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Old 07-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Left over fresh water


Hello everyone. I have a question about what to do with left over fresh water in your tank when leaving the campground.
Is it ok or even legal to open the fresh water drain and drain while you are traveling, getting rid of unused fresh water and also reducing weight?
Or do you just run the pump and fill your grey and black tanks and then dump even more at the dumping station? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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Discharging while driving isn't very polite. Not sure about legality, but have heard complaints from motorcycle and bicycle riders on this and other RV forums. I typically hual it home and drain it in my front yard.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Discharging while driving isn't very polite.
Really? Mine runs out as a trickle not a firehose...barely makes a wet line on the pavement. To answer the OP's question, I open my freshwater tank drain valve when I leave the dump station and by the time I wander through the state park roads at 15 mph and make it to the main drag, I've completely forgotten about any ill will from others
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I empty mine as I leave the beach campground and it drains out in front of multi million dollar homes on meadow lane in South Hampton.by the time I get to the hwy I am empty.most of the people that camp there do it this way.Sometimes the snob's that live there will complain to the county office that runs the campground and they tell them it's not against the law because it's fresh water.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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Really? Mine runs out as a trickle not a firehose...barely makes a wet line on the pavement. To answer the OP's question, I open my freshwater tank drain valve when I leave the dump station and by the time I wander through the state park roads at 15 mph and make it to the main drag, I've completely forgotten about any ill will from others
I agree. I actually start draining when I leave the site and am empty when I finish at the dump station.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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I always dump the fresh water when I get home. You never know when you may need a few gallons for a pit stop, for your truck, for someone else that may need some. The extra pint of fuel to haul extra water home is nothing compared to needing water and not having it.
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IMHO, it is very impolite to dump your water on the road, in or out of the campground. YOU may know it is only fresh water, but the following motorcycle or car doesn't know that, and probably doesn't want a bath of any kind. Please be courteous, and dump in your own yard, or run the water into your waste tanks and dump it properly.
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If my fresh water was even half full, it would take a long way down the road for it to trickle out. I think dumping on the road on the way home is terribly rude. While it may not be illegal, I would hope those that do it stop. We don't need or want any more laws in this country.
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If you are one of those people who have been dumping your fresh water going down the highway please stop. Please. I ride a motorcycle and have experienced the wet discharge from some inconsiderate jerk doing this. He knows it water....I DON'T!
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The police will not know its water as well - they may pull you over and of course this opens up all the other things they can find wrong... Not good...

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