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Old 11-28-2015, 06:51 AM   #743
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That Costco looks like an interesting option - and certainly on the less expensive end of the spectrum. If you are not finding it in stock, it might be due to seasonal sell-out.

This is the time of year to search for bargains, of course. The cost of the Rumpl I ordered fell 25% three days after my purchase (now about $71). Fortunately, Amazon has a 7-day price policy, so I was able to call and get the difference refunded.

I haven't tested the Rumpl in the Interstate yet, but my couch potato experimentation has been promising. It is certainly warmer than my low-end goose down comforter.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:13 AM   #744
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How to secure oversized drink containers in the Interstate without drilling holes in the cabinetry for conventional cup holders.

I realize that this is a Texas thing that might not be universally appreciated, but Texans take their Yetis very seriously. Explanation in the blog post.

THE INTERSTATE BLOG: OVERSIZED CUP HOLDER FOR THE AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:21 AM   #745
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"Hi, My wife installed a tension curtain rod across, behind the front seats. She hung a pair of proper length curtains that are pushed to the sides when underway. The side facing out is white and that facing the living quarters is black. When settled in for the night we simply pull them together behind the front seats and have easy, complete privacy."

This was posted by Eberheld on another thread, and would be a quick and easy solution for overnight stops when you didn't want to pull out covers for the interior or exterior windshield.


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Old 12-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #746
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Making myself do some tool-use things this morning , I went thru the big tool bag to move some things over to the new, little one, and found a couple of things to add to this list.

Cabinet latches are always going, also the drain plug to the hot water tank.....the former can't be bought just anywhere, and the latter can be a particular pia if stripped and you are miles from someplace that has the right size plug.


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Hammer (I like the multi tool one, with pliers, wire cutter, etc.)
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Zip ties of various sizes
Spare cabinet latches
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Sturdy rope (do we need 100 feet?)
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:04 AM   #747
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Suggest you make that two adjustable wrenches (or throw in a small set of open-end or combination wrenches). Sometimes you have to hold the head of a bolt with one while you tighten or loosen the nut with the other.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:15 AM   #748
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I have a feeling that the cabinet latch issue may be a T1N issue, but I always carry a big roll of Velcro as a partial work-around for this and many other potential issues.

On one of my recent business combination trips, the closet latch let go, my "mobile office" rollaboard launched out despite the face that I had preemptively used my yoga mat to cram it securely in there (as a back-up method for the door), and it landed on the floor wedged firmly between both sets of cabinets, port and starboard.

It just so happens that the rollaboard is a tiny bit taller than the aisle is wide, plus it is one of those fancy carbon-fiber hard-sided things, and it took me forever to figure out how to pry it loose without tearing up the cabinets.

Now I loop a long piece of Velcro around the TV wall mount and through the cabinet door handle to prevent a recurrence. Hopefully.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #749
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I think I finally have this off-grid dish washing water conservation scenario worked out to my satisfaction. I have found that to be the most labor-intensive, annoying inefficiency associated with boondocking. My husband has asked me why I simply donít use paper plates and other disposable dishes and avoid the whole mess. The answer, of course, is that the gas stove is almost always used while boondocking because the microwave is not functional and Iím usually not in one place long enough to do BBQ. Soiling dishes is unavoidable.

I had bought the Prepworks collapsible dish tub a few months ago and I love it Ė itís one of the few products Iíve seen on Amazon that gets five stars. Except it doesnít fit into the Interstateís sink, so I got the nylon pocket sink. I then added the collapsible dish drainer to this assemblage. These three items can all semi-nest such that they fit perfectly in the T1N Interstateís small slot which is found below the drawers. When expanded, the drainer can nest in the tub. Therefore, I can stack up soapy dishes and the water will drain into the tub, not onto the counter. I can then take the drainer Ė tub combo and pour fresh water over it for the rinse using either a cup or maybe even the outdoor shower.

All gray water is captured either in the pocket sink or in the tub, both of which can be emptied either outdoors or into the toilet for further conservation. If I were going for longer duration off-grid, I would get a separate container to hold the dishwater for toilet-slugging purposes. Zero gray water generation.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:54 PM   #750
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I have a rectangular, collapsible bin, too, which I think holds 3 gallons. Not the same as yours, but very similar, and I use it often.

I stand in it for showering when boondocking, then dumping that away from the Interstate.

Serious boondockers save dishwater in a bucket for toilet flushing.


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Old 12-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #751
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Here's our contribution to small space living: Pic 1 is a 2nd folding mirror and stainless steel basket next to kitchen sink. We don't cook in our rv so we use the kitchen are as our vanity. The basket is attached to the wardrobe wall with suction cups and serves to contain lotion bottles, soap bottles etc. We use a small Keurig for making coffee in the mornings.

Pic 2. is a towel rack we found on Amazon. It simply hangs over the top of the cabinet door, doesn't interfere with opening the door and has felt lining on the hooks so it is non-maring.

Pic 3 is a paper towel holder that just fits in under the shelf forward of the upper kitchen cabinet.

Pic 4 is a magnetic door latch which holds the wardrobe door open and closes off the bedroom area.

Pic 5 show latches I installed to keep the drawers from bumping into the cabinet door and knocking it open. Used to happen a lot on sharp turns. Not now.

Finally pic 6 shows the teak mat in our bath. We don't use the onboard shower so wanted to protect the floor from getting scratched up from our street shoes.
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Fitting a Full Size frozen Pizza in an Interstate Freezer

Although, I don't eat frozen pizza often, sometimes it is just good to have along.

A regular sized frozen pizza will not fit in the freezer - it is not wide enough. I take the frozen pizza out of the box and cut it in half. Then, I stack the halves on on top of each other and put it in a zip lock or plastic wrap. Then I slide it into the original box, including the cardboard which was left whole. Next just fold the box over and tape (or it can be cut down some) depending on how tight one is for space.

I usually cook it on my volcano grill and then slice it on top of the original cardboard to minimize cleanup. Works great!
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Although, I don't eat frozen pizza often, sometimes it is just good to have along.

I usually cook it on my volcano grill and then slice it on top of the original cardboard to minimize cleanup. Works great!
I use my Cobb Grill for heating frozen pizza, and slice and serve it on the round cutting board that is available as an accessory for the Cobb.

But I'll admit I never even tried fitting a frozen pizza in the Interstate's dinky 3.1cf Nova Kool fridge. Up until now I would just do pizza on days I have to make a grocery run in my toad anyway, so the pizza goes straight from store to grill.
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Pic 5 show latches I installed to keep the drawers from bumping into the cabinet door and knocking it open. Used to happen a lot on sharp turns. Not now.
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Source? I took a look on the internet, can't find that specific product.
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Source? I took a look on the internet, can't find that specific product.
MINTCRAFT 23260-SC3L Surface Bolt, 4-Inch, Satin Chrome on Amazon.com

They also have cheaper ones, search for slide latches or barrel bolts.

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