Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foiled Again
Only if you swallowed a filling!
Ewwww! Now I have that visual stuck in my head for the evening!
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 10:42 AM   #30
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 19' Bambi
Ashland , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmreilly10000
Just watch this and you will know everything you need to know about your black water tank and sewage disposal:

YouTube - RV The Backed Up Toliet !

Uh, thanks. A lot.

Anybody wanna buy a 2002 Bambi? Must go list it now, CUL8R.
__________________

__________________
Muddy Waters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #31
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmreilly10000
Just watch this and you will know everything you need to know about your black water tank and sewage disposal:

YouTube - RV The Backed Up Toliet !
Cute (only because I kept repeating out loud to myself that it was only watered down chocolate)!

I especially like the impromptu "rendezvous" set-up in the field watching the dumping "show"!

Now I will have to go rent the movie to see the rest of their RVing "saga"!
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #32
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 19' Bambi
Ashland , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Okay so we took our initial journey in the A/S and all went well, including the sewage mysteries. One thing we found is we need a new sewer hose. I was told that Valtrec doesn't fit too well on an Airstream and to look for Thetco hoses. Unfortunately it's not easy to find Thetco hoses. What about 'Blue Line', do those products fit? Any recommendations?
__________________
Muddy Waters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #33
Rivet Master
 
AirsDream's Avatar
 
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 914
Probably "Thetford" ... are certainly available via mail order. Try Google. Or go here:

Thetford Replacement Sewer Fittings - Camping World
__________________
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 11:03 AM   #34
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 19' Bambi
Ashland , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirsDream View Post
Probably "Thetford" ... are certainly available via mail order. Try Google. Or go here:

Thetford Replacement Sewer Fittings - Camping World
THANK YOU, AirsDream. Done and done. Bought two ten-footers.
__________________
Muddy Waters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 11:16 AM   #35
4 Rivet Member
 
sander17's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Okemos , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 305
Images: 42
Question story stick?

Quote:
Originally Posted by olddog299 View Post
Either make do, make a story stick out of a wooden dowel kept for the purpose, or pay to have it replaced.
Ewwwwww!!!!!! Where do you store the dowel?
__________________
Dave
Okemos, MI
T.V.:'05 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Cummins
AIR#2276
sander17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:43 PM   #36
Rivet Master
 
RivetED's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
North Central , USA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 661
Quote:
Originally Posted by MG911 View Post
I happened to be speaking with my AS service centre on a separate issue and just happened to mention the gauge not reading properly. He stated it's not actually a probe that reads the liquid levels in the tanks but it's measured by weight. Does this sound right?? I was under the impression it was more than likely a probe that was covered with foreign material causing the incorrect readings...hmmmm....

The newer Airstreams (circa 2003/4) use a "Micro-Pulse" (r) system that actually 'weighs' the water/fluid in the tanks. The probe sits near the bottom of the tank and the opening is less than 1/2", this could possibly get clogged. You can calibrate each tank separately, see your owners manual, re: Micro-Pulse insert brochure.
__________________
RivetED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 PM   #37
4 Rivet Member
 
sander17's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Okemos , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 305
Images: 42
If you google "micro-pulse black tank", you find that it works by measuring the water pressure at the bottom of the tank, thereby weighing the fluid. Unfortunately, several forum members have had problems with the pressure transducer failing.
__________________
Dave
Okemos, MI
T.V.:'05 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Cummins
AIR#2276
sander17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 02:22 PM   #38
2 Rivet Member
 
higgy116's Avatar
 
1972 29' Ambassador
Edgewater , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 61
As most of the lucky Vintage owners know as I do, we only have a black tank, and the owners manual of my 1972 A/S explains how to cap off the waist line conection and open the black valve to allow grey water to flow back into the black tank when not using full hookups. I picked up a twist on waist valve from Wally World and install it at the outlet on the camper when I arrive at my site, and then the waist line hooks to this valve. Then on my last day of camping all I have to do is close this valve, open the black valve and fill the black tank whith grey water while we are cleaning up and doing the dishes ect. works great and I dont have to sit there and keep flushing the toilet.
Just an idea for those Vintage owners out there.
__________________
higgy116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:30 AM   #39
2 Rivet Member
 
MG911's Avatar
 
2005 28' Safari
Saskatoon , Sk.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 74
Images: 4
Thanks for the reply..MicroPulse is sending me a new sensor for the black tank. They have a very good warranty which is nice to see (5 years). Wish me luck.
Mike
__________________
MG911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 05:42 AM   #40
Rivet Master
 
SARGE/AF's Avatar
 
1996 34' Limited
1976 31' Sovereign
1983 31' Excella
Greeneville , Tennessee
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 516
Images: 2
Black Water Tank

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddy Waters View Post
We bought our 2002 19' Bambi in October and have yet to take it out. I want to be fully informed about as much as possible before we go out. Even then we're sure to make a boo-boo or two (or three, or four, or...).

A friend of mine said not to use the loo for number two. Sounds reasonable enough only it got me wondering. Conventional wisdom says the black tank should be half full before dumping it. With just two of us camping, that could take awhile. Could we put water in it to bring it up to being half full? Would that be sufficient for draining the tank?
MW, you have gotten much good info on this issue so there is not much I could add to help, except; if you wait until you learn everything about your A/S and camping you wont get to use your trailer, "the best part of camping is the adventure and the things you learn as you go along" you know the basics just go for it and have fun.

Sarge
__________________
SARGE/AF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 10:14 AM   #41
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 19' Bambi
Ashland , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by SARGE/AF View Post
MW, you have gotten much good info on this issue so there is not much I could add to help, except; if you wait until you learn everything about your A/S and camping you wont get to use your trailer, "the best part of camping is the adventure and the things you learn as you go along" you know the basics just go for it and have fun.

Sarge
Amen, Sarge. We regard that first trip as our 'dummy run' which allowed us to figure out the dos and don'ts, needs and wants. I'm thinkin' we have a few more 'dummy runs' ahead of us.
__________________
Muddy Waters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 05:37 AM   #42
Rivet Master
 
SARGE/AF's Avatar
 
1996 34' Limited
1976 31' Sovereign
1983 31' Excella
Greeneville , Tennessee
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 516
Images: 2
Take it and run

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddy Waters View Post
Amen, Sarge. We regard that first trip as our 'dummy run' which allowed us to figure out the dos and don'ts, needs and wants. I'm thinkin' we have a few more 'dummy runs' ahead of us.
Same back at ya,, I know what you mean I grew up on camping and have been camping since the mid 60's with the exception during the period of military service and my truck driving years because of raising kids. But I am use to 5th wheels too so when we get our A/S back in May of 09 the first year is going to learn to deal with the smaller space, lack of storage, and remembering everything from before.

Sarge
__________________

__________________
SARGE/AF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black/Grey water tanks 1968 Overlander StuartM Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 4 03-22-2007 07:43 PM
Need help removing black/grey tanks baseballmamm Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 2 08-13-2005 10:15 PM
Why aren't the grey and black holding tanks one? Kistler Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 26 06-02-2004 04:41 PM
How to get at Black and Grey tanks... xtrm69 Our Community 7 01-30-2003 06:28 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.