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Old 08-27-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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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 ?
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:54 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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great idea - thanks !
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:05 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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Common sense told me to ?
just looking for reasons why
Note the word rookie .......
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #7
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That's why you semi permanent mount a clear elbow on the discharge. No surprises.
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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!
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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Yeah, those clear fittings make life a whole lot simpler. No suprises.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:25 PM   #10
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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.
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