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Old 05-10-2006, 09:38 AM   #21
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Thanks so much Klevan. I really didn't want to start taking things apart, especially lying on my back in the dirt wondering whether the baby rattlesnake who lives nearby might decide to cuddle up undersomething warm. Things seem to be coming together in my mind about how this stuff works. (And I will give you a call.) I guess I just couldn't fathom that the gray water would just spill out onto the ground by design. When we used to camp in the Jemez in the Layton, I always used backpacking soap to wash the dishes so we could drain the gray water tank on a favorite little tree near where we camped. I guess a portable will be necessary when staying at RV parks. We actually got kicked out of an RV park in Colorado because our black water tank cracked and we had a bucket of cat litter under it.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:36 AM   #22
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Hmm... in storage five years, leaves in the drain. I'd check to see if the cover on the bathroom plumbing vent is there. Did the 72 have one?

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X-ray Vision

If you had X-Ray vision, this is what you would see when looking up at the back corner of your trailer.

note that the pipes from the sink/shower drains connect to the sewer pipe below the black tank valve. I know I said that before...but its better to "see".

If you take the cap off the sewer pipe, and look up inside there with a flashlight, you'll see where these pipes enter in from the sides. There's nothing in those pipes to stop the drain water, so it just falls out onto the ground. (or into a bucket...or blue-boy).
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Wow! Nicely done, Chuck! Are you also faster than a speeding bullet?
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Wow! Nicely done, Chuck! Are you also faster than a speeding bullet?
yeah. but thats not always a good thing.






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Old 05-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #26
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WoW! Thanks Chuck!

Between Klevan's description and your drawing---Now I get it! And it feels like duh...of course! Somehow I just couldn't get my brain around the idea that the water just drained out of the trailer. I copied your drawing to keep in my "Airstream" file. It's classic. Maybe there some other place to post it on these forum for ignorant newbies like me.

So, now it all makes sense. The folks at the RV hospital must have run a bunch of water through the lines after "Airylle's" multiple-vessel copper plumbing bypass operation. Maybe they put some kind of soap in to rinse out flux or whatever...that's why all the soap suds. If they didn't open the dump cap, the water would slosh back up the drain into the bathroom when we towed up here to its new home in the mountains.

This is just so cool that everybody here would contribute so much information to help me understand this.

Thanks again
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