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Old 03-10-2016, 03:02 PM   #31
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To me, having my hose contaminated with feaces is very concerning. Just saying.
That could only make you and your family sick...

Contaminate the fresh water supply, and everybody gets sick.

So as you settle in for the week and the guy next to you is pulling out in his 40' 5ver hooked to his F150. Which is more important to you...that he used a different hose, or that he had a backflow preventer?
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:10 PM   #32
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To me, having my hose contaminated with feaces is very concerning. Just saying.
For just that reason, a separate length of regular (envision green, or color of choice) garden hose is good to have on board. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, or expensive, just distinguishable from the white one.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:00 PM   #33
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Question on all your tanks being 100% empty during winter. Do you empty the water out of your black completely during winter? What if any solid id still down there? I think I put 2 gallons of rv antifreeze down my toilet during winterization. I wasn't sure but figured it couldn't hurt.
Also from MA, and though I do empty the tanks, I also put a gallon each in the gray and black water tank as the last step of winter-ization. Better safe than sorry I figure.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:01 PM   #34
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The 2nd main reason we got a TT, (other than getting too old to sleep on the ground), was to have our own bathroom/shower. No more trips across the CG @ 3AM to the bathhouse. On our 3rd TT, never had any problems with draining the tanks. I'm sure the secret is to use PLENTY of WATER to do your rinse. With or without a flush system, a clear 45 or 90 degree elbow is a must. If you have sewer on your site, allow yourself plenty of to completely flush your tanks. If you must use the dump station, be as quick as possible and clean up after you finish. I use a dedicated hose for the flushing, using a tee at the water faucet, and backflow preventers on the tee. Not a hard process to master, you'll get it down soon.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:23 PM   #35
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After dumping, many folks use that hose to rinse the "stinky slinky" out and the area around the dump station (if a dump station is used). I would rather not use my fresh water hose to do that task.
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There are all sorts of chores that can be accomplished with a garden hose. The aforementioned contamination potential and the general usage of my garden hose is why I carry one. I'm not so worried about contamination from back flow from the tank rinse, but there are other sources.

My white drinking water hose is for potable water ONLY. My 50 ft by 5/8" No-Kink garden hose is for just about everything else.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:12 PM   #36
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That could only make you and your family sick...

Contaminate the fresh water supply, and everybody gets sick.

So as you settle in for the week and the guy next to you is pulling out in his 40' 5ver hooked to his F150. Which is more important to you...that he used a different hose, or that he had a backflow preventer?
Amen. Thank goodness for those back flow preventer.
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