I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Change in plans

So, I’m not going camping because I’m trying to figure out what to do about my just discovered leaking hot water heater. Right now I’m draining the semi-hot water but there doesn’t seem to be a bypass to turn the main water line off to just the tank. Dam it! I’m not a plumber and don’t want to be one. Also very far away from possible repairs. There goes having fun on my days off. Guess it could be worse and the roof could be leaking in a hard rain. But then I’d just throw a tarp over it. Hmmm. What to do?


jeannette stgermain said...

So sorry Gaelyn! Guess that if I would be there, I would go on, or change my route and save as much water as possible. There's always a chance that you run into people who would know what to do.
At least you still have water:) Hope help will be on its way very soon for you!

Kathiesbirds said...

Plumbing and electric, 2 issues I never want to deal with on my own. I hope you get this figured out soon and are able to enjoy some of your time off!

Texas Travelers said...

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Sally in WA said...

Bummer!! Which camper has the leak - the fifth wheel or the truck camper? I hope you get it fixed soon.

Janie said...

So sorry about the plumbing problems and the missed camping trip. Hope you can figure out a way to solve the problem without too much pain and suffering, not to mention lack of hot water.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oh I'm sorry Gaelyn and I hope you get it sorted soon. I have alot of catching up to do here, now school is settling down I will be around more!

tainterturtles said...

Good luck on your water heater problem. I really enjoy your travels. What an interesting life Geogypsy.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh dear!! Wish I was there to help you with this problem Gaelyn. I always find a way to fix things. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

Jazz said...

Bummer. I didn't know you could have a hot water heater in a camper.

The wonders of technology.

Small City Scenes said...

Dang---what an awful thing to happen anytime. There SHOULD be a shut off valve somewhere. I am so helpful--whay out here. I hope you get it fixed and can travel on. MB

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

That stinks! Wish I had some helpful tip for you but I sure can't think of anything. Hope you get it fixed soon.

Quiet Paths said...

Is this in your perm RV or in your camper? Argh. I feel for you. Plumbing equals typing your body up in abnormal postures. I hope you can find someone to help out; better yet - get the job done quickly.

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: If you can find the same size water heater it is an easy fix. You just do a little piping. If you can't get the same size, well that is a different story.

Russ said...

Bummer! I hope that you get it fixed soon!

Louise said...

UGH!!!! I think if I'm ever left alone in this world, I want to do what you do. But times like that would not make me happy. It's not that I couldn't figure it out, I'm sure, but like you, I wouldn't WANT to be a plumber! Maybe it be less trouble than you expect.

dAwN said...

oh crap ..I heard about this when u tweeted it! So whats happening?
have u fixed it? ☺

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