As an RVer, we are tasked to connect to a sewer connection at our site or pay a visit to the nearest dump station to empty our gray and black tanks. There are those who choose to glove up, that is putting on gloves to keep their hands clean and poo free. Are you someone who does? Have you really thought about why you do and what you touch in the process of dumping? Not many really do and if they had someone video them from a distance and played back the video, they’d be surprised at what they actually did do.
Ever notice that brass device secured to the faucet at your campsite? It is a Back-Flow Preventer. This is a required item in many states, counties and municipalities to meet health and safety codes.
A Back-Flow Preventer, much like a Check Valve, only only allows fluids to flow in one direction. The difference between the two is that a Back-Flow Preventer has built in vents to release the liquid under pressure once the faucet is shut off or it loses pressure. A Check Valve has no such means to release built up pressure. This makes disconnecting a hose that is under pressure difficult and potentially give you a baptism when disconnecting.
Coffee for many of us is an essential requirement to start our day. There are many ways to make that morning cup and new RVers are often heard to ask how. Well, the same way you do in a sticks and bricks. You can use any method although you will need to give consideration to such things as space and energy source necessary to brew.
My interest in aviation and plane spotting is probably traceable in my DNA. I’m one of those who when they hear an airplane scan the sky to spot it. I can stand outside an airport watching and snapping images of airplanes as they come and go for hours on end. Sit watching the sky for two aircraft high up whose paths might cross each others trying to capture an image of the two as they do. Or the most challenging, capture one passing in front of the moon.
Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the way it smells, all spicy and woodsy. The motion of it: Leaves gently falling, golden, colorful, whispers on the wind. And what about those colors – golds, yellow, reds, browns – set against a brilliant, blue sky? What’s not to love about this time of year?
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