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Just heard from Shannon Lush (cleaning Guru) that 1tsp Lavender oil in 1ltr of water and spray on your clothes while on a hanger and the creases drop out...Apparently............

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barina wrote:

Just heard from Shannon Lush (cleaning Guru) that 1tsp Lavender oil in 1ltr of water and spray on your clothes while on a hanger and the creases drop out...Apparently............


 Spray while wet or dry?



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This Link might be useful for some of you who don't have Island beds.  Just found it on another Forum.

www.truckersbed.com.au/

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I think you can use on wet or dry, she said she sprays it on before you wear it and the creases come out. I will try at the weekend and let you know

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Thanks Barina, will add lavender oil to my next shopping list.  Worth a try.



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My daughter swears by lavender oil for mozzie bites. I haven't tried it yet.

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Boroma577 wrote:

Happywanderer wrote:
Can you explain why you think it best to have a independant power source, Boroma, thanks. Was just going to plug it into the 12volt plug inhouse.

From my point of view I prefer to have the shower set up slightly away from the camper.  No issues with water running where you do not want it too

And you can just set it up and leave it up....no plugging in and unplugging, leads running about the place....AND you can bet your bottom dollar you'll get into the shower, undressed and ready to shower and discover you did not turn the ignition on or similar!!

These small 7amp batteries are readily available and not very expensive, maybe $35 - $40 and you can charge it up at home and it will last you quite a long time if you only use it to run the shower.


W If you are thinking of buying one check out the price at hobby shops that cater for radio controlled planes and cars. Price from them is usually much less - $25 or so David

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I often use Tea Tree oil as an antiseptic / disinfectant and fior mossie bites, even my 4yr grand daughter says nanny can you put you special stuff on whatever blemish she has....

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Sheba wrote:

 

www.truckersbed.com.au/



 These are  mighty expensive.



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I agree Boroma577. I think I'd prefer to use ordinary sheets. Watching the video, you can see you still have to lift the mattress to get the sheet tucked under. That's the hardest part of making the single bed in the caravan!

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Another Mosquito Repellant ?


Hope it's in the right place this time.   Don't know if this works, but it would be interesting to find out.

Easy. Just Start With an Orange

Warding Off Mosquitos Is Easy. Just Start With an Orange...Unplggd offers a great little how-to for anyone hates mosquitoes (read: everyone) and is sick of buying new candles and cans of spray. All you need is some orange peel and a spent plug-in repellent you might have lying around.

Just cut an orange rind to about the size of a refill, stick it inside your device, and plug it in. It's easy and pretty intuitive, seeing as mosquitoes are naturally averse to citrus and citrus-y essential oils.

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Sounds good Sheba, I wonder what the range would be like?

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Shannon Lush's tip this week is to use Glycerine on your tyres to smarten them up instead of the tyre black.......

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Interesting info on this website

www.yourlifechoices.com.au



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Supposed to be the original Brown one straycat.  Found the original post. This is the relevant part.  I got it in an e-mail a while ago.

How to Kill Mosquitos - NOT A JOKEI can't wait to try this in the summer!

I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled? a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well.. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it..Pass it on.

OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors.
It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it
cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not
as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes.
So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood
door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window
frames, and even inside the dog house.
Now these are Good Mosquitos!!!

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-- Edited by Sheba on Saturday 7th of April 2012 08:21:59 PM

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OK Folks,, couple of mths ago I read here how to keep mozzies away,, was it listerine,??????? I need to spray something on my shirts,(they really are hungry on the Murry River,) If you know something that works,,--Even bushmans doesn't do much good,,-- Pass in on , PLease.. Thank You,,
Happy Travels,.,

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Thanks Sheba
Not exactally what I'm after though,, I need to spray something on me,, I'm covering too much ground, Hang-on,,why not,, I'll spray Listerine on my cloth,
I'll let you know how I went after Easter;; Thanks, Nick,.,

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I know from personal experience that they don't like Eualyptus .  A few drops on a pillowcase will have them gone from a bedroom in a couple of minutes.

This is from a book about Eucalyptus Oil.

"Rub on a mixture of  Eucalyptus Oil and Vegetable or Baby Oil. "

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-- Edited by Sheba on Monday 9th of April 2012 01:24:59 PM

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So if Listerine does that to mosquitoes I hate to think what it does to your mouth! My dentist says don't use it in your mouth - so maybe this is a good way to use it instead.

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I was given a good idea the other day. Because your drainage hose is rolled up usually it seems to be hard to keep it on the straight and narrow so to speak so the person told me he has got a PVC pipe fitted to the underside of his van and his drainage hose just slides in and is always straight. I have a pole carrier across the back of my camper so will cut 3 lengths of drainage hose and have joiners in that way I don't have one long length all the time.

 

 

 



-- Edited by Dougwe on Friday 20th of April 2012 11:31:06 AM



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Drainage hose


I store mine inside lengths of pipe pushed thru the slots in the chassis of my Jayco.

I strongly recommend the smooth inside & outside pipes.  I join them as required with pieces of conduit.  Never had a blockage, but I don't stay in one place too long, maybe 3 weeks at most.

To make the set up look a bit prettier I glued the end of the pipes  to a modified 'Plumb Dinger' , a fitting used by plumbers to connect bath tub outlets to sullage pipes  in the concrete floors of bathrooms.

They never smell or kink!  Easy as to store them too.  Best mod I ever did.

 

The pic shows tubes for two lengths of both water & sullage pipes ...  Another length of each is stored, but rarely used, in the open end of the main chassis rails.  The 21'6" van enables lengths of around 5 to 6 meter lengths to be stored this way.



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If you put the outlet from the bucket up a bit from the bottom, then you trap all the gunk in it & don't spread it round the camp place as the bucket drains. 

Then you get SWMBO to clean out the borttom of the bucket into the rubbish bin.  



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Wrong!!! Cupie, you should know better than that. I thought I'd taught you better than that.
I'll have to report to Mrs. Cupie. A nice red should keep the lips sealed. Your secret will be safe with me.  



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RE: Drainage hose


couple things to remember.....where there's joiners theres possible build up of muck....also when getting sullage hose ...look for the one with smooth lining..not corrugated..as food particles get caught in the corrugations....turning it very smelly

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Thanks for that David, mine is corrugated on the outside but smooth on the inside and I flush it with clean water before putting it way if I can.

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Dougwe can I ask you a question about your sullage hose please as I know you have a sportliner like me although yours is a new model so it may be a little different........I can never get the water to drain properly through my hose I have to go outside and keep giving it a shake to get the water to flow, it can be very frustrating and most of the time I just stick a bucket underneath its easier!!

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I use a large, clear PVC tube as my drainage outlet.
When I travel I stow it on the weldmesh I had welded to the bottom of the A-frame. It has a length of steel across the back, to stop things going backwards.
I use an occy strap to hold it all in place.
I stow the drainage tube and the water hose on the A-frame that way. They coil up neatly, and are easy to manage, with no joins.

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That's the idea Cupie only the part you are holding in the photo is a bit spiffy, looks good though and seperates each length, I like.

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Quick Drainage From Van


I was told if you put a large bucket with a tap fitted to the bottom side then you drainage hose fitted to the tap the waist water from the van drains quickly into the bucket then drains out of the bucket. No more waiting for the water to slowly drain away from the sink or shower. I tried it into a bucket and it does drain out from the sink quicker.



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Dougwe wrote:

That's the idea Cupie only the part you are holding in the photo is a bit spiffy, looks good though and seperates each length, I like.


 The bit I'm holding is a modified 'Plumb Dinger" that I mentioned.  You can probably get them at Reece or other plumbing suppliers.



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