No this isn't a peccadillo this is a coyote. And it's not Fluffy the coyote but it's a member of his pack. This one wouldn't get anywhere near me, and only stopped for a few seconds for me to get this picture.
I have to admit that I have a few eccentricities, nothing all that weird or debilitating just some things that bother me that probably wouldn't bother anybody else. So today I made something that should solve one of my RVing Peccadilloes.
When I unhook my water hose from the city water and the Arctic Fox to be able to get the water out of it and roll it up so I can store it, I always end up with one end of the hose laying on the ground, and as I roll up the hose the end laying on the ground jumps around from place to place and manages to get dirty or at least has an excellent possibility of getting dirty.
And when I say dirty I don't just mean a little sand or mud on or in the hose, I'm talking about the kind of dirty that sometimes accidentally happens when careless RVers don't handle their sewer hose as carefully as they should. You've probably seen it yourself, a few drips here, an accidental spill there, and if you multiply that by many years of use, the ground around your campsite is probably no more sanitary than your average toilet bowl.
All that's fine because usually what we don't know won't hurt us, but the thought of my drinking water hose flopping around in all of that has an ewwww factor that I'm not willing to deal with if I can help it. So after giving it some thought I developed a cunning plan that may or may not solve the problem but at least it makes me feel better which is always the most important thing to me.
I was at a Walmart so I bought a soapdish for a dollar, ground away one end with my Dremel Moto tool, and amazingly enough a cover for the end of my hose appears.
Since my water tank is already full it might be a while before I get to try this thing.