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Old 06-16-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Frustrating Fathers Day ...

Saturday went to Boise for a dinner and a little shopping - stopped by CW and picked up a couple of items for our new 19RD that was delivered to our home Friday by a driver that didn't know enough to do a walkthrough.. Purchased a small inverter and other kitchen items - Sunday wanted to sanitize our fresh tank - driver sz it already has about 1/3 of a tank of water in it, so - after reading about the bleach solution, I get a 5 gal bucket - funnel - bleach and measuring cup and attempt to pour solution down the fresh water gravity fill feed .... solution pours back out and all down my pants. Adjusted funnel and for life of me, can't get it to fill. Took the water hose from the house and attempted to put more water in tank, and just poured back out. Said screw it for now and went to Lowes and got a little indoor/outdoor thermometer - back home and put batteries in and .... dead. Nothing - zilch. Had a beer and opened the inverter to play with it and - long story short .... dead. Used cig lighter in car to verify, and yup ... dead - nothing. Had another beer. Noticed that the fuse by the battery has blown twice now in 3 days when operating the electric front jack ... Crap - out of beer. Sat in the trailer in the driveway by myself watching golf rest of the day, smelling like bleach, and wishing for another Corona. ..... - hope yours was better.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear you had a rough Father's Day.
It was a good thing that you a few beers to consume during the frustrations.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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Monday's turning out to be a little better - fixed the water fill problem. Went under the fridge inside and found that the gravity fill tube went "up" a little before it went down - defeating the idea of "Gravity" fill .......... bent the tube down and water fills now perfectly and flows directly downhill. Off to get more bleach - and another 6 pack. Took the thermometer back to Lowes and new one works now perfectly - will have to wait for another trip to Boise and CW to return inverter .. At least I have all day to fill - sanitize - drain - refill - drain 90 gallons of fresh water !!!
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Monday's turning out to be a little better - fixed the water fill problem. Went under the fridge inside and found that the gravity fill tube went "up" a little before it went down - defeating the idea of "Gravity" fill .......... bent the tube down and water fills now perfectly and flows directly downhill. Off to get more bleach - and another 6 pack. Took the thermometer back to Lowes and new one works now perfectly - will have to wait for another trip to Boise and CW to return inverter .. At least I have all day to fill - sanitize - drain - refill - drain 90 gallons of fresh water !!!
Glad it is going better today! But sounds like you didn't learn your lesson here. You only picked up a 6 pack?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #5
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I don't mean to make fun of the horrible day, but I was going to say the same thing about a 6-pack.
While today is going better, it still may require more than a 6-pack.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
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Welcome to owning your own rig. Suggest buying beer by the case . . .
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Sorry to hear of your frustrating day. You do know that a slice of lime or lemon goes well with Corona?
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If you want to make 3 Coronas more effective add a cup of Tequila and a can of frozen limeade concentrate with the 3 Coronas to a pitcher. Stir and drink! Once the pitcher is empty, you have forgotten about all the issues!
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Sorry to hear about your crappy Father's Day. If it makes you feel any better, you're not the only one that had a ****ty day:

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I'm hoping to get it fixed before planned camping trip 4th of July weekend .
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:15 AM   #10
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Ow !!! - I feel for all of you - the car/deer/you.... Mine seems minor to THAT.... at lease nobody was hurt, correct? (humans)
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