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Old 10-14-2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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Greetings from First Time RVer in PA

Good evening all,

Just bought a micro lite 23LB in Ohio Saturday morning and used her for the first time Saturday night at the halfway point on way back home to PA.

The RV dealer winterized it before I picked it up so may just leave her that way till spring. Wife was a little perturbed we had to use campground bathrooms, so maybe I might dewinterize for another month. Read lots of posts on winterizing it and seems fairly simple. Just have to find my water heater bypass... Assuming it has one.

It was in low 40s and rainy last night and we were using a space heater for warmth. My son woke up and edge of his pillow was wet where it was touching corner of RV wall. Thought great, brand new and leaking already. Did some more reading and decided it was probably condensation on inside of wall right in rear corner of the bunk. His head was in back of corner and not much ventilation. Dehumidifier and cracked vent will hopefully solve this issue.

Laundry list of items to buy before next trip. I've typed too long, and just wanted to share my first story.

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Old 10-14-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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Yeah, that sounds like a condensation issue. Welcome from NJ, new too, still waiting for delivery. Just get a cheap portable toilet if you don't want to use your plumbing, I got this one https://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Prod...ortable+toilet for tent camping, wife loves it, said it changed her whole perspective on camping.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:39 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new rig! Welcome to the forum!
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:03 AM   #5
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Welcome! Where exactly do you live in PA? We are just outside of Reading (Exeter).

Regarding the toilet, you can flush it with a mix of RV antifreeze and water. Just leave the water pump off and have the solution nearby in a bottle. Then just dump black tank.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:03 AM   #6
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One day the DW talked about taking a shower in the camp to save me the trouble of the water/sewage tanks.

My reply was, I bought the fiver with a bathroom so you would not have to use strange places. Actually probably me More so.

Blowing out water lines with a compressor and pouring a little antifreeze in traps is not a big deal. We use the dump,station often.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:40 AM   #9
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Regarding the toilet, you can flush it with a mix of RV antifreeze and water. Just leave the water pump off and have the solution nearby in a bottle. Then just dump black tank.
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That sounds like a good idea. How well does tank/hose clean out if you don't have anything in the gray tank to run through afterwards?
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