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Old 08-01-2015, 07:26 PM   #51
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There is no reason to fill a black tank if it is not full just to dump and you should never hold up other campers behind you rinsing your tank for a prolonged time has camping etiquette completely gone I guess people will be walking thru my campsite next for a shortcut some things you just don't do when at a campground unless it's on your rv space and not interfering with others just a little common sense


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Lol, I got a good laugh about "people will be walking thru my campsite". There's a whole lot of people that need to learn that little piece of etiquette.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:01 PM   #52
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Try to plan your dump at the camp ground so your not with the 100 other folks in line. You can do the clean out but don't lolly gag around. I do mine every trip and no problems. Later RJD
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:01 PM   #53
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Lol, I got a good laugh about "people will be walking thru my campsite". There's a whole lot of people that need to learn that little piece of etiquette.

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Old 08-01-2015, 08:31 PM   #54
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You are exactly right a lot of campers have no etiquette but most do and there are many that just don't know any better and you dump at a dump station and do it as quick as you can if you have a line behind you if there is no line you can take more time but the tank don't have to flushed every time you use your rv unless it will be stored for along period and the tank should always have some water in it in mine I put chemicals and water in it a gallon or so but that comes from the fresh water tank if I'm using a dump station


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Old 08-01-2015, 09:02 PM   #55
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Boso : quote: ....and the tank should always have some water in it in mine I put chemicals and water in it a gallon or so .....

A 'gallon or so'... along with 'chemicals'.... hmmmmm
just how long do you think that 'gallon' is going to stay in the tank with out evaporating out the vent ?

Putting the 'chemicals' in a 'gallon or so'....why?
Why waste putting any chemicals in a 'damp tank' .... unless you have a very smelly tank and love supporting those RV chemical companies....or is it just to smell those lovely chemicals.


Do the switch to the Geo Method.... save your money....they are holding tanks 'not' septic tanks like some are lead to believe.

After a month or so out camping I always return home with 'clean dry tanks'. Then before the next trip I charge up the tanks with the 'geo method'.

Never have had a problem with the sensors, don't waste my money on expensive rv chemicals.... and I always fill and flush my tanks when I depart my rented rv camp spot.... not to 'toot-toot' my own horn...but I do not experience any foul sewer odor from my clean dry tanks.

To top it off.... I am a very etiquette camper

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Old 08-01-2015, 09:20 PM   #56
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I think it will last a month and if I'm going to let it sit longer will add more water put enough chemicals in to start with if I'm going to store for winter it completely dry and aired out I usually let it sit with valves open for a few days with screen cap on to keep critters out as far as chemicals I have been using since 2003 and probably will until I quit using rv see no reason to quit


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Old 08-01-2015, 09:49 PM   #57
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:57 PM   #58
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It seems when you talk rv etiquette it hits a nerve or two I guess I have not iPhone typing etiquette but I do know camping etiquette


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Old 08-02-2015, 06:17 AM   #59
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I am hoping that by adding the GEO after dumping,,, there will be no need to do any more cleaning or flushing,,, until the next dump !!!


As for draining the Bleach & Water mix,,, I drained it in the driveway,,, I only used about a half a cup of bleach,,, so it did not hurt anything !!! That said we live in the country !!!
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Here's a great tip I got this summer and it works: get a bag or 2 of ice cubes and dump them in the toilet before pulling out; drive around a bit (perhaps a loop or two of the campground you're in or the way home) and dump within the hour=viola! The ice safely gets things moving in there and melts to ensure there's nothing left. This works great for us!

Someone else mentioned having to dump only at a campground-check with your local sewer district as some of them have a place for dumping.

Time to lift it up, cover it up and watch it gather snow now.
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