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Old 04-07-2018, 09:04 PM   #12841
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Nice. My camper came with a 1,000 watt inverter for the refrigerators, I've added 4-6 volt batteries and I'm thinking about installing my 2500 watt inverter and solar panels so I never need to run a generator.
You know, I've never looked to see if the outside kitchen fridge was on the invertor.. I always assumed just the inside fridge was.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:24 PM   #12842
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You know, I've never looked to see if the outside kitchen fridge was on the invertor.. I always assumed just the inside fridge was.
I checked mine... They're both in the inverter. I think the inside fridge is more efficient than the school compressor fridge outside so for boondocking I plan to use only the inside fridge
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:37 PM   #12843
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It finally warmed up enough so I was able to finish the install of a residential fridge in our Vibe. It has a lot more storage than the original and we never camp without power so it should be a worthwhile upgrade.

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Old 04-07-2018, 09:43 PM   #12844
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Replaced the main tv with a 32” Roku enabled smart tv. Now I can get Direct TV Now, Netflix, Prime Video and a lot more without having to hook up the AppleTV box.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:38 AM   #12845
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More furniture changes in the garage. Some of the stuff we brought from the bunkhouse just isn’t working out.

We took out a short-wide bin holder and put in a tall one (Trofast from IKEA). We also got white so it matches the rest of the furniture.

We got rid of the cheap plastic storage drawers and put in a real dresser. Wife actually built that yesterday while I worked. (IKEA something or other)

And today, I assembled a couple of tall skinny cabinets (IKEA Eket). I had some help:

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We still have to build Momma’s craft nook (an IKEA secretary desk) for back there. She’s starting a vinyl cutting business and demanded some dedicated space.
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:56 PM   #12846
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More furniture changes in the garage. Some of the stuff we brought from the bunkhouse just isn’t working out.

We took out a short-wide bin holder and put in a tall one (Trofast from IKEA). We also got white so it matches the rest of the furniture.

We got rid of the cheap plastic storage drawers and put in a real dresser. Wife actually built that yesterday while I worked. (IKEA something or other)

And today, I assembled a couple of tall skinny cabinets (IKEA Eket). I had some help:

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And did the needful with tanks yesterday.

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We still have to build Momma’s craft nook (an IKEA secretary desk) for back there. She’s starting a vinyl cutting business and demanded some dedicated space.
A couple of pills on the bottle definitely makes IKEA instructions more clear.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:07 PM   #12847
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A couple of pills on the bottle definitely makes IKEA instructions more clear.


Oh, he wasn’t drinking it, he was just looking through it like a magnifier lens to make the instructions larger.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:13 PM   #12848
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A couple of pills on the bottle definitely makes IKEA instructions more clear.

Ha! True dat.

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Oh, he wasn’t drinking it, he was just looking through it like a magnifier lens to make the instructions larger.

So that’s not funny. Lately I’ve been realizing that I need to enlist my teenager to help me read small stuff. I remember making fun of the “old guys” way back when....
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:16 PM   #12849
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Oh, he wasn’t drinking it, he was just looking through it like a magnifier lens to make the instructions larger.
I've met some guys that after lots of drinking can actually speak Swedish. At least it sounds like it
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:57 PM   #12850
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Bought a new battery as our old one was no longer holding a charge. Got the 5er all ready for a fun trip to the Grand Canyon this coming couple of weeks. Excited as this will be our longest trip since buying it.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:54 PM   #12851
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Bought a new battery as our old one was no longer holding a charge. Got the 5er all ready for a fun trip to the Grand Canyon this coming couple of weeks. Excited as this will be our longest trip since buying it.
Where you staying At? I forgot the name of the town we stayed at but it was on old route 66, then drove up and in. Have a great time, I heard they really jacked the entrance fee, but it's beautiful, have a great time
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:24 PM   #12852
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More furniture changes in the garage. Some of the stuff we brought from the bunkhouse just isn’t working out.

We took out a short-wide bin holder and put in a tall one (Trofast from IKEA). We also got white so it matches the rest of the furniture.

We got rid of the cheap plastic storage drawers and put in a real dresser. Wife actually built that yesterday while I worked. (IKEA something or other)

And today, I assembled a couple of tall skinny cabinets (IKEA Eket). I had some help:

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And did the needful with tanks yesterday.

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We still have to build Momma’s craft nook (an IKEA secretary desk) for back there. She’s starting a vinyl cutting business and demanded some dedicated space.
That last picture is like a water bed from hell...
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:20 PM   #12853
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I finally installed the TP holder in the bathroom.
I've had the TT since last July but have approached this task like some public work's departments. A few months of deciding where to put it, another couple deciding how to fasten it, and a "family meeting" to see if all agreed on the location.

Today was a nice day so I got off my rear end and installed it. Maybe 10 minutes of work but at least i know the job has everyone's approval.

I've heard that some marriages have come close to ending over where the tp holder is located and even more importantly, how the paper feeds off the roll (top or bottom).

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I finally installed the TP holder in the bathroom.
I've had the TT since last July but have approached this task like some public work's departments. A few months of deciding where to put it, another couple deciding how to fasten it, and a "family meeting" to see if all agreed on the location.

Today was a nice day so I got off my rear end and installed it. Maybe 10 minutes of work but at least i know the job has everyone's approval.

I've heard that some marriages have come close to ending over where the tp holder is located and even more importantly, how the paper feeds off the roll (top or bottom).

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Well, the guy who invented the TP roll says it comes off the top!

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Old 04-10-2018, 10:44 AM   #12855
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Got the 5er out of the cave and spiffed up on the outside. Heading to Claremore, OK for the weekend. Flush out the anti-freeze and get ready for another summer of fun. Wake up to horses running on the track and hope the winds hold down.
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I've heard that some marriages have come close to ending over where the tp holder is located and even more importantly, how the paper feeds off the roll (top or bottom).
Think of it this way...

You're camping where spiders live in droves. A spider, that likes dry tiny spaces crawls up the toilet paper sheet at the start of a roll.

If the paper is rolled to the back and you unroll it the spider is on top of the sheets you're pulling, it drops down on your hand and may bite.

If it is rolled forward then the spider drops to the floor avoiding you if at all possible.

I know this from experience.
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Well, the guy who invented the TP roll says it comes off the top!



But, research seems to indicate that the picture shown from the Patent Application was designed NOT to show the way the paper was supposed to hang. It was illustrative of how the paper was in fact designed to pull without separating at each sheet.

No judgement here, just reporting research... If you can believe in that stuff.

Actually since my deceased wife became disabled and I learned of her difficulties with the under hanging roll, I learned to care and learned to only hang it top wise rolling. I find it no problem, just a moment of thought and a new habit.
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But, research seems to indicate that the picture shown from the Patent Application was designed NOT to show the way the paper was supposed to hang. It was illustrative of how the paper was in fact designed to pull without separating at each sheet.

No judgement here, just reporting research... If you can believe in that stuff.

Actually since my deceased wife became disabled and I learned of her difficulties with the under hanging roll, I learned to care and learned to only hang it top wise rolling. I find it no problem, just a moment of thought and a new habit.


Spiders? TP! Heaven forbid.
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But, research seems to indicate that the picture shown from the Patent Application was designed NOT to show the way the paper was supposed to hang. It was illustrative of how the paper was in fact designed to pull without separating at each sheet.

No judgement here, just reporting research... If you can believe in that stuff.

Actually since my deceased wife became disabled and I learned of her difficulties with the under hanging roll, I learned to care and learned to only hang it top wise rolling. I find it no problem, just a moment of thought and a new habit.


And, ask any cat owner and most will confirm the best way to thwart playful felines from unrolling an entire roll (full of claw holes) is to roll from the bottom. We don’t own cats so we continue to roll from the top.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:01 AM   #12860
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Spent our first night in the camper great to be back. Everything seems ok after the long winter storage other than the living room TV. Really strange we have the Summit TVs. Either remote will work on the bedroom TV but they will not work on the living room TV. You can manually turn the TV on and change channels adjust volume but it will not work with a remote. Anybody ever heard of this. And before you ask yes fresh batteries have been installed.
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