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If the on/off switch is not working, then unscrew the cap that holds the battery in place.

Camping,... | Answered on Jul 25, 2019

Yes. If you are planning a camping trip, having a way to drink water is essential. If bleach is the method you prefer, buy some chlorine bleach. All you need to do is add two drops of bleach per quart of water and shake. Wait at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Camping,... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019

The odds that both bulbs went out at the same time is pretty low, actually. It's more likely that there's corrosion in the on-off switch or that an internal wire may have come loose. It's also possible--and I've made this mistake myself--that one of the 6-volt batteries has been put in backwards so that the polarity is not properly aligned for both batteries.

With all that said, here are a few simple tests you can do.

1. Check the batteries. If you have a battery tester, are both batteries good? If so, check they are properly installed and making good contact with their terminals.

2. Pull the bulbs out and use a voltmeter to check that you have voltage going to each bulb tube. This basically means switching the light on and touching each of the terminals where the bulb(s) would clip in. You should see a strong voltage reading on one or both tubes-I believe that this light is designed to keep working, even if one of the bulbs is burned out.

3. If you don't get a reading from the bulb terminals, the on-off switch or wiring leading to is is the prime suspect. You may have to disassemble the light housing to get into that, which may not be particularly easy. At this point, you might want to call Rayovac customer service and see what they might do for you under their alleged lifetime warranty for flashlights. You may be able to send it in (holding onto the bulbs for yourself) and get a free replacement.

Good luck!

Camping,... | Answered on Jul 03, 2019

An air mattress is a mattress that is blown up using an electric pump, manual pump or with your breath. They are then plugged and support the weight of the sleeper like a balloon.

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

Sleeping pads are commonly smaller than air mattresses and come in both inflatable and foam models. Most sleeping pads are made for one person, while air mattresses are constructed to mimic traditional beds.

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

that is the whole idea of foam pads, they start at 4" and compress in those parts of your body that aren't flat. The heavier you are the more they compress.

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 24, 2019

the new ones are supposed to last about 10 years. When the battery goes, you buy a new jug. Or you could just mark your calendar. If you phone Brita, they will send you a new meter unit for free.

There are instruction videos here

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 24, 2019

Reset or recharge?

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 08, 2019

It needs a new flow regulator, thats the big round thing that's connected inline on your supply hose.

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 06, 2019


Plese don't be desperate. Your rig has been around a good long time as have you. It is doubtful that you will find the collection of manuals you seek after this many years ... yet, if you have questions about your rig, I will be glad to help you. I am both a camper and I work in a large recreational vehicle park. I dont know it all, but I know a lot. If you will ask questions, I will try to assist you. Deal?

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 06, 2019

not that rich

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 02, 2019

Not in South Africa, so hope you reach out to your friends, relatives, neighbors, and even school and church associates.

Camping,... | Answered on Jun 01, 2019

It's a bit old/dated and a few holes...but think this should do the trick: 9c803efb-edc7-4048-b15a-09c281fa2915.jpg


Camping,... | Answered on May 06, 2019

Depends... Check with the Owners book if its designed for electric stovetop only or both gas and electric. AGs tops will disperse more heat around the sides of the pot. It may or may not damage the plastic handle and it may discolour the white finish. If you cant find the info, it will be a risk you have to take. Try it and keep an eye on it while its percolating to see if the plastic is getting too hot or the white is starting to discolour.

Camping,... | Answered on May 03, 2019

I believe you are referring to a Finbury Park lantern. The following site sells FP lanterns and bulbs. I suggest you query them with the specifics.


I hesitate to suggest other "bulb" sites as they might lack the ability to find the bulb simply by the lantern ID. If the bulb has an ID number, that would help.

Here is one such "bulb" site:


Camping,... | Answered on Apr 26, 2019

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