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  1. For me, there will never again be a Thetford toilet. Some of the retailers have told me that Thetford used to be their #1 seller; but the last few years that has changed and the Dometic is their most popular seller because of frequent and repetitive maintenance issues with Thetfords, primarily leaking water valves. The Dometic 310 and 510 are popular (depending on how much $ you want to spend). The 310 can be bought very reasonably at any number of sites for around $150 : Ebay, PPL, Tweety's, and Adventure, just to name a few. Me = no association with Dometic or any retailers.
  2. Me thinks you must have been dreaming after you fell asleep reading.!!
  3. I have an Instant Pot multi cooker/pressure cooker that will also saute' and slow cook, that I use a lot - in fact I have two. http://instantpot.com/ There are still times that the 5 or 6 qt. crockpot serves us well - in fact I have three.
  4. There are some variables here, such as size of roast, size of vegetables etc. So here goes: There are only two of us; so I'm not fixing a large roast (maybe 3# chuck or arm roast). I always brown and season the roast in a little oil first to seal in juices.I put the veggies on top and with medium to larger size potatoes, cut in half and good sized carrots (not the wimpy baby carrots, unless they are larger size). I warm the crockpot a little with a little water in it, as I'm browning the roast. After browning, I put the roast in and add a little water to the pan I browned the roast in and pour that in; so after this I have maybe a 1/2" of liquid in bottom of crockpot. Cover the roast with a packet of dry onion soup mix and a can of Campbells's golden mushroom soup. Place the veggies on top and, crockpot on high for 20-30 minutes then to low. for about 4 hours or so depending on size of roast. Makes it's own gravy. Size of veggies, depends on how long you think it will take to finish roast. I know this is way more than you asked for, but I just felt like giving one of my versions for crockpot roast for the benefit of others who may view this post.
  5. In my opinion painting is not a good solution in your situation. 1. You do not know if there was a vapor barrier put down be for the concrete was laid. 2. I am assuming the concrete has been there for some time. Based on your comments about moisture and mildew, I would either do it right or not do it at all, or you will just be wasting your time and money. Doing it right will involve etching the concrete first to open the pores and make it penetrable with a product such as this: http://www.hcconcrete.com/products/shark-grip-prep-products/Etching_Solution/index.jsp Then following with a good quality concrete sealer such as this: http://www.hcconcrete.com/products/solid-color-stains/solvent-based-sealer/ You can read and decide for yourself whether you want to paint or seal. In either case you will need to etch the concrete first to have any chance of a decent result with either method you choose. I only mention the brand above as I had experience with them in my career as General Superintendent in concrete construction. There are undoubtedly other equally good products out there. When I was still working, H&C products were available through Sherwin Williams among others.
  6. Another possible solution = Sewer Solution. I keep one of these for use when I am parked at the stix & brix or any other time it is convenient. Much cheaper than a macerator. I've had mine for 7 years. Can be bought for $100 + or - if you search. Video link explains operation. http://rv101.tv/2013/09/05/rv-sewer-solution-by-valterra-products/
  7. My sentiments exactly, spend the money for a quality older unit. With the budget you have allotted and specifying 2010 or newer, it is going to be tough to find what would be considered a full-time quality fifth wheel. Just my opinion, not meaning to offend anyone.
  8. 17 of 254 counties in Texas require emissions testing, with these all being in the large metropolitan areas: Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Program Area: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties Dallas-Fort Worth Program Area: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties Austin Area: Travis and Williamson Counties El Paso Area: El Paso County Motorists must successfully pass both the emissions and safety portions of the inspection to obtain an inspection sticker' Gasoline vehicles model-year 2 through 24 years old are inspected annually beginning with the vehicle's second anniversary The above extracted from TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) website.
  9. I can now get it to work using basic uploader. Ok, on edit, I just installed Adobe FlashPlayer 11 and the advanced now works too, providing the files are not too large.
  10.     Not to hijack the thread but: Guess not, tried 3 times and even went to "trouble uploading? try our basic uploader"
  11. I don't know where to start; so just let me say "Good Luck!".
  12. Barb, Explain your interpretation of the "generational shift" that you perceive is coming. I'm 71 and curious as to your take on the issue. CookieMon
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