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I recall when I bought my sewer hoses, and the salesman stood on them and said the particular ones would not split. Did you buy inexpensive hoses?


I bought the Revolution hoses.


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always always always drain the black tank first then push it through with the gray tank water.
but it would have been better to wait and back up closer to dump the tanks.

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always always always drain the black tank first then push it through with the gray tank water.
but it would have been better to wait and back up closer to dump the tanks.


I know what order to drain the tanks in but hind site maybe I should have backed up closer but I didn't.

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in situations like that a rv macerator pump would work great i use a home made one from a home garbage disposal weekly at my seasonal site 75' through a 3/4" garden hose then i do not have to move my rv.
takes me about 20 minutes to dump my 3 tanks and put it all away.

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LoudRam wrote:

shastagary wrote:

always always always drain the black tank first then push it through with the gray tank water.
but it would have been better to wait and back up closer to dump the tanks.


I know what order to drain the tanks in but hind site maybe I should have backed up closer but I didn't.

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How right he was. Each trip you will gain experience and learn a new tid bit each time. Next time you will understand sometimes the sewer hose is more important than the shade tree. Enjoy the adventure.


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A wise camper once told me you learn something new each trip.
How right he was. Each trip you will gain experience and learn a new tid bit each time. Next time you will understand sometimes the sewer hose is more important than the shade tree. Enjoy the adventure.


They say the difference between a fool and a wise man is this. The wise man learns from his mistakes.

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Another vote for a macerator pump in that situation.


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Glad I wasn’t there. ;-)

However, I’m going to have to walk the stinky slinky here where we are staying. Hopefully, I will not have to learn from my experience, but from yours.


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A wise camper once told me you learn something new each trip.


Seems particularly true with operating an RV.


There is something special about camping in an RV.
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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

Lantley wrote:


A wise camper once told me you learn something new each trip.


Seems particularly true with operating an RV.

To this day I still find it to be true. Each trip I learn something new.
I'm sort of entering a downsizing phase, where less is more.
Realizing I don't need those Pink Flamingos maybe my lesson for the trip.
Another good idea is to learn from the mistakes of others.
The lesson will just as beneficial to you but it's always cheaper and easier when it's at the other guys expense[emoticon]

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