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Old 09-19-2016, 11:59 AM   #11
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Thank you all. We've been at full hookup sites, so we do it right at our camp spot. We get there Fridays and usually leave Sunday afternoons. Different parks. I never connect my sewer hose till we dump to prepare to leave. The responses were very helpful, so thank you very much.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:07 PM   #12
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Thank you all. We've been at full hookup sites, so we do it right at our camp spot. We get there Fridays and usually leave Sunday afternoons. Different parks. I never connect my sewer hose till we dump to prepare to leave. The responses were very helpful, so thank you very much.
I usually connect the sewer hose a day or 2 after arrival. RARELY will I stop at a site without FUs. I generally open the black valve and go about something else for a short time. Then run the flush until the water is clear. Then dump the galley tank and bathroom tank. The whole process need not take longer than 20 minutes including adding water and chemicals to the black tank prior to departure.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:37 PM   #13
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Thank you all. We've been at full hookup sites, so we do it right at our camp spot. We get there Fridays and usually leave Sunday afternoons. Different parks. I never connect my sewer hose till we dump to prepare to leave. The responses were very helpful, so thank you very much.

In time, and with more practice, flushing your system will get easier and become a smoother routine for you. I don't get upset if I have to wait behind people in line, but that's just me. I'm in no hurry and I'm usually heading back home. It takes us roughly 10 minutes from start to finish. We flush the black tank and then one of us goes inside and pours about 5 gallons down the toilet to be sure we have eliminated everything, and then, onto flushing out the gray water. And then lastly rinsing the hose and putting them away. DONE! ( We use disposable gloves, so they get tossed.)
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At the dump station? I will be done in about 5 minutes. Any longer than that and people behind you will start to get antsy.

I don't stress about it. Use ENOUGH water when flushing. Try and have it at least 2/3 full. I don't bother with clear elbows or any of that nonsense. Pull the handle and let er rip. I am not making soup in the black tank....
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Something to check

It used to take that long for me to dump and a quick flush.
After 4 years the cutout where they attached to tank to the toilet came out.
It was about 3 1/2" Dia. and was partially blocking the drain line where it connected to the tank.
You could not see it because there as a 90 degree elbow at the tank.
Now its 5 to 10 minutes. I could not believe they just left the cutout plug in the tank, but they sure did.
So check for something like that if you can.
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At the dump station? I will be done in about 5 minutes. Any longer than that and people behind you will start to get antsy.

I don't stress about it. Use ENOUGH water when flushing. Try and have it at least 2/3 full. I don't bother with clear elbows or any of that nonsense. Pull the handle and let er rip. I am not making soup in the black tank....
I volunteer with a beagle rescue organization in case you might be wanting another pal.
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This is what is special about forums like this.

What an amazing offer. PM me some details. We are in Canada BTW, but might be willing to travel if we ever find our next beagle.
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It should not take more than 10 minutes to empty both tanks at a dump station. Nothing worse than sitting around waiting fore someone to fuss over their dump job.
We use a shot of dawn in both tanks and that helps to clean them out. But on occasion we will send the wife in to the bathroom with a 5 gallon bucket of water so at the end of the dump for the black tank pour it in the toilet to give the tank an extra stream of water in one big shot.// works good.


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X2 on the Dawn soap. I also put in some tank deodorizer in both the black and gray tanks (three tanks).. By the time I get home, the sloshing around has pretty well taken care of anything that didn't get flushed out at the park.

When I get home, I dump this out into my septic system and then dump in another 5 gallons with more deodorizer.
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