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Old 02-20-2014, 04:18 PM   #51
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Have fun on your Santa Barbara's trip! I'm sure you will do just fine but we are here if you have any questions.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #52
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Welcome aboard. We did the same transition as just about everybody else: tent, Pop-up; trailer (Palomino). I took the fresh water tank out of my trailer and brought fresh water with me each trip from home. That tank took up to much storage space. I think we used the stove 2x. mostly we grilled or used the Coleman from our tent days. We didn't have a fridge, just a cooler! DW and I plus the 3 kids! No slide outs!, no heater used a portable electric in cooler weather and 1 oscillating fan in the summer. LOVED EVERY INCH OF THAT TRAILER! Sold it 12 years later for one thousand less than I paid for it. Mostly we stored it indoors in the garage and never put it away wet! It will get wet so make sure you have a place to open and dry it. Box fans really help.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #53
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Hi Packncycle, here are a couple of pics per the PM:

the low point drains (you pull up on the "wings" to open the drain)
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this is the socket wrench for the anode rod, the socket size is 1/16

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #54
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Hi Packncycle, here are a couple of pics per the PM:

the low point drains (you pull up on the "wings" to open the drain)
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this is the socket wrench for the anode rod, the socket size is 1/16

Attachment 46802
Also, a typical x-shaped lug wrench will usually have a fitting that works on the anode rod, in case you don't want the extra expense of a socket wrench.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:16 AM   #55
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Thanks for the pics.. Yeah I dont have anything like that.. those valves look helpful to drain out.. I thought maybe mine doesnt have that because the lines are so short and right where they are is the faucet drain and the outside hole/drain where the sink runs out of. So you'res is very interesting. I can see why you'd want to run them underneath to be able to open up more easily. Also, thanks for the info on the socket wrench.. I went in and asked for the 1/16 and they said that would be too small.. then I realized it was 1 1/16 so I got one and tried it on for fit. I think it will work fine. I didnt push/twist on the bolt, didnt want to loosen it up yet.

I do need to call the Manufacture about the small refrig. I learned that they do take time to get cool, but I felt mine was way too long. I dont know what you or others have experienced iwith these little ones. I didnt turn it on the night before. I just turned on the refrig (electric knob) when I left for my trip and had it hooked up to my car battery through the hook up wires. I thought that would be on through my battery battery. I was driving and out about 4 hrs. The refrig was cool to start. Then I arrived at the camp site at 2pm and plugged in and had the refrig on the coldest setting. I checked it that night and it still wasnt cold enough according to the thermometer. So I waited until the eve of the next day and it was just about there but at the upper end of the refrig temp. So over 24 hrs in fairly cool weather it was barely there. I did put in cool food from the cooler and even the next day it was still at the upper limit of the temp for safe refrig temps. the weather was mid 60's during the day and had sun only about 2 hrs more directed on that side in the morning and then it was in the shade the rest of the day afternoon and night it got to about 40's/50's. With the refrig being on the coldest temp it never got below the upper end of the safe refrig temps. So my concern if its the summer, how in the world it will ever be able to get down to normal temps with hot sun beating on the trailer and it being hot all day and evening.




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Hi Packncycle, here are a couple of pics per the PM:

the low point drains (you pull up on the "wings" to open the drain)
Attachment 46801

this is the socket wrench for the anode rod, the socket size is 1/16

Attachment 46802
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Do you know how to get back to the thread if you're out of it? I had checked the emails..then wanted to come back and couldnt.. I had to put "newbie" in any thread in order to find it again but Im sure there's a better way to do so. The main way Ive been able to get back is that someone will comment and it goes to my email and I cut and paste the link so it brings me back but Im not sure how to if I dont have the email link.
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Do you know how to get back to the thread if you're out of it? I had checked the emails..then wanted to come back and couldnt.. I had to put "newbie" in any thread in order to find it again but Im sure there's a better way to do so. The main way Ive been able to get back is that someone will comment and it goes to my email and I cut and paste the link so it brings me back but Im not sure how to if I dont have the email link.
Left click on your ID name and you'll see an option on the drop down menu saying "Find More Posts by [Your Name]". Click it and you will see a list in order from Newest to Oldest/

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Thanks for the pics.. Yeah I dont have anything like that.. those valves look helpful to drain out.. I thought maybe mine doesnt have that because the lines are so short and right where they are is the faucet drain and the outside hole/drain where the sink runs out of. So you'res is very interesting. I can see why you'd want to run them underneath to be able to open up more easily. Also, thanks for the info on the socket wrench.. I went in and asked for the 1/16 and they said that would be too small.. then I realized it was 1 1/16 so I got one and tried it on for fit. I think it will work fine. I didnt push/twist on the bolt, didnt want to loosen it up yet.

I do need to call the Manufacture about the small refrig. I learned that they do take time to get cool, but I felt mine was way too long. I dont know what you or others have experienced iwith these little ones. I didnt turn it on the night before. I just turned on the refrig (electric knob) when I left for my trip and had it hooked up to my car battery through the hook up wires. I thought that would be on through my battery battery. I was driving and out about 4 hrs. The refrig was cool to start. Then I arrived at the camp site at 2pm and plugged in and had the refrig on the coldest setting. I checked it that night and it still wasnt cold enough according to the thermometer. So I waited until the eve of the next day and it was just about there but at the upper end of the refrig temp. So over 24 hrs in fairly cool weather it was barely there. I did put in cool food from the cooler and even the next day it was still at the upper limit of the temp for safe refrig temps. the weather was mid 60's during the day and had sun only about 2 hrs more directed on that side in the morning and then it was in the shade the rest of the day afternoon and night it got to about 40's/50's. With the refrig being on the coldest temp it never got below the upper end of the safe refrig temps. So my concern if its the summer, how in the world it will ever be able to get down to normal temps with hot sun beating on the trailer and it being hot all day and evening.
Oh my, so sorry and you are right, 1 1/16 is correct. (guess I missed a number reading off of the the curve of the socket.)
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I turn my fridge on the day before an outing (I am on shore power as well) - it is cool enough when I load up about 24 hours later. I have also been known to put a frozen jug of ice inside the fridge to help it along.
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Pack, i'm trying to understand your fridge issue.
are you saying that you only set the fridge for the 12v DC setting? don't you have a 3-way fridge?
most only use the 12v DC setting while traveling. once they get to the campsite, they set it on the 110v AC IF they have electrical hookups and if not. they set it on the propane side.

in our 17 years of camping with our two popups, we NEVER had electric hookups, since we almost always camped in Calif. state parks. so we cooled ours on propane all the time.
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