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Old 04-08-2014, 10:28 PM   #21
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Jenner, hope you'll love seasonal as much as we do. We'll be 2nd year seasonal campers this year. It is so nice to just drive up, turn on the water, put out the awning and start camping. Not much else I can add that others haven't mentioned already. As others said, we leave the sliders out all season and pull in the awning and turn off the water before we leave. Have fun and enjoy!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:33 AM   #22
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We leave our slides out all season too, and wash the rig and roof twice during the season. I also apply some Aerospace 303 to the slide seals after washing it. We pull our awning in if it gets nasty and every time we go home, as you know it can get rather gusty in Wisconsin without much warning. We turn off the water when we go home too. We leave propane on all summer in case of power outage so fridge switches over automatically. We have a 100 lb tank that we rent for $1 a year from a local LP dealer that fills it when empty. You might want to look into a surge protector, Progressive Industries is the brand of choice around here. We leave a roof vent cracked open about an inch when we leave. One other thing we did is park the tires on PT 2x10's but I put some roof shingles between the tires and boards. You'll probably need/want a shed. The Rubbermaid ones from Menards are nice but whatever size you think you need increase it by a couple feet in width and depth. You'll be surprised how much stuff you can accumulate after a couple seasons. Once you get settled post some pics of your site.

x2 on the roof vent, shed and 2x10 's 😉
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:18 AM   #23
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Jenner,Welcome! Your (Keystone) uses a different Mfg.awning than most F/R elect awning. Most of our (A&E) elect.can be supported by adding Poles. Do a search on this site under (OC awning support) and that will supply lots of Info. Youroo!!
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Wiscampsin, what's the reason for the shingles between the 2x's and the tires?

Jenner, my wife wanted the big globes as well. No thanks . Here is something you might enjoy. My solution to awning lights I originally put mine right on the awning roller and rolled it right up with the awning. I ended up not liking that so much and mounted it right on the side of the camper and directly under the awning (I have two sets running).
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #25
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Wiscampsin, what's the reason for the shingles between the 2x's and the tires?
I read somewhere that exposing the tires long term to the chemicals in the PT wood could, I repeat could, have an adverse effect on the rubber.
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Lots of good advice here and other forums. Do your slide outs have toppers? If so make sure they drain if leaving the slides out all season.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #27
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Wiscampsin, what's the reason for the shingles between the 2x's and the tires?

Jenner, my wife wanted the big globes as well. No thanks . Here is something you might enjoy. My solution to awning lights I originally put mine right on the awning roller and rolled it right up with the awning. I ended up not liking that so much and mounted it right on the side of the camper and directly under the awning (I have two sets running).
Those lights look awesome! Wish I would have waited on the "globes of death"! I was so excited last year when we bought the camper I bought them right away!
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #28
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Okay, another question. Does anyone have the 300 gallon waste boxes (or shitter boxes as we call them). If so, do you use PVC pipe to hook it up to the camper like putting in regular plumbing or do you use the flex hose.

Also, do most of you shower in your camper or do you use the campground shower?
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I use this RhinoFLEX Swivel RV Sewer Kit - Camco 39761 - Sewer Hoses - Camping World. I'm thinking of doing the PVC this year. We usually use the campground showers which are free, closeby and clean. We save on LP/electric by not having to heat that much water and we don't fill up our 300 in ground waste tank that fast.
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I use this RhinoFLEX Swivel RV Sewer Kit - Camco 39761 - Sewer Hoses - Camping World. I'm thinking of doing the PVC this year. We usually use the campground showers which are free, closeby and clean. We save on LP/electric by not having to heat that much water and we don't fill up our 300 in ground waste tank that fast.
Thanks! And then when you have to drain your gray water tank do you just use that hose and drain it into your waste box?
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