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Old 07-26-2020, 04:27 PM   #41
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Disconnect city water. Turn on pump and open some inside faucets, maybe even flush the toilet. Fresh water tank empties. Turn off your pump. Drain your waste tanks into the site sewer. Better than draining the fresh water on to the ground.
I either do that, and help flush out the sewer hose, or just drain it when I get home.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:12 PM   #42
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Fresh water dump

I got tired of crawling under, and those drain valves are so stiff, installed a us solid 12v 3/4” motorized ball valve, I used a 120 vac 60 minute dial timer as the 12 volt switch installed in storage hatch, at the dump station turn the timer to 45 minutes, get home, tank is drained and drain valve is closed, I purchased these items on amazon, nice thing is the motorized valve only uses power to open, when power is cut the spring tension closes the valve.


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Old 07-26-2020, 05:20 PM   #43
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I have never dumped fresh water while driving. However, I have learned how dangerous that is for others on the highway. I will never do it in the future.

I hope that people who have been saying that they do this will give additional thought to the practice.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:54 PM   #44
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to dump right on your site is inconsiderate to the next camper, it leaves them a muddy site to come to, ... the pics show what I've done for draining our fresh tank, ... no crawling under the camper to open the valve, if I want to dump on site before we leave, I attach a hose and divert the water away from the site so it won't be muddy for the next campers, ... this is an easy mod and it works great for us, ...
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:35 PM   #45
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Then I will continue to do it!
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:01 PM   #46
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Fresh water

X2-Funengineer or after I pull out of the campsite on the way to dump. I have been stopped 1X in 20 years by another car telling me I am leaking.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:56 PM   #47
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Disconnect city water. Turn on pump and open some inside faucets, maybe even flush the toilet. Fresh water tank empties. Turn off your pump. Drain your waste tanks into the site sewer. Better than draining the fresh water on to the ground.
Compared to the 1-1/4" drain on my fresh water tank, that would take a LONG time.
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:05 PM   #48
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Good idea pump all fresh water to black and grey tank. Just make sure it is done before you get to the dump station, you want to be quick at the dump station, usually there is a line with other people waiting.
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:09 PM   #49
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Usually my grey and black tanks are close to full when we leave. So dumping FW on the road works better for us. Last weekend when we left our campsite it was 100 degree. We were leaving our own vapor trail-LOL.
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:25 PM   #50
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The many situations, if you drain it at your campsite, the camp host is thinking your draining your grey or black water, grey and black tank full, can’t transfer it there, best is to open fresh water drain and hit the road, the plants by the road will love it.
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:58 AM   #51
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I open mine just before I leave the dump station and let it drain on the way home.

Motorcyclists love that.
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:05 AM   #52
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Motorcyclists love that.
They like bugs and rocks also.....
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Motorcyclists love that.
It seems many are not heeding you or any of the others who are pointing out the hazard that they are creating for you.
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Ive let the FW loose once on the road. Never again. In 10 miles I got 3 people yelling that something was leaking.
FWIW, to those that think it could be a hazard to motorcyists.....its not. As long as it is FW it isnt. Irritating or annoying, yes. But not a hazard. Ive been riding and racing motorcycles for 30 years. If 130mph in the rain is fine, so is a little sprinkle on the interstate.
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Ive let the FW loose once on the road. Never again. In 10 miles I got 3 people yelling that something was leaking.
FWIW, to those that think it could be a hazard to motorcyists.....its not. As long as it is FW it isnt. Irritating or annoying, yes. But not a hazard. Ive been riding and racing motorcycles for 30 years. If 130mph in the rain is fine, so is a little sprinkle on the interstate.
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I open mine just before I leave the dump station and let it drain on the way home.
this is very dangerous to motorcyclists that may follow you. Hope you will consider this. thanks...
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Jan, thanks for sharing your point. As a motorcyclist myself, I never even thought about that. Will be reconsidering how I empty in the future. Safe Riding.
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this is very dangerous to motorcyclists that may follow you. Hope you will consider this. thanks...
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:46 AM   #58
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I'm surely amused by the number of folks who feel the need to dump their fresh water tanks BEFORE traveling.

I rarely travel with anything less than a FULL fresh water tank. Going AND returning.

If you feel you are too heavy with water in your tank... you have the wrong rig.

If you think you are saving fuel... think again.

If you believe you'll never need it while traveling... reconsider.
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Ive let the FW loose once on the road. Never again. In 10 miles I got 3 people yelling that something was leaking.
FWIW, to those that think it could be a hazard to motorcyists.....its not. As long as it is FW it isnt. Irritating or annoying, yes. But not a hazard. Ive been riding and racing motorcycles for 30 years. If 130mph in the rain is fine, so is a little sprinkle on the interstate.
You speak only for yourself FWIW IMHO... For the average non-mega-skilled not-a-race-driver motorcyclist, water on the road is dangerous, especially if their skills are not the best.

Please don't dump on the road...

thanks...
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Fresh water dump etiquette

There have been some interesting comments and suggestions here. I hope the OP has enough information now to make an informed choice on how to deal with his fresh water tank issue.

I’d like to add the following comments:
First not every RV is designed to carry a full or partial tank of fw, grey or black for that matter so draining is a necessity. If you can travel with full or partial tanks then good for you.
It’s also good to hear from motorcyclists about their concerns about water pooling on the roads at intersections. I never thought about that. I hope that they can avoid those puddles and any mist that might linger in the air. (I’m assuming that everyone is following and stopping at a safe distance) So the people driving shiny clean rigs are afraid of the possibility that some water mist might land on their vehicles. It’s water people not sewage. Again I hope that you’re following at a safe distance. I get it but have to ask what do you do when it rains or when it’s foggy out? What happens when the dust blows? Do you wait for it to stop raining and the roads to dry out or do you push ahead and clean the vehicle when you get home? Same question for the bikers. Someone else posed the question, how do you prevent bugs and rocks from impacting your vehicle or person?
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