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Old 06-25-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Dump Station Water Spigot

Being retired I have the luxury of using state parks on weekdays. When I go to the dump station I can usually take my time dumping and flushing the black tank, unless there is a water spigot like this.

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These things are fine for rinsing out the sewer hose and washing down the area, but they are useless for a black tank flush. I really hate these things.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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At a Army Corps camp we frequent near Atlanta they have removed the spigot. The reason... The possibility of back flow contamination into the fresh water system. The back flow valve kept being stolen. Bummer


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Old 06-26-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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That is the type of hose at most all of the campgrounds we visit. (National Forest campgrounds) This is the first camper we have owned that has a black tank flush so it's not like we ever needed to use it. What baffles me is one of the campgrounds has no trash can at the dump site. I am always tossing something like rubber gloves or wet wipes in the trash after dumping.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:20 PM   #4
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I have thought about having a short piece of male hose end and a hose clamp on the other end, screw it to the flush, shove in the water spout and zip the hose clamp tight with a cordless drill. I thought that the flush hose did not have the end on it because they dont want people sitting there flushing for 20 minutes making everyone else wait. Some people can take for ever as it is to dump. Not to mention the back flow that i did not think of....
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:34 PM   #5
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I have 2 brass hose ends and a clamp in the dump hose parts bin, I filed the barbs down a little so the spigot hose will slide on and off the hose end easier, the clamp still holds the hose end on. I also have a nut driver that fits the clamp in the bin as well. The 2 hose ends are for different sized hoses.


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Old 06-26-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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I think you could use a water thief.......

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Old 06-27-2015, 02:18 PM   #7
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Bob, I use the on board pump thru the outside shower attachment that's located in the docking station. Of course you need to have some water left in the potable tank and also I empty out the hot water for a better rinse, its going to get cold anyway!
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Bob, I use the on board pump thru the outside shower attachment that's located in the docking station. Of course you need to have some water left in the potable tank and also I empty out the hot water for a better rinse, its going to get cold anyway!
That's a good idea, I'm going to try that next time.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:14 PM   #9
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The brass attachment usually just unscrews, doesn't it? That's what we always do when we find one of these. Put it back on after we're done with the black tank flush, rinse the slinky, no probs.
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The brass attachment usually just unscrews, doesn't it? That's what we always do when we find one of these. Put it back on after we're done with the black tank flush, rinse the slinky, no probs.
Congratulations to Widogmom for making the most useful/logical suggestion.
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