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Old 12-01-2009
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Default Dry Camping / Boondocking Tips and Tricks

To conserve water, an if you need hot water, try the "Chillipepper".
A device that will circulate the hot water till it gets "hot".

Very nice device.
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After looking at the chilipepper device, I was wondering if installing a 12v solenoid type valve on the hot water line furthest from the hot water tank and then running a small (1/4 ) plastic line (like ice maker supply line) back to the fresh water tank from the valve would work as well ? A lighted switch to operate it would let you know it is on.
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Boat SEX??? How about Hall Way SEX. It's especially good for old folks. When you pass each other in the hall one says to the other or if it's done correctly you each say it at the same time spontaneously.....

I don't think I have to tell you what you say. Or do I? (Old joke but I think a funny one)
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Bill you noted that the addition of an alternator to the onan is a good option although I cant see why. Am I missing something?
Anytime your generator is running you can also run your charger which is far more efficient in charging then any alternator UNLESS you add the Baldor 3 stage charger voltage regulator to it.With the generator running you can charge up anything else you need also.

One of the most inefficient things on our coaches is the engine alternator.

For those people that boondock at quartzite and are lucky enough to have cruiseairs, you can install a few long lengths of black plastic pipe on the roof to heat your water for a shower. Its not to hard to even connect it into your hotwater heater.
Now at John Prince Park in Lake Worth Florida right in the middle of a massive park renovation and a mess. The contractor walked off leaving many many sights unfinished and lots of people still travelling here. Boy am I glad I dont work in the office here.
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Bill you noted that the addition of an alternator to the onan is a good option although I cant see why. Am I missing something? Maybe , this works for me,
Anytime your generator is running you can also run your charger,
thanks for the info , But I knew this.
which is far more efficient in charging then any alternator,
Yep, I agree
UNLESS you add the Baldor 3 stage charger voltage regulator to it.
Do not need a Baldor, Don't know what it is ???
With the generator running you can charge up anything else you need also.
Yep, I think I knew this toooooo.

One of the most inefficient things on our coaches is the engine alternator.
I do not agree with this, Should we remove our Alternators ???
What else would be replace it with ??, Maybe a Baldor ????

For those people that boondock at quartzite and are lucky enough to have cruiseairs, you can install a few long lengths of black plastic pipe on the roof to heat your water for a shower. Its not to hard to even connect it into your hotwater heater. Roof airs here, No Cruise

Now at John Prince Park in Lake Worth Florida right in the middle of a massive park renovation and a mess. The contractor walked off leaving many many sights unfinished and lots of people still travelling here. Boy am I glad I dont work in the office here.
Good to hear you had a safe trouble free trip South, Good to be in the warm climate, Looks like you got out just in time.
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After looking at the chilipepper device, I was wondering if installing a 12v solenoid type valve on the hot water line furthest from the hot water tank and then running a small (1/4 ) plastic line (like ice maker supply line) back to the fresh water tank from the valve would work as well ? A lighted switch to operate it would let you know it is on.

That sounds like an easy thing to make work!
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Rick,

Perhaps there is a way to change part of the lie into the truth. What you need is a crapalytic converter. It feeds the black tank fluids into the exhaust and burns it up as you travel. It also helps to discourage those pesky tailgaters.
Gardner, I'm not sure if you were being serious, but on an old GMC motorhome we owned once my father ordered an option that allowed black water to drip onto the muffler and burned off at a controlled rate. I don't know how it worked, but I remember switching it on and by the end of the trip, there was nothing in the holding tank.

I can't imagine it did any good for the muffler or the environment. I think they were eventually outlawed, but who knows? It might, indeed, have been called a crapalytic converter.
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The Norfolk Southern Railroad tested incinerator toilets back in the 80's. We had a houseboat and went to a demonstation. Sounded like bacon frying but it wasn't bacon! The units were all stainless steel & and had an ash tray similar to a wood stove.

The railroad decided on plastic bags which they used until the crews used them for targeting signs.
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Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs TLC had to clean one of those last year. Guess they are still in use.
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Those incinerator toilets are definitely still in use. One of the Blue Birders, Don Baker ( Number 119 on the BBMaps) has a houseboat and uses one on it. I had never seen one before but it seemed to work great. I suspect it is a real energy hog though.
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