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Old 08-11-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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So true

We live in the country and I keep the RV plugged in and the fresh water tank full. We rarely lose power, but if we do, we can get ready for work in the trailer.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:19 PM   #12
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We live it Southern California so our 5er is used as our earthquake preparedness kit. So far haven't needed it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #13
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We live it Southern California so our 5er is used as our earthquake preparedness kit. So far haven't needed it.
We lived in Simi Valley in 1994. When the quake hit, our power and water were out. We slept in the trailer in the driveway for a couple of nights.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:08 PM   #14
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I always figured that with our Florida hurricanes that our RV would be a good backup.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #15
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We spent several evenings in our TT whole remodeling our kitchen. We would go out each evening so I could cook dinner and wash dishes. It took about 6 weeks to finish the kitchen but we didn't care. We liked the time camping at home!
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:53 PM   #16
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We were building our own home and we rented a house across the street for $1K/mo. The thought struck us to just set up the MH on the building site and save the rent. We had two grade-schoolers at the time. We lived in it for 6 months while finishing the home.

When we moved into the MH, we called the phone company to hook up a land line off of a fence post we mounted next to the RV. There were no cell phones then. The installer was confused when we told him we were putting it in the camper. He asked us who would answer the phone when we disconnected. We told him it would be the same people that would answer the phone if nobody was home. We managed to fish a phone to wall cable through the power cord supply opening. Worked great. The kids are adults now and still recall what a fun adventure that was.

We lived in a slide-in for several months while our present home was being built.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:42 PM   #17
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We used our previous TT for a few months when a hurricane took our house out.

OP - if your well is kaput, where are you getting water to fill the FWT?
A co-worker lives a mile down the road. I have six 4 gallon water jugs (think Culligan) and a 5 gallon jug that I fill up and the fill the FWT.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:48 PM   #18
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A co-worker lives a mile down the road. I have six 4 gallon water jugs (think Culligan) and a 5 gallon jug that I fill up and the fill the FWT.


Wow. It's still worth the effort.


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We used our previous TT for a few months when a hurricane took our house out.

OP - if your well is kaput, where are you getting water to fill the FWT?
I think a more important question is: Where is that water going??

My well went out in the drought of 1988. Old well was 105 ft. New well was 275 ft. $6K thirty yrs ago, so I think you're getting off easy with $6K today.
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I think a more important question is: Where is that water going??

My well went out in the drought of 1988. Old well was 105 ft. New well was 275 ft. $6K thirty yrs ago, so I think you're getting off easy with $6K today.
WE are, er, were, on a shallow well (~25') and they are drilling a deep well next week. I got a more accurate quote today - - $7300.
At least I should have better quality water and higher pressure.
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