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tfunkhou

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Posted: 05/27/03 09:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grizz,

I have a question about your point #4 above. I am new to RVing and have dumped my tanks a total of about 10 times(always at my campsite so far). My normal procedure is to dump my black tank, then run the water hose through the window to refill my tank to 3/4 to flush the tank out really well. Then I dump the gray, flush the lines etc.

I think I have my procedure down pretty well and can do it now in 45 minutes. Do you think what I am doing is overkill (with the second fill/dump) and taking too long. Is the expectation of a line up dump station to just dump and get out?

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Maybe grizz has a different answer, but here's my take...

45 minutes is way too long. If you need to flush your black tank try this:

Dump black. When dry, disconnect (pull out) hose from dump connection at ground. Leave black valve open. Take water hose and begin filling dump hose, holding hose higher than black. Water will run back into black. After a few gallons of water, lift hose up and down to slosh water in black. Then carefully and quickly place hose back into dump hole. You can repeat this several times in just a few minutes.

Problem with dumping is, most people leave at the same time, usually in the morning, and nobody's gonna be happy waiting 45 minutes.




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Think about it. The water for cleaning at the dump station is not usable for humans it is nasty stuff. Do you want your sinks washed with that stuff? I don't. As far as time goes I dumped both tanks and was out of there in under 5 minutes. The time spent at the dump station will be determined by how big your tanks are. Having your wife scrubb the sinks should already be done before you get there or at home.

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Grizz - You have GOT to be kidding. I'd have been ready to flatten her.

We are Class C newbies and I had the good fortune to be draining my tanks for th efirst time just 3 weeks ago. I was relived when I was the only one around at the dump station for my first try at it.

I donned my disposable rubber gloves, whipped out the sewer hose, plopped it onto the valve, let 'er rip from the black, inserted the fresh water hose into the 'black tank flush' valve for a minute or two, then I let the grey water rip. Then I flushed the sewer hose with the fresh water and put it away.

This probably only took 10 minutes - and I was a newbie. Am I missing something as compared to a possible 45 minutes???


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Probably the same person that drives five miles an hour under the speed limit in the left lane; plugs the gas nozzle in and goes shopping. Self centered and oblivious to the fact that there may be someone else in the world.

I need another infusion of patience because mine is about gone.


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I noticed when we left the campground some one ahead of us was leaking something. We pulled into a gas station tourist trap and there was the swimming lady closing the black and gray tank valves and and putting the cap on her sewer connection. She had driven about 35 miles draining the residue c@#p on the road.
Some people should be kicked.


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Posted: 06/05/03 09:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boat ramps Or dump station 1 folding chair 1 beer and a couple hrs to watch what fun.


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Grizz,

I would have been tempted to throw that GMC 2500HD 4X4 EC SB Duramax/Allison into 4x4 low an push her rig right outta the way...

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Are those folks graduates of Stupid University?

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Good post Grizz

Reminds me of the boat ramps I've been too on the Cape, especially on an hot July weekend.


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