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Old 09-28-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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This really sucks?

I'm going on a 6 week "build" job and will be staying in the 5er with no sewer connection. So, I'm told that they will be sending a truck to pump out my tanks once or twice a week. Since I have never had this done before, does anyone (who has had experience with this ) have any sage advice?


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Old 09-28-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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What kind of advice are you looking for?


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Old 09-28-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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My advice " just do what a bear does in the woods" and be a good Boy Scout and cover it up!
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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I'd leave the gray tanks cracked open so they always trickle to the ground.

One week on the black tank should be no problem with one person.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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I doubt you will fill the tanks in that time. If you think you might you could purchase a portable Waste Tote. I wouldn't just crack the the kitchen grey tank as sediment could build up. You could just dump the bathroom in my opinion.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:29 AM   #6
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Used the honey wagon once - process worked like a charm. I wasn't thrilled that the nucklehead operator opened all of my valves at the same time, but at least the black was opened and closed first so there was minimal chance of black water getting into the grey tanks. The only concern I had was with the pump on the wagon being too powerful and collapsing my tanks if they couldn't vent fast enough...
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
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That process is used at many rallies and the guys doing the job are well versed in how to handle rv's.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:15 AM   #8
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I will assume you have a water supply and not using your FW tank. As long as you dont take long showers (do a navy shower here) you will be OK. I boondock all the time and easily get a week from my gray tank and a month from my black tank..
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:27 PM   #9
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There is a big difference between once or twice a week. Twice a week no problem, but once a week you might need to get creative. I use to pay a service to mow my lawn once a week. Every time I turned around they would go 14 days between mowings and then mow it two days in a row. I fired them. I would be finding out specific days the honey dip truck is supposed to come and hold them to it so you don't have to hold it!
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:15 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Imnaha.Mansion View Post
I doubt you will fill the tanks in that time.
6 WEEKS??? I would be happy if we made it a week! I've never had to use the "honey pot", but I've never heard of any problems with it. For a nominal fee you don't have to break camp, haul your camper to the dump station, get dirty, haul it back and set up again... Sounds like a deal to me!

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