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Old 06-25-2016, 10:15 PM   #11
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I can't understand how hooking up a flush hose would contaminate a faucet....all have backflow valves on them....
Well they would be using a hose that was previously hooked up and handle at a dump station! Or the hose could have been stores with the dump hose.

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:18 PM   #12
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #13
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Hello new to rv world I am at my first state park where I will eventually have to go to a dumping station when I leave.

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You will find that all NY State parks are not the same. E.g. at Selkirk there is a threaded hose all set to hook to your clean-out. At Long Point, there is a threaded outlet to which you hook up your own hose. Others have no threaded connection.

Regardless, you have been given good advice on whether to use the clean-out. I always leave at off times so I can utilize this feature and with a clear elbow connection I can tell you it does a very nice job.

Some of the parks pick up garbage from your site and even deliver firewood. All depends on who's running the park and what kind of staff they have.

At the last park we visited the red cap (park volunteer) told me the park manager does not enforce the generator quiet hours rule in the non-electric section if the generator is a quiet invertor type as they're not much louder than the roof top A/C's in the electric sites. Other NY parks do enforce this regardless of whether anyone complains.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #14
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Lot's of campsites with full hookups. I would look for one of those.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:55 PM   #15
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Lot's of campsites with full hookups. I would look for one of those.
If thats what you're into. We have found that with full hookups come crowds and usually smaller sites packed closer together. We search out the older state and ACOE places with at most electricity. We have no issues with using campground shower houses and the dump station on the way out or with the blueboy.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:32 PM   #16
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One other option so you don't create a delay at the dump station. Look for an open full hook up site on your last day. After you're all ready for the road, back in to the empty site, dump and flush until you see clean water in your clear sewer hose coupler (I assume you have one of those - very handy). Head on down the road.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:10 PM   #17
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I can't understand how hooking up a flush hose would contaminate a faucet....all have backflow valves on them....
With the exception of those that want to remove the backflow preventors because they either don't understand what they are for, or they have a leak and won't fix them and take them out.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:58 PM   #18
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Agree with most of previous comments. However, we find that with our new fifth-wheel with three separate tanks to drain, it takes only a few moments to hook up the black tank flushing hose while all holding tanks are draining. My wife and I work as a well-trained team at each dump site, so the folks who may be in line behind us are usually understanding and patient. They watch how we operate, and often make notes on their own to duplicate our procedure. We are always prepared to dump in the most time efficient way possible. We have also learned that it is beneficial to leave a few gallons of fresh water in each holding tank during the trip home to slosh away any dried residue that may have accumulated on the tank walls.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:46 PM   #19
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There would be big trouble around Saskatchewan if people were flushing their tanks in a Provincial Campground as most of them have holding tanks in the ground that will only hold so much liquid before they are full. They then need to be pumped out by a septic truck to be disposed of. Please don't flush until you get to a site that drains to a sewer system. Thanks.
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