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Old 03-30-2014, 05:43 PM   #41
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LMAO only because I did the exact same thing. I only had the pair of tennis shoes I was wearing so I ended up buying a horrible cheap pair from Walmart until we got home. Like you said, it only happens once...especially that one.
That's why some of us old codgers have a clear plastic elbow permanently attached to the dump valve and the cap on the elbow.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:06 PM   #42
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That's why some of us old codgers have a clear plastic elbow permanently attached to the dump valve and the cap on the elbow.
Good idea, I cringe every time I take the cap off. BTW, I was patiently waiting in line at a dump station and the lady in front of me did that exact same thing. She started freaking out and I ended up helping her. She didn't even get the chance to close the valve and most of the stuff was everywhere. It was ugly
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:08 PM   #43
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That's why some of us old codgers have a clear plastic elbow permanently attached to the dump valve and the cap on the elbow.
And some of us young uns who aint too proud to learn from others !..lol

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #45
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It doesn't get any worse than this. Been camping and RVing for years all over the country and you don't have to be a newbie to make a dumb mistake. We had spent several nights in a park that didn't have full hook ups. Only water and electric. There was a dump station on the way out. I pulled up to it. Got out the plastic sewer line and removed the cap on the black tank discharge pipe. I was instantly soaked from above the ankles down to my toes with some VERY nasty brown colored water. Could only blame the idiot who had last dumped the tank. Me. I had forgotten to close the shutoff valve. Believe me, you only forget once. I hosed my feet and flipflops off and then stood in a bucket of water and bleach hoping to kill anything that might invade and destroy my entire body.
ALMOST! I noticed that I had not closed the black tank valve before I opened the cover. So in short, I was walking around the park with a garbage bag about 1/2 full of brown stuff looking for a dumpster.

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:04 AM   #46
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It doesn't get any worse than this. Been camping and RVing for years all over the country and you don't have to be a newbie to make a dumb mistake. We had spent several nights in a park that didn't have full hook ups. Only water and electric. There was a dump station on the way out. I pulled up to it. Got out the plastic sewer line and removed the cap on the black tank discharge pipe. I was instantly soaked from above the ankles down to my toes with some VERY nasty brown colored water. Could only blame the idiot who had last dumped the tank. Me. I had forgotten to close the shutoff valve. Believe me, you only forget once. I hosed my feet and flipflops off and then stood in a bucket of water and bleach hoping to kill anything that might invade and destroy my entire body.

Might not have been you. I've heard of teens pranking other campers by pulling their black valves at night. Even if you notice you still got a good 2-3 feet of line between you and pipe full of "stuff".

That's why one of these (http://www.campingworld.ca/shopping/...on-valve/27868) is on my to-buy list.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:07 AM   #47
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So one one trip, I left the shampoo & conditioner up on the top shelf in the bathroom. Got to the campground, and to say they fell off would be an understatement. There was shampoo & conditioner on at least 1/2 of the inside trailer, including part do the beds and walls...yup, that was fun to clean up.

Another time a friends boy child made a quick pee in our bathroom before hitting the road. There was no dump station, so we were going to just wait until we got close to home, where there is a dump station nearby. Well apparently, not only did boy child not flush, but left toilet seat & lid up (as boys do). Needless to say there was pee EVERYWHERE, including the CEILING! Yeah, that was fun to clean up too.
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I just got back from a full week of camping, our first WEEK as campers, so.....we have our story.

It seems the Zion NP Watchman campground dump station is cursed, because we did these both, there.

We pulled in and decided to fill up the water tank. As I stood there with the dangly hose, filling the water tank, I casually looked over to a blue water spout that said "drinking water". I casually looked at what I was holding, and it said "non-potable". .....after much swearing. We sanitized the tanks and moved on with life.

Until the last day when it was time to dump. I had forgotten to close the black valve. No, I did not uncap the whole tank, luckily, I noticed. But the valve would not close completely.....so I quickly uncapped the drain, gagged, and attached the hose. The hose that was not inserted into the dump drain hole.

Luckily, we had no audience.
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[QUOTE=Kaadk;576869]Might not have been you. I've heard of teens pranking other campers by pulling their black valves at night. Even if you notice you still got a good 2-3 feet of line between you and pipe full of "stuff".
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You see, it was not me then. Those darn whipper snappers
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:03 PM   #50
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I read post 29-5 min. ago and am still lol, of course DW didn't think so that was a good one
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