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Old 01-08-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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Lou, my post was not meant to be sarcastic. I am very concerned with how clean the faucet is left by previous campers.

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Old 01-08-2011, 09:46 AM   #12
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I was just kidding. One can not stress enough how important cleanliness is around the camp site; especially the potable water. Sickness from E. Coli can spread through a campground like wild fire and ruin everyone's vacation.

I once saw a camper (at a military campground no less) allow his dog to pee on the potable water spigot at another site. I was furious and just got a "shrug" from the guilty b&^&^%.

Now I am ticked off all over again.


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Old 01-09-2011, 02:23 AM   #13
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Wow, you all opened my eyes up to things I just took for granted. I'm always very concerned about secondary spread of contaminants. Can't stand eating at buffets. I've heard of inspections they've performed and found fecal matter on the serving spoon handles and in the food. I've witness too many men walking out of the bathrooms w/out washing. In fact just last week I was washing my hands at a Walmart and an employee used the toilet and walked out w/ me hollering at him. By the time I got out he was gone. I saw his name tag and had a description so I asked to speak to a supervisor and reported him.

I'll be set up next trip w/ check valve, cleaning/decon solution and a lot better sense of what I'm doing. I know I never trust the guy before me. Whenever I leave a bathroom I don't touch the faucet to turn off or the door handle to exit without a paper towel to protect my hand. It only makes sense that I would also clean my connection at a public RV camp. Thanks everyone.

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