We started out with rain which stopped by 10 AM, it kept windy and cool through out the day.
We spend all last week at the RV-Dreams Boondocking Rally and had a blast. Part of boondocking is staying as long as you can without having to move to empty your waste water tanks. We are leaving tomorrow for Mulberry Florida and need to empty our tanks before we leave. We have gone 11 days on the tanks, the one that is close to full (if not there) is the kitchen tank. Peggy was cleaning a lot of greasy grills from the breakfasts we had at the rally and we knew that tank was going to push our limits.
Some have ask – what happens if the tanks are full and you don’t want to move?
Introduction the Little Blue Boy. Our portable tank holds 8 gallons and there are bigger models. Why 8 – cause the Little Blue Boy weights in at 121 lbs. when full and that is as much as this big boy can lift up into the back of the pickup! (If I can even do that) He enjoys the view from the back ladder of our fifthwheel, and frankly doesn’t get used much. We have gone over 30 days at a boondocking spot, but that is a couple of trips a week with the Little Blue Boy.
Enough for portability, down to the real deal. How to empty the holding tanks.
First find the pipe sticking out of the ground at the RV Park.
We have a cool device called a flusher which does just that – it flushes the whole system with clean water. We simply move our water line from the left picture to the right and turn on the flusher.
If you look in the lower right of the picture we have a emergency set of clear gloves for Miss Peggy in case she has to help. (These are the original gloves never to be used!!)
Filling the water tank.
Just for the fun of it, the water main at Little Willies RV Park broke during this session. We were without water for hours!