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Old 08-09-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Tank dump etiquette

Hi all,

We are at a campground with full hook up plus a dump at the site. Is it permissible to flush the tanks there, or is that bad style?
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:48 PM   #2
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Hi all,

We are at a campground with full hook up plus a dump at the site. Is it permissible to flush the tanks there, or is that bad style?
With full hook ups yes. I always flush mine out good before I leave. If i'm there a week I will flush mine about half way thru and again before I leave.
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I'd say that's the preferred method.
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Agree, no waiting when leaving.
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Hi all,

We are at a campground with full hook up plus a dump at the site. Is it permissible to flush the tanks there, or is that bad style?
Empty at the site, that's why its called full hook up, and you pay a little more for the amenities.
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Yeah...flush the tank at your site when you need too or before you leave. Thats what your paying for. If you have the choice you might not want to flush it when next door is bbqing dinner Might get a look from them if youve been eating a curry or two
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Awesome. Thanks for the replies to the newbie questions. Checkout by eleven tomorrow, flushing shortly before.

As an aside, we are at Tunnel Mountain II in Banff. Funky double pull-through spaces where we, and many others, had to back in with hookups on the wrong side.
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Awesome. Thanks for the replies to the newbie questions. Checkout by eleven tomorrow, flushing shortly before.

As an aside, we are at Tunnel Mountain II in Banff. Funky double pull-through spaces where we, and many others, had to back in with hookups on the wrong side.
I hate this as well, seems some places have hookups more suited to MH pull-in and when we have to back in a TT everything is on the wrong side so I have hoses and wires crossing through my "outdoor living room."

Sometimes I can negotiate with my neighbor to hook up/unhook for periodic, quick tank dumps and otherwise keep all the sewer stuff stowed.
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We had the misfortune of ending up behind a Grizzly Silver Back camper with two adults and two children at a dump station this weekend. There was only one dump station so we had no choice but to wait. It was obvious we were waiting. The guy started by pulling out his dump hose and connecting it, but then his wife showed up with a plastic water jug and was trying to fill it from a freeze proof faucet. When the jug got too heavy, the guy stopped what he was doing and went to help her. Then back to fiddling with the hose. He finally got it hooked up just in time for the wife to return with the water jug for another fill up.

He finally got the first tank started to drain, meanwhile wife was back for another jug of water. The tank finally drained (I could see by the clear section that it was empty), but they ran at least two more jugs of water through the system. They dumped at least 5 two to three gallon jugs in that tank.

Then on to tank #2 the same routine, only by this time the two kids were running all over the place interrupting the water jug routine by having the adults telling them to get stuff out of the trailer. When the second tank was finally drained, he disconnected every thing and washed the parts at least twice under the frost free faucet. Elapsed time was close to 30 minutes. Then just before they pulled away the guy opened the drain to the fresh water tank leaving a stream of water behind.
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^^^^

That's exactly why I have a macerator and dump at home most of the time
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