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Old 02-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #61
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What's a Texas fan?

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:22 AM   #62
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I have never ingested the water in my fresh water tank for personal use other than perhaps brushing my teeth and then I avoid ingesting it. It's use is for the bathroom and kitchen. I always carry water for drinking and coffee and the dogs in a potable water container. That taste you get from the water lines Donna is a combination of the plastic chemicals and the water and you will always have that, regardless of antifreeze use. I would never purposely use water that sat outside in a container for more than a couple of days to avoid stagnation and that is what happens to your fresh and hot water tanks. This has happened in every trailer I have owned (7) in the past 6 years, the taste is there with or without antifreeze.
I totally agree with you Jim... Being the Master of Mods (MoM)... have you ever considered a system that would use the 5 US gal water cooler bottles... a system that would travel?

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:37 AM   #63
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Texas fan is an extra fan to circulate air behind the refrigerator. Helpful in hot climates.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #64
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I thought the Texas Fan was only needed if you attended Texas Barbecues….
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:40 AM   #65
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jim, we have made fantastic barbque in michigan on a big green egg. i'm planning to bring mine when i camp. the fan helps keep the beer cold.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #66
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I totally agree with you Jim... Being the Master of Mods (MoM)... have you ever considered a system that would use the 5 US gal water cooler bottles... a system that would travel?

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Not yet, I may bring a mini keg in my refer but I have one of these for my water Amazon.com - BEVERAGE CONTAINER - 2 GALLON - Food Dispensers
and a couple of gallon jugs for the dogs. I learned a long time ago that their stomachs are more sensitive than mine to a change n water.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:25 AM   #67
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Texas fan is an extra fan to circulate air behind the refrigerator. Helpful in hot climates.
Can a Texas fan be retrofitted? Sound like a great option and I don't even live in Texas! Yeehaw!
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #68
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One thing with water taste in trailers that is huge, is the source of the water in the first place. When filling at home in Calgary, we are fortunate to have one of the best drinking water supplies for a city, as we are so close to the source in the mountains. When on the road, there have been lots of places where the water has has a 'distinctive' odour to it, and we do not drink it.

We find on the road having two 4 liter (1 gal) water containers suits any fresh water need we might have, as accessibility for refilling is quite good. We have pretty much always used whatever water is available for cooking, and use our battled water for drinking.
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I think in order to retrofit the Texas fan, the refrigerator has to be pulled out, so it can be done, but it will cost more than doing it during the build. We finally decided to get the Texas fan. It can be manually turned off which was the deciding factor, since we wouldn't want to listen to the fan unless it was needed.
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Your right Jim about the Texas fan. And since you didn't add that to Blackjack's build sheet, you'al have to stay north of the Mason-Dixon line during the summer. Never getting to experience genuine Texas barbeque.
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