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Old 10-28-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Black Water tried to get me again!

Hi

The black water was trying to get me again.; Ref. my thread
"RV Baptism", a while back. I was using the RV dump facility at
a RV dealership. Just before I was ready to pull the black water
handel, the hose broke in half just short of the attachment.

I marched into the parts department and bought a H/D hose. Every
thing after that went okay. I didn't want to get drenched again in
my own....again.

I'm learning.

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like you dodged a bullet Fred!

I truly believe one can never spend too much on a good sewer hose.

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Old 10-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #3
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Congrats. Sounds like you probably wont get ''bit by the same dog twice''. This shows that you are ''snart''. Maybe not real real ''snart'' but pretty ''snart''.
One more piece of advise from me. Put large wire ties (two) on the hose connections where you ''screw'' the hose on the connector fittings. Sometimes when you put a ''load'' (weight of the liquid) on the vertical portion of the hose it will try to ''stretch'' its self off the first fitting. Turn everything on SLOW and be prepared to back away if necessary or do like me and try to figure a way to get your wife to dump the ''pooper''.......(im still workin on that)

this valuable advise will cost you ten cents if you use it and you must pay me the next time you see me or my dogs will attack you and eat your left shoe..............


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Black water stories are always great!

...as long as it's someone else telling them!
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Hey Fred.... take a look at the DrainMaster site... they have an AWESOME setup and can't leak and real hoses!!!!! I switched to them from a Macerator system..... LOVE IT!
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I did the same thing last week. Except my hose came off after I pulled the handle. I pulled it slowly to get it started & then once I had flow & opened it up the rest of the way. Well I am sure you can imagine what happened next. Luckily I never let go of the handle & quickly closed the valve, but not after some fluids came out . Luckily only into the grass. The next stop we made was at Camping World 3 days later & I bought a heavy duty hose with the fittings ribbed & extrememly hard to remove. I bought the Dominator brand.
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I view pulling the black tank handle like a slot machine...............you never know what's gonna happen.
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I view pulling the black tank handle like a slot machine...............you never know what's gonna happen.
No...it's more like "shooting craps".
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While visiting my #2 son, we stayed at a cg that was designed by a twit with an inter-ear problem and a left handed eyeball...not a level site anywhere. To make matters worse, the hookups were located toward the middle of the site with the sewer receptacle being the forward most.

After getting setup, the rear wheels(the site was a back in) were darn near off the ground. With some 'creative' wheel chocking the RV looked somewhat level and relatively safe.

After a great week of visiting and spoiling my first g-son, it was time to get out of Dodge before the effects of said spoiling, reared it's ugly head. So early in the morning we commenced our well oiled breakdown routine...after just a month we had this RV thang down! Being on such a uneven site had it's problems and I found myself behind my usual fine tuned checklist. Jan, however, was not. Just as I was getting ready to dump the tanks, she hit the down button on the stabilizers and they immediately did their job. I was forcibly 'pinched' like a watermelon seed between the open service door and the dew kissed ground and was squirted down an embankment into a little ditch by the road behind the site.

Now I know I haven't seen poison ivy in a while, but I immediately knew I had come up close and personal with a thriving patch and I'd gotten my right hand in some mud on the fall. A little confused and bewilder, I proceeded back up the hill and pulled first the gray water handles and then the black. After I pulled the black water handles, I knew I'd messed up...oh well, I'll just do a super flush at the next cg and disconnected the stinky slinky not realizing the rear of the RV (and the main dump valve) was now lower than the sewer receptacle. I was instantly reminded how well gravity really works and was amazed how fast a 3-4 inch hose will empty it's contents into a 3 foot by 2 foot compartment! As I tried to wipe the 'freckles' from my face, I realized that the mud I'd gotten on my hand wasn't mud! At this point I guess it really didn't matter - but thank you, Fido, just the same. By the next morning the lower part of my face looked like a birthmark that had caught fire and was put out with an ice pick. The lotion had no effect on my pride.

Just goes to show, the pooh gods are not always smiling upon us. As George Goble once said: "Sometimes when you're at a black tie affair,you can feel like an 'ole brown shoe." Bob
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