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Old 05-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #61
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That hose is also for washing bee's off of a motor cyclist and his bike. That was me after going thru a swarm of bee's at 70 mph.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:48 PM   #62
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I'm new at this, but really can't imagine leaving water regulator or EMS, maybe one day when the dementia sets in. And I can be forgetful. Especially when I reach the bottom of the basement steps and go, "why did I come down here???" Thanks to everyone for the dump station protocol. I schooled my camping buddy who also got a new trailer on this 'no flushing while people are waiting' protocol. Neither of us were aware you don't have to flush with every dump.


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Old 05-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #63
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In addition to the time issue there is also the physical dump station constraints. As most campgrounds are not connected to public sewer they depend on a septic system of some sort. Septic systems have a real physical limitation in the amount of liquid they can hold/process. In addition many campgrounds were built when holding tanks were 20-30 gals and an RV had only one. Today larger MH may have several large tanks. If you assume a conservative example of one 40 gal black and grey tank dumped and flushed two times you can have approximately 160 gals of waste water per unit. Now assume you have a 100 site campground you can have 16000 gals of liquid dumped in the dump station on Monday morning of a three day weekend. This puts a huge strain on even a good septic system. Unfortunately the size and number of RVs using campgrounds is growing exponentially faster than the facilities ( electric, water, and sewer) at most of the nations campgrounds.


Several ones I have been to have to be pumped. Itís not good when you are full and so are they....eeewwww
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:52 PM   #64
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See I’m lucky I guess. The longest line I’ve ever seen at a state park in Mo was 2 deep. That was on a Sunday morning.

I travel with full water. I don’t stop on my way in. 80’percent of mycamping is done without a city water hook up, we very rarely have a sewer hook up. Not by choice as much as we like state parks and that’s what you get. So when I do have full hook ups it’s all done at the site unless the water is turned off to the sites due to freezing temps ( we camp year around).

My process is simple. Before we leave the site my black tank gets filled. Then my kitchen gray tank gets filled. Anything left goes into the bathroom gray. My sewer and fresh water stuff is moved against the door to the storage unit. Leave the site and go to the dump station. I need a flush elbow and a 90 for the pipe out of my box I use a double length house out of the bumper. Dump black. Every other dump I flush it. It takes a couple minutes to keep crap off the sensors. Then flush bathroom gray. Then move the hose to the rear kitchen gray. Put everything up. And pull forward as far as I can without blocking the other lane.

It will take 15 minutes on average to fill my fresh tank. I take care of the trash and double check all doors windows and storage sections to be closed and locks. And I’m gone 2 minutes after the water is full.


All in all I spend 15 minutes dumping and another 15 minutes filling my fresh water and I’m gone. But I try to do everything I can to let someone dump while I fill but that’s difficult at most parks.

With my schedule we show up on Thursday night or Friday morning and leave on Sunday night or whenever on Monday. I’m off work Friday -Tuesday every 3 weeks and that’s when we camp. If we want a short trip it on a Tuesday night and coming back Thursday morning. No matter what there are no lines.

Most of the time before I’m back from fishing on Sunday morning all my neighbors are gone
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:01 AM   #65
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Why is it that they always cut the end of the hose off at the dump station, makes it a pain to try and flush black tank.
Simple.... people will steal it and then you will have NO hose.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:53 AM   #66
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Colorado's technique is simple. No water, no hose, dump only. No mistakes, no wasted flush times, no accidental non-potable water fills. I usually hook my flush on my trailer before proceeding to the dump station. (Leave it off till I get there.) I turn it on, and pull the handle. It runs while it drains. Cleans as much as possible, but do my complete flush at home.
Posts like this always allow the pent up anger of the dump station devils to vent. I'm with you. Have watched years of incredible things at the dump station. Colorado used to have dumps at all of their rest areas, but took them out because people started dumping toxic waste into them. The actions of a few, ruin it for us all.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:11 PM   #67
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I have a little tool box in our trailer that contains nothing but assorted pressure regulators and hose fittings that were left behind. Never have to buy one ever again.
I solved that from happening by removing my old city water inlet with one that is recessed with a screw on cover and built in pressure regulator.
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Get an expandable hose, itís light easy to use
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Get an expandable hose, itís light easy to use
That's what I use.
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Get an expandable hose, itís light easy to use
I use one as well.

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