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Old 07-26-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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We do tank rinse when we get home from the trip. (And then I use a homemade wand-like doo-hicky to squirt around through the open toilet.)

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:25 PM   #16
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I've got one of those wand-like doo-hickys if anyone wants it. I don't need it because my Safari has the built-in flush system.

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:16 PM   #17
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SilverCabin,
Thanks for the link. I took your summarization and pasted it into a Word document for future reference.
I'm still have a bit of work ahead of me before camping time - I just removed to pieces of plywood floor from the front of the trailer last night. Time to clean up the frame and paint it tonight after work.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #18
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The whole dump station thing is one of the reasons I prefer full hook-ups but sewer hook-ups aren't always available. We are usually one of the last to leave on Sunday morning. Being one of the last, I always wait patiently on whoever is ahead of me in line for however long they take as long as they are "taking care of business". If they start repacking their camping gear, I would get impatient and blow the horn.

When it's my turn, I put on the gloves and do a full flush with the built-in flush system. I know it will be at least a month before we go camping again and I don't want to wait that long before I clean the tanks out. Once I have done the three tank flush, I rinse the hose and anything I might have spilled (hasn't happened in a long time) and pack up as quickly as I can, remove the gloves and sanitize my hands with the Curel! I then drive off and wait 'till I get home to put one of the chem packs into the toilet. I put another one in about every one to two weeks 'till we go camping again.

If cleaning out the tank is inconsiderate, I'm sorry, but my tanks are going to get cleaned!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:35 PM   #19
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it just goes to show you...

We got up at the crack of dawn to be first at the dump station but were beat out by the crack of Dan....Don't get me wrong, this person was very polite and friendly but there is more to dump station etiquette than politeness! Please be courteous to those behind you...no plumbers, PLEASE!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:47 PM   #20
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Great picture> I have done a lot of dry wall on our house and have filled a lot of cracks like that . Just need to sand and fill several times and the ask the MRS. if she can still see the crack or if it is gone. Hope it is Gone Then it is time for your fav. beverge.
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Know what ya mean, some folks are just plain anal about flushing.
Oh, don't you know? They eat out of those things!

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:27 PM   #22
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I go with the flow.

I use the enzyme treatment in which you want " something " in the black tank for the enzymes to feed on. But if there is no line, I rinse a few times. Sometimes it is easier to flush at home, and sometimes I want to get on the road fast.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:34 PM   #23
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Most folks are considerate. Triple T in Tucson can get backed up on Sunday's in the evening with everyone coming home. There will be 4 or 5 in line at a time and everyone is pretty much just getting it done with a Black, grey, and stow it away.

One time a guy in front of me went over the top. He was in such a hurry that he did not let his hose drip out all that good and when stowing, the excess hose water ended up flowing out the end all over his hands. He wiped them on his pants, jumped in, and drove on. That is a little more consideration than I am capable of. I just hope he washed up before his next meal .
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If there is no line, we do the full flush. If anyone is behind us waiting, we empty the tanks, rinse the hose and be on our way. We give it the full flush at the next place we stay. We always try to be courteous to others as there have been times when we were extended some courtesy.
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Most of the places we stay have sewer hook-ups, but occasionally we stay at a state park or other camp ground that doesn't have them. On those occasions I must admit that I take my time and clean out the black tank while at the dump station with the built-in flush system. I try to hurry and don't do as good of a job as I would at a camp site, though, but I do try to get it cleaned out.

BTW, I wear vinyl gloves and use hand sanitizer afterwords. This is the grossest part of camping.

I also carry a container of swimming pool chlorine because once I had an "RV moment" when I pulled the black tank valve and the hose connector where I had two sections of hose came apart and spilled a good portion of the contents of the black tank on the ground. Double The poor family at the camp site behind us was eating their breakfast on the picnic table...they quickly packed up and left. I now have a hose connector that uses a metal retainer that spirals up the reinforcing wire to keep the sections from coming off. No spillage since!
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We got up at the crack of dawn to be first at the dump station but were beat out by the crack of Dan....Don't get me wrong, this person was very polite and friendly but there is more to dump station etiquette than politeness! Please be courteous to those behind you...no plumbers, PLEASE!
Steve...you crack me up! That photo says it all! I just want to know, did you urge him to say, "Cheese"?
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We got up at the crack of dawn to be first at the dump station but were beat out by the crack of Dan....Don't get me wrong, this person was very polite and friendly but there is more to dump station etiquette than politeness! Please be courteous to those behind you...no plumbers, PLEASE!
That guy could use some crack paste. Caca Pasa.
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HIHO AG MAN
We are newbies this yr, this may gross out some people But We walked over the to dump station and watched about 3 people dump and talked to each and got thier version of "DA DUMP STATION".When we first took a dump we kinda waited till we saw no one in line. We went over and used what we had learned by watching. First time in and out 10-12 minutes tops.
The second outing we did really good by leaving a little later after everyone else. This time we had a collapseable hose with us,it was fortunate because there was water but no rinse hose.
Long story short, in an out in 10 minutes or less with included rolling up the collapseable hose.So we think watching others take a dump was benaficial to us taken a speedy DUMP. Does anyone think 10 minutes is to long or do we need to practice taken a dump
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