Saturday, December 12, 2015


I'm not sure what to title this post - "Yonder she blows?"

"Into every Full-time life a little cr*p must fall?"

Yep - we've been told by helpful men around the campground we are LUCKY (I'd say blessed) to have been full-timing for 3 1/2 months and not have a major repair yet. ::snort::

The seal in our toilet valve went out. Not a big deal. We ordered a kit to fix it.

BUT a few nights ago the blank tank was full - for those of you not familiar with RV'ing - the poop is held in a tank (with water from flushing and paper) and you have to drain the tank  - for us every 4 - 6 days. We've not had trouble with sewer smells.....we are using one ply TP.....but night while flushing, Michael was met with sewage he could SEE. EWWWW.....

We drained the tank.

The next night - there it was AGAIN - we drained again.

I know there are 5 of us living in the Caboose but we do NOT use 40 gal of sewer a day.

My hero!
Michael bought a  back fill thingy (clear attachment in the photo). It allows him to attach a hose (clearly marked with duct tape assuring it will NEVER be used for drinking water) to the stinky slinky which carries the poop from the tank to the septic system at campgrounds. He can then flush it with water and SEE the stuff coming out. EWWWWWWWWW again.

It took a long time but finally ran clear. We're hoping that's the end of that.

One of our neighbors came over and said we should buy two ply TP but only RV rated and we can get this at Wal-mart. The consensus is we "overcompensate" when using one-ply because our fingers go through the one ply paper. We should also double flush - each.and.every.time.  Yes, I sat and had this conversation with my husband and another man - can I hear an EWWWWWW?

In any event - all are suitably impressed we only have to drain 4 - 6 days with 5 of us living here.....and we hope this is the end of the sewage woes. 

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