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Old 08-20-2014, 08:17 PM   #91
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Cancelled my insurance because Foremost quadrupled my rates. One week later a tree fell on my trailer. When I called again to get insurance on the new trailer, Foremost told me the quadrupled quote was a mistake. I've been with Progressive for a long time now.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:22 PM   #92
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Another reason why I leave a clear elbow permenantly attached.....someone could still pull the black I suppose, but id see it first. ...and I like to know when my tanks are done draining...
Yeah, I can tell my tanks are done draining when nothing is coming trough the hose. This no cap thing is working great and didn't cost a dime
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #93
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My old TT.

Left the rear jacks down, picked up the front, hooked up and drove forward. Those stabilizers took a long time to straighten out but I took the chance to strengthen them.

Hooked up the night before a trip, left the rig plugged in so that the fridge could run on A/C instead of LP. Got up the next morning, fired the truck, walked around kicking tires, hopped in and drove. Notice I forgot something? Luckily I don't have a 30A outlet and was plugged into an extension cord, it only ripped the junction block out of the floor before unplugging itself. Looked like a 35 foot snake was trailing behind me.

I used to carry a dorm fridge to set up outside. I carried it on the couch for several trips without incident. It came loose, fell forward and popped a 2" hole in the exterior slide wall.

Otherwise I've been really lucky. Only incident with the 5er is I learned the hard way that even though the pivot to wheel dimension is the same as the TT my 5er tracks inside quicker than the TT. I rolled an off camber intersection turn and the right tires hopped the curb (It went up the handicap ramp transition so the sidewall didn't get hit.) with my wife following. I felt it lean hard, she said both tires got air. Had I been going faster that could have been ugly. Other than that the thing has been a dream to tow.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:32 AM   #94
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Yeah, I can tell my tanks are done draining when nothing is coming trough the hose. This no cap thing is working great and didn't cost a dime
Well yes obviously, but you cant see clarity of exiting liquid...I run my flush till the poo water is no longer poo colored....I suppose you could save 4$ and hold the hose end up and look in too....

None the less the cap is there to not only hold waste IN but keep bugs heck maybe even maggots or some other crazy vile thing OUT....to each his own, ill stay with my clear elbow AND cap..
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:42 AM   #95
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I thought about leaving a clear elbow on, but I'd be afraid of something breaking it. It doesn't hang down that low, but it would be the lowest point on the trailer.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:46 AM   #96
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I thought about leaving a clear elbow on, but I'd be afraid of something breaking it. It doesn't hang down that low, but it would be the lowest point on the trailer.
I have a 45 degree clear elbow. After I disconnect the hose, I twist it so it is pointed upward and then put the cap on it. Even if there is little clearance you could twist it so it is at the same level as the pipe.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:32 AM   #97
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That's what I figured on doing but wasn't sure if it would be able to rotate itself down. My other though on it was that if any poo water managed to leak by the valve (like it did on my last trip), I would be able to connect the hose while it was still rotated up and prevent the water from getting all over me or on the ground and causing a nasty odor.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:34 AM   #98
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That's exactly what I do now. Always a little dribble in the clear elbow. I hold hose under it to catch it while I turn the elbow down. Then connect.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:36 AM   #99
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That's exactly what I do now. Always a little dribble in the clear elbow. I hold hose under it to catch it while I turn the elbow down. Then connect.
Why not just connect, then turn the elbow down? No need to hold the hose and try to 'catch' that way.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:37 PM   #100
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Why not put a twist on waste valve with a clear 45 and cap on the end. That way you have a gate closed just before your slinky hose and no spills. I would always have about a cup of gray water waiting at the cap and now no more surprises.
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