View Poll Results: What valves do you leave open when hooked to a campground sewer system?
Black tank open, grey tanks closed? 0 0%
Black tank closed and grey water tanks open? 39 27.27%
All tanks closed? Open only to dump and then close again? 91 63.64%
All tanks open 0 0%
Don't hook up to sewer until ready to dump? 13 9.09%
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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When hooked up to a campground sewer system

OK, lets have a poll as to what folks do when they are hooked up to a campground sewer system.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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Nothing...until the tanks get full or I leave (whichever comes first), then I dump black first then the gray.

I usually connect the hose as part of the initial camp set up, but I leave the valves closed.

This is a trick question, right?
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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Don't see a poll...

We leave grey and black closed until it's time to empty. Making sure we have grey water left for rinsing the slinky...
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Gray open until the day before we leave.Black closed until it needs dumped.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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Black tank valve closed until ready to dump with plenty water. Grey tank valve open until night before we leave, then I close it to have water in grey tank for final flush of sewage hose the day we leave. Also rinse black tank with integrated black tank flusher.
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Leave my Grey/Black/Gally vents Closed until 2/3 then dump Black/Gray/Galley in order then close 'em up again!
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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This is a trick question, right?
Nope, it's in response to the other thread.

For us, it's everything closed until it's time to leave, or until the kids fill a tank, whichever comes first. Black tank flushing only on final dump before leaving CG.
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Nothing...until the tanks get full or I leave (whichever comes first), then I dump black first then the gray.

I usually connect the hose as part of the initial camp set up, but I leave the valves closed.

This is a trick question, right?
This....
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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Black tank when needed, gray as needed.

Our first/last trip dumped the black once on the day we left the gray got near full on the third day so I dumped about half.

Black has a washout system so keeping the gray to flush after the black just saves a little water.
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It depends on how long I'll be at the park. The black tank always stay closed until at least 2/3 full...always.

The grey tanks are another story. On short 2 or 3 day camping trips both grey tanks stay closed until ready to dump. When we're at one location for an extended period of time, as we were in Gulf Shores, I leave the shower tank open and the kitchen tank closed. When I dump the black water I follow that with a 15 minute black tank flush and then drain the kitchen tank.
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