third week of April. Should be right on time, just came off the line last week.
Hopefully your cleanup goes well with no surprises.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:11 AM   #706
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We have decided that the initial plan is to leave the slide out all season, bringing it in once a month to keep things moving. What do you all use on your rubber seals to keep them in good shape? I read somewhere that aerospace 303 was good, but it has mixed reviews on Amazon. Currently using CRC silicon spray.
Also... I'm going to make steps up into the camper. Since I currently have 2 steps, I was planning on going with a two step riser. Any advantage/disadvantage of going to a 3-step? I was thinking a 3-step would give us a little more room coming out of the camper before the first step, but it would also extend out another foot at the bottom, possibly being in the way of foot traffic... Thoughts?
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10 days until we start waking our camper up from her long winter's nap. There's still 6 weeks to go before our first trip but I have a long list of things to do get her ready.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:26 AM   #708
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We have decided that the initial plan is to leave the slide out all season, bringing it in once a month to keep things moving. What do you all use on your rubber seals to keep them in good shape? I read somewhere that aerospace 303 was good, but it has mixed reviews on Amazon. Currently using CRC silicon spray.
I use this stuff. I believe you can also get it at Walmart.

https://www.amazon.com/Protect-All-4.../dp/B0027MBE9U


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Also... I'm going to make steps up into the camper. Since I currently have 2 steps, I was planning on going with a two step riser. Any advantage/disadvantage of going to a 3-step? I was thinking a 3-step would give us a little more room coming out of the camper before the first step, but it would also extend out another foot at the bottom, possibly being in the way of foot traffic... Thoughts?
I just bought a couple of pre-cut risers and steps from Menard's I only have 3 steps on my trailer but had to go with a 5-step riser to get the height I wanted. I guess it really depends how much yard you have in front of your trailer. Ours doesn't seem to stick out too badly.
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We have decided that the initial plan is to leave the slide out all season, bringing it in once a month to keep things moving. What do you all use on your rubber seals to keep them in good shape? I read somewhere that aerospace 303 was good, but it has mixed reviews on Amazon. Currently using CRC silicon spray.
Also... I'm going to make steps up into the camper. Since I currently have 2 steps, I was planning on going with a two step riser. Any advantage/disadvantage of going to a 3-step? I was thinking a 3-step would give us a little more room coming out of the camper before the first step, but it would also extend out another foot at the bottom, possibly being in the way of foot traffic... Thoughts?
We have been seasonal campers for 5 or 6 years. We love it and don't miss the towing, the set up, take down, trying to get site, the cost of towing and wear and tear on the Suburban. We had built a deck and added stairs with a landing just outside the door so that we could step on there, stand there, even place items there, before going into the camper. It was the best move we made and it was suggested by my wife. Unfortunately I have developed Charcot foot, tho' I am not diabetic. Our hope is to get camping in late April, or at least set it up. We missed most of last year because wife had her knee replaced. Can't wait for spring . . . we are expecting up to 6 inches of the white stuff in Central WI today.
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I use this stuff. I believe you can also get it at Walmart.

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