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Old 07-15-2021, 01:43 PM   #21
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Another downright dangerous and expensive prank is sliding the drawbar hitch lever to disengage the fifth wheel from the truck. Happened to a bud of mine who owned a trucking outfit. Severely damaged the 53 foot freight trailer. Luckily no one was hurt.
Has happened to a few people we know as well. Once we hook up, the lock goes on. Either way, still do a walk around & double check things.
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:45 PM   #22
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Anyone that thinks pulling the black tank valve open is a funny practical joke should be made to drink a bit of what comes out. Disgusting!
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:39 PM   #23
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X2, one of the first things I bought when I got my new trailer…. This way no surprises…..
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Old 07-16-2021, 10:11 AM   #24
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Before I pull off my cap, I always look to make sure my levers haven't been pulled.
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:11 PM   #25
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Feel your pain... Been a Plumber for over 40 years. If I had a nickel for every poop story I had, I'd be a billionaire! Embrace it! Walk it off.... LOL
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:26 PM   #26
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A few years back leaving our campsite after a week stay pulled out too close to a big rock on the clean out side. You can guess the rest.
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:40 PM   #27
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All rv's should come with waste valve at cap

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Absolutely! A suggestion I found on this forum years ago and one of the best six bucks or so I ever spent! Ours is right on the end and readily visible. First thing before dumping and routinely as we travel I check to make sure that last chance handle is pushed IN!
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:11 PM   #28
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I had the same happen once, kinda panicked thinking what to do, closed the valve and continued hooking up the hose, but only black valve was pulled neither of the greys, I don't forget to close them ever so somebody pulled it, I now just crack the cover and see if anything comes out, someone could pull the valve and let the tube fill with waste and then close it again, kinda wish I seen who dunnit.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:20 PM   #29
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I’m thankful my dump levers are in a locked compartment!
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Feel your pain... Been a Plumber for over 40 years. If I had a nickel for every poop story I had, I'd be a billionaire! Embrace it! Rinse it off.... LOL
Froggyman: fixed it for you.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:28 PM   #31
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I had a similar experience with a Black Tank Cap, However, it turned out The waste gate was leaking, filling the space behind the Black Cap.f JayCo promptly repaired the issue.
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How did you clean it up?
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:34 PM   #33
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That's a big negative. Wife and I do a walk around and check it before hitting the road. It's part of our checklist...
Sometime when drinking we get dyslexic...

Lets see... pull handle, attach hose...no...remove handle, attach cap... no...call wife, set up video...no..
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That's a big negative. Wife and I do a walk around and check it before hitting the road. It's part of our checklist...
Was this at the dump station or were you at your site trying to fill a portable poop tank?
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:58 PM   #35
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I added a clear valve to the end of the factory setup first if you don’t see the valve is open you’re blind you can always close the valve before removing the cap and be prepared Ofer a little mess with a drain pan. Then attach the hose drain and rinse out the line before disconnecting and storing everything.

The above is on my 5ver I live in my Motorhome like most is in a lockable bay
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On our last trip I went out on the second morning to empty the grey tank. As I pulled the lever and the water came rushing out, the connection to the sewer popped off. I panicked and shoved the lever back in and stood up quickly to reattach the pipe. Mistake. I smashed my head, just into the hairline above my left eyebrow, on the corner of the slideout. Wow, did that hurt - indescribable. Almost immediately I got a huge "goose egg" on my head, even after applying copious amounts of ice. Amazingly, I had a big gouge in my head but no bleeding. I guess the bleeding happened under the skin because 2 days later I sported the most dramatic, all encompassing shiner I have ever seen, on me or anyone else. It lingered for our whole 5 week trip and my husband and I both got some very strange looks. Forever forward I will check the sewer connection first and move slowly and with intention under the slide. Ugh!
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Holy crap!! (pun intended)
If that was a "prank," it's not at all funny.

I have noticed, however, that my gate valve can leak...only occasionally. I have never encountered a full dump, but it bothers me that even a small amount of effluent might leak out onto the ground when I removed the cap. I added a short, clear section of pipe so I can see if there is anything immediately behind the cap. If so, I'll collect it with the hose end before attaching.

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I had a broke cable to one of my valves. Read a few tips and found a twist on valve to extend the cap. This is one of the best things I have done. Now I have control at the cap.stop even minor seeping from individual tank valves.
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I did find that when connecting hoses, you can accidently hook only two of four and have a LEAK; gotta bend over and make sure all good BEFORE pulling the valves
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I had somebody remove my hitch pin and clip while at a campground in Georgia and didn’t notice it til I arrived in southwest Fl! No way could it have come out by itself. Then I heard that kids will do that as a joke. Lucky I have 1500 lbs hitch weight.
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