nwgs motorhome addiction and therapy thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2009.

  1. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    This is how I see it too.

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  2. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Awesome, thanks for the info!
  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Also, one can throw a couple bags of ice in the toilet before driving. The cubes will hit the walls and dislodge anything that's there, then melt to pour out the sewer hose.
  4. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    Yes a proven method, I used one of these in my camper that worked well.

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    My current Rv has an internal built in sprayer.

    When staying at an Rv park for awhile I let the tanks fill before dumping.

    Some folks put their paper in the wastebasket rather than down the chute, my wife does. I use it a a regular toilet and have never had problems but I use the internal sprayer regularly.
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly Es la vida...

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    +1 :deal
  6. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Our TT is stationary, black tank dumping is a chore since it never moves. We've started putting our paper in a waste basket to help with the process.
  7. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    This is better than dealing with yer black tank...

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  8. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I second this. Used to do this regularly with the Wanderlodge and never had any odor.


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  9. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    A lot of people religiously use RV-specific poo paper. Personally, I just use regular paper although I do avoid the really plush quadruple-layered stuff.

    I think that a lot of this advice boils down to how often you use and empty the loo. I am a full-timer and live in my RV daily. For an RV that sits unoccupied you want to make sure there is plenty of water in the holding tank and that you empty the tank before putting the vehicle in storage.

    Plenty of water is important. Bluebird plumbed the bathroom sink - normally a gray water item - into the black water tank.

    You'd be surprised at how common sewer odors and how to avoid them are - a lot of folks ask for advice. It's a little embarrassing but it happens.

    Also, if the odors aren't going away, check to make sure that the vent on your roof isn't clogged.


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  10. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    Yup, its like pooping in a skillet :evil 2 foot drop, plop onto dry surface. Repeat. You now have 'coning' :lol3
  11. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    We have one of these- Flojet macerator pump

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    Hooks onto the grey/black water outlet. An ordinary hose (NOT the drinking water hose!:huh) then attaches and the other end goes into the toilet in your home.

    Turn it on and bombs away....

    Works really well. And the blue fitting lets you back flush both tanks
  12. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    You can keep that and I'll take 6 beautiful Country Coaches for the same price. :lol3
  13. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Or a pair of Newells. One for me and a second one for the staff ;)


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  14. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    On a little more practical subject, I ran across this. A fiberglass Airstream. Anyone know anything about the Integrity models?

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  15. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Nothing on RV.NET, but have you looked around on the Airstream forum?

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  16. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    My neighbor's in-laws drove from Salt Lake City to Parker (Denver) in this 1978 Dolphin. They bought it for $1800.

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  17. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Naw, but it's probably a moot point. I made them an offer but they didn't want to take any money "online" they wanted me to leave the job site, drive 300 miles, and presumably give them cash in person.

    I expect them to sell it before I leave here but the whole process made me wary of those people.


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  18. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    Can I say that I'm officially hooked on this?

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    If we ever do decide to full time it for a while ... this is going to be it. Damn thing has 3 bedrooms :clap

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  19. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    And they do one with a garage instead of the bedrooms .....

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    Sadly though company is apparently out of business ...
  20. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    Not to be Johny Raincloud, but before jumping into something like that 5th for full time use do some research. Most RV's aren't designed for full time living. They have problems with the amount of humidity generated on a daily basis if you need to keep doors and windows shut all of the time. Another issue is the quality of fixtures, especially faucets. Since you mentioned that unit having three bedrooms I'm guessing you've got kids. Kids can be especially hard on stuff as I'm sure you know.