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Protecting my black water... silly kids
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:56:21 PM »
I'm Julie.  :)  I just found this forum and I'm happy that there are so many experienced RV'ers ready and willing to help us noobs out there. And a place where us noobs can share our goof ups with others! My husband and I sometimes park our 24' Leprechaun on the street in front of our house when I'm getting it ready for a trip. Last week Somebody opened our black water tank so that it would empty into the street. Luckily, it was empty!!  :)  It was just some "Happy Camper" and a little water. Is there any way to lock the tank so the little neighbor jokers can't open it? We're pretty sure it's just kids. We occasionally do a day trip to the beach and don't need to empty before we leave the following weekend for our next outing. If anyone has any ideas, or similar experiences, I'd love to hear it.  :)
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Re: Protecting my black water... silly kids
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 01:48:36 AM »
Maybe smear some axle grease or used diesel engine oil on the handle?  ;)
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Re: Protecting my black water... silly kids
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 06:42:14 AM »
On some of the valves the handle unscrews from the shaft. That would make it more difficult for the little devils at least. Or maybe tape a sign where they can't miss it when they reach for the valves that says "Smile, you're on camera!" ;)
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Re: Protecting my black water... silly kids
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 08:49:10 AM »
One of the things I like about my Class A...... That handle is behind a door. with a LOCK and key.

Oh by the way  I know a man who might just like you..  You see she told a story (yes I changed genders there) back when he was a she about going to buy a motor home.. Settled on a Leprechaun.. You see, he is and she was a Celtic Musician.   Could not resist the 30' Leprechaun   

Now lives in a house...Good enough at music and a large enough fan base that her partner quit his job, and became her full time recording engineer..  Well with JUST her income from her music they were able to finance a nice house.

NOTE: Not exactly a friend (Do not know well enough) but a good acquaintance whom I've had the privlidge of singing with .
(And yes. I have strange acquaintances and friends... But Music will do that to you.)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 08:52:58 AM by John From Detroit »
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