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Old 05-22-2022, 05:37 PM   #1
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Draining fresh water 2022 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S

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Spring shake out trip went well. Question though - does anyone have a trick for screwing on an attachment so the stinky slinky hose can attach to it? the 2511s as the small tube coming from the shut off. It is threaded

Its pain to drain, as I was at a campground this weekend and they lost power. So when it came on, I filled the tank half way and tested it (just in case they lost power again). The pump worked fine, but I had to drain into the site sewer. What a pain.

There has to be a connector???

Other than that a great trip, no mice, 12v fridge was fine (34F and 2F in the freezer). Everything worked fine.

Thoughts?
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Greetings,

Spring shake out trip went well. Question though - does anyone have a trick for screwing on an attachment so the stinky slinky hose can attach to it? the 2511s as the small tube coming from the shut off. It is threaded

Its pain to drain, as I was at a campground this weekend and they lost power. So when it came on, I filled the tank half way and tested it (just in case they lost power again). The pump worked fine, but I had to drain into the site sewer. What a pain.

There has to be a connector???

Other than that a great trip, no mice, 12v fridge was fine (34F and 2F in the freezer). Everything worked fine.

Thoughts?
Fresh water can be drained onto the ground. I suppose if you're totally against that, you can buy a fitting and run a length of line to drain into the sewer line. I personally wouldn't connect the hose to my fresh water drain even if I could.
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The campground owner asked us to NOT drain our freshwater into the ground. This is 2nd time that's happened. At a state park, etc. I'd have no problem. This would have been very obvious ... but thanks
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Fresh water can be drained onto the ground. I suppose if you're totally against that, you can buy a fitting and run a length of line to drain into the sewer line. I personally wouldn't connect the hose to my fresh water drain even if I could.
Many campgrounds don't allow draining fresh or gray water, except at the dump station.

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Haul the water home and dump it on your driveway or lawn. If worried about the extra weight just pull over on the side of the road and dump it. It's clean water -- probably cleaner than rain.

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Many campgrounds don't allow draining fresh or gray water, except at the dump station.

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I guess resorts may be this way, been camping 30+ years and never seen anyone say not to run the CG water onto the ground. What do tent campers do? I'd tell them, it came from your potable water, is there something wrong with the drinking water you'd like me to share with everyone? I've never heard or seen anyone say not to let the fresh water get on the ground.
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I've never heard or seen anyone say not to let the fresh water get on the ground.
We've been to multiple campgrounds where the written instructions say not to drain fresh water onto their pad. The water tends to erode the base.
I'd take it home and drain it into the street. I don't know of anyone that makes an adapter for the fresh water drain.
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I guess resorts may be this way, been camping 30+ years and never seen anyone say not to run the CG water onto the ground. What do tent campers do? I'd tell them, it came from your potable water, is there something wrong with the drinking water you'd like me to share with everyone? I've never heard or seen anyone say not to let the fresh water get on the ground.
Nope.
Nearly all the state and national park campgrounds we've been to, ban this practice.

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We've been to multiple campgrounds where the written instructions say not to drain fresh water onto their pad. The water tends to erode the base.
I'd take it home and drain it into the street. I don't know of anyone that makes an adapter for the fresh water drain.

It's a pex line according to the OP, all the adapters you can stand to make it as complicated as you want. I guess I've only stayed at two places with pads. I've been a state park and private CG, state and federal Forrest CG all my life. We've taken showers outside, dumped dishwater outside, cleaned fish, deer, squirrels outside. Tents don't have many options really. Guess that's why I dislike resorts and RV parks. I'm all over Florida and Georgia parks with tents, cars, trucks and RVs. Never heard or seen anyone say not to wet the ground with fresh water.
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Greetings,

Spring shake out trip went well. Question though - does anyone have a trick for screwing on an attachment so the stinky slinky hose can attach to it? the 2511s as the small tube coming from the shut off. It is threaded

Its pain to drain, as I was at a campground this weekend and they lost power. So when it came on, I filled the tank half way and tested it (just in case they lost power again). The pump worked fine, but I had to drain into the site sewer. What a pain.

There has to be a connector???
It took a minute to figure out that you were talking about the FRESH water tank.

Here is the exact fitting you asked for.

Hope $4.77 doesn't break the bank.
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It took a minute to figure out that you were talking about the FRESH water tank.

Here is the exact fitting you asked for.

Hope $4.77 doesn't break the bank.

I've never seen a 3/4" sewer hose!
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Don't believe that is the correct fitting. 3/4-1/2.
Our 2020 2511S fresh water drain dump valve has a white 1-1/4 PVC male adapter on the end of it. I bought a female cap for it years ago just to protect the female threads.
Always dumped whatever water is left in my tank to the street or near a storm drain.
Usually run with a 1/3 of a tank and max fill when close to sites if needed.
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Don't believe that is the correct fitting. 3/4-1/2.
Our 2020 2511S fresh water drain dump valve has a white 1-1/4 PVC male adapter on the end of it. I bought a female cap for it years ago just to protect the female threads.
Always dumped whatever water is left in my tank to the street or near a storm drain.
Usually run with a 1/3 of a tank and max fill when close to sites if needed.
The OP described the pex style drain with exposed ball valve. My current rig is like yours with a gate valve and I really like it! That gate valve should last a long time and it empties pretty quick when necessary!
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jsk-125, When we hook up to city water on our 2020 2511S it fills the holding tank to 1/3 on the dumb LED meter. You can turn off the city water pressure (leave the hose connected) and run your electric water pump. We have done this when site water pressure is low and slow. Be aware of how much and long you request the pump to work so you don't run it dry and burn it up.
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I've never seen a 3/4" sewer hose!
You never heard of garden hose? Just drain the fresh water tank with a garden hose and this adapter.
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The only pex line dumps hoses in our 2020 2511S are the hot and cold low level. Mine were plastic capped but I changed them out to sharkbite metal 1/4 turn valves. Only use them to flush completely our water lines and devices. Live in Vegas so I've yet to winterize other than blowing out the lines.
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You never heard of garden hose? Just drain the fresh water tank with a garden hose and this adapter.
Yes, and that's exactly what I suggested but you said that was the EXACT adapter the OP asked about. The OP wanted to hook the PEX to the drain hose so I made a joke about a 3/4" sewer hose. Enjoy life, smile a little.
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The only pex line dumps hoses in our 2020 2511S are the hot and cold low level. Mine were plastic capped but I changed them out to sharkbite metal 1/4 turn valves. Only use them to flush completely our water lines and devices. Live in Vegas so I've yet to winterize other than blowing out the lines.
Yep, these days they are throwing whatever is laying around on these things.
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Thanks everyone. The adaptor for a hose fitting will work fine .. just makes life much easier if/when I can't just release onto the ground. Happy camping!
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Hopefully I'm repeating someone.

Pull out of the campground. Pull over to the side of the road. Get out and open the fresh tank drain. Drive. If a cop pulls you over to ask what the source of the water is, tell the cop the water is from the freshwater tank...drinking water. There is no law against pouring potable water on the ground...or road. Why are you dumping? Obvious. Water weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon and gas costs $4.50/gallon. Weight is the enemy of gas mileage.

As for your grey water, there are two scenarios.
1) Use it to chase the black water down the drain and "clean" your stinky slinky.
2) If you're overflowing with grey water, get a 5 gallon bucket and an adapter from black tank to garden hose or an adapter fron 1 1/2" drain to garden hose. Dump the grey water into the 5 gallon bucket and dump it into a toilet or vault toilet.

The reason campgrounds don't want you dumping even potable water on a site is that it makes the site muddy for the next camper.
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