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Old 09-21-2016, 01:50 PM   #3001
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Glad you're home safe, Evelyn.


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Old 09-21-2016, 01:55 PM   #3002
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Here's hoping that all your valve connection needs is a new, slightly more flexible sewer hose. Adding that to the list of things for me to check if we ever have work done there - does the hose still fit? (I would never have though to check that!)
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:13 PM   #3003
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I believe the connector still fits, there just isn't enough room to actually get it on. This sewer hose is new this year, and was expensive, IMO.

It has plenty of flexibility, it's the plastic frame around the hose connector that is the problem under there.

I had the thought that a semi circle cut out of some something having to do with the underbody, that is hanging down near there, will give me sufficient room to get it on.

It's a rather bizarre design flaw, how the sewer connection is placed on the 2006 model.....the installed opening faces outwards and towards the bumper, but you have to reach up under the bumper and then maneuver and angle the hose connector on.

If that is as clear as mud, you'd just have to see it to understand.


Picked my bike up and headed to another city park in Hayburn today, as I no longer felt like driving on to the PA campground I had selected near Ogden, UT....and this CP is right on the Snake River.

Another pretty, grassy, reasonably priced and well maintained park....this one with wifi and showers.


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Old 09-21-2016, 02:33 PM   #3004
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Ah, thanks for clarifying. Sorry for the trouble, hope the next RV place can help with that.

Glad you're out for a nice bike ride, always a good idea when the weather cooperates.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:09 PM   #3005
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Catching up on the news...more shootings, bombings, fellow citizens driven to violence walking here among us...what a world we are living in today.

"the hardest and most common cause of radicalization in the United States, when personal demons morph into ideologically driven violence."

I found the above words exactly on point.


I have just finished another, first person account, book on the Holocaust..."The Nazi Officer's Wife", by Edith Hahn-Beer.

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Thank you, Maggie, for awakening me to The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, by Edith Hahn Beer and Susan Dworkin.

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:34 PM   #3006
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It's a really good book, one of many on Holocaust survivors and those that helped them, that have really touched me.

Such extraordinary hardship and fear, we simply cannot imagine it.

Edith Hahn-Beer refers to herself and others in hiding during that time....actually or in plain sight, as she was....as "U-boats", which is the first time I have heard that term used to describe these individuals.


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How are you locating all those little city parks? (maybe you've said, but I've slept since then....!)
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The AllStays app shows them as "cp".

There was a large metal poster in the bicycle shop with this on it.

So true.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:50 PM   #3009
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I also like this one...

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." Albert Einstein
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:56 PM   #3010
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hi Maggie!! Looks like there's some "weather" near your home area... rain and such... probably be all gone when you get there... enjoying the journey... keep having fun!! Hugs and love to you both...
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:04 PM   #3011
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Have had some rain where we are right now, too, but it's rinsing the bugs off and I got a bike ride in.

Don't know exactly when we will be home, going to poke and meander and be by water ...will also stop in Iowa for a night or two.

Weather is turning cool, and that is good, as the heat has been a shock after those cool Oregon temps.

Hugs to you, too, Miss Gail, and Lily sends a wag.


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Old 09-22-2016, 02:45 PM   #3012
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Drove thru rain as far as Ogden today, and am settled into a PA campground for the night.

One of those old mobile home parks renting out vacant sites to overnighters, but they have a nice bathhouse conveniently situated, so for $20 a night for full hookups it is fine with me.

Passed a couple of these old sheepherders wagons sitting in yards, and would love to know if anyone is still camping in them.

Lots of old drive-in restaurants still active out here, too, which were busy but I didn't see any carhops.

I had to get on the major highways today, and missed seeing all the Oregon Trail signs dotted along Hwy 30 and memorializing people, places, and things of importance during that time.

I went west in a covered wagon in a prior life, you know.

Have an appointment in the am with an RV repair place just south of me, which agreed to squeeze me in and take a look at my sewer connection.

The first place I called said they had a 2 month waiting list for appointments, and couldn't bump those waiting for 2 months for someone coming in off the road.

I understand that, but appreciate those who are wing to take the time to look at something for people passing thru.

Rain since late yesterday, but the sun is shining now and the air is cool.

Lily has had a good walk, soup is cooking on my hot plate, and we're going to have a bike ride after a bit.


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Old 09-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #3013
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Can you "shave" the connection on the hose a bit to get it to fit? Might just need a little bit taken off.

Made it home today, 12 weeks out, 8,500 miles and not a bit of trouble with the Airstream and only a little warranty issue with the F350. Home for a while, then hopefully this year south for the winter.

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Old 09-22-2016, 06:29 PM   #3014
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Hi Bud, and glad you are home safe.

I know you loved your time in Spearfish.

Shaving a bit off won't do it, I don't believe, but even if it did I don't have anything with which to do that and can't manage without a sewer connection.

I got down and looked underneath, when I couldn't get it attached, and I suspect the new valve is just a hair longer than the old one, leaving inadequate room to get the connector in place.

The connector has a firm plastic length, which the hose itself attaches to, and there simply isn't enough room to get it maneuvered into place.

There's a piece that seems to me can be cut into, that will make room for the hose.

The guys will take a look at it tomorrow, and tell me what they can do....surely something.

Enjoy your time at home...I'm starting to look forward to my little house.


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Is it possible to get a different sewer hose altogether?? I remember that one was modified once already!!! Just thinking... keep having fun!!! Hugs and love to you two... it also rained here a few days back..then nice and sunny..now rain again tomorrow... that's fine..freshen things up...sleep well...
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I'm going to see what they have to say, but I did think about that...there are not numerous sewer hose options out there, and how would I test drive.

I think the 10 year underbody needs a slight modification...

Rain is good. We had serious storms and high winds here in Ogden, even a little tornado touchdown.


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I read somewhere on the forum, a post with pictures, someone modified that sewer connection... you could probably find it..I'm not good at looking stuff up on here...good luck on all that...
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:45 AM   #3018
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Maggie ask the techs if they can try a clear connector on the coach fitting then your dump hose onto that.

The clear connection worked on a motorhome we had that would not connect to a "normal" dump hose.

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Very good suggestion, the adapter may be smaller than the hose end.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:19 AM   #3020
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Thanks, folks.

I'm going to an RV Service Center, that has parts, accessories, etc., as well as service, so will look at other hose options and see what they have to say.

The connection on the Interstate is very low to the ground, and I suspect the new valve was just a bit longer than the old one, taking up a fraction more of what was already a very tight space.

Well get it figured out, and I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

Watching the morning news, there was some serious storm damage here late yesterday afternoon, tho I didn't notice anything walking Lily after but some siding blown off.

There is snow in the higher elevations from this same storm system.


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