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Old 04-16-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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What to do with black water after trip

First time trailer owner here. Just wanted to know what recomendations are out there to dispose of gray and black water after camping a few days without hookups. Or is this more of a " dont ask, dont tell" policy? Lol. But seriously there must be a way to dispose
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:11 PM   #2
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Dump station at the campground, or at your storage lot, or at a dump station in you municipality. NEVER covertly dump.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #3
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On more than one occasion, I've done dumps to 5 gallon buckets into the toilet in the house. Not convenient, but it works. I have only done it as I go to winterize and need a final emptying of tanks. Having a 90-degree elbow helps direct the effluence into the bucket.
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Although many campgrounds do not have full hookups at your site...the vast majority will have a dump station on your way out...when is your next camping trip? How full are your tanks? You may want to look for a dump station within your municipality, county, city, etc....many have them.

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:25 PM   #5
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That neighbor you don't like? Water his flowerbed and fertilize at the same time!

Kidding of course. Many campgrounds will have a sewer hookup at each site, I go ahead and hook the sewer hose up during setup, but leave the dump valves closed until they are at least 2/3 full so they get a good purge when they dump, plus having lots of liquid in the black tank prevents a "Monument" from forming under the toilet.

If they don't, as in most state parks, then there's usually a dump station on the way out. Black, galley, gray is the accepted order, dirtiest to cleanest. Rinse the sewer hose with fresh water afterwards. When I drop the gray tanks, I go inside and run about five gallons of water into my black tank then toss in the treatment. I'm looking at going with the GEO method when I run out of chemicals. Just google RV GEO method.

If there's not a dump to be had, Flying J truck stops usually have an RV dump, several state rest stops do, and if you run across a campground many of those will allow you to dump for a fee. Flying J charges also, but from what I've seen they're cheaper than most campgrounds.

Lastly, if you have a septic tank at home I know of a couple of folks that will just drop it down the cleanout access, but I don't know if it's good for the system, the drain field, what the local authorities would say, etc.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:34 PM   #6
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Don't be a cousin Eddie
Dump Responsibly
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:29 AM   #7
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I noticed you were from Ardmore, OK so I went on my Allstays RV & Camper site and found a Flying J close that has a dump station. Might check them out, probably a small fee but convieient...
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Most of the flyingj's that I have seen are a small fee of about ten bucks so not a wallet breaker and worth the money IMHO to not have to haul five gallon buckets back and forth!
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Also if you're a Good Sam member you get a discount. I'm a lifetime member so it''s $2.50 off I believe plus free at Camping World that has the capability.
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