My RV toilet has not flushed with any enthusiasm for two weeks. I seek other accommodations with Mom during this period of uncooperative plumbing while I search for solutions. I spend hours battling what l thought was a recalcitrant clog. Finally I engage the extremely helpful tech support folks at Headhunter, Inc. (the manufacturer of my fixture). Their motto is “the only way to break our toilets is with a hammer.” I may be giving them a run for their money.
They make many suggestions hoping to place me on the path to elimination, but so far no movement. My brother-in-law, Eric, discovers to my dismay that my accumulator tank bladder is bad. The tank is filled with water and not producing enough pressure to flush the toilet. You’ve probably never heard of this problem, but yes, it is a thing. I order this pricey part and wait.
Eric replaces the accumulator and while the flush is now much more powerful, the bowl is still not draining. Eric removes the toilet, tests it and it is OK. He blows out the lines to the black tank with high pressure air. Now I can hear air blowing through to that tank. But we still cannot get a flush that empties the bowl. We are both at our wit’s end with the waste system on my Country Coach.
When it was new, Storm claimed this commode was a $5000 option on this coach. Right now it is not worth 2 cents. As my deadline to depart approaches, I am concerned this unflushable problem may drown my dreams of hitting the road. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please call or text me!!
Since I am in a holding pattern with my potty problems, my sister and I spend a day mattress shopping. I am overwhelmed at both the cost of and options for a new mattress. At one store we agree to a computerized test bed to evaluate our sleep needs as we take a short nap!
Valerie is so enamored with the moveable frames, we spend several hours just using the remotes to vibrate, elevate and recline our various body parts. I purchase a new custom size mattress for the RV from the Original Mattress Factory and dream of at last a good night’s sleep in the RV.
A Stormy Landing
In the throes of my contest with the demons that seem to possess my coach, I receive an email from YouTube with a favorable comment about an old video I posted when Storm and I vacationed in New Zealand. Our trip was centered around a flying tour that allowed Storm to pilot us in a small plane touring the South Island. We were accompanied by various instructor pilots on each flight as Storm learned true Mountain Flying skills. In the video below, Storm demonstrates the terrain hugging approach to Milford Sound airport. He was mighty proud of himself after he got us settled on the ground here just in time for high tea! Let’s take a break from my RV woes and enjoy sharing one of Storm’s favorite experiences.