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Old 04-29-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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Some friends of ours used their 5th wheel as a guest house to stay in while their house was being repaired due to a broken pipe.
They have a nice pad and full hookups at their ranch.
They had the habit of leaving the black tank rinse hose connected all of the time.
They has some construction workers at their home and one of them disconnected the hose to use it else where.
When he was done he reconnected it and turned it on.
He must have thought it was the fresh water hose.
It was a horrible mess.
You cannot imagine the red tape and paper work they had to go through.
I was surprised that it was not totaled.
It was hauled away and repaired.

I disconnect mine now each and every time.


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Old 04-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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Bill, An excellent lesson story.

Too many jokers around who would think that was hilarious. Like running your landing gear out with the rear stabs down buckling them; or pulling the 5th wheel disconnect lever while you are in having lunch.

Anything you can do to limit potential disasters is a good idea.
Paranoia is not unwarranted if they really ARE out to get you.


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