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Old 06-26-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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Joyce just opens the compartment doors and stands there.. a 73YO little old lady with white hair.. a GENTLEMAN ALWAYS APPEARS and 'shows' her how to do it!!! She thanks him profusely and gets back in the rig.. She thinks it's her looks, I think itz the wheelchair on the hitch mount !!!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:04 PM   #16
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Many decades ago my mother gave me a bit of advice shortly before Bill and I were married;

"Be careful about which of your husband's chores you learn how to do; if you let him know you can change a tire or change a fuse, you can be sure you'll be changing those fuses til the day you die"

Dumping the tanks? Just never got the hang of it...

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #17
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Inside and outside duties have always been the rule for DW and myself. Once in Bend Oregon TTN Campground we had a mid-trip mishap with the Kountry Aire 5er that caused the RV Fridge door to jump up off the pivots and created quite an inside mess we had to attend to soon as we arrived in campground. This put me a bit behind and soon as the door was rehung and biggest part of mess cleaned we returned to our traditional duties...BUT as fate would have it she finished before me and decided to HELP ME OUT by doing some of MY TASKS ! She hit the slide switch for the kitchen slide but didnt know it had travel locks still locked in place. That 12v motor was quite the lil beast and it crunched the locks like rubber noodles and jammed one side into the hardwood kitchen cabinet gouging a rut big enough to choke a jeep. I heard the noise, her screams, rushed in to slay the savages that were attacking and when I saw the reason for the noise and screams I lost my mind and voiced my displeasure quite loudly...:(

After the third day most of my injuries were sufficiently healed and I was allowed to no longer sleep on the truck seat or eat scraps with the dogs. I can tell those that notice the gastly scars that they are "old war injuries" and kinda grimmace as just the thoughts make me still cringe... lol Besides that $1500.00 for cabinetry would just have been wasted on flyfishing gear anyhow ! But, I digress...

MY RULES FOR THE STINKY SLINKY OPERATION:

1. ALWAYS use a Rhino hose assembly.
2. Replace the Rhino annually, I use my birthday as an appropriate time so I
remember this.
3. SLOWLY open the dump valve, initially the grey to "prime the hose", then close it
and slowly open the black water followed by the grey, then activate the tank flush.
4. Wear latex gloves and store waterless hand cleaner in the flush station cabinet.
5. Love the genius that put the shower wand in the flush cabinet !!!

And just as another aside...ALWAYS think carefully before rendering a snap evaluation then shut the mouth and take it like a man... lol

I do not suffer from mental illness...rather I enjoy it daily !
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Guys- always- always check the tightness of the 3 inch clamp on the hose before you hook it up.
Don't ask how I know......
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:17 AM   #19
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3. SLOWLY open the dump valve, initially the grey to "prime the hose", then close it
and slowly open the black water followed by the grey, then activate the tank flush.
flush cabinet !!!
I like that one, I'll start using that one. Had my black tank experience way back in 1988, used RV, FROZEN black tank valve. First trip out, L.A. Ca to B.C., Canada.
First time I tried to dump was in B.C., no go.
Had to cut off the valve. First RV, first dump, ishy job. DW was somewhere hiding with the kids.(weak stomach) Once I got that new valve on all was good.
Now I install new dump valves as soon as I get home with my "new" to me MH's.
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After the third day most of my injuries were sufficiently healed and I was allowed to no longer sleep on the truck seat or eat scraps with the dogs. I can tell those that notice the gastly scars that they are "old war injuries" and kinda grimmace as just the thoughts make me still cringe...
I think our spouses would get along really well.
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I can't imagine my DW dumping the tanks. Like many other posters, she does the inside and I do the outside. We both like it that way.

I had the hose pop off once when I was dumping the black tank and I had a heck of a time getting close enough to shut the valve off. Fortunately, that was when I had a 5th wheel with the valves under the coach instead of a compartment and I was dumping at the municipal sewer plant instead of a campground. It did lead to an unplanned shower and wardrobe change.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:01 AM   #22
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Pulling the handle on the black tank causes more apprehension than pulling the handle on a slot machine........you never know what's going to happen.
Lets face it. It is a crap shoot!
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Wait! There's something horribly wrong with this thread!

Women accompanied by husbands are physically incapable of dumping holding tanks--aren't we?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:49 AM   #24
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Wait! There's something horribly wrong with this thread!

Women accompanied by husbands are physically incapable of dumping holding tanks--aren't we?
Absolutely! This is why God gave us eyelashes, to bat at our sweetie at tank dumping time...

Hey, just to be fair, I don't remember him up all night cleaning the poop off the bed and the kids when 3 of them got world class diarrhea at the same time, or cleaning the puke out of the carpet and the headliner in the station wagon when one daughter developed spontaneous projectile travel sickness on a trip to Yosemite, or the time a new puppy discovered the clean laundry...

You get the picture. As a general rule, wives have cleaned up MOST of the icky smelly messes throughout our marriages.

You guys can certainly handle pulling the handle on the black tank now that we're on the road, cantcha?

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It's true. He never even wiped a baby bottom, let alone cleaning a litter box!
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I don't think my DW knows the difference between the Black and Gray tanks of even if they exist. But she will offer advise of what to do.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #27
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I have to admit, we did make the agreement that I, the wife, would do the dumping - as a compromise for purchasing an RV. I don't mind. I am teaching the boys to help me. BUT>>> I can go camping without him, he can't go without me. His expertise is limited to long distance driving. Self-sufficiency is something to be proud of.
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My lovely wife would not consider anything to do with the entire process. When we camp locally, she takes the car home before we pull out of the site. Therefore, she is gone before any dumping occurs.
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