BTW, I think that most of us wash our hands after emptying the tanks. It's just that we don't think it is a big deal. If dumping is done properly you aren't getting any more bacteria on your hands than when you brush your teeth (and yes, you are getting fecal coliform (sp?) bacteria that way). But we wash our hands just in case.
16 pages and this is as 'bad' as any other debates that go on here, like...
"How much can I tow?"
"Running your fridge on propane while driving"
"Where should your pet ride while traveling"
"Use an RV cover or not"
"Which WD hitch should I use"
"Diesel or gas"
"Made in China tires"
"What size tote do I need?"
"Awning straps or not"
And many, many more...
I've seen individuals WAITING outside the door to either come in or go out of public restrooms so that someone else will open the door and they slip in behind them so they don't have to grab the door handle themselves...
These same individuals then proceed to do their business and then NOT flush, for fear of touching the lever....
But, they will go right up to the sink and turn on the faucet to wash their hands... Okay, more and more public restrooms have the electronic sensor for turning on the water, but I still get a kick out of it, as I open the door, do my business, flush the toilet, turn on the faucet and rinse my hands, touch the paper towel dispenser to dry my hands and hold the door open for them as they follow me out!
I'm always tempted to fake a sneeze or cough too!! Just to mess them some more!! ha, ha!!
Okay, this is not a past time for me, nor do I go out and seek this kind of stuff out.... It's just observations I've made over the years and it's probably only happened a "handful" of times, but it's still funny all the same...
Keep up the entertaining posts like this, as that's what keeps me occupied while at work wishing I could be camping!!
*Anything I post is for entertainment purposes only and what usually works for me.. Your Mileage May Vary..
No, the OP never came back. Guess they figured, why try to relate to a bunch of lowlife, scumball, infested, disgusting campers (me included). But, I applaud them and would like to shake their hand someday
The folks on this thread vehemently objecting to wearing basic precautions (gloves) and/or washing their hands remind me once again why I don't EVER eat at those "buffet style" restaurants.
The same folks who handle sewer hoses without gloves and hand washing are using the buffet line at the T/A Truckstop. Nasty doesn't begin to describe it!! LOL
I do not recall anyone saying they do not wash their hands afterwards. It is the wearing of gloves that is silly unless one has a cut in their hands or in the case of some like one of the posters here with a compromised immune system. Washing your hands after dumping is going to do all you need otherwise.
If you feel yo must wear gloves, be sure to get the gauntlet type that go half way to your elbow instead of the medical type that only cover to the wrist. The glop might splash and get on your shirt sleeve!
Don't forget the face shield to protect your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Oh, and remember the mist problem from flushing a toilet, it might be present while dumping as well. Better wear a mask to prevent inhaling any droplets that might be airborne.
A neoprene apron might be advisable, too, and rubber overshoes so you don't track the gunk into your RV.
A large package of Lysol or Chlorox wipes to clean all this safety gear might also be advisable.
Oh, what the hay, a hot shower with Lava Soap after dumping will do the job nicely!
"paper towel dispenser"??
What paper towels? A majority of the public restrooms I see (including the ones at highway rest areas) have heated air dryers, no towels.
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