Our RV Toilet could SPEAK – it told us the black tank was full!

RV Toilet

The toilet in our Open Range 399BHS had a great way of telling us that the black tank was full. Ok. Maybe not that “great” of a way. But it was VERY effective. You gotta face facts. Those so called “alarms” and tank alerts are not very good. They aren’t accurate and they never seem […]

RV Control Panel

RV Command Center

RV Control Panel Almost every RV has an RV Control Panel. You might hear it called rv command center or any one of 20 other names, but it is in ADDITION to the fusebox or RV electrical panel. The RV Control Panel is a central location where all the RV-centric switches and buttons go that […]

RV Toilet

RV Toilet

RV Toilet The RV Toilet is one of the important and differentiating attachments in an RV. Utilizing a toilet instead of digging a hole in the wild – never mind any local laws about that – is a pretty darned nice thing. Unlike sticks and bricks toilets, which use water to “whoosh” your little package […]

Black Tank Rinse Inlet – Fifth Wheel Pictorial Guide

rv black tank rinse water connector

Black Tank Rinse Inlet Connector : After you empty out the black tank, you can rest assured, knowing full well that the black tank IS NOT clean. In fact I’m sure you have plenty of “hangers onners” inside that black tank. Those hanger-onners will cause your black tank sensors to perform very badly. Ok – […]

Black Tank Valve Control – Fifth Wheel Pictorial Guide

rv black tank valve control in convenience center

Black Tank Valve Control : Ahhh. The dreaded black tank. Never has so much discussion been caused by any one thing in the RV world. Just do a Google search and enjoy. But for the Pictorial Guide, my goal is really just to get you familiar with all of the different things that you can […]

RV Sewer Connection – Fifth Wheel Pictorial Guide

rv sewer connection

The RV Sewer Connection The RV sewer connection is one of the most talked about, most joked about, and most problematic areas of the RV. MOST RV’s of any appreciable size have one. The basic setup for RV’s is that there are TWO tanks. One that is a black tank for human waste ( from […]

Open Range 399BHS black and gray tank information

You can’t find this information from Open Range so I’ll put it here. I wrote Open Range AND I also have tested enough so that I know. There are TWO black tanks and two gray tanks. The FRONT gray tank connects to the shower and the bathroom sink. The REAR gray tank connects to the […]

RV Basics : Fruit Flies, Gnats, and Flies

Recently (summer in Texas 2010) we have been having a few fruit flies in our RV. There is only one problem though. We don’t have any fruit lying around. We freeze all of ours. Sheri uses it to make me 100% fruit smoothies – more on that later – I’ll post her recipe. I actually […]

RV Basics : List of Enzymes for RV Black Water Treatment

[ This article will be updated from time to time. ] I thought I would provide a short list of different enzymes you can get to treat your RV black water tank to reduce odors and prevent build-up of waste. I am not endorsing these, but I’m putting this list together as a service so […]