RV LIVING | OUR 20 BEST RV NEWBIE MOTORHOME WET BAY BLACK TANK AND FRESHWATER TIPS AND TRICKS-EP119



OUR 20 BEST RV NEWBIE MOTORHOME WET BAY BLACK TANK AND FRESHWATER TIPS AND TRICKS TOOK US 3 YEARS TO LEARN! Check out the tricks and tips we have come up with to make RV sewer and water connections simple, solid and trouble free.

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43 thoughts on “RV LIVING | OUR 20 BEST RV NEWBIE MOTORHOME WET BAY BLACK TANK AND FRESHWATER TIPS AND TRICKS-EP119

  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Hi Mark, I have had 2 of the Valterra water pressure regulators, and both of them have cracked on the outlet of the regulator, the last one did not even last this season. Not sure what they cost in the
    US but up here in the Great White North they are about 110 bucks. Have you seen anyone that has had a different make? Would like to find out. Thanks for the vids, we certainly do enjoy them. On an different note, we are going to look at a Newmar Bay Star 3414 today.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    That's a lot of TRASH talk at the end of the video.😉
    I use a shallow plastic storage box to contain my primary waste hose and connections and always use the end caps that came with the hose. I use a second deeper plastic storage box for our fresh water connection hose, fittings spare gaskets etc. Both boxes stack perfectly in the short storage bay next to the wet bay.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Why don't u use the garden timers that just turn the water off?

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    You are one cool couple,Taking time to show people how to do a heap of RV Stuff.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Just discovered your channel and subscribed. Hilariously sarcastic sense of humor coupled with the mind of a mechanical engineer…I can tell already your channel is going to be a lot of fun to watch. The multi-pipe intercom system was priceless😂! All the best from a new sub in NJ

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Mark, very informative reviews thanks for sharing. I ordered 2 pliers, 2 Fifi's, and 2 Valtera 90' hoses savers. Unfortunately the Venom Steel gloves and PLG quick disconnects are out of stock at Amazon so I will have to source elsewhere. We were already using the same water pressure gauge and sewer hoses and agree with your recommendation on these. Campgrounds are starting to open up which is good but they may be crowed due to virus concerns, will see how it goes.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    That was both informative and entertaining. And it seems as though it may have been expensive!

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Don't have a motor coach, only a lowly little TT. But this is the best video ever…chocked full of great info we can use as we toodle around in our rig part time. 👍👍👍

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Another great, informative episode, Mark. Thanks for doing these. Even I, hesitated to watch this one cuz it seemed ‘boring’. It was actually very interesting and informative. Love your engineering perspective and humor. Hope you guys are doing well. Stay safe and keep ‘em comin! Tell Sue I saw her bonsai in the background there. I hope it’s doing well also 😉

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    CDO……you’re the male version of me!!!😂🤣😂🤣

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    You can tell by your presentation that you are an engineer:) Well Done!

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Curious as to y'all opinion on Winnebago buying out Newmar. Any concerns and such?

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Awesome intercom system! 🤣 Great tips and suggestions. Looks like I need to add a few more gadgets to my rig's setup. 👍😎🚍

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Great video Mark. Also have a question regarding dash cam model you use and if you're happy with it.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    For a timer that rings loud, vibrates, blinks and has protected buttons try using your iPhone timer.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Guys I’m here to tell you that you CAN heat your wet bay with a 60watt incandescent light bulb (a 100 watt light bulb could get hot enough to start melting plastic) and it is safer if the bulb has a proper cage around it. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada and it get down to -40 F in the winter. I’ve been a commercial construction supervisor for 25 years now and have used a 60watt bulb on a thermostatically controlled plug to heat a 3’x2’x3’ plywood box that covers a temp water service coming out of the ground in -20 to -40 weather every winter for 25 years and never had a line freeze. The reason for the thermostat is because I have had one plywood box actually catch fire because it got too hot with a 60 watt bulb without the thermostat. Your heater is actually dangerous to use in a confined space like a wet bay. You are supposed to have 3 feet of clearance in front of those heaters. In fact you may void your fire insurance by using that heater in the wet bay. So please reconsider using it. Put a 100 watt bulb in the cardboard box of a similar size to your wet bay for 20 minutes and see haw hot it gets. Put the box on the fire pit just in case.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Hi, I enjoy your channel. I have seen most of your videos. I am glad it is start to opening up. I started on May 1 traveling. I may had been a little early. I just started this new Youtube channel (last Monday). I have just put up my first two RVing videos. I just wish I had your talent. Don

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Good video a lot good tips we use camco rhino flex sewer hose really durable and really like it

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Newbies and really appreciate all of your tips. Why is the Clorox wipes in the water bay? DO you use it prior to connecting water? Or just a handy spot?

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    I put a little electrical tape on the sewer hose fitting and problem solved. I agree they should not leak! Mine are the camco rhino.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Great video guys!! Very informative I must watch parts of it over thanks for posting! It is always a pleasure watching Mark!~Paul

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    We kept our engine warn all night in Monticello UT all winter long with a 100 watt bulb below the oil pan. It would start every morning!

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    I have a 2007 4304 dutchstar and I love her! Its the best driving vehicle I’ve ever driven.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Love your videos! I put the sewer hose on my wish list and will be ordering it soon. Mine was used when we bought our class A and it’s now 5 years old. Yikes! Really enjoyed the last shot with the sewer hose communication system. LOL

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    I've installed shut off valves on both my black tank wash and my water fill inside my wet bay.. That way, I can leave my black tank wash connected and my fresh water connected and I can turn both off when I leave the rig, even when the water off at the park connectiin… Just like you said, someone can happen by and cut your water on if your not there. Shut off valves in your wet bay is the way to go.. I picked them up at Amazon.. They also have 90 degree shut off valves which replace your 90 degree elbows.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Mark, good tips, informative content, well put together. Sue, nice handling of camera, you two makes a good team. I like your Dutch Star.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Hello Mark and Sue! I hope all is going well! Thank you very much for sharing your experience again! These are great tips that have to potential to eliminate those bad happenings that can wreck a trip for a family.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    You're a nut Mark. A good kind of nut. Great tip on the filter wrenches. I use the plastic water filter wrench. I have an extra one.

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  • September 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm
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    Quick patent the first centralized tubular RV intercom system imbedded in walls. It's key selling point will be it's reliabilty 😉

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