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Old 01-31-2015, 03:11 PM   #491
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Brian, man Pentek has a lot of filters. Does your filter attach to some John Guest fittings, so it is easy in and out and are they easily found? Jim


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Old 01-31-2015, 03:55 PM   #492
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Brian, man Pentek has a lot of filters. Does your filter attach to some John Guest fittings, so it is easy in and out and are they easily found? Jim


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I'll go out to Lucy and dig out the winterizing replacement pipe and take a picture of the fittings. All I have to do is find it.

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Hi moosetags, thanks for the photo of New Lucy all hooked up in her "slip" for the night. The sewer connection in that campground is exactly why we need a sewer solution. It appears it would be a challenge to drain the holding tanks with a gravity "slinky". My old 86 holding tank drain connection is often lower than the darn campground connection. And add the height of the 90 elbow that connects to the campground connection and the slinky is 6" off the ground.

And filtering campground water before entering the trailer makes perfect sense. The filter under the sink makes less sense. I removed the filter in the 86 as it was more difficult to perform the winterization and it was messy to change the element.

I'm surprised New Lucy's shore power connection is not on the street side. It looks like the power cord is running under the rear of the trailer.

New Lucy sure looks nice in your photo.

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New Lucy has one of those new fancy 30 amp hook-ups at the front of the trailer.

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The problem I've had with CG water is sediment plugging up all the faucet aerators. So I use a sediment filter whenever I hook to city water and when I fill the tank. The kitchen sink filter also does taste and odor- but only on the cold water, not the hot. But that's OK, as the hot is only for washing, not cooking and drinking. When we're being very water aware and without city water, I'll fill a Brita filter pitcher for drinking and cooking, saving the on board water for everything else.
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What is that sewer connection adaptor in the picture? And are you parked at Disney's Fort Wilderness?
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What is that sewer connection adaptor in the picture? And are you parked at Disney's Fort Wilderness?

That is Fort Wilderness and the sewer connection is standard Sewer Solution fare.

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I'm heading there next month. Are you in one of the Premium spots? Trying to go as cheaply as possible. (Sorry for being quite so off-topic)
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PS- I'm new to this and have never even dumped my black tank yet. However, having watched the Sewer Solution video now I went ahead and ordered it.
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Brian,
Thanks for the info on the sewer solution.
I have watched the video and ordering today.
Do you have any difficulty back washing new Lucy's tank.
The video indicated some configurations may not backwash effectively.
Being a newbie, I was wondering, do most dump sites has fresh water available to use this system when departing the campground.
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Ooooooh. Good question. ^
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Brian,
Thanks for the info on the sewer solution.
I have watched the video and ordering today.
Do you have any difficulty back washing new Lucy's tank.
The video indicated some configurations may not backwash effectively.
Being a newbie, I was wondering, do most dump sites has fresh water available to use this system when departing the campground.
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Newer Airstreams have a built-in sewer black tank rinse system. With this system there is no need to use the Sewer Solution's backwash function.

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Brian, Another question. Like when you were at Wilderness and hooked up do you keep black tank valve open all the time then just run water to rinse out the hose on departure or keep it closed and dump before departure?
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Brian, Another question. Like when you were at Wilderness and hooked up do you keep black tank valve open all the time then just run water to rinse out the hose on departure or keep it closed and dump before departure?
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!!!!CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION!!!!

Never, ever, ever leave the black tank valve open other than when actually dumping the black tank. Leaving the valve open when set up at a campground will eventually result in what is called the "black hills syndrome". This is when solid waste is allowed to accumulate and dry out in the tank. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to remove. If not caught in time, this situation can cause a situation where the black tank may need to be replaced with a new one. This would be a very expensive proposition.

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