I’ve seen a lot of yucky things in our time on the road as fulltime RVers. I’ve seen sewer hoses come loose and spray a big stinky mess all over the place; I’ve seen people leave dump stations so filthy that any self-respecting hound dog that wandered by would not raise his leg on them; and a lot more that is too disgusting to talk about while you’re having your morning Cheerios.
So when my friend Norah Glover sent me this picture that she took at a campground in California, all I could say was yuck! Yes, this person really is filling their Class C motorhome’s fresh water tank with the same hose that others who used the dump station previously used to flush out their sewer hoses after dumping! Can you say yuck, too?
And the worst of it is that Terry and I have seen the same thing happen more than once ourselves! I actually had one guy tell me it was okay, since “any foreign matter would settle to the bottom of the tank.” Uh huh, the bottom of the tank. Right where your water pump sucks water out to your RV’s faucets! I’ve also seen people dump their tanks at their RV site, then stick the sewer hose under the water tap to flush it out! I bet that makes you feel good about hooking up your fresh water hose at your next campsite! That’s why I always spray the water bib at a campsite with a strong peroxide solution, then let the water run for a while before I hook my hose to it.
I wrote a couple of days ago that I was going to visit the Tucson V.A. hospital and see about changing to there for my primary care. On Wednesday afternoon, I went to the Eligibility/Enrollment Office, signed in, and by the time I sat the clipboard down, a young lady was there to take me into her cubicle and get my basic information. Less than ten minutes later, I walked out with an appointment set for this afternoon to be assigned to a new primary care provider. Now that’s great service! The hospital even has RV parking available!
Most of you are familiar with the tire failure we experienced in Yuma. All of us need to be aware of our RV tires, and now my buddy Roger Marble has launched a brand new blog called RV Tire Safety. Roger has presented tire safety seminars at our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rallies, and has 40 years of experience in the tire industry, working for a major manufacturer developing tires for applications in North, Central and South America.
The first couple of blog posts are heavy on technical details on how and why tires are designed the way they are, but Roger is also going to be addressing a lot of topics we all should be aware of, including tire maintenance, weight safety, and other issues that can save us time, trouble, damage to our RVs, and even possible injury. Check out Roger’s new blog, and leave a comment to let him know what you think.
Thought For The Day – Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~ Albert Einstein