We have been waiting for this storm to hit since late last night and so far we have been lucky. Just watched the forecast though and the storm is covering about two states so we will get hit before 9:00pm tonight. It hit 82f here today so we turned on the front AC to cool things off a bit. We’re so used to it being cold and having to run the furnace!
I woke up to a toilet no longer holding water in the bowl, hey, why not right? For those of you with queasy stomachs skip to the last paragraph. I broke out my disposable sewer hose gloves and opened the ball valve and what do I see, well, what looked like a VERY full black tank. I checked out the panel and it says 2/3 full, like it did earlier in the morning. So I go dump the gray and then black tank and check the panel and both show as empty. I open the ball valve again and it still looks full, great. I have nothing to stick in there to try and free everything up so I grab a stick and free everything up, I think. I added some chemical to clean the tank and dissolve the paper that should have dissolved near instantly.
I grab a handful of the tp and add water to it and sure enough, it falls apart. So where did this non-dissolving stuff come from? My first guess, the various shops the rig has been in over the past few months since our last camping trip, I really don’t know. On to the problem of the water not holding in the bowl, I put on the disposable gloves and “feel around” and tried to shape the gasket so the ball valve will create a seal again and it works, for about 6 hours after which I had to do it again.
I guess after 12 years this gasket has had it so I need to research how to replace the gasket and I’ll do that when I get the time. Other than the black tank issue though it was a very quiet windy day. Lots of branches hitting the roof. So tonight we will watch some bad TV on RTV “Retro TV” and relax.
Tomorrow I promised to help the owners of the campground set up their kayaks and canoes before we head back home. Unless it’s storming of course, if it is I’m guessing they won’t be taking them out until the weather clears.
We took a long walk yesterday and we’ll be posting details and pictures soon, here is a tidbit, we found a snowmobile partially up a tree and abandoned.