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Old 02-15-2014, 09:05 AM   #21
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We seldom stay at campsites with sewer hookups, but when we do I pour a little IPA (rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol) over the water faucet outlet, and carefully take a candle lighter to it. When the flame goes out, I run the water to the ground for a minute or 2, and then again wipe down with Listerine before hooking up.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #22
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We seldom stay at campsites with sewer hookups, but when we do I pour a little IPA over the water faucet outlet, and carefully take a candle lighter to it. When the flame goes out, I run the water to the ground for a minute or 2, and then again wipe down with Listerine before hooking up.

I'm not going to waste a perfectly good Alexander Keith's on the faucet. But I am thinking I'll need to have some kind of disinfectant from now on.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:22 AM   #23
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You want to talk about NASTY and Inconsiderate, let me tell you about our LAST and I do mean Last KOA Stay. Went to the shower one morning, early mind you as DW had not climbed out of bed yet, did not want to wake her, anyway I got in the shower and low and behold, guess what was just lying there on the shower stall floor, you guess it, a Big Ole Chocolate Tootsie Roll, well you know what I mean, how gross was that!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #24
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You want to talk about NASTY and Inconsiderate, let me tell you about our LAST and I do mean Last KOA Stay. Went to the shower one morning, early mind you as DW had not climbed out of bed yet, did not want to wake her, anyway I got in the shower and low and behold, guess what was just lying there on the shower stall floor, you guess it, a Big Ole Chocolate Tootsie Roll, well you know what I mean, how gross was that!

I've only seen that in a State Park. Never at the KOA's. The private campgrounds are usually better at getting the restrooms cleaned.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:31 AM   #25
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when on a full hookup site, I always hold my gray water on the last night/morning. Use that to flush the hose after dumping black.
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when on a full hookup site, I always hold my gray water on the last night/morning. Use that to flush the hose after dumping black.
As do I, I use the black tank flush system a couple of times or till clear water runs.
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I'm not going to waste a perfectly good Alexander Keith's on the faucet.
High alcohol content rubbing alcohol ( IPA, Isopropyl Alcohol), not Indian Pale Ale.

I will change my last post to reflect that.
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We seldom stay at campsites with sewer hookups, but when we do I pour a little IPA (rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol) over the water faucet outlet, and carefully take a candle lighter to it. When the flame goes out, I run the water to the ground for a minute or 2, and then again wipe down with Listerine before hooking up.
I don't think the Campground owner(Public or Privite) would think very much of campers setting FIRE to their Water Hydrants! Youroo!! What would Smokey Bear do?
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This is why water is your friend when dumping...I always fill my black, grey, and galley tanks to full before dumping, dump, then refill all three, and dump again. Maybe I'm a little OCD about it, but this way, there are never any "nasties" left to worry about. Just let the black hose drain, hang it over the spare tire to dry, and stow. Good to go. The drinking water faucet is never in the equation.
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Cleaning Black Hose

Same procedure on our end, dump the black water first thing, then run the gray water through, while still plugged in the ground, I run hot water and Green Stuff through the hose as well, wash the outside off the same way: Clean and smells great, Like having that Hot Water Connection right there:
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