Mr. Wipple Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Remember that old Charmin toilet paper commercial where Mr. Wipple sold Charmin toilet paper?  That commercial sold a lot of bathroom tissue. So much that everybody wanted Charmin in their bathrooms. Even RVers want that squezzably soft tissue in their RVs.

The problem is that most RV holding tanks do not digest that stuff very well. Charmin as well as other name brands tend to build up in most black tanks creating a bit of messy problem to say the least. For years RVers had to settle for that easily bio-degradable toilet paper that has the consistency of wrapping tissue and the texture of sand paper. It never quite worked as well as the “good stuff” from the grocery store we all became accustomed to. But if we were going to camp or travel in our RVs we had to put up with what wouldn’t clog our tanks. Life was rough!!

Well, thanks to the wonders of modern chemistry, our time spent in our “personal reading room” has now been improved. Unique Manufacturing and Marketing Inc of Arvada, CO has come out with a new product that digests the solid waste black tank build up that plagues all us RVers all the time. Instead of using harsh chemicals that pollute the water system, RV Digest-It Concentrate uses safe bacteria and enzymes that grow by eating and dissolving the solid waste build-up in our back tanks turning that messy gunk into harmless carbon dioxide and water. Not only will this product not harm the environment, it is actually good for the local eco-system. So, all you tree huggers aught to feel warm and fuzzy all over with that news.

This means that we can once again enjoy the soft, perfumed luxury of the “good brand” of toilet paper even when we are away from home. RV Digest-It not only eliminates clogs and back-ups in your black tank system, it also deodorizes your system as well. It’s a two-for. What a country!!

I realize an article about toilet paper and black tanks might not be the proper subject for polite conversations however, for all us dedicated RVers it is a serious subject we have all dealt with at one time or another. The purpose of RVing is to make life a fun adventure and not and ordeal of maintenance headaches. We all know when the black tank backs up nobody has any fun.

You can find this great product in the parts department at Holiday World of Houston and this article is just a friendly reminder that even the most tasteless subjects have a place in the lexicon of all RV enthusiasts. Don’t let a clogged black tank spoil your next trip. Keep reading this blog for the latest in tips and tricks to make your RV lifestyle something to be proud of.


“It’s Wabbit Season”

OK, there is no rabbit season in Texas but hunting season is fast approaching. Almost everyone I know with a hunting lease is unhappy with their accommodations on their lease.

Well, I happen to have the perfect solution. If you’re hunting lease has any kind of water well or electricity going to it then you must buy a used travel trailer that will sleep up to eight people. With a heater and air conditioner along with a stove and microwave, you can have almost all the comforts of home while you are trying to take that trophy buck home with you.

Holiday World of Houston has a huge selection of Government Spec Disaster Relief Trailers for sale starting at just $3995. These have sleeping for eight along with all the amenities that RVs come with including a furnace so you can eat and sleep in relative comfort and security without freezing in the winter.

I know some of you will say, “But those trailers are so bright white it will scare all the game away.” O contraire you Davy Crockett wanna-be’s. When you buy a FEMA Spec Trailer from Holiday World of Houston, not only will you get a trailer that you know will be working properly with out any leaks, but for just a few bucks more, (no pun intended) you can also get it camouflaged to the point that all you will have to do is point your gun out the window to bag that huge boar hog and then go back to cooking your eggs at breakfast.

Don’t worry that there are no holding tanks because I have an old hunter’s trick for you. Dig a posthole about 4-6ft deep. Put some gravel at the bottom and add a little dirt. Place your drain hose in that hole and pack some more dirt around that. Then place some more gravel and rocks around the top and, viola’ instant septic tank. I did it this way for years on my lease so I know it works.

If you want to blend in to the surroundings on your lease then get a camo hunting trailer from Holiday World. Not only will you be the talk of the café, but you may even finally get that 12 pointer you have been missing for years, or not. Regardless you will blend right in and those old dumb deer won’t even know what hit em.

Don’t be a Daffy Duck. All you have to do is follow this link to see what I mean and get one of these unique trailers for your lease. Just fill out the contact form or call and Holiday World will bend over backwards to help you bag your next trophy this season.

Selecting the Right FEMA Trailer

Selecting the right Disaster Relief Trailer can be hard with all the “fly by night” dealers flooding the market. There are auctions that are loaded with trailers in various conditions. The problem is that they have not been looked at since they were last lived in 4 years ago. By now they have sat in some vacant lot baking in the sun and rotting in place. This means the LP, electrical, water and sewer systems have also sat and rotted. LP valves tend to stick and leak. Water pipes get fragile and break the first time under pressure. Electrical wires get chewed on by insects and animals that also live on the lot the trailers were stored on. What this means to you is that it could be a hazard to camp in because of leaking propane and electrical shorts that can cause a fire. At the very least, water pipes burst the minute you open the valve to provide water service to the sink and toilet. 

Buying a Disaster relief Trailer from Holiday World of Houston means you have a trailer that is safe for you and your family to camp in. Our team of certified RV technicians checks the LP system for leaks and repairs anything that might be leaking gas such as a water heater or furnace. They also check the electrical system for shorts and the water system for leaks as well. Technicians also check the major appliances for proper operation. These include the fridge, stove, microwave and air conditioner.

These checks are done on every disaster relief trailer that is not classified as “salvage” or “handyman special”. These trailers get an LP check and a Texas Safety Inspection only.  For all the others, our technicians repair any minor problems with the structure, repair or replace any appliance that is not working such as water heater, furnace, A/C, or microwave.  They also get a Texas Safety Inspection. 

There are two major types of categories of Disaster Relief Trailers. The Dealer Spec Trailers are trailers that were designed and built for RV dealerships across the US. They all have holding tanks and are basically like any other used travel trailer you might find on the market today. Most are bunk house models from major RV manufacturers such as Keystone, Forest River, and Fleetwood. Designed to sleep around 5 or 6 people comfortably with ducted air conditioning, full RV kitchens, and many other options you find in your average travel trailer such as slide-out rooms. The only reason they are classified as disaster relief trailers is because they were purchased by the federal government to be used as emergency housing in case of a natural disaster. 

In contrast, the FEMA spec trailers DO NOT have holding tanks for fresh water and sewer. Most have residential style refrigerators and toilets. They were designed and built specifically for emergency housing by various RV manufacturers such as Gulf Stream, Fleetwood and Monaco. They also sleep 5 or 6 people in a bunk-house design and have an exterior of plain white aluminum or fiberglass with little or no accent stripes or graphics. They do have full kitchens with stove, microwave, and sink. These are perfect for the hunter who wants a place to stay on the hunting with out buying  a fully loaded trailer. 

At the Holiday World of Houston web site, we have the trailers sorted by price level or “grade” with links to each grade listing the available inventory at that price grade. You can use this link to check out our selection of Disaster Relief Trailers and pick yours out today before they are all gone.