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Old 03-31-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Dumping Station Etiquette question

Another newbie question - we are just now geeting into the congested camping season, and have seen campers lined up to use the dumping stations. We like to hose out the black tank before heading on down the road as there are no dumping stations near our house. So the question is...if there are people backed up to use the station, is it rude to make them sit and wait while we dump AND clean the tanks....?
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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IMO, I think it is fine, as others are there for the same reason, especially if you are paying for it.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:52 PM   #3
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depends on where you are at and how long the line is. in most state parks here in texas there is only 1 dump station with 1 sewer dump. a few have 2 sewer dumps. I know I get a bit annoyed while waiting if I see someone repeatedly fill and dump using something like a flushking. now those with the tornados it really doesn't take all that long so it's no major. it's those that repeatedly fill and dump that get to me.

while I like to use my flushking I usually don't in those situations. I'll dump the black and then use the galley and then grey tanks to do quick backflushes of the black. then finish dumping the galley and grey tanks.

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depends on where you are at and how long the line is. in most state parks here in texas there is only 1 dump station with 1 sewer dump. a few have 2 sewer dumps. I know I get a bit annoyed while waiting if I see someone repeatedly fill and dump using something like a flushking. now those with the tornados it really doesn't take all that long so it's no major. it's those that repeatedly fill and dump that get to me.

while I like to use my flushking I usually don't in those situations. I'll dump the black and then use the galley and then grey tanks to do quick backflushes of the black. then finish dumping the galley and grey tanks.

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That makes sense, what is your opinion if you are paying for it? Here in California there is not to many free ones anymore.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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That makes sense, what is your opinion if you are paying for it? Here in California there is not to many free ones anymore.
As in, I'm paying X dollars to dump?

Take all the flippin time I need.
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As in, I'm paying X dollars to dump?

Take all the flippin time I need.
LMAO........Yes, most charge over here, thanks!!!
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We've been parking at Core sights, so no charge to dump. We usually dump the black first, then the gray, and then run water down the toilet to clear out that tank and clear out the hose, etc. Someone told us that if we add 2 cups of white vinegar to the black tank that it would keep it clean enough to dump fast, but I have my doubts about that...
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We've been parking at Core sights, so no charge to dump. We usually dump the black first, then the gray, and then run water down the toilet to clear out that tank and clear out the hose, etc. Someone told us that if we add 2 cups of white vinegar to the black tank that it would keep it clean enough to dump fast, but I have my doubts about that...
As stated earlier, you may want to put in a Tornado, after I installed mine
, IT IS A SNAP, you could get them at Wally world 25-30 bucks. Let that thing run. The sensor actually show empty!!!
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we always take teh time to flush good, but if the line is real long, i may forgo the tornado thingy and just wash my hose real good.

i gauge the line as we are hoking up to leave if possible and then fill up the tanks while still at the site
then do a few short stops on the way to the dump station, that way everything is shook up so to speak and flows on out.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:19 PM   #10
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I agree with powerboatr fill tanks at camp site and swish them on the way then dump at dump station. I had some sewer work done at home last year on main sewer line and i had them install a 4in clean out by the road while they where replacing the line kinda handy when i need to clean my tank really good
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