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  1. I am highly interested in the EZE Gutter product. Would someone who has this product installed, please let me know how well it works. Thank you.
  2. It is my fault that we are talking about a piece of foam. Recently, I began compiling information of what we, as owners, needed to do in order to maintain our trailers. Steve & I have never owned any type of trailer. So, we are true novices. My thought is compile all information in an easy to read format & create a schedule. Then when it is time to perform maintenance we have all information needed & do not have to do looking for it in the manuals we were provided on delivery day. To do this project, & in order to ensure I captured all components, I used the Oliver University [love the University info] list of equipment. Most maintenance information was found in the manuals provided on delivery day. For these, I used the University pdf to copy the needed info & pasted it into my maintenance notebook. Some equipment does not come with a manual, such as the Dexter Axle & the water pump. For these I copied the needed information from the University manual into my document. Then there was other equipment where the linked manual did not provide maintenance information. This was the case of the <span style="font-weight: 400;">13,500 BTU Penguin II A/C. To locate maintenance info I went to the Dometic site and did a search for my model/SKU [9105304190]. On this page were a couple of manuals. I used the Installation & Operating Manual [https://www.dometic.com/assets/59/01/3312500_55901.pdf?att=true]. </span> In this manual there is a section title Maintenance, page 14, which states that you should clean the air filters every two weeks. In our two years of use we had never changed the filters. So, I scurried outside to remove the filters. Well, I could not find them. I placed my hand in each open vent and felt what I thought was foam. I <span style="text-decoration: underline;">thought</span> I felt it at each opening. Getting ready to post a question of the Forum I saw CedarForks request for the same information. With ScubaRx's response I was able to locate & remove the filter. In responding to CedarForks & ScubaRx, I referenced the foam BEFORE I returned to the trailer to reinsert the filter. Had I done this, I would have seen that there was <span style="text-decoration: underline;">no foam</span> & this whole foam conversation would not have started. It was my misinterpretation of materials that got this incorrect conversation started. I have a tendency to provide toooo much info in an explanation & the above is probably a good example of that tendency. Hopefully, I have not muddied the waters any further. If I have please do not hesitate respond. Thank you.
  3. The screen/filter that I cleaned earlier today was filthy! Of course, this could be explained by the fact I had not touched in 2 years.
  4. oppsss ~~~ my mistake re gray foam pad. I just went out and looked again. The foam I saw & felt was a strip of foam along the opening of the filter screen. I do not know how I interpreted this as a foam square. I did not look up into the air distribution box once I had removed the filter screen. See pic below of box without filter screen. [a bit blurry & I will clean before replacing the screen.] The filter screen is made up of 2 pieces; a screen & a white filter. I am guessing these are the 2 pieces referenced by ScubaRx. They come out as one piece. If I am wrong, please let me/us know. Also below are pics of the screen & filter. I have included these for future reference. Between ScubaRx's very helpful pic & these maybe we can help someone else. :) In the filter pic, note the sliding tabs around the edges. Gently using these the 2 pieces --- screen & filter --- come apart. Both pieces can then be easily cleaned.
  5. O my heavens, CedarForks --- honestly & truly I just about to submit the same question to the Forum! I am mildly embarrassed to say that I have never cleaned this filter in the 2 years & 10k mikes we have had this trailer! I just went out & retrieved the filter. I had to push down a little harder that I really wanted to but that could be due to non-use. :)) It is a wee bit dirty & will take some elbow grease to get it clean. It will be mentally added to my regular cleaning tasks. Thank you so much for asking this question. ps: does anyone know anything about the foam material above the filter? Seems like it would be a collector of junk. In looking at the air box, I really thought this foam was the filter.
  6. Can/should we, as owners, change the fuses in the Blue Sea Systems Circuit Breaker Panel? If so, how? :) I have been to the Blue Sea web site & cannot locate; I have looked at equipment in trailer & cannot figure it out. And, I have looked in the Forum. All to no avail. Please know that I am not 'electrically' educated nor do I have an interest in the subject. I am the information gatherer in our duo. I collect the information, documentation & supplies, as needed, & provide to fairly well electrically educated other half. Thank you.
  7. I have never had a problem with the shoe bag flopping around or causing any type of problem hanging from the door. I have included a picture of the shoe bag & a bag in the bathroom. I have found that the suction hooks with the a 'suction latch' [my term] & a sticky backing work best.
  8. I did the same thing --- placed a shoe bag inside the closet door. In order to hold it in place I placed these hooks === https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C788VNN/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 === on the front of the closet door. Then I used some twill tape I had to put through the holes of the shoe bag and looped the twill tape over the top of the door & hold the tape in place with the hooks. The hooks are then used to hold jackets & whatever else. Again, using suction hooks I placed the smaller shoe bag in the bathroom as we do not use the bathroom for showers. I have not tried Command products yet but need to. That will be another rabbit hole down into Amazon & its Command products. :)
  9. Has anyone with the frosted glass cabinet doors had a problem with the hinges coming lose? We have a couple of times. Today as I lightly banged [lol] a door shut, with one hand, the whole door flew off! The screws, clear plastic washers, and sliver outside bolt fell off onto my semi-unmade bed. :) Steve found everything except a clear washer. He used a small piece of paper instead. So, my question is --- has anyone else had this happen to them & if so, do you have a solution? As these doors come loose previously &/or a hinge has become dislodged I have gotten into the habit of tightening the bolts occasionally.
  10. We are on a long trip. A stop was at Worthington State Forest, Columbia, NJ. The campground is along the Delaware River & is dry. The bathhouse is semi-satisfactory. The one near us had composting toilets; another one which served a lot more people was flush. Beautiful location. We were here on Memorial Day weekend & very few people. We were in spot 38, on a grassy knoll, with a slight river view.
  11. stlipa & rideandfly: Thank you very much for responding. I did not know if I would get a response due to the age of the thread. Steve re caulked around all the windows this am which we are assuming is where the water would come in?? I will make sure we have a roll of white electrical tape with us; we leave Monday for 6 weeks. Again, thank you. I am going to maintain my subscription to this thread. :) Gwenne
  12. 2 things: 1) Today, May 14, 2019, I sorta followed mossemi's instructions for cleaning out window weep holes & the tracks. I removed the white external seal without a problem. I then soaked it in a solution of a lot of water & a good slug of bleach. I let the seal sit for about 30 minutes. Then I sorta scrubbed the indentations. All results were quite satisfactory. While not 100% clean & white, it does look a whole heck of a lot better. While the seal was soaking, I washed exposed gap. Here is where I hesitated. I had already removed the shade & screen & removed the window stop rubber thingy - not easy to remove or return! I planned on removing the sliding window 'seal'; the black pieces. In looking at them, & following mossemi's directions, I decided to stop as I could not see how I can easily reinsert. However, I did note that the weep holes were clear. 2) Steve, husband, had blown out weep holes & I had inserted pipe cleaners in weep holes last week. We had water on the dinette floor prior to this. We had another big storm. Due to the blowing out & pipe cleaners I did not expect any leaking. Well --- on the driver's side bed, there was water this am. Fortunately I had all the cushions out as I have been cleaning. There was no water on the dinette floor. So, why did we get water? We have had water in the bed area once before. There has been a great deal of rain here in the last several months & this was the first time water in bed area. I did have water in dinette area several weeks ago. Any ideas on what we should/can do?? Thank you. Steve & Gwenne
  13. Ah --- thanks. I will review. We are leaving in late May, from NC, for a 6 week, 14 stop trip to Nova Scotia. I am a big planner; I had all 14 reservations made by early March. I know many people prefer to be foot-loose & fancy-free but, I am too much of a planner & just plain cannot help it. Thank you very much for the link.
  14. We too had never camped in a RV. The last camping we had done was well over 20 years & that was car camping with the Boy Scouts. I too was quite skeptical about dealing with the 'stinky-slinky'. After talking with a guy who had the composting toilet, we went with it. Aside from being so environmentally friendly, it is so much easier to deal with. We mainly use park bathhouses for pooping, if I may be blunt. Steve camouflages the pee tank in a canvas bag & empties in the bathhouse. Do a Forum search for "Natures Head' and "Compost Toilet' and you will info that should convince you that the compost toilet is the way to go. [pun unintended]
  15. Well, John, my Google search text was; "can i bring filled propane tanks into canada". Upon looking at the various 'returns' nothing seemed to explicitly provide an answer. I wanted to see the word 'yes' or 'no'. I looked at the Canada Propane site, including the FAQ's. I am a lazy person & got tired of reading all this info & so created my question. I figured 1 or 2 Oliver owners had been to Canada. lol Thanks to all the responses, I now know we <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Can</span> bring our filled tanks into Canada. All we need to be concerned about is bear & pepper sprays. lol We are new travel trailer owners & have done very little travel ~~~~~
  16. 2 things: 1) I could not easily find an answer to my question via the search, & 2) I did not know which category to post my question. Question: can we bring our 2017 Elite II (hull 224) propane tanks into Canada? I have looked at the Canadian web site re propane tanks but it quickly goes into technical jargon that makes my eyes glaze over. I figure someone here will have a ready answer. ps: I also looked at the FB Owners site & could not find anything. Thank you.
  17. Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Fl --- Feb 2019 Very near the National Naval Aviation Museum
  18. Hi, I was unable to get Command hooks to work for me so I have gone suction cup crazy. Have gotten all from Amazon -- I did a search for suction cups. Not pictured below is a small suction cup clock, which is above the bathroom door. This seems to fall the most often. The others have stayed in place for the most part. It has not gotten so bad that I have grated my teeth & thought, "I have got to get rid of these." [attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg][attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg] "mirror door 'hiders" :)"[attachment file=charger station2.jpg][attachment file=charger station2.jpg] [attachment file=charger station1.jpg] [attachment file=closet door hooks.jpg] [attachment file=shoe bag.jpg] [attachment file=plastic bag holder.jpg] [attachment file=trash holder.jpg] Charger Station1[attachment file=charger station1.jpg][attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg] Charger Station2[attachment file=closet door hooks.jpg] holds shoe bag & for coats[attachment file=shoe bag.jpg] Shoe Bag[attachment file=plastic bag holder.jpg] For trash bags - hangs from a suction cup hook[attachment file=trash holder.jpg] Trash bag holder
  19. Thank you for the thorough description && associated pictures. Appreciate the information.
  20. My guess is that I am not the only Oliver owner that has to deal with a CPAP machine. I started using one in early December; we have our first post-CPAP trip scheduled for late January. We keep the bed set up all the time, with our heads at the rear of the trailer. How have you set-up your machine? My guess is that the hose will not reach me with my head at the rear. I really do not want to put my head at the pantry end as that seems like it would be extremely difficult to get up at night to use the rest room. Also, how in the world do you clean that dang-gum long hose? I am NOT looking forward to this new addition to my camping life. :) Thank you. Gwenne
  21. [attachment file=20180930_174103.jpg] When we arrived at Jekyll Island State Park, a swarm of flying termites settled under our door mat. The Camp Host stated he would have someone spray & they may have but in the meantime we had left for dinner. Upon returning that evening we had several of the termites in the camper. It appears I had inadvertnely left a screen open a wee bit. We eventually got rid of the termites. BUT, then we had ants!! The day before we left another camper stated that they had been told to spray for ants around the outside of their camper. We immediatley went out & got some spray. However, that left the ants still inside the camper. We seem to have gotten rid of 99% of them. :))) So, has anyone had a bug problem & if so, how did you did eradicate the buggers?? I had communicated with Jason, service guy, about the termites & he said some folks put boric acid powder down in the lower shell. Has anyone done this & if so, what is the "lower shell" & how do you access it? Regardless of the above, Jekyll Island SP is beautiful --- the tall live oaks with spanish moss shade the entire campground; except for Section A, where we were placed. :)))[attachment file=20180930_174103.jpg]
  22. We arrived at Edisto Beach State Park eariler this afternoon. The list of do's & don'ts stated that the drinking water is salty. Does anyone know if it is OK to run this type of water through our water system? Thanks.
  23. Wow, thanks ---- I am quite skittish about removing anything on the Oliver. :) How did you remove & then replace? How about folks that have pre-2017 Oliver's, what have you done to keep the outdoor window seals mildew free? Aside from living in a mildew-free area. lol
  24. Thank you for all the input --- I'm glad I am not the only one with this problem ---- I have been concerned that my lack of good housekeeping had caused this problem. :)
  25. Thank you, topgun/Bill, for your response. I will try mineral spirits & see what happens. And, yes, you are correct -- it is mildew on this plasticy/vinyl strip. As I mentioned to John Davies, we live in NC where it is quite humid & we currently keep our camper outside & in the open. Someday we will have an inside space for it but I doubt if it will have have heating & air. grc
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