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Old 05-25-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Sitting in line at the dump station today I saw this intelligent gentleman. He took the time to put on gloves, use his hose to dump his tanks then disconnect his hose and put it away. He then took the dump station hose and shoved it up his sewer pipe and invests time opened the black and grey tanks to run water in them and let the water run back out all over the pavement. No rinsing the pavement, just threw the gloves in the trash, rinsed hands with plain water and away he went. I was too chicken to suggest a clear elbow with a flush port.


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Old 05-25-2015, 10:47 PM   #2
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I'll guarantee you that someone will come along and grab that dump hose bare handed.....


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I used to go to the lake and watch people put their boats in the water. Always entertaining. Maybe the camp ground dump station would be just as much fun. Aside from the smell of course.
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First time out with our Rockwood Mini Lite I was dreading the dump station, expecting a long line and lots of observers to critique me on my technique. As it turns out there wasn't any line and I only threw up once!

I can see picking up one of those 45 degree elbows to help with making sure the black tank is actually clean; was planning on using one of the toilet wands my father-in-law had left in the garage.

Didn't know about putting some water in tank to prep for next time. Thanks for advice.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:38 PM   #5
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First time out with our Rockwood Mini Lite I was dreading the dump station, expecting a long line and lots of observers to critique me on my technique. As it turns out there wasn't any line and I only threw up once!

I can see picking up one of those 45 degree elbows to help with making sure the black tank is actually clean; was planning on using one of the toilet wands my father-in-law had left in the garage.

Didn't know about putting some water in tank to prep for next time. Thanks for advice.

Our first time out with our NTU HTT and we were in line at the dump station. 2 campers ahead of us so we decided to observe a bit and then decided to get out and talk with the 2 gents and tell them we were newbies to the dumping process and was watching their dumping techniques. Nice guys. We got some much deserved advice, and great tips for future use.

Beforehand, we knew we needed to purchase a 45 degree clear elbow, as this would really benefit us in the cleanout process. Worked perfectly!

We feel like old pros now at the dumping station. So far, so good... NO mishaps! But. I'm waiting!
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 AM   #6
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First time out with our Rockwood Mini Lite I was dreading the dump station, expecting a long line and lots of observers to critique me on my technique. As it turns out there wasn't any line and I only threw up once!

I can see picking up one of those 45 degree elbows to help with making sure the black tank is actually clean; was planning on using one of the toilet wands my father-in-law had left in the garage.

Didn't know about putting some water in tank to prep for next time. Thanks for advice.
Check out the geo method for tank management. The clear elbow will only get you some help with flushing out. The wand is better but if there is a line it is too long of a process. We have a built in black tank flush and love it. To get the wand to your bathroom you may need to run it through a window. We used to lay a tarp down so as not to take the nasty hose and drag it over everything. Also make sure you use a separate hose for this. We keep a pocket hose in the trailer for this purpose.
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Ha! Someone actually threw up?? That's almost as funny as a YouTube video I was watching, many years ago, on flushing advice. The hosts were around 70 and very nice. The lady gets down next to the hose and says, in the sweetest voice, "Now you're going to wanna get some thick rubber gloves to wear cuz you're dealing with sh!t!"
I laughed for a week!



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Check out the geo method for tank management.

We started using this system as well. Put a concoction in the black tank approx. 1 1/2 weeks ago. Along with 5 gallons of H2O.
Figured it wouldn't hurt to let it sit and soak, per say, in between now and our next outing. Not sure when the last time, or if ever, the tanks were cleaned good. So now's a good time to start.
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Ha! Someone actually threw up?? That's almost as funny as a YouTube video I was watching, many years ago, on flushing advice. The hosts were around 70 and very nice. The lady gets down next to the hose and says, in the sweetest voice, "Now you're going to wanna get some thick rubber gloves to wear cuz you're dealing with sh!t!"
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Yes Rick... I did throw up; but I was fully expecting to (very weak stomach; should have seen me when I gutted my first deer). Fortunately I had my son-in-law and my daughter's boyfriend along to help/laugh at me.

Might get used to it but somehow I kind of doubt it.
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I know the weak stomach.I used to help a buddy who had a septic tank installing business.I kept telling him It smells like s***.All he ever said was smelled like money to him
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