Where Are We Today
To start this post a self analogy is in order. I have never been one to buy dirt cheap, but have always wanted to buy the best and biggest I can, to be clear, not the best and biggest that there is. I always keeping in mind the financial side of the purchase.
Now having said that, this post is about how I wanted to make our " Blue Boy" better. When I bought it, I wanted the biggest one that I could get under the above criteria. The reason for that, was that the waste tanks on our 5TH wheel trailer are quite large, 75 gallons for the grey and 50 gallons for the black. The bigger the " Blue Boy " the less trips to the dump station, thus the 45 gallon ' Blue Boy " that I purchased.
|Hose and valve attached|
After assembly, we never had a reason to use it until we were in the desert last winter. The first time we used it and headed off down the bumpy road to the dump station, the end cap would vibrate off and we would be scrambling to recap it, before we had nasty spillage on the road. With a little ingenuity, we found away to keep the cap on for the rest of the time down here.
|All coiled up for storage|
I have notice this winter, " Blue Boys "with a dump valve on them, ours doesn't have one. My plan was to remove the hoses on ours and attach a dump valve, then hoses, and we would be all set. Low and behold the outlet nipple on our " Blue Boy " is an odd size and no dump valve will fit it. As many of us have down here, we find away to make things work.
I purchased a dump valve that can be attached to the existing hose and fittings that came with our " Blue Boy" and rattle down the road with no fear of spillage. In addition, as many of our fellow RVers have done, I have ordered a macerater, so that when it arrives next week, I can put the " Blue Boy " in the back of the truck and pump the waste into the tank, drive down the road to the dump station and dump.
|Many different ways to get water, some use containers, I use a bladder and some bring their rigs. What ever works best for you.|
That was part of day, while Pat was doing the laundry, I purchased the valve. When we got home, I put it all together and will test it out tomorrow.
Today was also a day to top up our fresh water, an easy task, that I took care of this afternoon. Following that it was some reading, snoozing and Happy hour.
|Hose from the bladder to the pump and from the pump to the trailer.|
Hope you enjoyed your day, as we did, until the next time, take care and be safe.
|While I BBQ, Pat takes Clemson for a walk.|
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