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Old 07-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Maiden Voyage a Success

Our first trip to the lake last weekend with our 23' Flight G2 was great!!! Only little problem was the hitch latch did not want to open to release from the ball. Had a neighbor camper guy come over and help me with it. New paint was making it stick.

Everything worked in the TT. Even though I conserved water doing dishes and very quick showers, my grey tank filled at the 2 day mark. (35 gal tank, I think) Can this tank be upgraded to a larger capacity?

I am trying to find an enclosed outdoor shower to use outside with my outdoor shower hookup. Any ideas?

Looking forward to the Roper Lake trip in Sep.

Thank you all for the boost of confidence before I took our trip.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:54 AM   #2
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Glad to hear your maiden voyage worked out well. Have you considered a portable waste tank by Barker or Thetford? Cheaper than retrofitting your stock tank if it can even be done.

http://tweetys.com/portableholdingtanks.aspx
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Glad you first trip went well Kathie! Nice that you were able to interact with your "neighbors". We've pretty much had a lot of luck with other rv'ers in a cg. Great group of people and very helpful!
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Thanks, Healthi. It was a great trip and looking forward to the next one.

Wiscampsin, thank you for the Tweety site. Lots of good stuff on there and I think I will pick up a portable tank for gray water.

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If possible, find a portable tank that is larger than your biggest waste tank (yours are probably both 32 gallons). Get at least a 35 or larger portable tank. Then you won't have to worry about cutting the valve off at the right time and the job will be easier/cleaner, especially when it comes time to empty the black tank.
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If possible, find a portable tank that is larger than your biggest waste tank (yours are probably both 32 gallons). Get at least a 35 or larger portable tank. Then you won't have to worry about cutting the valve off at the right time and the job will be easier/cleaner, especially when it comes time to empty the black tank.
TX, I didn't fill up the black water tank but the grey water tank filled within 2 days. If I go for a 4 day trip I would like to dump once at the end of the trip.
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Congrats on your first trip. Had the same problem with the latch, fixed it by putting grease where the ball hitch goes. it lubes everything up, and makes it work easier. I also have a thetford 32 gallon tank and let me say it was one of the best things we bought for the trailer. again congrats Ernie
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Congrats on your first trip. Had the same problem with the latch, fixed it by putting grease where the ball hitch goes. it lubes everything up, and makes it work easier. I also have a thetford 32 gallon tank and let me say it was one of the best things we bought for the trailer. again congrats Ernie
Ernie, I am going to go purchase the white lithium grease spray for the ball and hitch.
32 gal tank will be a purchase also.
And thanks for the help.

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PS. lol How does the tank actually hook up to the RV?
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Great first trip. We also use a tote tank for grey water as many of the parks we frequent do not have sewer hookups. No big deal, fill it and tow it to the dumpstation.
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I just use the sewer hose that came with my Barker Blue tote tank, hook it up to the trailer and the tank and pull the grey water valve. The small vent plug on top of the tank must also be partially unscrewed to allow air to escape when filling. There is also a small hose that comes with it and an adapter that can be hooked up to the dump valve on the trailer and to the tank for grey water use only. If you dumped black water you would have to use the large sewer hose previously mentioned. I have never yet dumped black water, never had to.
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