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Old 10-31-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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On our first trip from Alaska to the Florida Keys. We are in a fleetwood Storm and slowly learning the ins and outs, like I have one very new rule, "Make sure the black water slider is closed before taking off end cap"
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Welcome to IRV2.com! You will find lots of great folks on this site. Your new rule is one to be remembered!!!
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Think about learning from the mistakes of others by reading about them here first rather than making them yourself.
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I believe that's about the longest trip you can make on this continent. How many miles do you think you will cover?

I don't use my end cap. For obvious reasons.
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Hi all,
On our first trip from Alaska to the Florida Keys. We are in a fleetwood Storm and slowly learning the ins and outs, like I have one very new rule, "Make sure the black water slider is closed before taking off end cap"


How did you figure that out?

Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

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Thanks. Should be about 10k by the time we are done zig zagging.
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Welcome. The black cap trick has been tried by many. Guaranties another shower after dumping and the dump station owner loves it to.
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Welcome. The black cap trick has been tried by many. Guaranties another shower after dumping and the dump station owner loves it to.
I was lucky the cap stuck a little and I noticed the liquid running over my hand. Closed the cap and closed the valve and only had to deal with a little between the end of the valve and the end of the pipe. A question occurs to me, what am I responsible to do if the whole tank emptied onto the ground?
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I was lucky the cap stuck a little and I noticed the liquid running over my hand. Closed the cap and closed the valve and only had to deal with a little between the end of the valve and the end of the pipe. A question occurs to me, what am I responsible to do if the whole tank emptied onto the ground?
I know a guy it happened to Didn't empty the whole tank, but a lot. He notified the park operator and all they said was Thanks for letting us know so we can clean it up.
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Welcome to the forums!

I can't begin to tell you how many mistakes I have avoided by learning from the wisdom and experience of others.

Our first camper was a travel trailer. As a newbie, I asked for advice. The first advice was "Park. Set your brake. Chock your wheels. In that order. Ask me how I know." I never forgot to chock the wheels!

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Welcome aboard and glad you joined us. Enjoy all your future travels and be sure to follow your rule.
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