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Old 04-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Dumbest thing I ever did

Yesterday I was out getting the "RoadHog" ready to take a trip, after being in storage since October.
I was to lazy to get out the RV vacume, because I would have to extend the slide to get into the closet, so I grabed the sticks and bricks vac.
After I completed the job, I noticed some cobwebs and dead bugs in the shower, so I proceded to get them with the vac.
DW said something to me and I let the wand fall to the bottom floor in the shower, it landed point first on the drain.
Consider-standing water since October, the smell about run me out, before I got the hose away from the hole,(no more standing water-it's all in the vacume).
I spent the next 2 hours taking the vac. apart and trying to dry it out, only problem was the hose-it's ribbed, can't get all the crud out.
It stinks every time we turn it on.
Oh well off to Walmart.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Bummer - that's gross...
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Eeewww!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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Last weekend and first trip to an RV park with city water.
I hooked my pressure regulator and hose to the campground bib and then knelt for what had to be 3-4 minutes trying to figure out why I couldn't get the other end attached to the spigot coming out of my RV in the water compartment.
Finally I looked 6 inches to the right and realized I needed to hook it to the city water inlet.

After doing so I looked around to make sure no one was watching me! lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Try putting carpet fresh on some carpet and/or some baking soda and vacuuming that up. If you have filters in it, I'm sure you have already replaced those.

Give that a try and see how it works.

I get a lavender scented spray, ordered it off the net, smells wonderful, might try spraying that in the hose.

I had a similar problem I used a tenants vacuum while mine was in the shop. I turned it on and it about knocked me down. Smelled like wet dog hair, oh my! I worked with it quite awhile and finally got it to not stink, the first time I used it I had to ventilate the house it was so bad. I know beggars complaining when some kind hearted soul loaned me theirs while mine was in the shop. Shame on me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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LOL I've done so many stupid things in my life I honestly don't know where to start.
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LOL I've done so many stupid things in my life I honestly don't know where to start.
We'll wait.
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I'm not telling on me.
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Larry, if that's truly "the dumbest thing you ever did," you must be very young.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #10
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LOL I've done so many stupid things in my life I honestly don't know where to start.
not to worry..i have so many "here's your sign" signs i ran out of wall space.lol. it's called life.
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Not rv related.... but just last night I put the hose in the pool to top it off, and forgot about it!

Then this morning I figured since the pool was "kinda full" anyway, I'd backwash the filter. Seems I forgot and left the filter valve on "RINSE", I got a call from #2 son about noon, wondering what to do because the pool level was below the skimmers...

I figure between the 2 incidents, I dumped about a thousand gallons of water on my downhills nieghbors yard!
Not that I care too much, after all, he's a lawyer...
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Depending on where in the country your at, you might have just done him a favor
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Depending on where in the country your at, you might have just done him a favor
Got to agree with that! No lawyer here nor an uphill neighbor but would love to get 2k gallons of free water!
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I'll bite....Although this is certainly not the dumbest thing I have ever done...(ask my wife!)

Learned a very expensive lesson in properly winterizing a rig. Make sure you really really drain things well and get anti freeze in the right parts. Otherwise when you run water the first time your rig looks like a strainer....There went a few bucks in pipe repairs. Ouch.
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