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Old 08-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #21
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I dealt with the problem of getting dumped on when initially removing the cap by installing a gate valve like this:
Those do cut down on the amount of a surprise, but you still have a mess to clean up.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:47 PM   #22
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Those do cut down on the amount of a surprise, but you still have a mess to clean up.
The idea is to keep the valve closed until you get the stinky slinky all hooked up, then you open the valve.....any mess left in the pipe goes directly into the slinky and not on you or the ground
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:23 PM   #23
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Be sure to check the valves before or during setup. I have had "someone" open my valves while my unit was in storage. I'm grateful that I saw it before anything hit the tank!
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:14 PM   #24
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A clear 45 degree elbow is a must as mentioned. I fill up two 6 gallon water jugs and leave them in the shower stall prior to entering the dump station.

After the black tank has been emptied, but the valve is still opened I dump one jug down the toilet to flush any residue. Close the valve and dump the second jug down with my Calgon/laundry mix.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:40 PM   #25
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Or.. Just quit pullin the valves when you're not hooked up!
DW as a rookie asked if she opened the cap to hook up would anything come out before she removed the lid.

NOOOOOO! its been emptied already.

I guess that was the first time i was wrong.

We watched a guy with a 500,000 motor home pull up to dump after the NASCAR races in NH in 2013.

His hose was 6 inches short of where the dump hole was and he still pulled the lever - running back to the hose to try and Arc it in.

it beat him to teh end and he then pulled off the other end at the coach and started to yell at his wife.

by the time they were done fighting with each other they were both coated in STUFF and left thehose there on the ground and drove away.

Unit Depreciation... 80%

remember to have fun - and keep it clean. literally
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:43 PM   #26
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There are times when you can get a toilet paper dam right at the tank exit, which can hold back several gallons of "tank contents". Last weekend I emptied my rear black tank and ran the flush for 3-4 minutes before a big gush came out, paper dam.


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Old 08-28-2015, 01:58 PM   #27
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What Meep Meep said and uses. With those you don't ever get your feet full of doo doo. You hook your sewer hose to it first then use your valves. Granted some idiot might pull the handle and close it again. Those clear elbows let you see what'ss there before you open the cap.
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and with the paper dam came a "gluck" noise is suspect.
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:33 PM   #29
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I took the cap off to dump the black tank and found out the valve wasn't closed from last time.
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DW as a rookie asked if she opened the cap to hook up would anything come out before she removed the lid.

NOOOOOO! its been emptied already.

I guess that was the first time i was wrong.

We watched a guy with a 500,000 motor home pull up to dump after the NASCAR races in NH in 2013.

His hose was 6 inches short of where the dump hole was and he still pulled the lever - running back to the hose to try and Arc it in.

it beat him to teh end and he then pulled off the other end at the coach and started to yell at his wife.

by the time they were done fighting with each other they were both coated in STUFF and left thehose there on the ground and drove away.

Unit Depreciation... 80%

remember to have fun - and keep it clean. literally
I woulda been rolling on the ground laughing had I witnessed that one!!
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:47 PM   #31
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The idea is to keep the valve closed until you get the stinky slinky all hooked up, then you open the valve.....any mess left in the pipe goes directly into the slinky and not on you or the ground
Yes. However every once in a while the valve was left open.
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DW as a rookie asked if she opened the cap to hook up would anything come out before she removed the lid.

NOOOOOO! its been emptied already.

I guess that was the first time i was wrong.

We watched a guy with a 500,000 motor home pull up to dump after the NASCAR races in NH in 2013.

His hose was 6 inches short of where the dump hole was and he still pulled the lever - running back to the hose to try and Arc it in.

it beat him to teh end and he then pulled off the other end at the coach and started to yell at his wife.

by the time they were done fighting with each other they were both coated in STUFF and left thehose there on the ground and drove away.

Unit Depreciation... 80%

remember to have fun - and keep it clean. literally
Your wife is a trooper.Was she waiting to do it?
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:47 PM   #33
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Take a large zip lock - if you can find a 2 gallon one, great as it's likely not more than that. You can also use a heavy duty garbage bag.

Put the opening up and around the sewer cap. Then, grasping the outside of the bag, twist the cap off. All the "stuff" will dump into the bag which you can then empty down the dumpstation drain.

Keeps your hands neat and clean.

You are the man! Wish we had thought of this when we went to west coast last year. For some reason the dump valve wasn't closing correctly and every time we pulled the cap .... Oh crap! Fortunately, DH always wears gloves and after the first time we used a "TUG" bucket. I've already set out a box of the 2 gallon ziplocks to go into the camper. I even stuck directions on the box in case CRS hits. Thanks.


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We were up in Yosemite and dumping. Across from us pulled up a rental class C. Two guys got out opened the compartment grabbed the sewer hose and attached it to the sewer valve hookup. They stuck the hose onto the dump hole and pulled the "T". The hose flew off the valve hookup at the MH and covered them in blue stuff making a huge mess. Not knowing what to do I guess, they jumped into the cab and took off leaving the sewer hose. Gosh, they forgot to dump the grey tank!
Anyway, a big DP Class A pulled up behind them and watched the entire thing. The old trooper looked at the DW, got up and went to the rear of the coach. came out the door a few seconds later with boots and gloves on and went over threw the hose in the trash and hosed down the area. Had the DW pull the MH up when he was done washing it down. My DW asked, you would have done the same wouldn't you? Of course, I replied?????

Now I wonder if she meant leave it and run or clean up the mess they left?
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These stories made me chuckle. I had my experience with the paper dam a few years back with the grandkids before I taught them less is best. I couldn't get my black tank to dump at all and I knew it was full. I used my flexible tank rinse hose and went at it from the dump side. Needless to say it let loose and I had a heck of a time reconnecting the slinky. My first shower with poo juice. Yuck!


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That's why you semi permanent mount a clear elbow on the discharge. No surprises.
where can one it for my camper?
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:18 PM   #38
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where can one it for my camper?

Almost all RV stores have them and many RV sections of Walmart and the like have them. Lately, Amazon has been my go to for RV stuff.
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I would leave about 4 or 5 gallons of water in the BWT at all times. Keeps the solids from getting really solid.
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