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Old 06-25-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Dumping station small water hose only how do I backwash

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. I noticed each station only has a smal hose my rv has a connection to the back table with a regular garden hose to rinse the black tank. So with this small hose I can't do it so how do I clean out the tank really well, is there like an adapter to go from a small hose connection to garden hose?


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Old 06-25-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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Typically, the hose at the dump site I to wash down the dump site after dumping. One's own supplied hose is used for connecting between spigot and RV. That has been my experience.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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Unless you're the only person at the dump station without a line of others behind you, I'd suggest forgetting doing your tank maintenance such as a through flushing at a state park dump station. Take a 5 gallon bucket or two, drain your tank and dump a few buckets of water down the toilet to flush it out. Its much faster and probably does a much better job. A busy dump station with a line of rigs behind you is not the place to be taking extra time using a tank flusher.


Here in PA a lot of state parks have removed all threaded connections at the dump stations as people using tank flushers, which 5 years or so ago were almost non existent, became a huge problem by tying up the waiting line.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:44 PM   #4
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No there is no threaded spigots only a hose like I said that had a smaller nozzle connection that is threaded I thought maybe I could get an adapter to go to a bigger hose. Thanks for the info I'll just flush the toilet with any fresh water I have left thanks


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Old 06-25-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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Hi,

Look for a Camco Water Thief. It is an adapter that will let you insert the smaller hose into a fitting that will hook up to your standard flush inlet.

Hope this helps.

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Old 06-25-2016, 08:56 PM   #6
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Hi,

Look for a Camco Water Thief. It is an adapter that will let you insert the smaller hose into a fitting that will hook up to your standard flush inlet.

Hope this helps.

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While not related to the OP's question, this is exactly one of the issues I have seen and was referring to. On a holiday weekend at a 250+ site state park how long do you think it would take if every person using the dump station used their tank flush? People would still be waiting at midnight.

The park management purposely removed the threaded connections and you know it, out came the water bandit fittings this past Memorial day, requiring the rangers to get involved and stand there all afternoon. Better yet, One Sunday we watched a guy pull out a 100' hose from his storage and hook his tank flush up to the potable fresh water supply faucet on the opposite side of the entrance.......Nice. Really nice for the person who came in and filled their tank later that day.

I have nothing against using the tank flush at a dump station, just as long as you don't have others waiting behind you. If you're there all by yourself stay all day and flush away. Its just an etiquette thing. MAybe a pet peeve because I have been in that line too many times.
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If there are others waiting behind me I wait and do my flush at home. I have a 6" cleanout next to my driveway so its easy for me to do.
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Hi

Mr. Havercamp's point is well taken, and in fact I don't flush if there is a line behind me either.

But the original poster's problem is a real one at some stations where the fittings are non-standard. Hence my mentioning the availability of a adapter.

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Old 06-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #9
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Absolutely I agree if there is a long line I wouldn't do it but I am at letchworth state park NYand around check out time I see no one by the dumping stations and plus there are three lanes. Thanks for the replys


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I can't understand how hooking up a flush hose would contaminate a faucet....all have backflow valves on them....
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