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rjackf

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Posted: 08/18/12 12:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I notice that some rver's don't hook up their sewer hose until ready to dump. at a site with a sewer connection why would you wait

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Posted: 08/18/12 12:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess if you are only going to be a night tank capacity is not a big deal.


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Posted: 08/18/12 12:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You have to wait till your tank builds up enough waste and water to dump..because other wise you may get a clog. When the tank is full or near full, it unloads with a "whoosh" and empties better. Same with leaving your waste valve open all the time...clogs!


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Posted: 08/18/12 12:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For me, it's because I don't even use the camp water when provided.. I carry my 30 gallons of home water and since I have an empty 30 gallon black tank and an empty 30 gallon grey tank, I know I won't be filling up either over a long 4 day weekend..

Do we need to take a shower everyday while camping? No.. A good sponge bath at the end of the day to get rid of the sweat and sun screen does wonders and uses less than a gallon of water..

We use actual dishes and glasses and wash them in the sink and have never ran out of our water.

I grew up RV camping with my folks back in the day when there were not hookups all over the place and we did the tent thing before that, so water was always a premium and you used what you were willing to haul!

Anyway, I know times are different now and most 'campers' can't get by without taking a shower twice a day, so that's fine if you have the resources to do it and deal with it accordingly..

For me, I just prefer to bring back those old times of camping with limited resources and while I will always plug in the 120v power, I don't miss the unlimited water/sewer at all while I'm "camping"...

Just what works for me and makes me happy..

Enjoy your camping experience the way you want to and that's all that matters..

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Posted: 08/18/12 12:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some might want to handle the sewer hose just once in the weekend I guess. We generally hook up the sewer and open the grey tank until the night before we leave. On traveling trips if we are somewhere for 1 night, we will not generally hook up and just wait until the next campground.


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Posted: 08/18/12 01:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really doesn't make any difference since you should always leave the sewer connection closed anyway except when it's near full and needs to be dumped.


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Posted: 08/18/12 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless we need to dump upon arrival, we will wait as well. As mentioned above, we don't hook the water hose up on most occasions as we prefer to bring our own water and with such a capable towing combo, there is no distinguishable difference in power and mpg.

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Posted: 08/18/12 03:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We FT....travel every week and dump before hitting the road.
When we pull into next place some times I hook up everything and some times I don't.
Some places we have been at the sewer connection was right in the middle of neighbors area. Hooking up the hose means they would have to dance around our hose.

Only need sewer hose hooked up when dumping.......so many times I wait until morning of travel day.


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Posted: 08/18/12 06:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The other fear that hasn't been mentioend is theft.. I usually connect hose on day 2 or 3 depending on service. Basically hook it up when needed and leave it until we are ready to leave.

one less thing of many to setup when we get there.

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Posted: 08/18/12 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I know I am going to dump something (and I always do as my CCC is low and my tanks are small) I hook it us when I arrive, since I am already "setting up". I don't like to setup more than once. When I am ready to dump it is all set.


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