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Old 02-25-2017, 09:42 PM   #21
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I sure wish there were places you could go and do these types of things. Like I said I live in an HOA and can't really do it at home and can't do it at the dump stations people people are waiting in line. Thanks for the tips though. I'm not a newbie and really frustrated I didn't check the valves on my first trip in my new TT. Never had an issue with dumping.


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Yep, I understand your problem. On the other hand, when I was a tike, my job was to empty our "cesspool" next to the house. It was a concrete hole in the ground with about a 18" lid on it. All our "stuff" drained into it and then we had to "empty" it. I was a little guy, maybe 5-7, and my dad said it was my job to empty it. I was given a coffee can with a coat hanger (several) put together to lower into the muck, pull it out and place it into a bucket. When the bucket was full I was to carry it across the road and pour it in the mesquite bushes. I did this until it was empty....and did it every week. The sewer drain valve on an RV is nothing I worry about
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:18 AM   #22
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Not sure if there is a Cabela's around you, but they have dump stations and if you are a club member you can dump for free.

The one closest to us has a credit card operated trap door and if you use you Cabela's Club credit card, they do not charge you.

It is available 24X7.

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:24 AM   #23
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Like Javi said, go to a campground with full hookups. I'd follow all the advice given, take a few days and go camping. I'd use the CGs roads to drive around and agitate things, maybe a couple times a day. Let it soak, then rinse it out. Much better than trying to do it at home or at a dump station. Plus you get to CAMP at the same time. Relax and enjoy that part of it while taking care of rinsing the tanks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:29 AM   #24
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Lots of good advice, especially the extra valve on the drain line. For triple redundancy I have a drain cap with a garden hose connection with a cap.
I try to keep a little water in both black and gray tanks. Add some Dawn and fabric softener on the last dump of the trip and hopefully the shaking going down the road home helps clean things.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:34 PM   #25
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I did not know that. Thank you!!!
You are welcome

Our Cabela's also has running water, that I use for flushing the tanks out... not sure how any other locations are setup.

I also have a 12 volt macerator pump, that I use at home when we have overflow company using the "spare" bedroom.

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Old 03-02-2017, 05:53 AM   #26
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At least you noticed it before you opened the cover. I did not. Needless to say the shoes and socks I had on went to the trash after that. That was our first trip out with our first camper. Haven't made the same mistake twice.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:19 AM   #27
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After reading Sourdough's post of 2-26 I promise to never, never again complain about the menial chores I was assigned!
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