I am very happy to announce the addition of follower #31 on my blog. They are tagged as FD5 orJohn and Bridget. Thank you so much for joining my group of merry friends!
Now about that toilet........
This happened about an hour ago. We had drained the black tank yesterday, so we assumed things would flush as normal. We still had the fresh water hose connected and were drawing fresh water through our plumbing system as it should be done. Bruce was doing the dishes (works for me!) and I went in to use the bathroom. Well....being blunt and all....when finished I flushed with the foot pedal. Suddenly, the water made a whooshing sound....didn't evacuate the toilet bowl and sort of bubbled up or "blew up" out of the bowl. Fortunately, it was just liquid waste (if you catch my drift) but it did splash out and all over the floor and on the wall adjacent to the bowl. I shrieked out of sheer surprise and called for Bruce. So I now had a cleaning job to take care of. Then we drained the tank again....just in case.
We were stumped as to why this happened. We'd just emptied the tank not 20 hours prior and it had drained out just fine. Had an air pocket or something developed in the channel from the toilet to the holding tank? It has flushed perfectly all day long. Hmmmm. Still have no answer for this one, maybe one of our readers can give us a clue.
Yesterday in the early afternoon, we were able to retract the jacks, pull in the slides and get ready to drive out for the propane refill. Bruce had started the engine and given it plenty of warm-up time and then some. He put it into gear and nothing happened. It wouldn't move forward. He gave it a little engine rev and then we waited a couple of minutes with it just idling. He put it into gear again and it moved forward just like it was supposed to do. We went down 2 exits from us on I-5 to the Shell Truck Stop, filled up the MH tank and the little 5 gal. tank we brought with us...in case we need it before the 26th when we leave.
It is still below freezing during the night time hours, but so far no snow. Rain is predicted beginning in the next day or two and it should warm us up to over freezing according to the National Weather Service. Hope they are correct, I'm ready for a little warm up. And no more exploding toilets would be nice, too!
Until next time.....so long for now!
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