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Old 12-30-2014, 09:16 AM   #11
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I had thought about doing that, but I came to the conclusion that for the rare event that I need to dump at the house, I could just use a portable waste tote. The added benefit is that I could use it "in the wild" as well. My other alternative was the "Sewer Solution" as my septic wash-out is close enough to use this. It's almost close enough to use a couple extra 3" standard sewer hoses, but as yet I don't have a need to go through the trouble, and getting the hose to flow downhill the entire run would be a little tricky. And there's the matter of having enough flow to carry all the "material" the length of the run, but I could solve that by rinsing each hose as I disassemble the "apparatus". (too many solutions for a problem I don't have! LOL!)

I do have 50A power and water available for when the rig is at home though; that power outlet was some of the best money I've ever spent.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:46 AM   #12
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I had thought about doing that, but I came to the conclusion that for the rare event that I need to dump at the house, I could just use a portable waste tote. The added benefit is that I could use it "in the wild" as well. My other alternative was the "Sewer Solution" as my septic wash-out is close enough to use this. It's almost close enough to use a couple extra 3" standard sewer hoses, but as yet I don't have a need to go through the trouble, and getting the hose to flow downhill the entire run would be a little tricky. And there's the matter of having enough flow to carry all the "material" the length of the run, but I could solve that by rinsing each hose as I disassemble the "apparatus". (too many solutions for a problem I don't have! LOL!)

I do have 50A power and water available for when the rig is at home though; that power outlet was some of the best money I've ever spent.
When I talked to the plumber yesterday, he told me that due to the distance of the septic tank and clean outs from where I will park the camper I would need to install an electric pump to make it work. Due to the cost of doing this, I have decided as you did that I'll live with waiting at the campground dump station for now. Thanks for the response.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:19 AM   #13
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It is a COUNTY THING with proper permits... Good Luck... Without permits you nay end up putting in alot of work and money just to find out it is not allowed which results in fines and gets involved big time etc...

A typical Home septic system is based on the number bedrooms in your household. Your present septic system may not be large enough to handle addition connections.

You may get away with occasional dumping of your trailer tanks using a macerator type pump however if you check in with your local county office this is probably illegal to do as well..

Its all in the planning

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It is a COUNTY THING with proper permits... Good Luck... Without permits you nay end up putting in alot of work and money just to find out it is not allowed which results in fines and gets involved big time etc...

A typical Home septic system is based on the number bedrooms in your household. Your present septic system may not be large enough to handle addition connections.

You may get away with occasional dumping of your trailer tanks using a macerator type pump however if you check in with your local county office this is probably illegal to do as well..

Its all in the planning

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So I'm learning. Sounds like more work/money than I want to deal with. Have a Happy New Year!
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It is a COUNTY THING with proper permits... Good Luck... Without permits you nay end up putting in alot of work and money just to find out it is not allowed which results in fines and gets involved big time etc...

A typical Home septic system is based on the number bedrooms in your household. Your present septic system may not be large enough to handle addition connections.

You may get away with occasional dumping of your trailer tanks using a macerator type pump however if you check in with your local county office this is probably illegal to do as well..

Its all in the planning

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Just a point that the government bureaucracy is not able to understand or consider.

There would be no difference in the amount sent to the septic system. I was simply delayed. The same amount of "stuff" would have been sent to the septic tank anyway if they stayed at home. It is just that the RV delayed the "deposit".
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The tricky thing in our county is we are allowed to park our RV Trailers at home but not allowed to have a trailer park type MOBILE HOME except only at trailer parks... ALot of the area here is woods and some folks will buy land here and will put up a mobile home while they build a house. Not authorized here in this county.

I feel very blessed here to be able to park my RV;s here next to the house but when checking on what I can or cannot do county wise it scares me they might think my of RV trailer as a mobile home and not allow me to park it here.

Almost a tight rope walk here hehe...

I imagine all counties have different laws and perhaps in your county it may not be a problem at all...

All you have to do is check into it first...

You really should check into the FLOJET Mercerator 18555000A Waste Water Pump kit (AMAZON). Not all that expensive and can pump down your trailer a couple of hundred feet using 3/4 hose if you need that. Comes in a nice carry case and works from 12VDC...


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When I talked to the plumber yesterday, he told me that due to the distance of the septic tank and clean outs from where I will park the camper I would need to install an electric pump to make it work. Due to the cost of doing this, I have decided as you did that I'll live with waiting at the campground dump station for now. Thanks for the response.
We are on a hillside lot and fortunately the septic tank is downhill from the RV parking pad and not far away. I think we needed only 30' of PVC. The most expensive single material was 100' of #10 direct bury copper wire. And given what the electrician charged to make the connection at the service panel and install the pedestal at the RV, I definitely went to school for the wrong thing.
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We are on a hillside lot and fortunately the septic tank is downhill from the RV parking pad and not far away. I think we needed only 30' of PVC. The most expensive single material was 100' of #10 direct bury copper wire. And given what the electrician charged to make the connection at the service panel and install the pedestal at the RV, I definitely went to school for the wrong thing.

When we remodeled our house I realized that I should have sent one kid to school to be a plumber and the other to be an electrician.
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When we remodeled our house I realized that I should have sent one kid to school to be a plumber and the other to be an electrician.
I've been thinking the same thing!
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The portable tote is my solution. Also have a CG 2 miles down the road so I can run the TT down there if need be. No zoning where I live and if there was, there is no one to enforce it. Very rural and within reason you can do what you want on your own property. If I felt the need, I would just dig a hole and bury a couple 50 gal plastic drums with drain holes and a couple 10' fingers for drainage. Pretty much was the septic set up at my cabin when I bought the property and dug it up when we remodeled. Still places in the lower 48 that allow you some flexibility in how you live.
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