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Old 09-21-2016, 10:04 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, 03:45 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, 07:17 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.

Safe travels home.

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Old 09-22-2016, 07:29 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, 05:45 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, 07:19 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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The clear connector can be straight or curved. Might be worth a try.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:40 AM   #3022
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Yes, we looked at them at the Oregon repair place....I may need to take a picture up under there, so y'all can get the full flavor of this design flaw.


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Old 09-23-2016, 08:28 AM   #3023
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I may have posted this before, but I'm going to post it again...it's my thread, after all, and in the Off Topic Forum here.

Men, you may want to pass on this one.

I have long, low maintenance hair, that gets washed most days because my head sweats, and easily. I usually wear it up, or in a tucked braid, but still like it to have body and oomph....I am a girl, after all, and most of us like our hair to be nice, regardless of how we style it. I rarely use hair products, but residue still accumulates.

I used to use a clarifying shampoo once a week, and still do, but latched onto adding a tablespoon or two of baking soda to it about once a month to do a deep cleanse...and I am hooked.

The baking soda removes all impurities, and restores body and bounce, tho is not recommended for color treated hair.

There's lots of different ways to use baking soda on your hair, but this is what I do...

1-2 tablespoons baking soda
Mix with a good glob of clarifying shampoo.

Work into wet hair, leave a few minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

Rinse with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 1/2 cups warm water, then rinse thoroughly. This step is important.

I follow damp dried hair with a bit of my usual Organics moisturizing hair oil.


Yes, you may smell slightly like dill pickles til your next shampoo, but if you have limp and lifeless locks, don't knock this til you've tried it.

I also like the shampoo bars from Lush.com for travel. Pricey, but one lasts even me a couple of months, and worth it.


There, my hair care tips for today.


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Old 09-23-2016, 10:42 AM   #3024
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Dump valve...fixed!

The new valve had been angled straight out, and slightly up.

All Seasons RV in Ogden, Utah, removed a few bolts, angled it downward slightly, and my modified Rhino hose connection now fits.

Kudos to them for handling this issue for a traveler passing thru.


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