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Old 07-11-2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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Dump Station Advice

Does anyone use anything to put under the sewer hose to keep the hose at an optimum angle when dumping at dump stations. I don't want to take too much time when people are lining up behind me but it seems I have to assist the sewer hose while it is draining to empty the tanks. This last weekend while dumping our galley tank, the hose came unattached from the fitting. Soooooo glad I wasn't dumping the black tank. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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Alot of people, including myself use one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006...r+hose+support

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If I'm hooked up at my camping spot, I use the slinky thing that Tim referenced to elevate the hose. (NOTE - Many RV parks / Campgrounds require them)

However, at the dump station, I just let it lay on the ground. I dump the black first, when its empty, I walk the hose to make sure its drained. i.e. Lift the hose near the MH to form a hump, then walk that hump to the sewer to drain the contents of the hose. Leave the drain valve open on the MH while walking the hose so the hose can vent back through the MH system.

I then close the black valve and repeat the process with the grey.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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If I'm hooked up at my camping spot, I use the slinky thing that Tim referenced to elevate the hose. (NOTE - Many RV parks / Campgrounds require them)

However, at the dump station, I just let it lay on the ground. I dump the black first, when its empty, I walk the hose to make sure its drained. i.e. Lift the hose near the MH to form a hump, then walk that hump to the sewer to drain the contents of the hose. Leave the drain valve open on the MH while walking the hose so the hose can vent back through the MH system.

I then close the black valve and repeat the process with the grey.
That's exactly what I do. I guess I need to get a better hose that does not separate from the fitting. I think I might try a sewer hose support but thought others lined behind me might not appreciate the extra time.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:25 PM   #5
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If I'm hooked up at my camping spot, I use the slinky thing that Tim referenced to elevate the hose. (NOTE - Many RV parks / Campgrounds require them)

However, at the dump station, I just let it lay on the ground. I dump the black first, when its empty, I walk the hose to make sure its drained. i.e. Lift the hose near the MH to form a hump, then walk that hump to the sewer to drain the contents of the hose. Leave the drain valve open on the MH while walking the hose so the hose can vent back through the MH system.

I then close the black valve and repeat the process with the grey.
We usually dump at home with a Flojet. I am dumping at a CG I:

  1. let the hose lay on the ground
  2. dump the tanks from dirtiest to cleanest (black-galley-grey)
  3. close the valves
  4. wait a tic for the last of the drips to enter the hose
  5. disconnect the hose
  6. lift the trailer end and walk the last of the contents down the drain
  7. rinse and stow the hose
  8. cap the drain
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:02 PM   #6
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I am using a pvc rain gutter I bought at Home Depot. I had to cut it in half to fit in the storage compartment but it helps to raise the hose and keeps it at a good angle to flow towards the drain.


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We usually dump at home with a Flojet. I am dumping at a CG I:

  1. let the hose lay on the ground
  2. dump the tanks from dirtiest to cleanest (black-galley-grey)
  3. close the valves
  4. wait a tic for the last of the drips to enter the hose
  5. disconnect the hose
  6. lift the trailer end and walk the last of the contents down the drain
  7. rinse and stow the hose
  8. cap the drain
Thats about the same way we have always done it. No need for hose racks and other contraptions at a dump station...........gravity works.

I have yet to see a dump station where the inlet is higher than your tank outlet and that go's here in PA also, where I could show you lots of dump stations that are also on slight grades one way or the other.
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We usually dump at home with a Flojet. I am dumping at a CG I:

  1. let the hose lay on the ground
  2. dump the tanks from dirtiest to cleanest (black-galley-grey)
  3. close the valves
  4. wait a tic for the last of the drips to enter the hose
  5. disconnect the hose
  6. lift the trailer end and walk the last of the contents down the drain
  7. rinse and stow the hose
  8. cap the drain
Just bought a Flojet myself and after 1 use I can see this is going to be one of the best purchases I have made. Used it to empty the blank tank into my cleanout at home and it works great. I am going to use it to pump into my portable tank while still in the bed of the truck and to pump into a dump station if needed. I can see using it at a CG also and eliminate the need for using a sewer hose almost completely. I hard wired it to my fuse panel and ran the power to a storage compartment next to my sewer connection.

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