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Old 01-01-2014, 04:14 PM   #15
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......the few times we stayed where we had a sewer connection I didn't leave the dump hose connected....just dumped when needed....I'm in the minority?

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Old 01-01-2014, 04:50 PM   #16
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My vintage trailer does not have a gray water tank. If there is a sewer pipe at the camp site I hook up the sewer solution so that the gray water can drain away. If no pipe I us a blue tank. I only dump the black water tank when full or when getting ready to hit the road. I have only had to use a public sewer dump one time. There was no one in front of me and no one behind so no one was inconvenienced or or had to wait for me to finish. I have a sewer trap in my front yard and have used that several times. I would much rather do that if possible. My yard has a nice slope to it and I get a good drain.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:17 PM   #17
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Like several other posters, I have the sewer solution but only use it for dumping tanks at my house, where I have a slight uphill slope towards the drain.

The sewer solution is a poor choice for use at a dump stations. It requires more complicated setup and takes longer to drain the tanks. In my travels, I have encountered a number of dump stations that either have no water available at all or that have only a gravity tank available that does not provide sufficient pressure for the sewer solution to work. I have also encountered dump stations arranged in such a way that it would be difficult to connect the water hose to the sewer solution.

Occasionally there is a line of rigs at the dump station and etiquette would seem to require that the process be completed as expediently as possible.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #18
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I have seen people washing their rigs at dump stations with trailers in line waiting on them to finish and get out of the way. Now that is rude.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #19
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I have seen people washing their rigs at dump stations with trailers in line waiting on them to finish and get out of the way. Now that is rude.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #20
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Ken, lately I have plenty of time to waste. The joys of a second retirement.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #21
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......the few times we stayed where we had a sewer connection I didn't leave the dump hose connected....just dumped when needed....I'm in the minority?
I always leave it hooked up at the campsite even if the gray tank valve is closed. Why not?
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I use a sewer solution and have waited a lot longer for people using a stinky slinky. So no quilt as far as I am concerned if someone has to wait an extra minute or two for me to finish up.

Funny, someone making me wait unnecessarily has the opposite effect on me, I move even faster. I I guess I don't want the people behind me to think I'm no better than the guy ahead of me.
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It would be nice if people would read the entire thread before making comments about a single post.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #24
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Seldom stay in Campgrounds and have only the Sewer Solution. Pretty much trouble free except for the O ring on the quick disconnect cracked once in 5 years. I keep a spare. Dump times don't appear to be a problem but then our total capacity, black and grey, is 24 gallons.
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I have a quick question for those with the Sewer Solution product -- I've seen youtube videos of a Y-connector setup to allow for both sewer solution hookup and black tank flush hookup. I am curious if running both lines simultaneously creates a significant drop of pressure to cause "issues" in effective maceration capability of the primary dump line?
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I have to say that it depends on the water pressure at the dump location. I have never had an issue doing just that, but typically I do not run both lines at the same time. I typically will divert the water either to the internal rinse system or to the SS.


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I have a quick question for those with the Sewer Solution product -- I've seen youtube videos of a Y-connector setup to allow for both sewer solution hookup and black tank flush hookup. I am curious if running both lines simultaneously creates a significant drop of pressure to cause "issues" in effective maceration capability of the primary dump line?
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I have a quick question for those with the Sewer Solution product -- I've seen youtube videos of a Y-connector setup to allow for both sewer solution hookup and black tank flush hookup. I am curious if running both lines simultaneously creates a significant drop of pressure to cause "issues" in effective maceration capability of the primary dump line?
We have been using the Sewer Solution exclusively for the past eight years, and we have spent almost 1,400 nights in our Airstreams during that time. We have never experienced any problem with a pressure drop to the Sewer Solution supply hose from the Y connector.

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Old 03-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #28
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I've been using the as now for a short time - the pressure seemed fine with both - but the - it's annoying how slow it takes to dump - especially when you need to flush the black tank a couple times - but it's doable and it's nice it's all flushed out easy and clean when done - and I don't have to fiddle with the grade of the tubing and such - it can go uphill a bit too


I will be trying the rhino sewer hose next trip for my own direct comparison
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