Rainy Windy Day at Little Willies

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.

Little Blue Boy

                                                          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.

There she is, I unscrewed the white cap covering it.  The fitting next to it is a 5 way fitting  for different pipes at RV parks.  (we even carry an adapter to make it go another way)

There she is, I unscrewed the white cap covering it. The fitting next to it is a 5 way fitting for different pipes at RV parks. (we even carry an adapter to make it go another way)

This park has a screw in  pipe, my very favorite as they can't leak!

This park has a screw in pipe, my very favorite as they can’t leak!

We go to our storage tube (remember I added this 2 weeks ago) and all that we need is in there except the adapter in the picture above.

We go to our storage tube (remember I added this 2 weeks ago) and all that we need is in there except the adapter in the picture above.

We pull out our number one dump hose and attach it to the adapter.  It goes on easy.

We pull out our number one dump hose and attach it to the adapter. It goes on easy.

This is the capped Dump Drain on the RV

This is the capped Dump Drain on the RV, notice the other end of the dump hose on the ground.

One good twist and TaDa it is firmly attached.

One good twist and TaDa it is firmly attached.

We go inside our utilties control door an pull the lever on the right marked: Sewage.

We go inside our utilties control door an pull the lever on the right marked: Sewage.

 

After we let it completely drain out we pull the middle lever which is the Ktichen Grey Tank, or is it the shower Grey Tank??

After we let the black (sewage) tank fully drain, we then pull the middle valve the Kitchen (Galley) tank or is that one the Bathtub/Shower tank?

 

 

Miss Peggy to the rescue with the proper labels.  By draining the black (toilet) tank first the other tanks will flush out the system of any nasties.

Miss Peggy to the rescue with the proper labels. By draining the black (toilet) tank first the other tanks will flush out the system of any nasties.

 

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.

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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!!)

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Filling the water tank.

After putting everything away, taking off the gloves, and sanitizing my hands.  We get out our clear sanitized fill hose.

After putting everything away, taking off the gloves, and sanitizing my hands. We get out our clear sanitized fill hose.

Just for the fun of it, the water main at Little Willies RV Park broke during this session.  We were without water for hours!

This hose goes into the upper left water opening to fill the storage tank on our RV.

 This hose goes into the upper left water opening to fill the storage tank on our RV.

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