I use my foot to open up the dump valve at the station, use my own hose and connectors.
Then I take my own hands and pull the dump handles, black first, then gray.
close valves, then take off the pipe from my drain, use the fresh water hose to rinse out the sewer hose. put everything away. Slap some hand sanitizer and call'er done.
OK.. Now I will show my what my ignorance was, back when I was a tent camper, and TV, TT, Fiver, WD, Hensley, were not part of my understanding.
Me and my friend decided to take our kids "tent camping". The DW's decided that they were NOT tent camping and we could take the boys camping. We got the firewood, got the tents, got everything we needed. The local campground had RV sites and cheaper "Primitive" sites. Well, we didn't need no stinking Water or Electric hook ups, so we took the "primitive" sites.
Less than 24 hrs our 4 gallons of water we brought for 2 grown men and 4 kids ran out. My buddy says "No problem, they have a sanitary water station right outside of camp. I'll go refill the jugs."
I didn't think anything about it because I was not an RV'er. I had no idea that the "sanitary water stations" was actually the "dump station."
Thank GOD none of us got sick, we cooked with that water, drank it, washed hands... etc.
When we ran out next time it was my turn to go fill the jugs.
I couldn't figure out what the "cap" was on the ground next to the water hose, shrugged my shoulders and filled the jugs. It was about the middle of the night, I woke from a dead sleep when it "HIT ME" what that "cap" was on the ground next to the water hose.
Let me tell you, ignorance may be bliss, but the 1 second after ignorance gives way to knowledge is NOT bliss.... lol
OP.. the person you witnessed had it EASY..
TT: 1995 Layton 2910
Tow Vehicle: 1999 F-350, v10, 2wd, Crew Cab, Dually
Hitch: Draw-Tite Trunnion WD Hitch
Sway Control: Valley dual friction sway control
Brake Control: Tekonsha Voyager
"It's Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible"
" use the fresh water hose to rinse out the sewer hose. put everything away. Slap some hand sanitizer and call'er done. "
You use the fresh water hose to rinse out the sewer hose?
I sometimes wear gloves, not all the time. I do wash my hands afterwards - every time.
This last time camping, my 12 year old son was "in charge" of dumping the tanks. When he finished, he grabbed the loose end of hose for the non-potable water, and rinsed off/out the sewer hose. I was giving him the look, so he asked what he did wrong... I just put my arm around his shoulder and pointed him towards the guy in front of us, using the same supplied hose to give his sewer hose an enema. He looked back at me and said he will wash his hands twice.
Folks I think it's absurd to wash your hands every single time you use a bathroom - it's overly obsessive. I only wash my hands if I actually get **** on my hands...and these days that's only 2 or 3 times a week tops.
I'm pretty sure the steering wheel/surfaces of your truck are so loaded with bacteria, you'd be grossed out were you to actually be able to tell.
We need germs to keep us strong - an exercised immune system is a strong immune system.
Moved from 5th wheels to Gen'l RVing Issues.
2011 Palomino Maverick 1000SLLB on a 2004 Dodge Quadcab CTD Ram3500 SRW long bed equipped with Timbren springs, Stable Load bump stops, Rickson 19.5" wheels/"G" range tires and a Helwig "Big Wig" rear anti sway bar.
For some folks this "They must wear gloves!" is an obsession that I simply do not understand. I often wonder if they ever changed a diaper on their child or grandchild bare handed or did they break out the surgical gloves?