Saturday, December 03, 2016

Steath = Black




Black Curtains For Stealth RVing

7am - We bought black curtains at K-Mart in order to put Scampy into stealth mode. Yes, these curtains are black. But light still showed thru at nite.

So, we went back to K-Mart and bought a black queen size sheet. Now, we have enough black material to make curtains that are truly worthy of labeling them:
Black Stealth Curtains

As you may seen in the pic below, the curtain on the left is a True Stealth Curtain because it is made from doubling the sheet material.

While the curtain on the right only comes up to Lame Stealth.

Stealth Curtain vs Lame Stealth Curtain


Learning about heaters
7:30am - We learned from our MsTioga days, that Olympian Catalytic Wave Heaters really work well for RV Camping. However, we also found out that having too much heater may not be comfortable.

For perhaps 6-years in MsTioga, we used a Wave6 catalytic heater. At the lowest setting, the Wave6 was just too hot for comfort. When that Wave6 needed replacement, we got a Wave3.

When we got a heater for Scampy, of course we bought a Wave3. And when last nite the temperature outside got down to 42℉, we were very comfortable inside Scampy! 😎

3pm - Camping out
Boid and George have decided to go somewhere to camp tonite. We do not know where though.

So.....when we get where Our Nite Camp will be, we will Blog our location so that you will know too.

See you then!





4:30pm - Wal*Mart Grocery
The parking lot here is filled to overflowing. It’s Saturday afternoon. Of course the lot is full. The working folks gotta shop when they’re not working.

That kinda stuff does not apply to the TiogaRV Team. We shop when the crowds are gone.

When we arrived here, we noticed an empty parking lot across the street from Wal*Mart and Hobby Lobby, . Some offices or something. Little Honda and Scampy are parked in that lot now.

When we see the crowds dwindling, we’ll go shopping over at Wal*Mart.

Wal*Mart at Grossmont


4:45pm - Water heater beckons
We decided to crank up Scampy's water heater. Never did that before.

Scampy does not have an inside control panel. To crank it up, we go outside. Opening the water heater door, we found operating instructions for lighting. The pilot lit immediately. The temperature was set to "warm" and the burner started up.


Now, it's 10-minutes after lighting, and the water heater sound stopped. Testing how hot the water is, we found that it is a lot hotter than "warm".

The temp control knob was moved a little, to see if the water temp will now be a bit cooler. Warm would be good.




8pm - Wal*Mart is quiet now
After covering Baby Boid up in his cage, I walked across the street to shop.

One of the first things in my cart was Jack Daniel’s Ribs. The package described the ribs as: “Fully Cooked.”

When I returned to Scampy and opened the ribs, they were raw! Or they sure looked raw to me. So, I had to cook the whole batch. Not good to put raw meat in the fridge that is not going to be eaten for several days.

After cooking, I ate some. Pretty good!
Cookin' da ribs


Does that read "fully cooked" or what?


11:15pm - Bed Time
We have remained camping across the street from Wal*Mart. This is now our Nite Camp as well.



Elevation: 569 feet


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15 comments:

  1. We still have our Mr. heater for 10 years now and keeps our 36 foot coach quite comfortable. The wave 3 will be next if we have to replace this one.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      My experience is, the Wave3 is MUCH too small to do a good job heating a 36 footer.

      Tioga George

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  2. George its been a while since I have checked in on you I guess you had just moved into your apartment last I had checked ...And now your back RVing .... Oh My that really made my morning smile a big one..I am so happy for you and your new lil home and your bird friend ...Congrats on the new journey ...

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    1. Hi LaDawn,

      Thank you for again being a Reader of my blog! 😎

      Tioga George

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  3. OK I have been doing lots of catching up ..I am so happy to learn you found out what was making you ill ( the warfarn) My Dad was on that before he passed.. and his wife is also on that and has issues similar to yours.. I would of never thought warfin could do that, and I think you were correct about the brain bleed thing ..wow so much reading and so much learning ..so much has happened in the past few years I love your bonsi tree and it took me a bit of reading to figure out about both RVs LOL oh gosh its just such a good day for me reading your posts your so inspiring to me ..Ok over and out Thanks for being you, and yes to me, you always will be 'Tioga George'

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    1. Hi again, LaDawn,

      Yes! Medications may do a lot of harm. Bad for Dad.

      My Bonsai tree is really doing well.

      Tioga George

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  4. I made a set of black out curtains for my 5th wheel. Primarily to keep the heat out. Zero light passes through. Enjoying your travels and dialogue.

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    1. Hi Gary,

      Thanks for sharing your black out curtain story!

      And thank you sooooo much for your comment/compliment:
      . "Enjoying your travels and dialogue."

      Tioga George

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    2. George, it's great that you have a hot water thermostat even though you have to adjust it from outside. My 25-foot 2009 Hi-Lo camper has a switch on the inside of the camper to turn on the hot water heater but no thermostat (inside or outside) to adjust the temperature. So, I have to make sure the hot water heater tank is full of water and then turn the heater on and wait until hot, then turn it off and adjust temperature of water coming out of the shower or faucet with cold water. In other words, it's a real pain in the "blank." I've convinced myself that if these campers were easy to operate, then I guess I wouldn't truly be camping!

      Dee

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    3. I was thinking, Dee, that our lives must be going pretty good, if how hot the water is, appears to be a major concern. 🙄

      Tioga George

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  5. I'm happy that your current blogs are resembling your life when you were full-timeing with Toiga. Let the good times role -- but keep safety paramount.

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    1. Hi Sheila,

      Thank you for that thought!

      Are the good times rolling now?

      Tioga George

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  6. On my class b water heater I run it for 15 min and then shut it off. That makes it warm enough for a shower. I save propane that way.
    Dave 04 Excel TD

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    1. David, maybe what you described is the reason why the manufacturer of my Hi-Lo camper installed such a "primitive" hot water heater system (as I described above).

      Dee
      Summerville, SC

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    2. Hi David,

      Run for about 15 minutes, then turn off is what I do too.

      Tioga George


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