Valterra T58 Twist-On RV Waste Valve

The waste plumbing design on my Jay Feather 24T was not well thought out. I have 3 tanks - 2 gray and, 1 black water. There is a gate valve right at the drain of each tank - 3 gate valves total. There is a lot of plumbing between the 3 valves and the sewer hose 3" bayonet fitting. When I remove the termination cap to connect the hose at the dump station, there is always about a pint of liquid that comes out. It makes a mess. I purchased the Valterra T58 Twist-On Waste Valve to connect to the bayonet fitting at the end to add another gate valve to the system. It made for a great resolution to the issue. The only problem was that the additional gate valve caused the sewer dump to stick out too far from the side of the Jay Feather. The solution was to cut off 6" of the ABS tubing and add a termination adapter with 3" bayonet x 3" slip hub to connect the T58 Twist-On Waste Valve.

Quick Fix & Bonus
It was a quick and easy fix that also had an added benefit. We have 2 gray tanks, and the kitchen tank always get full before the bath tank. Now I'm able to keep the 2 gray tank gate valves open which, in effect, combines the 2 tanks into 1 large tank.


New River State Park, NC

New River State Park RV campground, Site 10

New River State Park, NC is one of our goto favorites in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a large state park with a small RV campground of about 20 sites. The RV campground has a few quirks: some sites have full hookups, some have water & electric, and others have electric only. The thing to really look out for is some of the sites are backwards: the picnic table and fire-pit are on the "drivers side" and the hookups are on the "passenger side."  This can cause a problem for some RVs.
The campground has great views and a clean and modern bathhouse.

Brentwood 9-Inch Gel HD Memory Foam RV Mattress

The mattress that came with our Jay Feather, albeit better than our previously owned R-Pod mattress, was uncomfortable. We tried using it with a 2" foam topper, but that didn't help. Since we had purchased the reasonably priced Brentwood Home 9-Inch Gel HD Memory Foam Mattress for the R-Pod; we already knew how comfortable it was. It was the right choice to purchase another Brentwood for our Jay Feather 24T.

We tested the Brentwood mattress on our 5 day trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and we LOVED it.
  • Firm feel. 9-inch height. Special RV Short Queen Size 60 x 75 x 9.
  • Made with CertiPUR-US foams free of flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
  • 2-inches of gel memory foam provides personalized support and cooling comfort.
  • Made in USA. No toxic flame retardants used in this mattress.
  • 25 Year Warranty. Mattress comes compressed and rolled for easier shipping and setup.