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Old 05-25-2015, 01:45 PM   #11
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Sewer Dumpbells

On the theme of sewer dumping etiquette and safety, although I've never seen anyone dump at a dump station without a hose I have seen people down on their hands and knees dumping and this is needless to say dangerous and unsafe due to the spread of hepatitis and lord only knows a host of other diseases. I also think that full service camping spots are a bad idea for campgrounds where people stay for shorter periods because of site contamination from careless or uneducated campers. Most full service sites are likely seriously contaminated and you should likely be prepared to spray the site with something that will kill the bugs without killing the vegatation. Any suggestions on that?
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:58 PM   #12
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:38 PM   #13
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I spray everything down with a solution of bleach & water before and after each time I use a public campsite. Never know what the last person did and I feel better leaving it safer for others to us.

Process:

*** Put on rubber gloves ***

1. Spray the entire water tree (connections, handles, etc)
2. Spray sewer location (cover)
3. Spray all water hoses (connections) before connecting to tap
4. Spray RV sewer connection and pull handles
5. Connect everything
6. Dispose of gloves.

Bleach is your friend.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:59 PM   #14
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Best to contact camp host or ranger

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We are camping at Kartchner Cavern State Park this weekend. Took the motorcycles out for a ride earlier today, and as we passed the dump station, some "maroon" was dumping without a hose! Sadly, there was a line of campers waiting their turns.
I've heard stories of people doing this, but figured they were urban legends. I wish I had the nerve to stop and call him out on his behavior, but I was behind another rider who later said he didn't notice, plus I'm a coward.


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We were camping at Horseshoe Bend in NW AR and after we backed in, we discovered the previous camper had dumped their black water tank at the site. DW called the camp host, who came out to take a look, then he called the Park Ranger. While the camp host shoveled up the mess, the Ranger took a picture of the site, and assured me the previous camper would be getting a citation in the mail. Whether that happened or not, it should have. You were exactly right not to confront the individuals, let those who get paid for that do it. I never even considered the possibility you could, or would, dump without a hose. Thanks for the heads up, hope this is the last "maroon" of this kind any of us encounter. I know, when pigs fly, right?
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:17 PM   #15
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I have seen the no hose dump, too.

You know that little brochure they give you at check in with all the park info on it? Keep it near the drivers seat. That will have the park rangers/office phone number on it.

At least the idiot that pulled that in front of me took the time to wash down the pad.

Which reminds me to pick up a small bottle of bleach next time I'm at Walmart...
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There are some people that just shouldn't have an RV. They don't know anything about them and aren't willing to learn or just don't care.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:27 PM   #17
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Sewer hose in drain.

[QUOTE=youroo;873214]I have noticed several (New , Dumb , Rental , Could Care Less) People just (Shove,Push,Stuff, their Sewer Hose in the (FHU Pipe) at the Site! That is NASTY! and there is NO Seal as well! Youroo

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Another problem with what you observed (just putting hose into drain) is that the hose can migrate down to the "T" at the connection with the main line and stop up the entire line. Had that happen once, didn't know the problem but the sewer line was overflowing. Called the manager. He just walked down the row until he found the one that had the hose crammed into the drain. He pulled it up and immediately we heard and saw the drain open and everything cleared.
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we have a dump station here that they tell you not to use a hose, it's a trough system, they ask that you rinse everything down when you are done.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:37 PM   #19
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we have a dump station here that they tell you not to use a hose, it's a trough system, they ask that you rinse everything down when you are done.
I would think the odor around there would leave something to be desired.
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we have a dump station here that they tell you not to use a hose, it's a trough system, they ask that you rinse everything down when you are done.
Yes, the county fair grounds is like that.
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