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Old 07-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #641
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Rex another suggestion is for the women's paper use to dispose of it in a garbage bag and not down the toilet. that should cut down the amount of the paper in the tank.
According to Airstream the tank size is approximately one weeks use so your guess is as good as mine. You can always start with an empty tank and dump gallon pails down until full to find out the capacity.
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Rex 1 Quart = 2 pints, 4 quarts = 1 Gallon. 15 gallons x 4 quarts x 2 pints so therefore the tank should hold 120 Silver bullets. You can always buy that many to test the size however after 120 silver bullets you won't care. LMAO.
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Rex 1 Quart = 2 pints, 4 quarts = 1 Gallon. 15 gallons x 4 quarts x 2 pints so therefore the tank should hold 120 Silver bullets. You can always buy that many to test the size however after 120 silver bullets you won't care. LMAO.
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Hey Rex, I must say that the bag of ice idea does work well. Just don't over do it--two bags of ice is NOT better!!! Don't ask how I know that, but, I can tell you that two bags will give you a frozen cone. Not exactly what you are trying to accomplish
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:43 AM   #645
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Get the John Wayne brand TP. Rough, tough, and dont take no s**t off anybody. Sal.
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I think the paper problem was already in the tank, before I purchased the old girl. I just didn't notice that the paper was not fushing until this last camping trip. Anyway, I went to walmart and got some TP for RV's & and some blackwater tank chem. that helps break down TP and other soilds.

So, I think I will fill the tank to the top and hook up my 15 gallon blue boy....and if it fills the blue boy, then I will know that the BW tank is 15 gallon. And if it overflows than I will know its more than 15 gallons, and cleanup the mess....not. I won't let it overflow....hopefully!
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More pics of our Tahoe trip....19th floor Bar @Harrahs, Tahoe Wabo Bar, Tahoe Queen, & Whiskey Dick's .
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One of those fun wands that you can hook up to a garden hose and spray out your tank works well. You can test your toilet paper ahead of using it in the tank by putting a couple squares in a jar, filling the jar part way with water and then shaking it. If the toilet paper falls apart, you're good to go. I use 2ply and do not spend the money on that fancy RV paper. Expensive stuff. I'd rather buy cork floors! It's all in what you want to spend your money on.
We measured our black water tank (currently out of the trailer) and came up with 18.5 gallons approx. We also have a 1972 31 ft Sovereign . Hope that helps.

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One of those fun wands that you can hook up to a garden hose and spray out your tank works well. You can test your toilet paper ahead of using it in the tank by putting a couple squares in a jar, filling the jar part way with water and then shaking it. If the toilet paper falls apart, you're good to go. I use 2ply and do not spend the money on that fancy RV paper. Expensive stuff. I'd rather buy cork floors! It's all in what you want to spend your money on.
We measured our black water tank (currently out of the trailer) and came up with 18.5 gallons approx. We also have a 1972 31 ft Sovereign . Hope that helps.

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Thank-you for the intel on the size of the Black water tank, Kay....hard to get a straght answer some times from some of our airstream friends . I didn't spend alot of money on the RV T-paper, I got it at Walmart. Today I put some RV chem. that breaks down paper & soilds. Looked down the hole with a flash light... the paper is starting to break down. I think I will let it "stew" for a couple of days, and then flush out.

Saturday nite we had a nice BBQ with friends... fun to go camping, but nice to be home!
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In the PM, I built the door frame for the food pantry next to the fridge. I still haven't purchased hinges for the kitchen cabinet doors.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:51 PM   #651
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Today I sanded the door frame for the food pantry...used 100 grit sandpaper. After a couple of hours of sanding, I set the frame in place to see how it was going to fit. I used a couple of green-colored spring clamps to hold in place. Fits pretty good okay....

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lookin' good, Rex. Where did you get your corner clamps? Home Depot, Lowes, Harbor Freight?
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lookin' good, Rex. Where did you get your corner clamps? Home Depot, Lowes, Harbor Freight?
99 cents per @ Home Depot....I purchased 6.
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Hope to finish the panels tomorrow....
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:33 AM   #655
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Just wondering what brand/model of fridge you installed and where you purchased it and how much you had to fork over. The fridge in Abby is T.U. and I'm contemplating replacing it. Thanks,

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Installed the new Refrig today...I used the old wall pannels to line-up the new frig in the correct location before marking and drilling. Used some diamond plate under the new refrig, it seems to have a better foundation.

Once the Refrig was mounted, I pulled the original pannels and used them as template's to cut out the new birch 1/4" pannels. In and out of the Old Girl 3 or 4 times; cutting, sanding, and refitting.... Once I got them where they fit like the originals, I put the first coat of stain on the two pannels.

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Just wondering what brand/model of fridge you installed and where you purchased it and how much you had to fork over. The fridge in Abby is T.U. and I'm contemplating replacing it. Thanks,
Hey Mr. TOP.... did you see the movie "PAUL", before your last camping adventure? Anyway, the original fridge in Rita was a Dometic RM 2803. The replacement model for that fridge is; the Dometic DM 2820.

It was not cheap! $1,500 on sale? The orignal color was light tan, The Bunny wanted a black fridge, so she painted it. I cut the stainless steel front panels to fit. Here's a web site with information on the new fridge... I purchased this one thru our local RV store just across the freeway from my house. Shop around!!! You should find one on sale somewhere in the lower 48. Products - Dometic
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Today, I cut out the center panels for the pantry frame... I had to buy a 4x8 1/4" piece of plywood from Home Depot, (cabinet grade). Finally used up all the leftover plywood from the interior birch panels. I also purchased a "jig" for my router. I used that to router out the back side of the frame for the center panels.

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Today I stained the pantry frame with the same stuff I've been using...Clear/Deft. I also drilled the holes for the hinge, before installing the center panels. Because I needed to use the "Corner Clamps" to hold the frame in place, in order to have the frame in alignment with the hinge for drilling. Pulled the frame back off and stained the back side.
Tommorrow I will give the frame a light sanding, and put another coat of stain on... Plus install the center panels in the PM. Hopefully I can install the finished product in the late PM or on Saturday morning.

We also plan to go to "Friday Nite in the Park" @ Shasta Lake City, and enjoy some live music.

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