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Old 06-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Its going to be bad....

Went to the storage lot today to evaluate my battery options. Did a quick once over and noticed my black tank valve was open. I assume my 3 year old son yanked it...he has a habit of turning every valve, button, lever that he can get his hands on.
Did not remove the cap...I am glad I caught it so I can prepare....knowing me I will completely forget and soak a pair of shoes.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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I've been there, too. Little fingers get into everything. A bucket, gloves and shoes you don't care about should do the trick for you. Good luck.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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I installed one of these Twist-on Valve - Valterra T58 - Sewer Fittings - Camping World for that very reason. It's a 3rd valve and it will really limit any "accidents" if any of the other valves have been messed with.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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Good call. Lots of forethought with that.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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de-winterized today and figured I'd dump the gray tank in the yard before leaving in the morning - no need to haul those gallons with us and have to blu-boy them at the CG.

I removed the outer cap and got a nice pint or so of brown liquid splashing out. Yuk. Not sure the source - nothing's metal so can't be rust. Tanks all drained and flushed last fall and been parked since. Valves closed.

Oh well!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:58 AM   #6
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What do you think of something like this: Termination Cap with Hose Connector - Valterra T1020-1 - Sewer Fittings - Camping World with a Amazon.com: Gilmour Brass Garden Hose Connector With Shut-Off Valve 03V: Patio, Lawn & Garden on the hose threads for storage, just in case, so you can drain some out in a more controlled fashion before unleashing the mess...

Would save you from opening the whole thing without warning.
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One of my grandkids, God Bless 'em, ran the driver's seat all the way back, and I almost had a tragedy when I pulled in the main slide.

Luckily it sounded 'strained' when it got to the seat and started trying to destroy it, and I caught it.

When four-year-olds run loose, you gotta check everything!!!!
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When four-year-olds run loose, you gotta check everything!!!!
And then check it again!!
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