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Old 10-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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A majority of the parks have the ground connection at least 3"-6" above ground for some reason or other.

designed by civil engineers but vetoed by bean counters maybe? would cost too much to set up properly perhaps.
Don't think the bean counters come into play, just some less than smart maintenance man too lazy to cut the pipes closer to the ground.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
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Don't think the bean counters come into play, just some less than smart maintenance man too lazy to cut the pipes closer to the ground.
As a 37 year maintenance man I can offer one more reason for the sewer
pipes being 3-6" above ground.
It isn't some sinister plot to make your dumping life harder.
It has nothing to do with lazy maintenance men.
It has EVERYTHING to do with keeping the sewer connections above
ground so a heavy pounding- lake inducing rain storm won't flood
the sanitary sewer with ground water run off.

You only need 1 missing sewer cap in a low area and a good old ground
pounder rain storm and suddenly everyone downstream is screaming
shut it off, shut it off......

Sometimes things are made a certain way because it's the right thing
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #13
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As a 37 year maintenance man I can offer one more reason for the sewer
pipes being 3-6" above ground.
It isn't some sinister plot to make your dumping life harder.
It has nothing to do with lazy maintenance men.
It has EVERYTHING to do with keeping the sewer connections above
ground so a heavy pounding- lake inducing rain storm won't flood
the sanitary sewer with ground water run off.

You only need 1 missing sewer cap in a low area and a good old ground
pounder rain storm and suddenly everyone downstream is screaming
shut it off, shut it off......

Sometimes things are made a certain way because it's the right thing
to do.
Might be true if around the oceans/lakes, but we camp 100's of miles from either the oceans/lakes, etc and are 90% of the time on a hill of some kind, so your experience does not apply altho I do understand the reasoning and concur with it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #14
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Might be true if around the oceans/lakes, but we camp 100's of miles from either the oceans/lakes, etc and are 90% of the time on a hill of some kind, so your experience does not apply altho I do understand the reasoning and concur with it.
OC, it seems to me that if "best practices" dictate that you do what KyDan suggested, that those "best practices" would be followed everywhere and not just where someone decided it was necessary.
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OC, it seems to me that if "best practices" dictate that you do what KyDan suggested, that those "best practices" would be followed everywhere and not just where someone decided it was necessary.
And, given the flood-causing rains lately, I doubt it's just ocean and lakes areas that have these issues.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #16
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Given the condition of the sewer hose it's kind of a moot point.
Very true.
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Given the condition of the sewer hose it's kind of a moot point.
No No NO you don't understand. It's the new drip style hose technology that allows the introduction of air into the waste stream which helps bioavailability of the waste. Eliminates the need for the sewage treatment plant.

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Eliminates the need for the sewage treatment plant.

but look how many biohazard waste engineers would be unemployed. waste engineer has a much better ring to it than poop jockey.
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And, given the flood-causing rains lately, I doubt it's just ocean and lakes areas that have these issues.
This past summer, we were on the way to the Eastern Sierras towing our boat. We missed a flash flood by four hours on Hwy 395 that buried the highway under mud and carried a car out into the desert landscape! Who says it never rains in California?
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Bottom line: it is a sewer hose, deal with it. Pull the lever and just sit back and say, " i didnt do that". Otherwise, just camp in a tent. The offset is worth it
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