By Chuck Woodbury
Anyone who has traveled with an RV for a few years either has a sewer-related horror story to tell, or who has heard one from another RVer.
Mine is when I plugged into what I thought was a waste disposal drain, only to find it wasn’t after I pulled my black tank handle. Lucky for me I caught my mistake right away with minimal damage (and embarrassment).
Doug Swartz of Drainmaster.com, once told me a story about a woman who found a rat in one of her holding tanks. Now, that’s truly bizarre!
Here’s what prompted this post. A fellow named Steve Korsvall posted this on our Facebook group RV Horror Stories. Yikes, this is a horror story for sure. He wrote:
“Can you imagine what we see in our line of work? We are called the RV Proctologists of Quartzsite, Arizona.
“A RV park manager called us and told us you got to get out here ASAP. A lady hasn’t emptied her black tank since her husband died the year before. And poop is starting to pour out the storage doors. Yes it was an ugly site.
“Well we found out the top of the tank exploded and filled the storage area and pushed the doors open. So we shoveled everything out and removed everything including the tank and her toilet
“We installed a new Delta household toilet tied in the vent to the new 3 inch discharge pipe directly to the discharge pipe under the fifth wheel. Happy widow and happy manager.”
OKAY, YOUR TURN. Tell us your RV sewer horror story. Don’t be shy.