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Old 09-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #43
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I don't even own a "donut"! I have a Blue Line connector that screws in to the threads on the drain.
I don't understand what you are saying here, is the "donut" not a good thing? It seems to be a universal fit. Is the screw in connector better?

After I got the donut I did notice the threaded connectors but was unsure if one would fit at ALL places I will need to dump at. Have you ever been to a site where the threaded connector did not fit the dump connection?

I admit I am new to owning an RV and by no means an expert. I do appreciate your input!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #44
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I don't understand what you are saying here, is the "donut" not a good thing? It seems to be a universal fit. Is the screw in connector better?

After I got the donut I did notice the threaded connectors but was unsure if one would fit at ALL places I will need to dump at. Have you ever been to a site where the threaded connector did not fit the dump connection?

I admit I am new to owning an RV and by no means an expert. I do appreciate your input!
I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing but I don't carry one any longer either. The vast majority of parks we've found to have threaded fittings and, yes, I do believe they provide a much more secure connection. And, secure is a very good thing.

We're currently in the NE and have just come down from a few weeks in Canada and have found several parks where threaded fittings are not present. In those cases I use heavy rocks to hold the hose in place while dumping.

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #45
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Hey Turbine Guy, are you from Scenectady, NY?
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If and when you get to the end of all those checklists, and are just about to start the engine and head off for your first extended trip, bang the top of your head about 50 times with your hand, each time saying "I am NOT on vacation" and "We have no set timetable"

You will likely have to repeat the process every day for a week or two until it finally sinks in that you are in your home and don't have to go anywhere or any direction if you don't want to.
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I've been there many, many times; great area. My bosses had offices there and I was in frequently to work with them. I did leave that group some years ago and spent a few years in a turbine repair shop in Dallas, TX. I now work for a utility in Western Michigan, really enjoying this. We are looking forward to exploring more of MI, there are a ton of great places to see here.
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My 2 cents worth....When the TV antenna is cranked up I tie a red cloth sash to the crank handle as an added reminder that the antenna is up. DW and I will also do this for any vents (Fantastic Fan) that are open too. Though OP has truck driving experience, I also had 3 inches to my rigs height (12'3" to 12'6") as an added height precaution. After that I agree with the posts that preach, ROUTINE, ROUTINE, ROUTINE.....
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If and when you get to the end of all those checklists, and are just about to start the engine and head off for your first extended trip, bang the top of your head about 50 times with your hand, each time saying "I am NOT on vacation" and "We have no set timetable"

You will likely have to repeat the process every day for a week or two until it finally sinks in that you are in your home and don't have to go anywhere or any direction if you don't want to.
Hmmmm. Some of us ARE on vacation and DO have a set timetable!!
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