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Monday, March 26, 2012

Close But No Cigar

It was hard, but we tore ourselves away and drove the Journey to the FamCamp at Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ.  We got ourselves through the gate security, the guards were very friendly and heavily armed, after all, this is a place where they keep those things that go "Boom" for Navy ships.

When we pulled in, we were pleasantly surprised that we were assigned a site in the brand new section of the campground.  No more difficulties in dumping...or so we thought.

The site is wide enough to put two RVs in, and is actually a double cement slab.  We set up in our new home.


However, the designers got the dump connection wrong, resulting in hooking up like this:



I had to route by sewer hose under the Journey to the other side and exit around the right rear tires.  Fortunately, my Rhino Flex sewer hose is 15 feet long and reached the connection with no problems.

I was able to screw the connection in tight, but I still wanted to test it for my peace of mind.  So I had Marti keep her foot lightly on the connection elbow while I sent some grey water through the hose.  That way, if the connection leaked, well, Marti has way more shoes than I do.  Everything worked fine, so we have no worries with the sewer connection this time (Phew!).  :c)

So, we're back to visiting and helping out Corey, Amanda and little Anabelle, our whole reason for being here.  Life is good!


Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


19 comments:

  1. glad to hear that the sewer connection meets with your approval!
    now go and spend some time with Annabelle!

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  2. How in the world did you trick Marti into that? Seems to me you could have worn some waders or something. :)

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  3. The sewer buddy is an awesome device that sits over the end of the hose. . .and prevents those oopsies. . .we love it.

    Janice
    ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing.com

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  4. I love your site. There aren't many around like that except at State Parks and FamCamps. I guess you're giving Marti a reason to go buy more new shoes too. Enjoy your family!!

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  5. Glad all is well with your sewer connection. Although I'm not gonna lie. Your sewer stories are pretty darn hilarious!

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  6. Hmmm..a nicely pedicured foot on a sewer connection? Not in MY lifetime ;)

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  7. Aaah ... a sewer dump story with a good ending ... except for Marti, who missed a shopping opportunity :-)))

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  8. I'll admit to hoping this was going to be another funny sewer story. Oh well....maybe later???
    Just kidding.....

    You know you could have pulled in the other way and had the hook ups on the right side. We pull into back in's all the time and create that hoses under the coach problem. We often like the view they intend for the back of the coach better than looking at the road out our biggest window. Maybe all the desigers drive 5th wheels with picture windows!

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  9. I should clarify, the electric and water connections were on the correct side and the sewer was on the opposite (wrong) side. So no matter which way I pulled in, something would be wrong.

    Also, we wanted the cement slab under our awning. Seems we're never happy. ;c)

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  10. Had us laughing so hard...Marti deserves a shoe shopping trip just because you used her...just remember now a pair of YOUR shoes will have to leave when she brings in her new pair...

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  11. Wow, and to think how much those engineers get paid for those unique designs.

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  12. Gotta wonder what the designers were thinking (or drinking) when they put that layout together. Sure got a cutie patootie there in little Anabelle.

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  13. Well Marti is certainly "trusting".
    Now if I may, I shall with tongue firmly lodged in cheek ask the following:
    So, do you think there was some "Naval Intelligence" involved in the way the services were laid out?
    :)

    Sorry, couldn't help myself, Flame on.

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  14. Nice to hear there was no MISHAP;o))

    Enjoy that beautiful baby girl!!

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  15. Nice to hear there was no MISHAP;o))

    Enjoy that beautiful baby girl!!

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  16. Nice to hear there was no MISHAP;o))

    Enjoy that beautiful baby girl!!

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  17. Not sure what happened with the comment monster!! Really didn't mean to comment 3 times;o((

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  18. What a guy--- sacrificing your wife's shoes!!!

    Have fun with the new baby-----


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  19. Having been to that Naval station, I can only say, I am not surprised by the plumbing:)

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