Originally Posted by schiguy
This is my second RV and thank the good lord this has not happened to me yet. I have read and eye witnessed numerous accounts of sani-dump mishaps. I am happy that folks post about these black dump disasters from time to time because it gives me friendly reminders. keeping my fingers crossed that I am one of those lucky few.
This is why humans rubberneck
. Avoiding big mistakes by watching other people make them
. I'm glad I could provide a service
As bad as it was, it could have been worse. I did have the presence of mind to slap the end cap right back on the pipe, so I didn't dump 30 gallons of sewage on the ground, just a couple gallons. Also, it was a county dump site that had a hose for flushing and the road/apron/etc was 100% paved and sloped to the drain, so I was able to clean it up and get everything down the drain.
I'm reasonably confident that it won't happen again, because with the image of raw sewage coming out of that cap burned into my soul, I don't think I'll forget to check all the damn valves next time, and before we go on a trip, during the trip every few hours, etc, ha!