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VAL Digest          Sunday, January 11 2004          Volume 01 : Number 124




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Topics in Today's Digest:

[VAL] Bucket Washing Machine
Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine
Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine
Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine
[VAL] Florida State Rally
Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine
Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 08:32:14 -0500
From: Rick Langer <farreach@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

Yes, Glyn, you take a 5 gallon bucket, put your clothes in it with some
river stones and soap, put a tight cover on it and drive. There was a
discussion on this list some months ago. Somebody tied the bucket(s) to the
rear bumper where the movement was the greatest. Someone else suggested that
putting the bucket in the shower worked very well. I don't have actual
experience with this method, but I have a bucket ready to try it next time
out.
Rick Langer

Glyn Wrote:

> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:35:54 -0800
> From: Glyn Judson <glynjudson@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
> Subject: Re: [VAL] Gray water for toilet use
>
>     Rick,
>
> >>snip Right up there with the bucket washing machine.
>
>     Does the bucket washing refer to doing laundry while on the go?  Years
> ago I read John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charlie" wherein he described
> doing his laundry that way as a result of accidentally having his clothes
> fall into a trash can of water and dirty dishes.
>
>     Thanks,
>
>     Glyn

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 09:38:12 -0600
From: schuetzen - RKBA! <chasm@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 08:32:14 -0500, Rick Langer <farreach@xxxxxxxxxx.net> wrote:

>Yes, Glyn, you take a 5 gallon bucket, put your clothes in it with some
>river stones and soap, put a tight cover on it and drive. There was a
>discussion on this list some months ago. Somebody tied the bucket(s) to the
>rear bumper where the movement was the greatest. Someone else suggested that
>putting the bucket in the shower worked very well. I don't have actual
>experience with this method, but I have a bucket ready to try it next time
>out.
>Rick Langer

I certainly would NOT put it on the rear bumper and would NOT risk destroying
the floor of my tub or shower.  if you really want to wear holes in your clothes
this way, then set it on the floor of the trailer near the back where you will
get the most of your see-saw motion.
you know, they still make that funnel with the long handle that was used back in
the turn of the century, I have one such example.  works great.  soap and water
and clothes in the bucket, stick that funnel shaped dealy into the top and it
just surges water up and thru the clothes.  takes 10 minutes to wash, rinse and
be done.  cannot remember where I saw them being sold last time.. some place
like Harbor Freight??

if anyone wants a picture, let me know

cheers
chas



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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:20:52 -0600
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, electrical engineer" <geraldj@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

Lehmans (http://lehmans.com) would be the most likely place to have that
hand operated washing plunger. And other muscle using appliances that
save on paying for fuel or electricity.

Gerald J.
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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:29:44 -0600
From: schuetzen - RKBA! <chasm@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:20:52 -0600, "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, electrical engineer"
<geraldj@xxxxxxxxxx.net> wrote:

>Lehmans (http://lehmans.com) would be the most likely place to have that
>hand operated washing plunger. And other muscle using appliances that
>save on paying for fuel or electricity.
>
>Gerald J.

could be that is where I saw it.
I think it was a hard copy catalog but I get so many...
one of my favorites is Leichtung's

anyway, will go look at lehmans 
seems the embossed name on my vintage is Surgilator  or some such.

thanks
chas
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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 11:32:44 -0800
From: "S.W.Sandy" <swsandy@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
Subject: [VAL] Florida State Rally

Hi Folks,

            Wondering who- all is going to the FL state Rally (Florida
Tropical Days) in February?? Drop me a line OFF-LIST :
swsandy@xxxxxxxxxx.com 

 
Walt

 

S. W. Sandy

Region 2 VAC Rep.

Woodstown, NJ

WBCCI & VAC

WBCCI # 4159

1970 Overlander 27', 1960 Pacer 17'

1999 Ford SD F250, V10

1999 Ford Expedition 5.4 L V8

E- Mail: swsandy@xxxxxxxxxx.com

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 20:16:56 -0600
From: schuetzen - RKBA! <chasm@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

here are three pictures in a photoalbum of the bucket laundry tool.

Simply click the address below and enter your guest password: bucket

http://www.photoisland.com/servlet/GuestLogin?USERNAME=schuetzen

If that doesn't work, go to www.photoisland.com, and log in to my albums with
the following information:

Log-in ID: schuetzen
Guest Password: bucket 



>
>I certainly would NOT put it on the rear bumper and would NOT risk destroying
>the floor of my tub or shower.  if you really want to wear holes in your clothes
>this way, then set it on the floor of the trailer near the back where you will
>get the most of your see-saw motion.
>you know, they still make that funnel with the long handle that was used back in
>the turn of the century, I have one such example.  works great.  soap and water
>and clothes in the bucket, stick that funnel shaped dealy into the top and it
>just surges water up and thru the clothes.  takes 10 minutes to wash, rinse and
>be done.  cannot remember where I saw them being sold last time.. some place
>like Harbor Freight??
>
>if anyone wants a picture, let me know
>
>cheers
>chas
>

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:08:12 -0700
From: "Polly Pulver" <jppolly@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Bucket Washing Machine

The funnel shaped washing machine object is called a "posser" - they were
made in different designs similar to the agitator in your automatic washer
and did the same job.  You can use a plumber's helper to do the same thing.
For washing small items in the sink, a plastic potato masher does a good
job - then there is the old fashioned wash board for the real dirty stuff,
takes up very little room in an RV.
Polly in CO
WBCCI 7113

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