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Old 09-09-2019, 12:31 PM   #21
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Did you wear medical gloves when you changed your child's diapers?
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Seems as though I touched a nerve. Wonder why? Lol! Y’all just keep on keeping on
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Ok .... I wash my hands all time but I do not think I am a "germ person" ... I am new to camping and part of the fun is all of the planning set up and tear down that goes with it ... I really enjoy the process and there is plenty of it ... and it includes handling clean up of all tanks .... tanks are the last thing I do no gloves for me ... I keep a spray bottle of all purpose Lysol handy ... my water panel has a hose with plenty of hot water for clean up ... spray it rinse it and put away ... spray hands wash them rinse and done .... wife drops tab in toilet flush 2-4 times ready for next trip we head home ... dumping tanks in correct order and black tank back flush and that hose with the hot water makes the process really very clean....
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People who try and live sterile lives probably have more allergies and other issues than those of us who were sent out to play with the animals and dirt.
Got that right! For the most part we've lived too clean for the past 35 years. There' a lot of folks out there that have compromised & deficient immune systems because of this.

What cracks me up is those folks that put on arm length surgical gloves when dumping, yet they're wearing sandals !!!
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Seems as though I touched a nerve. Wonder why? Lol! Y’all just keep on keeping on
I wouldn't consider it a nerve, as much as a different sense of concern. These type threads are just opinions and personal preferences (there is no question asked in the OP). Not really a right or wrong, depending on whose perspective you get.....just what worries one person may not worry the next at all. I think you are seeing this in the responses.
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If I was dumping someone else’s tanks I would certainly wear gloves. But my own tanks don’t hold anything I haven’t had on my hands before. Just my opinion.🤷*♀️
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Seems as though I touched a nerve. Wonder why?
Because your post was slightly condescending and strongly implied that everyone who does not 'glove up' while doing the sewer hose thing is not doing it right.

Done correctly, all the nastiness remains on the inside of the hose. A simple wash of the hands with quality soap and hot water is all you need. Done incorrectly... well... gloves will be the least of your worries.

You do it your way. Nobody will laugh at you for putting on a Level 4 MOPP suit just to hook up the stinky slinky. Well, at least not where you can hear them.

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You don't always realize it, but every time one of us backs our trailers into campsites, you can guarantee there's someone keeping score. You just do your own thing and others do theirs. I forget to put on my gloves sometimes, but that's why in the box with our connection pieces, I also have hand sanitizer and small bottle of dish soap to wash hands.
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By posting a "pet-peeve" comment, figure on receiving a wide variety of comments. What good is posting to an echo chamber?

We are all exposed to things we don't like. In my view, carcinogenic chemicals are more likely to kill me, and I've never heard of death or even illness from RV waste dumping. I protect myself from both to some degree. Sometimes I wear gloves, usually not.

We are all different and like to do it our own way. Everyone here should absolutely respect your right to wear gloves. I would hope that you can tolerate us who do it differently. I'd try not to get peeved over things that don't effect you.

To illustrate how irrational and unique individual squeamishness can be: I have a friend that won't drink from the same straw as his girlfriend/SO of over 15 years. Girlfriend points out that he does things she likes that are a lot more involved than a soda straw.

It's just weird but it the way people are.

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As a kid I worked at my Great Grandfather's dairy farm running a manure spreader, and in the late 60's when stationed a FT Eustis, I worked part-time pumping sewage holding tanks at a mobile home park. It didn't kill me.
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Ate dirt, drank from garden hose, swam after eating, rode pedal bike for 10k miles...without a helmet, roller skated without knee pads, elbow pads or helmet. 57 years later....still here.
Grew up on a farm, 40 miles from town, late 40s thru high school. No plumbing, outdoor toilet... cows, sheep, horses to take care of. Washed our hands before we ate. Still here, 78 years later. Wash my hands after dumping the tanks, 50+ years of camping/RVing. Don't worry, be happy.
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To illustrate how irrational and unique individual squeamishness can be: I have a friend that won't drink from the same straw as his girlfriend/SO of over 15 years. Girlfriend points out that he does things she likes that are a lot more involved than a soda straw.

It's just weird but it the way people are.

My wife had a boss that would throw out a straw and get a new one if anyone else even touched it. Not drank from it, just put their fingers on the outside of it.

I think she said a few times he even threw his entire drink away and got a new one.
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I have the throw away gloves like everyone else....never use them.

If I am dumping my tanks I just rinse well and use hand sanitizer when I am done.

If I am dumping your tanks I will be wearing a full hazmat suit under a deep sea diving outfit!

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People who try and live sterile lives probably have more allergies and other issues than those of us who were sent out to play with the animals and dirt.
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Got that right! For the most part we've lived too clean for the past 35 years. There' a lot of folks out there that have compromised & deficient immune systems because of this.

Recent report by a doctor on our local news. They are now starting to recommend parents take their kids out to a farm regularly to expose them to all this stuff. Report said that this was to REDUCE incidence of allergies and such.
Personalty, recent year ads about home cleaning products that kill 99% of germs have never set well with me. If you never get exposed to germs, your body cannot build up immunities. Also, what happens to the 1% that survive?
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I've tried many different brands of disposable gloves and every single time they'd break. So I finally went to Menards and got myself a pair of heavy duty PVC-coated work gloves. I keep them with my hoses so I always have them when I dump the tanks.

My problem is that I typically set them to the side and forget to put them on. Haven't died yet.
You can also buy the gloves veterinarians use for checking if a cow is pregnant by shoving their whole arm in the cow's behind.
Or they do make chemical resistant rubber gloves with grip texture that reach your elbow but it will be very expensive if you throw them away after a single use.


I'm like others here that drank from the garden hose (and still do), rode bikes without helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads (still do this) and pulled vegetables from the garden then ate them without washing them and this was after spreading chicken & cow manure in the spring (yep, I gotta say, still do it).


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I just go to the local auto paint supply and get the heavy duty nitrile gloves. Throw the box in the dump compartment and leave in there, and put on a fresh set each time I dump. Quick and easy, and odor free.
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People who try and live sterile lives probably have more allergies and other issues than those of us who were sent out to play with the animals and dirt.

That's why people in third world countries that dump sewage in the streets are so much more healthy than Americans. I wonder why we bother treating it before dumping into rivers. Waste of money!
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That's why people in third world countries that dump sewage in the streets are so much more healthy than Americans. I wonder why we bother treating it before dumping into rivers. Waste of money!
I believe that there's a point where you just get toxic. There's no problem with exposure to a certain amount of bacteria and germs. But if I were to throw you into my sewage storage tank you would likely die in short order. So like most things in life moderation is key, and over burdening yourself with panic is not necessarily the healthiest way to go.
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Because your post was slightly condescending and strongly implied that everyone who does not 'glove up' while doing the sewer hose thing is not doing it right.

Done correctly, all the nastiness remains on the inside of the hose. A simple wash of the hands with quality soap and hot water is all you need. Done incorrectly... well... gloves will be the least of your worries.

You do it your way. Nobody will laugh at you for putting on a Level 4 MOPP suit just to hook up the stinky slinky. Well, at least not where you can hear them.

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I Dunno,But Since This "Stinker" Of A Topic Bubbled Up....
I'm sorta glad that I know where it's all been. That doesn't make it any more pleasant! You're Sanitary Practices,Ways And Means are Yours! Own them,be Proud of them,and Carry On!
I can tell You Horror Stories of where I've been,and what I've literally been up to my butt in after doing 20 years of Fire and Rescue,but I won't!
All that really matters is that You keep Your Black and Grey Tank Endgame Good for You!
Bon Vivant and Enjoy and My God,Keep On Camping!!
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