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Old 06-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #29
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Awesome! Great to hear! I am going to pick one up.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #30
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Here are many examples:

Amazon.com: water alarm
Is there a specific model you'd recommend?
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #31
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Is there such a thing a low flow valve? Or does the showerhead just take care of that on it's own?
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Is there such a thing a low flow valve? Or does the showerhead just take care of that on it's own?
It doesn't require a special shower valve. The design of the showerhead itself is what reduces the flow, you could use one in your house for that matter.

The one in the Camping World link I sent you has a shutoff valve included at the base of the showerhead, so you can temporarily stop the water flow without tinkering with the shower valve settings (nice for my fiddly original 2-handle shower valve.) The standard setup from Oxygenics comes with a restrictor that lets you reduce the flow but not completely shut it off.
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Useful stuff! I just ordered two water detectors for our AS. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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Heads up on the so called "on/off valve" on the new Oxygenics shower head. I am on my third one from Camping World. The valve will not shut the water off. All it does is reduce the flow to a high trickle. Read the reviews that people are posting on the new head and others are having the same problem. I am debating if I am going to send the latest one back and try again. As a shower head it works very well. Supposedly uses less water and has a nice spray pattern with good pressure.
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Heads up on the so called "on/off valve" on the new Oxygenics shower head. I am on my third one from Camping World. The valve will not shut the water off. All it does is reduce the flow to a high trickle. Read the reviews that people are posting on the new head and others are having the same problem. I am debating if I am going to send the latest one back and try again. As a shower head it works very well. Supposedly uses less water and has a nice spray pattern with good pressure.
I didn't think it was supposed to shut the water off entirely, the trickle is there to remind you to shut the shower valve off properly. We have the Airstream supplied shower head that has a cut off valve but it specifically says there should be a trickle....
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We dry camp quite a bit (I know, it's not everyone's thing). In place of the charger/convertor I have a Xantrex charger/inverter - the Freedom 3012 (3000 watt pure sine wave output). Also have 3 x 75-watt solar (came with the trailer), 4 AGM batteries and I installed a blue-flame heater.

For internet I use the cellular network. I had a cell antenna mounted on the roof (the aluminum roof makes an excellent counterpoise (ground plane). The antenna is attached to a Wilson 3-watt amplifier with an internal pickup. I use an older Cradlepointe router into which I plug a Verizon USB cellular modem. The Cradlepointe sets up a complete wireless network in the trailer - works with Linux, Windoze, iPod, Andoid and what ever else needs internet access, as well as the printer.
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Toad, not so. According to camping world and the maker it is supposed cut the water off completly. It is a defect in manufacturing . I called CW this morning and they are going to send another one. I was told they have received no complaints from the latest batch they have sent ouy. Hopefully this one will work as designed.
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Toad, not so. According to camping world and the maker it is supposed cut the water off completly. It is a defect in manufacturing . I called CW this morning and they are going to send another one. I was told they have received no complaints from the latest batch they have sent ouy. Hopefully this one will work as designed.
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For internet I use the cellular network. I had a cell antenna mounted on the roof (the aluminum roof makes an excellent counterpoise (ground plane). The antenna is attached to a Wilson 3-watt amplifier with an internal pickup. I use an older Cradlepointe router into which I plug a Verizon USB cellular modem. The Cradlepointe sets up a complete wireless network in the trailer - works with Linux, Windoze, iPod, Andoid and what ever else needs internet access, as well as the printer.
Where can I pick up one of the Cellular Antennas? I usually use my Sprint phone as a WIFI hotspot and then use my computer. If having an antenna and an amplifier will help boost service, I would love that!
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Where can I pick up one of the Cellular Antennas? I usually use my Sprint phone as a WIFI hotspot and then use my computer. If having an antenna and an amplifier will help boost service, I would love that!
I bought my antenna through Amazon. The manufacturer of the antenna and the booster/amplifier is Wilson. They have a variety of differently configured kits - I go the amplifier with the internal antenna which has a pick-up range of 2 feet; it has the 12-volt power supply and I also bought the plain antenna. I has JC install the antenna, and I put the amplifier under the armrest of the gaucho (wired in 12volts for it there). The pickup is attached with the double-sided tape it came with just under the window ledge where the dining table folds out from the wall. I also wired in a small switch under the window ledge (switch has a red led in it when the power is on) to power the amplifier on and off.
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