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Old 09-10-2019, 09:41 AM   #81
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handling of sewer hose

I don't always wear some type of glove but when I do it is more for protecting my hands from the ever present road grime on the motorhomes sewer cap and handle pulls for the black and the 2 grey tanks. I use my foot to pull up the ground sewer hose cover. Even if I am wearing gloves I always have a couple of sheets of paper towels handy to put between my gloves and those items to protect the gloves, or my bare hands, from the grime.
Those with enclosed connections don't have to deal with road grime like me.
I coat the black and grey handle pull rods with Vaseline after they're pulled for lubrication and use the paper towels to remove the excess and wipe my hands clean.
Of course, I do watch for any opportunities for cross contamination of grime or viral nature and will use Clorox wipes liberally and of course wash my hands.
I rarely use the water hose to rinse my hose after use. I find that they splatter water all over the place. Rather, I rinse my sewer hose with plenty of Clorox cleaner straight from the spray bottle while it is still connected to the ground opening and then let it drain before lifting it off and spraying more Clorox onto and into that connection. I let the whole hose drain while I am putting away everything else and am careful to carry the hose, collapsed, to my basement storage area, making sure I don't drip along the way.
But, I don't think it is overkill to always wear fresh gloves. This is just what I do.
My pet peeve is finding the whole concrete dump area wet. I wonder what kind of mess is under my feet. I assume the worst spill happened but I see it very frequently.
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I wonder what kind of mess is under my feet. I assume the worst spill happened but I see it very frequently.
You really don't want to know what gets on the bottom of your shoes as you go through your day. If people actually knew they'd take their shoes off and burn them before coming into their house after a day out in public.

Son't have to walk around a dump station that's wet, just walk down any city sidewalk or public restroom for that matter.
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It was not my fault.... The DW did not tell me to bring the sewer hose....
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My pet peeve is finding the whole concrete dump area wet. I wonder what kind of mess is under my feet. I assume the worst spill happened but I see it very frequently.
I'm so glad you posted this! The other day my husband told me to open the fresh water drain when we were at the dump station and I thought to myself there was some reason not to...but it was just fresh water after all. Turned out there was nothing left to come out anyway, we'd drained it.

Now I know and will pass that on to him.

But...where DOES one open that drain if you don't want to drive with a half tank sloshing around? I wouldn't want to make a mud hole at the camp-site either.
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I'm so glad you posted this! The other day my husband told me to open the fresh water drain when we were at the dump station and I thought to myself there was some reason not to...but it was just fresh water after all. Turned out there was nothing left to come out anyway, we'd drained it.

Now I know and will pass that on to him.

But...where DOES one open that drain if you don't want to drive with a half tank sloshing around? I wouldn't want to make a mud hole at the camp-site either.
you will not have to 'wonder' what those 'water trails' are when you leave a campground and that they last for a mile or two. Common practice, open fresh water valve at campsite (and believe it will be dry before next camper arrives) or open at dump station when getting ready to leave campground. (there will not be a 'mud hole' if the camping pad is paved or graveled)
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you will not have to 'wonder' what those 'water trails' are when you leave a campground and that they last for a mile or two. Common practice, open fresh water valve at campsite (and believe it will be dry before next camper arrives) or open at dump station when getting ready to leave campground. (there will not be a 'mud hole' if the camping pad is paved or graveled)
Thanks! That's the sort of thing no one ever tells you!
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Or... Crack the grey tank valve to allow a slow trickle and then drive home.
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Just as easy for me to put gloves on and stow it when done, figured being clean doesnt bother me one bit. Did it spash on my legs prob.

Did I eat a samich after or drink a beverage after yep.

but figured its just as easy to be clean as it is to be dirty, thats my opinion.
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Or... Crack the grey tank valve to allow a slow trickle and then drive home.
uuuaahhhh.... no.

Fresh water, yes... gray water, no
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We pulled into the dump station on Saturday and with a choice of 2, I took the first one. I pulled off the bumper end and was just fumbling on my plastic gloves prior to yanking out the Rhino when DW pointed out a ground hole right in front of my feet and about 2 feet from the dump port. Bees were flying in and out of the hole.
Immediately pulled the truck around to use the 2nd station. So in a way, my fumbling with the gloves saved me from being stung and I guess DW should get some credit.
Afterwards I reported this at the booth and they said they were aware and had taken "some steps" to get rid of the bees. I guess too much effort to sharpie a warning on a piece of cardboard.
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Don't you just "love" these types? Then they leave a mess for the next person to clean-up.

Inconsiderate pigs.
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Don't you just "love" these types? Then they leave a mess for the next person to clean-up.

Inconsiderate pigs.


He told the guy that cussed him out that he was going to wash it all down when done. I was the next person in line who had to walk in all that shi...ah... stuf.
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Do you know whether the guy in the campsite before you, threw the sewer hose on the picnic table to dry before leaving?
Glad we hardly ever camp in campgrounds with hookups if that is a common practice.
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So if I'm dumping my tank and the hose isn't attached all the way and pops off and I grab it and stick it back on rapidly, does the 5 second rule apply so I can grab my sandwich and finish eating it ??
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So if I'm dumping my tank and the hose isn't attached all the way and pops off and I grab it and stick it back on rapidly, does the 5 second rule apply so I can grab my sandwich and finish eating it ??
No nothing that applies to the house is the same as when camping ... make-up new rules
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uuuaahhhh.... no.

Fresh water, yes... gray water, no
How about No Water at all. If it has been a while since it rained, a 'trickle' of water will only lift the oil out of the cracks in the pavement, and make it slicker than any 9 kinds of dog sh*t you care to name.

As a motorcyclist, this can be EXTREMELY treacherous. I implore you to not do that. If draining your tanks (grey, fresh or otherwise) properly is too much of a bother, maybe rethink the priorities of your life to see if you have room for camping in them.

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There is a dead skunk in the middle of the road and a deer that is standing there looking at it.... Road conditions change every mile, or every foot. That is why I don't always 'trust' my tire minders.
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Or... Crack the grey tank valve to allow a slow trickle and then drive home.
Why would you dump the black tank, at the dump station, and then drive off with your gray valve open?
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Why would you dump the black tank, at the dump station, and then drive off with your gray valve open?
I don't. I was just adding to the post as was water can be let out.
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