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2,600 miles later.......
First it was the toilet. 20 years of use finally took its toll. The cable that operates the water supply in the toilet decided it was too tired to continue. That happened on a Sunday evening in Phoenix. 4:55pm. Too late to get a new one. Okay. Just use a water jug to add water until tomorrow. Of course, the local RV parts dealer only has one model of toilet in stock. Thankfully, my wife liked the mid-height model I came back with. Now I have to extend the water supply line to match the new height. Home Depot, here I come. I cut off the short hard-lined pipe....OOPS. It falls into the toilet closet flange, unreachable....grrrr. Okay. I'll deal with that (fishing out the 10" long pex pipe) when we get home. Toilet works.
Next? The fresh water supply decide to give up and leak when connected. We are now in Camp Verde Arizona, where RV parts are as scarce as vegetable gardens. Seems the backflow prevention isn't working now too when I turn on the water pump. Home Depot? Yep. Just disconnect and plug the fresh water supply and live off the fresh water tank/water pump system until I get home. Oh yea....it started snowing while working on this system. Question here: Does the fresh water supply (where yo hook a hose to, have a back-flow prevention in it? Or, is that in the water pump? It's gotta be somewhere.
While in Prescott Valley, my grand daughter's boyfriend (17 year old tire shop employee) notices one of my 3-1/2 year old tires has a bubble in it, on the inner side. Who looks for that? Evidently, 17 year old tire guys. So, he calls the shop and asks for a clear bay so he can install a new tire for me. I get his company discount. Yipeee.
So, leaving Camp Verde, we hit 50 miles of snow flurries. The ambilicle to the brakes is loose. No brakes on the trailer....LOL...while descending a hill. Oooopps again. Took my time slowing down and pulling over. Fixed. Move on.
Get to Vegas to see the eldest daughter. The door to the exterior shower is missing. Ugh. Just bring out the ductape. Worry about it later. Wife wants to go to Death Valley again tomorrow.
All in all, for a 22 year old truck and a 20 year old 5th wheel, the $5-600 it'll end up costing me for this trip, we can live with it. Over 20,000 miles in the last 3+ years, I might have spent $1700 (including new roof coating, AC, 3 batteries, solar, toilet, exterior shower box, water supply box, and tires).
Next up? Get ready for a HUGE trip soon to be decided upon. Maybe the middle west 1/4 of the USA? Colorado, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, ND, Wyoming, Nebraska, Dakota's, and Oklahoma?

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Yes, we've all had nasty trips like that. We had one where I was rebuilding the toilet out on the picnic table just to get it working to the point where we could continue lol. I've sworn that I was going to sell everything, and then the next trip is all good! It will get better, good for being able to repair things yourself! [emoticon]


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I think I have had the seven plagues of RVing spread out over the last three years, either local camping in Colorado or at the park in Peoria Arizona. Luckily nothing was more than a 2 day repair job. Thank you Amazon prime! Craig

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Furnace Creek fuel is $7.00+. Only $5.50 at Stovepipe Wells.

Good to see the RV is still on the road having fun [emoticon]


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Posted: 02/27/22 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To answer your question, yes, there is normally a back flow valve located in the city water connection.

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ScottG wrote:

To answer your question, yes, there is normally a back flow valve located in the city water connection.


Thanks Scott.

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time2roll wrote:

Furnace Creek fuel is $7.00+. Only $5.50 at Stovepipe Wells.Good to see the RV is still on the road having fun [emoticon]


I was shocked to see Arizona fuel prices higher than Nevada. It's usually the opposite.

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Love your attitude, just take care of the problem and continue on. sound like your camping unit is a true keeper [emoticon]


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I am still on the fix as i use it plan.lol

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jdc 1, We should write a book together! That sounds like some of our trips over the last 30 or so years! The bright side....it keeps life interesting! [emoticon]
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