Well we managed the winter with electric heaters. Now it is summer. Highs have been in the 90's. Now the AC systems do not work. I do have to order new motors for the systems. Today the septic line broke. Had to replace the entire system. However, I know not to ask what is next.

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Comment by John "T" Nordhoff on May 5, 2014 at 7:48pm

  Yo Wolfman, I've had RV's where there was like a 6 ft or so of 3 inch solid black ABS pipe solvent welded directly to the fragile end of a black holding tank and people wonder why they break the outlet end of their tanks hmmmmmmmmmmm. Even just one or two of the flex joints strategically placed can prevent breaks or cracks. On the current RV where I re plumbed because I added a second auxiliary black holding tank (We wanted 8 + days of dry camping capacity)  I added a flex immediately on the outlet of each tank and used another flexible T so hopefully driving down bumpy roads or when dumping I wont place any strain on the fragile tank outlets. This kind of "extra" stuff you and I do comes from years of experience seeing factory installations fail............

 You ever go to Florida in the Winter?? It would be fun to camp together sometime

 John T in Indiana

Comment by Lakota Wolf on May 5, 2014 at 6:22pm

Like John T said,,, After *cracking a few plstic pipes, those **Flexible couplers are  THE way to go, and as he stated especially near the holding tank. Ive cracked it flush with the tank and it was NOT fun fixing it. It may be a small expense but will save you headaches down the road.. an added plus is, if something gets stuck in there, you have an access point.

Comment by John "T" Nordhoff on May 5, 2014 at 4:40pm

 On the Septic System, here is a suggestion which I ALWAYS use when rebuilding or re plumbing that 3 inch black ABS black water sewer piping. I place 3 inch flexible rubber union/couplers at a few locations ESPECIALLY right where the piping exits the holding tank and maybe before or after where a 90 degree turn may be used. At the 90 degree turn, I always use the flexible rubber 90 degree union/couplers. I think those are called Fernco fittings?? They are on the shelves at Home Depot or Lowes or Menards etc. What they do is absorb and allow flex and vibration and reduce any strain right where the piping exits the main holding tank so you don't break or crack the big black tank and when you dump there can be some degree of flexing so as to NOT over stress the pipe or any of its joints. Ive NEVER had one of those go bad or leak.

 Just a suggestion that works perfect for me, it may or may not be best for your plumbing location and geometry, YALL DO AS YOU PLEASE

 John T

Comment by Lakota Wolf on May 5, 2014 at 11:06am

Think Positive Dean. Hope all goes well with what needs fixing.

Comment by Pat Daly on May 5, 2014 at 8:15am

Well Dean it looks like you've got your work cut out for you again.



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