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Old 07-13-2008, 10:38 AM   #43
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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!
Why is it someone is always cracking off about THE PLUMBER CRACK,when I started my own business 20? years ago,the words of wisdom from my old boss was never hire a fat plumber,and to this day I have not.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #44
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Why is it someone is always cracking off about THE PLUMBER CRACK ...
Because if someone joked about, say, "statistician" crack, no one would get it.

The reference may be dated, but everyone knows what it is.

How else could it be descibed succinctly?

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:51 PM   #45
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #46
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Know what ya mean, some folks are just plain anal about flushing.

EEEEUH really no how to pun!

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:17 PM   #47
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"everybody gets a turn.... mine just takes longer...."

This said to an irate boat launch wannabe as I broke down a sailboat.

I wasn't in the way just couldn't pull forward before dropping the mast.

Fellow first in line to launch couldn't quite get his mine or car/trailer around the corner open to him.

She walked off in a huff.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:38 PM   #48
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Any rate, my blood boils when we wind up behind someone who not only takes the time to pump many gallons of fuel but then starts on the dump of the waste tanks. Grrrrr. Lots of other unhappy want to be fuel purchasers in line as well.

I think it takes me longer to fill up than it does to dump, so if you could dump while filling up, that would work out perfectly!


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Last year i was at the sewage plant rv dump and had the fortune to be behind a couple who were getting "the lesson" on how to dump from their adult sons. After25 minutes and 4 flushes of the tank it was time to rinse the hose. To do this apparently one rinses out the inside and then grabs one end of the hose. You then start swinging it around as you turn in a circle. The hose must elevate to about head height as you spin it out to get all the water. You make about 10-12 revolutions to accomplish this proceedure.


I prefer my usual method. :|
Wow, that's some visual! Were people all around running for cover? Were't they showering themselves and their rig? Yikes!
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:21 PM   #49
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Last year i was at the sewage plant rv dump and had the fortune to be behind a couple who were getting "the lesson" on how to dump from their adult sons. After25 minutes and 4 flushes of the tank it was time to rinse the hose. To do this apparently one rinses out the inside and then grabs one end of the hose. You then start swinging it around as you turn in a circle. The hose must elevate to about head height as you spin it out to get all the water. You make about 10-12 revolutions to accomplish this proceedure.
Uh huh.

Did these adult sons have only one set of grand parents by any chance...and, by the way, were they the ones showing Robin Williams how to dump in "RV" ?
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:29 PM   #50
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What do you think is proper etiquette when there is a line of campers at the dump station?

Mrs. HiHo says I'm impatient but I had the same issue at boat ramps.
Oh man, when I read the subject my thoughts jumped immediately to boat ramp etiquette too! Like the guy who blocks the ramp with his boat while he sends someone to go get the trailer. Meanwhile other trailers are waiting to back down the ramp- Geez! It's the same guy!!

I will kindly tell anyone who takes extarordinary time like that what the proper ettiquette is in the situation. Some people genuinely just don't know. Others do but disregard procedure. For those I have other choice words.
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Oh man, when I read the subject my thoughts jumped immediately to boat ramp etiquette too! Like the guy who blocks the ramp with his boat while he sends someone to go get the trailer. Meanwhile other trailers are waiting to back down the ramp- Geez! It's the same guy!!
How is he gonna get his boat out while my trailer is blocking the ramp? It's an impasse!
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That's the point! Proper boat ramp etiquette dictates that the trailer on the ramp has priority, not the boat in the water. You don't block the ramp with your boat in the water while someone goes to get your trailer. This holds up others who want to launch. Drop your driver off at the dock/ramp and back away from the loading area while he/she gets the TV so others may use it in the interim. Got it?
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Oh man, when I read the subject my thoughts jumped immediately to boat ramp etiquette too! .
The only area that is good for more laughs than a dump station HAS to be a boat ramp. For several years my favorite Saturday/Sunday evening activity was to sit on the roof of our (at that time) house boat and watch the show. Boats launched with no plug, boats falling off the trailer and sinking on the ramp, "why won't this thing start - it ran fine when I parked it two years ago"...
After one particluar guy rolled the entire marina with his bow wake (no-wake zone) and tied off to the pier to retreive the trailer, a fellow house boater untied the offending (unoccupied and idling) boat and shoved it loose.

We could solve the slow dumper issue, or at least make it worth watching by adding a 'regurgitate' valve that any waiting camper could press... Kinda of a 'The Gong Show' meets 'RV'
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #54
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The only area that is good for more laughs than a dump station HAS to be a boat ramp.

You got that right - it's like watching real life cartoons.
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Amateurs dumping

Back in the early 70's my family had a rv park. One night about dark a family pulled in with a really new and nice camper. "It is our first night on the road, I think we need to dump our tank." Dad said we would give them a hand if they wanted. We were informed that "we can handle it.!!". A few minutes later the guy came to the office door. with a lot of "stuff" on him. Asked if he could borrow a rake and shovel. We tried to keep straight faces. He must not have read the manual.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:30 AM   #56
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QUESTION:

If you have a sewer hook-up at RV site, but have to dump/flush at a dump station (so that you don't use the potable water supply), why even bother emptying black tank at the camp site?? Might as well close the gray water valve, pack-up the sewer hose the day before and proceed directly to the dump station when you leave and do the dump/flash of both tanks at the dump station....
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