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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 08:07:44 am »
Jerry, You kill me.  roflol
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2012, 10:02:05 am »
I am still trying to figure out how Ron goes dry camping for two or three days and never poops in his PC. Is he doing the old army style of digging a hole and using it? >8)

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2012, 11:02:02 am »
Good Question Tom,

We dry camp in primitive camp grounds without hook-ups.  But there are public toilets, either flush or pit present.

I'll always draw a comment or two when I mention we don't do #2 in our PC.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 11:03:53 am by ron.dittmer »
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2012, 11:35:58 am »
Good Question Tom,

 we don't do #2 in our PC.

We tried that system, but at a certain age the inevitable becomes unavoidable and untimely ...  roflol
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2012, 04:17:08 pm »
I paid to have a toilet and plan on using it to the fullest. I guess to each his own.

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2012, 04:47:41 pm »
I'm with Tom.  Say we're parked in an unlighted, deserted, no hookup campground with really smelly pit toilets and it's 40 degrees outside and I wake up at 2am with a desire to go to the toilet.  Do I get up, get dressed, get a flashlight, and head out into the woods with the wolves and bears?  Or, do I roll gently out of my twin bed right by the rear bathroom and enjoy the comfort of modern plumbing? Even if it means flushing the tanks at the next stop with hookups, I don't have to think twice.

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2012, 05:23:16 pm »
oh,,,,,gosh....golly  :-D you get out of bed to do that? :)(:
what wondrous new ideas i get on/from this forum

informed, yet again
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2012, 08:20:58 pm »
I'm with Tom.  Say we're parked in an unlighted, deserted, no hookup campground with really smelly pit toilets and it's 40 degrees outside and I wake up at 2am with a desire to go to the toilet.  Do I get up, get dressed, get a flashlight, and head out into the woods with the wolves and bears?  Or, do I roll gently out of my twin bed right by the rear bathroom and enjoy the comfort of modern plumbing? Even if it means flushing the tanks at the next stop with hookups, I don't have to think twice.  Jerry
If that be our situation, we'd be utilizing the bathroom that way as well.  But it has not come up yet.
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2012, 08:51:46 pm »
Ron, you've obviously never camped in the little forest service campground located in a rain forest just down the road from Rainy Pass in the Cascades NP.  It's like I described above plus water dripping off all the trees.  Once I was in my space, I wasn't going outside after dark.

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2012, 09:13:52 pm »
I was fishing for Cutthroats in 1966, got totally lost in the Cascades and spent the night there.
So now I know you're afraid of the dark.
Carry on, regardless..................
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2012, 06:27:01 am »
one word "compass".  ;)

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2012, 07:32:40 am »
I had a compass. But it was broken when I slid into a small ravine on the way out.
I could have used the sun but a front had moved in and the ceiling was less than a thousand feet from where we were on the mountain.
So when the rain started and we couldn't see well enough to continue, we stopped and made a camp of sorts (a Poncho, fire, Trout and spring water made it OK for me but Larry, the guy I was with, was really, really askeeered and wouldn't stop complaining or asking what was making the sounds we were hearing).
When it dawned we were less than 200 feet from the logging road we'd come in on.
Dead reckoning, a stream and following contours saved the day.
Carry on, regardless..................
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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2012, 09:23:31 am »
For those of you who like blacktop roads that are a little off the beaten path, highway 20 from Sedro-Wooley, Washington, to Twisp is highly recommended.  This takes you through the really beautiful Northern Cascades National Park.  The scenery is wonderful and it is NOT crowded.  You will see more campgrounds without hookups than more elaborate ones, but the views of mountains, lakes, and rain forests are well worth it.  If you're coming down from Canada south of Vancouver, go a little further east to cross at a less busy crossing and you can drive due south to get to Sedro-Wooley. 

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 04:06:31 pm »
This is a one of those dumb questions.   I have a 07 with sani -com.  Have had for 2 years and thought i knew how to work system.  Things dont seem to be working right.  My local rv shope is not all that familliar with system .
I checked underneath and saw the gray valve open when switch is activated.  When I activate the black the valve handle does not move in ot out.  I can manually close and open.  The light on black switch lights but no activity on valve.

I checked fuses and flushed the tank.  I guess I need the valve replaced.  Not sure where to get a vlalve like thiss.  I see there is a latter and early system.   Cant find any pictures of the valve.  Thetford seems to make system. 

Can one of you fine guys or girls poit me in right direction.  Thanks   John

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Re: Gray water by-pass?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2012, 04:38:24 pm »
First check the wiring to the valve and the switch.  Make sure all the connections are tight and clean. The problem is most likely the electric valve, which is not really part of the sani-con, just needed to make everything work. Camping World sells a similar valve, but I would call the factory on Monday and talk to Carol, in order to get the right part. With PC it does not matter how old you motorhome is or even if you are or are not the original owner, they know what the right parts are and can help with finding out what really needs to be fixed. What a great company.

 http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/electric-waste-valve/36150