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Old 10-30-2011, 03:07 PM   #41
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

.. good to hear from you guys .. glad you are okay .. you'll get everything sorted out I am sure .. you are surely on one heckuva an adventure ..
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #42
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

Rats? Probably not there anymore. Close it, fill with water and flush (you might get a pumper truck to suck it out but I'm not sure if there's a nest of some sort in there)... if things are thawed up there. Your cold weather is passing thru here now. Tonight it is supposed to hit 27 for the low. Yuk! Guess I will plug in the heat tape we got wrapped around the tank valves on the Class C tonight. We learned in S GA that they DO freeze, contrary to what RVers have been telling me for years. Replacing a broken black tank valve is not fun!
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:57 PM   #43
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Problem is that the tank is already full....eeeewwww. And it is not draining at all. Not a drop. So whatever is in there has done a great job of damming it up. Suppose the pump truck idea aint a bad one!
Sounds like it's either the pump truck... IF they will or can or.... a small shovel to get at least part out... yuk! I deeply feel for you if it's the latter. But one day... in the future... maybe far... far... FAR in the future, you will look back at this and laugh and say it was an adventure. Better get it done during the next "warm" spell. I don't know about Colorado, but we are supposed to be getting another wave of freezing temps by the end of the week.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #44
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

maybe you can run a plummers snake up into the discharge and into the tank, roto-rotor type, but just a hand crank type, also if you think its frozen can you park in a garge over night where its warm? with the tank full ridex may still work, it will start heating up.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 PM   #45
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Running a snake up the discharge sure sounds like a sh*tty job. BTDT.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #46
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Have you considered one of these?

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-t ... /25952.htm
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:24 PM   #47
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

And you don't have to do something that you really didn't want to... in the snow or sleet!

Our Mansfield Sanitary 910 is really old (came out off a 1970's era camper... Mansfield Sanitary changed their name to Mansfield Plumbing in 1976 ) and it doesn't have that valve. It's just the foot valve. I like the foot valve. Unfortunately we have gotten so used to it, both my daughter & I try to "foot flush" standard toilets when we use one. Talk about feeling silly.....
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:20 AM   #48
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

Sounds like you have an old marine toilet.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:11 PM   #49
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... The site I found about these things says they can be used as either an independent porta-potty or they can be hooked into a tank for an RV. Also, they can be made to have their own water supply for flushing, or be hooked into the RV water supply like ours is...
So does that mean you can be boondocking and not need to use the 12vDC water pump and it will hold enough water for flushing and not use water from your potable water supply? If so, that is cool.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #50
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It would be rad to have a battery bank so we could boondock more easily. Or at least more conveniently.
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