The guys from West Kootenay Septic solutions showed up to check out the septic system. As expected, it was so old and undersized that it will need to be completely replaced. The good news is that the soil here is very sandy and will drain quickly. “Easy to dig, and means a less expensive system” says Michael from WKSS. In preparation for putting in the new system, Michael collapsed the old tank and filled it in.
I also picked up the Trailer from Horizon RV with all repairs made. I can’t say enough how happy I am that I didn’t have to tow one of these things all the way from Vancouver. At 7500 pounds dry, it is very near the towing limit for my 1/2 ton truck and 80km/h on the highway was about as much as I could comfortably muster. It was only about a 40 minute trip though, and it all went very smoothly, save for scraping the scratch guards at the very back while loading onto the Harrop-Proctor ferry.
You would think that fresh plumbing repairs on the trailer means that I am in business for doing my… errr ‘business’, but it’s -10 degrees, and I have to thaw out the well pump before I can run water to the RV. No water = NO flushing. Considering that also the septic tank has been crushed into little pieces, I think I’ll be going out for… ummm ‘breakfast’.