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Old 06-03-2015, 06:51 AM   #31
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I would suggest that when using a black tank flush system, do not get distracted or walk away for what you think is a few seconds because baaaad things can happen if you leave the tank closed. Pressure builds up, water starts to run out of the trailer, wifey starts to yell and scream, you run to the black tank valve, pull it open and the hose that is attached to a screw on fitting in the ground comes out and flies up into the air like a rocket as far as the sewer hose will go because of pressure build up, spewing wet stuff all over anyone standing nearby. You will look around to see if anybody is watching, you will run into the trailer and start soaking up what thankfully was clear water because the dirty water had already been dumped and you were just rinsing. Towels, blankets and whatever else is used will then be put into garbage bags and secreted to a garbage bin and being soaking wet will weigh what feels like a ton. The management will wonder how come the bin is full when it was just emptied prior to some idiot dumping his tanks next to the garbage was a barrel. Now I won't say that this was a personal experience but suffice it to say that it was a great learning experience. Keep your mind on what you're doing and heed some advice from a person who was up close and personal...oh did I give it away??????

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Old 06-03-2015, 07:31 AM   #32
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Heh. I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use a timer when flushing my tanks.

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Old 06-04-2015, 03:27 PM   #33
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While camping a few years ago, the people in the site next to us bought a camper and had the dealer bring it to the campground. The guy asked several questions all weekend. When they were packing up to go home, he was standing holding up the sewer hose and was trying to rinse the inside with his fresh water hose. The boys and I were walking up to our camper from the lake when I noticed him doing this. He looked up as we approached and the water started splashing up into his face and mouth. As he stood there spitting, I started laughing and had to run to the camper. That was a gross lesson learned I'm sure.
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