Category Archives: Little Guy Max

How to hook up and dump your tanks

HOW TO: Hook up and dump your tanks

Russ takes the stress away from figuring out how to dump your tanks with this no-mess tutorial! See notes below!

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All RVers have been there and we were no different. We actually went the first several trips using our Little Guy Max without using the tanks because we were too nervous to tackle the dreaded black tank dumping. It can be daunting, because the ramifications of what can happen if you make a mistake are not too pleasing!

So, for those of you who are a bit worried about how to this issue, here are the steps shown in the video above:

  1. PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). You should always have on your gloves and if possible glasses or safety glasses.
  2. Take the the elbow and screw it into the receptable on the ground.
  3. Connect your hose to the elbow – make sure it clicks in place
  4. Double check to make sure the black and grey levers are in the closed position
  5. Hold the hose directly under the opening where the sewer cap on your RV is. Once in place, remove the RV Sewer cap and secure hose in place. If you do not feel it click into place, make sure the gasket (a small black ring inside the hose) is in place. NOTE: Some hoses do not use a gasket.
  6. If you are at a campsite and setting up connection, support your hose by using a RV sewer hose support.
  7. To empty the tanks, pull the black tank valve first. When the flow of material has stopped, close the black tank valve and then open the grey tank valve. When the flow has stopped, close the grey tank valve.
  8. Now slowly remove the hose from your RV, tilting it down to catch any potential remaining liquids and close cap to the RV. Lift hose up in the air to drive any remaining liquids down into the receptacle on the ground.
  9. Remove hose from elbow (that is still locked in place at the ground receptacle). Rinse and store.
  10. Remove elbow from sewer receptable, rinse and store.
  11. Close the cover to the ground receptacle.

NOTE: Some campgrounds do not have the screw in type of ground sewer receptacle and may indicate that you should use a sewer donut. Simply place the donut in the receptacle (narrow end down) , then place your elbow on top of the donut.

Hope this was helpful and let us know if you have any questions!

Safe travels,

Russ & Kerry

RV News: Liberty Outdoors reveals 2 new units, RVX, NomadFEST, and Airstream Hotels

Vlog 87: RV News 03.13.19


Liberty Outdoors announces the latest to their Little Guy family at RVX this week! The Camp Rover has an optional flip-down upper bunk bed with a ladder that converts into a safety rail. Although built as a true camping trailer, the Camp Rover offers standard features including a full kitchen, wet bath, A/C, quick recovery water heater and ample storage including a 13-by-30-inch exterior pass-through baggage door.

The Camp Rover measures 21 feet long by seven feet wide, has an internal height of 6-foot, 7 inches and weighs 2,900 pounds. As with all Little Guy trailers, optional Rough Rider packages with off-road tires including spare and 2-inch lift as well as solar panels are available. See video above for photos!

The Micro Max weighs in at 1,700 pounds, has an overall height and width of 6 feet, 6 inches and a length of 16 feet, 3 inches. Like the Max and the MiniMax, the amenities include 100% hardwood cabinetry with dovetail construction. The MicroMax has a full kitchen, Thetford porta-potty, 19-inch TV with swing arm mount, custom double bed, entertainment center, interior speakers, custom pillow top mattress, under bed storage, A/C, and quick recovery water heater. 

Coming in 2020 will be the relaunch of Liberty’s Serro Scotty Sportsman trailer — a sportier version of the Serro Scotty trailer.

The RV Industry’s New Tradeshow [6:49 on video]

Liberty Outdoors is only one of many that will be at the newest trade show for the RV industry – RVX. aka the RV Experience. The show is currently underway, it started yesterday, March 12 and runs through tomorrow the 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is replacing the RVIA National RV Trade Show that had taken place annually in Kentucky for ages. The biggest change for the show: a move away from sales of existing units and more focus on upcoming innovations.

Another interesting change – they will be rotating the location of RVX every year between Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Indianapolis.

NomadFEST: Latest update [8:51 on video]

An email came through on Monday evening from Eric Odom.

The biggest question on most people’s minds – if NomadFEST isn’t happening, when do we get our refunds?  Here is Eric’s response: 

NomadFEST: I tried to salvage this. I worked with several entities interested but at the end of the day it was too big a project for anyone to take on. I worked on a last ditch effort right up into last week. Sadly, it didn’t work out. NomadFEST will officially now have to be fully cancelled. 
Many thousands and thousands of dollars have been refunded to date. Refunds are processed daily as time permits. They will continue to be processed in the weeks to come. NomadFEST ticket holders will be communicated with separately so watch the inbox for those updates.”

As for the DVDs of their movie, Eric had an update for that as well:

We will soon have all DVDs in hand and still intend to ship them as soon as possible. These were paid for (The order, that is) many many months ago so that has been covered.”

To read entire message, go to: FULL EMAIL FROM ERIC ODOM

New Airstream Hotel [12:25 on video]

A San Francisco based company called AutoCamp announced a deal in December with Thor Industries to become the sole developer of Airstream Hotels. They have locations in Santa Barbara and Sonoma County but a third location is set to be opening up soon near the entrance of Yosemite National Park with 80 sites. Rates can be expected to hit up to $500/night during peak season.

Scientists have discovered something that blocks all sound… [14:35 on video]

Every now and then, we come across something in the news that we can’t help put see through an RVer lens. Researchers from Boston University have created a small 3D printed ring that blocks out 94% of sound while at the same time air and light can pass through it. They have dubbed it acoustic meta-material. Our minds immediately went to “We can’t wait until this technology can be applied to generators!!”

That’s all for this week! Safe travels,

Russ & Kerry