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Old 08-27-2015, 05:32 PM   #11
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Many campers attempt to keep their tanks spotless , I say , why ! Empty as best ya can and thats enuf . Add a gallon or two of water and off I go . Of course we use our trailer three or four times a month !
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:33 PM   #12
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Take a large zip lock - if you can find a 2 gallon one, great as it's likely not more than that. You can also use a heavy duty garbage bag.

Put the opening up and around the sewer cap. Then, grasping the outside of the bag, twist the cap off. All the "stuff" will dump into the bag which you can then empty down the dumpstation drain.

Keeps your hands neat and clean.
Sounds like the voice of experience.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:40 PM   #13
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Sounds like the voice of experience.
Yeppers. Repeat offender, actually! Not always my fault, but I know how to handle it.

Though, I think I need to give credit to youroo for the idea.
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Might need to pick up a hose spreader.
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Yeppers. Repeat offender, actually! Not always my fault, but I know how to handle it.

Though, I think I need to give credit to youroo for the idea.
Do you have a clear elbow on it now?

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!
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Do you have a clear elbow on it now?

I've had one on since the first summer. They haven't come off except for factory returns since the first couple of trips. That's how I've always known the mess of a problem was back there.
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Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!

True that. I've never claimed to not be a "fool", though.

It's not always my fault. The factory left me with a surprise after one of the returns. Another case was a random case where the valve didn't fully close for whatever reason.

The worst, though, was my dumb ass- I spaced out and went and pulled the rear handle and forgot that I had not hooked that hose up. I was doing the front at the same time and had that one hooked up. To make matters worse, the cap had a broken bayonet fitting and it lets a bunch of "stuff" crash down to the ground. Took a while to clean that crap up.
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That's why you semi permanent mount a clear elbow on the discharge. No surprises.

No surprises, but sure doesn't stop the OP for a "blond moment" where he pulled the handle.
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I dealt with the problem of getting dumped on when initially removing the cap by installing a gate valve like this:
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That's one of the other reasons I hard plumbed the rear tank to the front and added a valve.
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