Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 18
fun rookie times at the dumping station

Hi - we have a 2016 cherokee 274RK - our last trip out ( which was our third only ) i did the usual Sunday afternoon dumping station before heading home
Both tanks were totally emptied out, the monitor panels read empty and off we went
Two days ago in the driveway I pulled the gray tank valve as I was bored and water rushed through to the cap I then closed it .....i went in and turned on the sink tap and yet more water come out ....I then turned on the pump and even more came out. I see underneath the belly the fresh water tank valve is open
To top it all off curiosity got me and I pulled the blk water on / off valve as quick as my hand would move ..uggg..Camping starts tomorrow for the weekend again .......This Sunday afternoon dumping station should be a real treat for a few seconds when the cap comes off ......

I guess the gray and black tanks are really never empty ?
__________________

sameee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,101
Depending how your tanks are hooked up and if the trailer is leaning towards the dump valve or away can make it so not all the suff comes out. If the spot I need to stop at is not sloped towards the hole I will put a board under the far side wheel so the trailer will empty better.
__________________

__________________
Ontario

Vibe 6501
1 Prospector Canoe
2 Mtn. Bikes
4 Hiking Boots
Happy Vibe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 02:59 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 18
great idea - thanks !
sameee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
oldgold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Vibe View Post
Depending how your tanks are hooked up and if the trailer is leaning towards the dump valve or away can make it so not all the suff comes out. If the spot I need to stop at is not sloped towards the hole I will put a board under the far side wheel so the trailer will empty better.

Or.. Just quit pullin the valves when you're not hooked up!
__________________
2015 XLR Nitro 30FQSL
2015 F250 King Ranch
oldgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 03:19 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 18
Common sense told me to ?
just looking for reasons why
Note the word rookie .......
sameee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 03:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
oldgold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 291
I'd swing in the dump station as close as possible and get some rubber gloves to take cap off. Wash the concrete down as others don't want to walk in that either. Or just pull into the grass some where but I'd definitely get some gloves for that one.
__________________
2015 XLR Nitro 30FQSL
2015 F250 King Ranch
oldgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 03:45 PM   #7
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,704
That's why you semi permanent mount a clear elbow on the discharge. No surprises.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sewer Clear elbow.JPG
Views:	230
Size:	149.0 KB
ID:	87084  
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
MarsMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maritime Provinces
Posts: 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
That's why you semi permanent mount a clear elbow on the discharge. No surprises.
Yep. I am gonna git me one of thar things!
__________________
MarsMan

2015 Coachmen Prism 24J MBS
USN-R '01-present
MarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
grumpy0374's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,452
Yeah, those clear fittings make life a whole lot simpler. No suprises.
Grumpy
grumpy0374 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:25 PM   #10
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,456
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.
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 244
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 !
wanderingbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:33 PM   #12
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
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.
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:40 PM   #13
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
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.
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:41 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Cover Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chardon, Ohio
Posts: 445
Send a message via ICQ to Cover Dog
V

Might need to pick up a hose spreader.
__________________
Bill, Maura & Rosie the rescued Boston Terrier
2016 Winnegbago Adventurer 38Q....26K Chassis
...traded in 2015 FR Wildcat 282RKX
2014 CR-V EX-L w/Nav & Blue Ox & Ready Brute Elite

NRA Endowment Life Member, FMCA #455593, WIT #170814 & Mid-Ohio Winnies
Cover Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #15
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
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!
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #16
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
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.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:49 PM   #17
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
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.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:50 PM   #18
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
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.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:50 PM   #19
Mddle of the Rd Extremist
 
MeepMeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 553
I dealt with the problem of getting dumped on when initially removing the cap by installing a gate valve like this:
Attached Images
 
__________________
Dan, Carolyn & The Bandit (1999-2015 RIP...)
MCPO (Retired)
United States Navy ('65 - '87)
2014 Cedar Creek 38FL
2013 RAM 3500 6.7L diesel DRW Crew Cab
"When you get to the fork in the road, take it....."
MeepMeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2015, 04:52 PM   #20
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,704
That's one of the other reasons I hard plumbed the rear tank to the front and added a valve.
__________________

OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
roo

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.


×