The Dump

The drive to Yuma was ordinary. I dumped waste tanks in Mesa, topped off with propane in Yuma, and filled my water tank at a rest area just over the border in CA. I wish I had a good story to tell about a misadventure of splatter comedy at the dump tank but everything came out fine. I was a little worried that something would leak and a hose break apart but it all held with just a little drippage at the tank.

Minnie only held 3.5 gallons of propane – a miniscule amount considering all the appliances using it – and I got a great price on the fill to boot. I have been conserving propane by turning the hot water tank off and not using much heat in the morning, but I may use more now that I know it doesn’t cost much.

I’m boondocking on Ogilby Road just outside Yuma, AZ. I will be here for a couple days and then head over to EL Central for the air show. I have already found a few problems I will have to deal with in the near future. After I dumped my tanks and hit the road south of Phoenix, I could smell a strong odor of sewer gas. It could be that I have a broken vent pipe or something. I don’t think I got any on my shoe. I also had a problem unloading my motorcycle. The spare tire is right in the way and I almost lost control while tipping the bike out from behind the tire.

No pictures today but tomorrow I may drive my motorcycle into town to do laundry. Nothing says photo opp like freshly laundered clothes!

5 Responses to “The Dump”

  1. Dick says:

    Glad to hear that “everything came out OK”.

  2. Daryl says:

    You mean it only took 3.5 gallons to fill the propane tank? Surely it holds more than that…?

  3. Dale says:

    It holds lots more than that. I had only used that much.

  4. Donna says:

    Let’s hope you never have to reload the motorcycle again with a broken collar bone. Sounds like the spare tire just might make that impossible the next time. Ride carefully!!

  5. Don says:

    I would have been tempted to go to the air show but with only one day notice I have too many other things planned. I should have read your blog on Tuesday.

    Oh well, you’re getting closer to LA. Make sure you stop in when you get close enough. We can park you in my side yard for a few days if you would like.

    I have lots of electricity now.

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