Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2009, 07:48 AM   #57
2 Rivet Member
 
1976 28' Argosy 28
Huntley , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 26
Thumbs up Don't go in there!!! for about 20 minutes or so

How do you like your flojet, I am very tempted into buying one as soon as I can. I have a 76 Argosy and I am a newbie. Because I have it for just two weeks now.
__________________

__________________
ardeleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #58
Rivet Master
 
boondockdad's Avatar
 
2008 30' Classic S/O
Dearborn , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,295
Images: 21
No outside cleanout, so I pulled an Uncle Eddy a few weeks ago... only the grey, but it had been holding for about a month, and smelled something fierce... a couple walking through the 'hood were horrified, and promptly called the police on me.

Actually... I'm not sure if they called to report me dumping in the storm, or for standing in the street wearing a too small, threadbare robe...
__________________

__________________
boondockdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 10:12 PM   #59
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by finalcutjoe View Post
No outside cleanout, so I pulled an Uncle Eddy a few weeks ago... only the grey, but it had been holding for about a month, and smelled something fierce... a couple walking through the 'hood were horrified, and promptly called the police on me.

Actually... I'm not sure if they called to report me dumping in the storm, or for standing in the street wearing a too small, threadbare robe...
Sorry Officer...Dang refried beans...I was just waterin' the yard...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #60
Rivet Master
 
boondockdad's Avatar
 
2008 30' Classic S/O
Dearborn , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,295
Images: 21
of course, there wasn't any snow on the ground...

__________________
boondockdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 03:16 PM   #61
New Member
 
Apopka , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
newbie here

We are looking to purchase a 69ish trailer.

We are temporarily going to use it on our farm; but, I do know our septic cleanout is inside our house (a remodel done before we purchased it put enclosed a room outside of the septic cleanout).

What are some suggestions for emptying the toilet if I can't run a hose to the cleanout.
__________________
casicielo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 03:56 PM   #62
Rivet Master
 
1972 27' Overlander
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 750
Images: 4
In the old days, Airstreams just had a hole in the bottom of a trailer that the material dropped through to a hole in the ground.
__________________


Lucky Dave, Denver NC
mccrosti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 04:16 PM   #63
4 Rivet Member
 
Tn Traveler's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari
Signal Mountain , Tennessee
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 399
Images: 5
It should be pretty easy. Find the outlet from the house to the tank. Cut a section out, and add in a connector to a clean out plug at the surface. I have one in my front yard near my drive. I also have a 30 amp RV outlet in my garage. This allows me to run my refrigerator and air conditioner. I don't store it there permanently, but use it before and after trips.
__________________
Don and Lou----Don posting
'06 Safari 25 LS
'97 Chevy Suburban K2500 Diesel
TN, Greenest State in the Land of the Free
" America is not a place;it is a road." Mark Twain
Tn Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 04:43 PM   #64
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,403
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by redstart View Post
does everyone have this? how to start looking? should i start from the sewer stack in the house and walk out to the road, looking along that straight line? Our sewer stack is at the back and i am thinking it would go out to the side road but it's strange that I have never noticed it - been here ten years and have dug up a lot of "stuff" including the weeping tile etc. Would it go under the house to the front?
No everyone doesn't have this. If you have a basement, it is likely there. Unfortunately, mine is in the exact center of the house. Not willing to risk a spill in the basement.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 04:48 PM   #65
New Member
 
Apopka , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by mccrosti View Post
In the old days, Airstreams just had a hole in the bottom of a trailer that the material dropped through to a hole in the ground.
i was wrong. its a 1973 la grand

we haven't bought it yet; but, i'm thinking of things i know i'm going to need to solve.
__________________
casicielo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 05:02 PM   #66
Rivet Master
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by casicielo View Post
We are looking to purchase a 69ish trailer.

We are temporarily going to use it on our farm; but, I do know our septic cleanout is inside our house (a remodel done before we purchased it put enclosed a room outside of the septic cleanout).

What are some suggestions for emptying the toilet if I can't run a hose to the cleanout.
Find the cesspool or septic tank underground in your yard someplace, and "Y" into the horizontal run going out there from the house. Very simple, assuming you are not tied into a municipal sewer system.
__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 05:36 PM   #67
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
My house has a front drive way adjacent to where our sewage plumbing goes out to the street but I couldn't find a sewer cleanout. We had a plumber over for another job and asked hime to find the sewer cleanout. There is none. $600 to add one. So I use a 5 gallon bucket to clean out a few gallons of black tank. Walk through the garage to the the powder room and dump. Repeat as needed.

I wonder if I got a Sewer Solution if I could run the hose to the toilet in the powder room? Would that work?

Kelvin
__________________
2008 Classic 25fb "Silver Mistress"
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins. Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 05:41 PM   #68
Rivet Master
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,351
That would work but monitor the flow very carefully, so as not to overflow the toilet!



Do you have any access to your waste plumbing in a basement or crawl space? Or are you on a slab maybe? Surprising there is no clean out IMO.

Do you have a vertical exterior vent where your septic line goes out to the street? It might be possible to adapt that for your limited needs.

Good luck!

Peter
__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 05:56 PM   #69
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
Our house has a crawl space and the plumber verified the sewer pipe exited adjacent to our front driveway. There is no way to access the pipe in the crawl space due to concrete slap and brick. Would be more cost effective to have a sewer clean out installed in the flowerbed next to the driveway.

If I stuffed the Sewer Solution hose down the toilet maybe it would self drain like when I dump 3 gallons of black water waste from my 5 gallon bucket. Guess the wife gets to help

Kelvin
__________________
2008 Classic 25fb "Silver Mistress"
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins. Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 06:06 PM   #70
Rivet Master
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,351
Is there a small sink and vanity cabinet in the powder room? I would be inclined to create a new connection under the sink at the trap, so that you can use a hose-thread connection for the hose coming from the trailer. [The discharge from that Sewer Solution unit runs through a standard hose, doesn't it?] With good washers the discharge would not be open-ended into the toilet.

Kudos to your wife for assistance on this one!

PS -- Not sure about connection details, but the user reviews and Q&A suggest a 3/4" ID hose is used, so I am assuming that the end connections are standard garden hose threads:

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-SS25...C9EW3WRVFPCB46

PS2 -- Possible help here -- no time to read during 10-minute edit window!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...lt-139751.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...on-136295.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...on-128047.html

PS 3 -- oops been there done that?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KJRitchie View Post
I'd like to use a SS at home to drain my waste tanks rather than take a dozen trips to the powder room toilet with a 5 gal bucket. Can't find the darn sewer clean out for my house.
__________________

__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speaking of AC ??"Is my motor home haunted ?" myfirstrv Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 3 03-03-2008 07:07 AM
WBCCI's current plans to rebadge an SOB Class "A" motor home Melody Ranch WBCCI Forum 1 06-04-2007 09:02 PM
Most scenic "dump stations" jordandvm Off Topic Forum 9 06-20-2005 02:29 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.