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Old 09-29-2010, 09:13 PM   #43
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Yep, you've got it Rich. And wow, bleachers!? Man, we never had that.

I think having twenty or thirty people staring at the boat ramp like it was a TV may have contributed to the situation being as funny as it was. I can imagine how nervous some of those poor boaters were!

Hahahahahahahaha! What fun!
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:47 PM   #44
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SO Funny

I have done dumb things like this.But not quite to this level VEry very funny!!!!! LOL
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:17 PM   #45
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Boat launch activities are something I never knew about. And I thought watching people back up their trailers was entertaining (I have provided my share of entertainment).

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Old 10-02-2010, 01:11 PM   #46
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that is only funny when it happens to some one else, but what makes it so hilarious is the way you told it! Thanks Janet.
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #47
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This is Tooooo Funnnyyyy!

I haven't been able to stay up with the forums recently so I'm just now seeing this thread. Janet, this is really funny. I'm sure if I was in the middle of the situation I wouldn't think it very funny at all. But you did a great job recreating the scene.

Wow.... just that scene could be made into a movie. Just think of all the sub-plots - sunburned boaters, other RVers... all coming together at that point in time.

Great job! This is one I'll remember for a long time.

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #48
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I never wanted to post here...Dumb things I've done.

Well, it was 75 degrees today....after a blizzard last week...Texas weather. So I figured I would check all the systems out to see if there was any damage to the water lines from the freeze....Cloud was in the barn so I figured the check would be OK. I parked it right outside the door to the barn...1st dumb thing.
Hooked up the water and turned it on. Peaked inside for leaks...looked OK so I climbed in and opened all the faucets to get a check there....Turned on the Marvel fridge and lit the burners on the stove. All the time the water was flowing into the sinks and the toilet flushed several times. 2nd dumb thing. The water built up in the grey tank and flooded the shower floor. So...outside and pulled the cap on the gray tank drain . That worked but the area was now flooded. I could now see a huge amount of water shooting from the front of the trailer....I had the tank fill valve left open and the water had been filling to overflow the fresh tank. Dumb #3. This blew the hose connection to the filler to the tank and water was also shooting all over inside. I opened the tank drain and shut off the water supply. Damage was done.So after the clean up and the heat/fans were in place I decided to close up things....but, wait while I was in the back...why not check the black dump valve...? I had flushed several times and the trailer had never been used since I got it off the roof in Hollywood.Well the valve worked fine....it is amazing how that "stuff" in a black tank can reconstitute with an amount of water.....Dumb #4. I was not expecting anything to come out...especially what did. Yep, I got a full shot of it and it all was right there at the door to the barn.Dumb, dumb, dumb.
All the systems checked out O.K.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #49
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You poor thing.



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Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #51
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Nope - it really happened. Here's the dump station (which is free btw...)
I think it is my favorite regional dump station.

I really like the Hood River one too.
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LMAO ! If I was a tad closer I would have made the drive to see that.
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Nope - it really happened. Here's the dump station (which is free btw...)
Yeah, right... That and $1.45 will get you a large latte and an apple fritter.

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Well, it was 75 degrees today....after a blizzard last week...Texas weather. So I figured I would check all the systems out to see if there was any damage to the water lines from the freeze....Cloud was in the barn so I figured the check would be OK. I parked it right outside the door to the barn...1st dumb thing.
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Hooked up the water and turned it on. Peaked inside for leaks...looked OK so I climbed in and opened all the faucets to get a check there....Turned on the Marvel fridge and lit the burners on the stove. All the time the water was flowing into the sinks and the toilet flushed several times. 2nd dumb thing. The water built up in the grey tank and flooded the shower floor. So...outside and pulled the cap on the gray tank drain . That worked but the area was now flooded. I could now see a huge amount of water shooting from the front of the trailer....I had the tank fill valve left open and the water had been filling to overflow the fresh tank. Dumb #3. This blew the hose connection to the filler to the tank and water was also shooting all over inside. I opened the tank drain and shut off the water supply. Damage was done.So after the clean up and the heat/fans were in place I decided to close up things....but, wait while I was in the back...why not check the black dump valve...? I had flushed several times and the trailer had never been used since I got it off the roof in Hollywood.Well the valve worked fine....it is amazing how that "stuff" in a black tank can reconstitute with an amount of water.....Dumb #4. I was not expecting anything to come out...especially what did. Yep, I got a full shot of it and it all was right there at the door to the barn.Dumb, dumb, dumb.
All the systems checked out O.K.

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Melody, glad to hear all the systems were fine (at least before you tested them).

No matter how many times I backflush the black tank at the end of the season, I have discovered when I open it at home for some reason (usually indicating derangement on my part) more comes out. I have learned to have a bucket under the valve. Learning that type of lesson is based on previous derangement.

There are also the times (yes, it's plural) when I am sure I have the hose on the tank outlet connected properly but don't. Before I got permanently connected ends to the hoses, it happened more frequently when I thought I had the ends screwed on properly, but didn't. When the water leaks out, I close the valve as fast as I can and then look around to see if anyone was watching. The pool of water (I hope it's only water) on the ground is evidence and I hope it will be absorbed or evaporate quickly. It's a reminder that the ground underneath sewer connections at campgrounds and dump stations is not something you want to sit on or touch with your bare hands (not only may I have been there, but I doubt I am alone with these errors).

No one is immune from moments of irrationality and mistakes.

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That's awesome.. Made my day reading it.. One way to look at it.. At least their blank tank is pretty damn clean now!!!

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