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Old 02-22-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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I fondly recall a few years back the owner of a local RV park hitting the shower late on a sweltering July afternoon because he had volunteered to MC a gathering at the Rec hall.

He was no sooner decked out in his best bib and tucker when a customer approached and requested an immediate sewage pumpout because the holding tank on the camper's RV was full.

The park owner grumbled under his breath as he headed back across the grounds to get his "honey wagon". He quickly maneuvered it into position, connected his hose, pulled the RV valve and revved up the suction pump.

Now this particular honey wagon had a dual-action pump -- it could be set to suck material into the tank or it could be reversed to expel material from the tank to aid in unloading.

The park owner, in his haste to get back to the party, threw the lever the wrong way with spectacular results.

The sudden influx of pressure into the RV holding tank found the path of least resistance for relief: the RV's sewage roof vent. The sight of 45 gallons of "black water" fountaining from the roof of a 30 foot RV and cascading down on the sun-dappled grass (and RV park owner) was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I fondly recall a few years back the owner of a local RV park hitting the shower late on a sweltering July afternoon because he had volunteered to MC a gathering at the Rec hall.

He was no sooner decked out in his best bib and tucker when a customer approached and requested an immediate sewage pumpout because the holding tank on the camper's RV was full.

The park owner grumbled under his breath as he headed back across the grounds to get his "honey wagon". He quickly maneuvered it into position, connected his hose, pulled the RV valve and revved up the suction pump.

Now this particular honey wagon had a dual-action pump -- it could be set to suck material into the tank or it could be reversed to expel material from the tank to aid in unloading.

The park owner, in his haste to get back to the party, threw the lever the wrong way with spectacular results.

The sudden influx of pressure into the RV holding tank found the path of least resistance for relief: the RV's sewage roof vent. The sight of 45 gallons of "black water" fountaining from the roof of a 30 foot RV and cascading down on the sun-dappled grass (and RV park owner) was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
I bet that smelled real pretty. I bet the smell lingered for miles and miles and miles away.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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The sudden influx of pressure into the RV holding tank found the path of least resistance for relief: the RV's sewage roof vent. The sight of 45 gallons of "black water" fountaining from the roof of a 30 foot RV and cascading down on the sun-dappled grass (and RV park owner) was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

RV with Robin Williams suddenly comes to mind.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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I could tell a story about how we locked ourselves out of our A-Liner -- twice -- in the same camping trip... but I won't.

(A-Liner owners will know what I'm talking about... yep, it was the dreaded "leaving the door in the locked position and shutting it" error... you know, the one where the key won't let you in... the reason why most A-Liner owners disable that damn privacy lock...)
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I could tell a story about how we locked ourselves out of our A-Liner -- twice -- in the same camping trip... but I won't.

(A-Liner owners will know what I'm talking about... yep, it was the dreaded "leaving the door in the locked position and shutting it" error... you know, the one where the key won't let you in... the reason why most A-Liner owners disable that damn privacy lock...)
LOL, I thought you weren't going to tell us.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Question So if spring is here, then where the heck is it?

It's gray, cloudy, raining, chilly, gloomy and just plain "Yuck " outside. So, where are the flowers, the sun and all the beautiful things that make one want to polish up the camper and load up the truck and go CAMPING?!
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's gray, cloudy, raining, chilly, gloomy and just plain "Yuck " outside. So, where are the flowers, the sun and all the beautiful things that make one want to polish up the camper and load up the truck and go CAMPING?!
At my house!! I'm telling ya, move to Texas.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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At my house!! I'm telling ya, move to Texas.
So Kiddo, nothing against you, but I hate Texas .
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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So Kiddo, nothing against you, but I hate Texas .
I know, but at least the weather is always good for camping.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I know, but at least the weather is always good for camping.
That I can't argue with . But after what happened to me back in 2005 in Texas, I have vowed to never return there. Besides, I also love to camp when the trees are changing colors and you can smell fall in the air, too . But right now its time for spring and summer, so lets get it on!!!
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