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Old 04-16-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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Campground sewer hook-up

Are there any restrictions on black water tank flush outs at campgrounds?

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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I guess I don't understand what you're asking. If you are in a campground with full hookups, you can dump as often as you need to.
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The term "flush outs" has got me. Am I to assume you are not referring to just dumping the tank but something else? My coach has a black tank flush system, are you referring to that?
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If the campground is a full hook-up, you can dump all you wish
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Just so long as you're utilizing your campsite dump or the dumpstation dump you'd be fine. Don't dump anywhere else. Also, when you're at the dumpstation, only take enough time to dump the tanks. Don't spend time flushing when there's a line behind you waiting. Dump, quickly rinse your hose, stow & get out of the way.

If your site has fhu's, then you can flush & dump all you want until check out time.

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Dump, quickly rinse your hose, stow & get out of the way.
novel concept there !!! wish more thought that way

I always leave our valves closed and just dump every once in a while so they have some volume TO dump and flow out...

dump black first, rinse/flush black until your clear extension you added is clear, THEN dump grey ...
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Never heard or read of any. As long as you're using the sewer receptacle, using the CG water supply to back flush the tank is a common practice...I do use a short separate hose for this purpose.
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Several years ago at a campground (RV Park) in BC or Alberta we were told to empty the holding tanks at a dump station before connecting at the full hook up site. They specifically did not want us to dump full tanks at the site. I don't know the specific reason why.
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Thanks that what I wanted to know.

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Tom, just watch the movie "RV". That's NOT the way to do it!
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Some restrictions I have run into.

Sewer hose must be elevated on some kind of angled support to ensure no standing affluent that could possibly leak. A rubber donut needed to create a tight seal at the entry to the CG sewer. A 90 degree fitting needed at the entry to the CG sewer.
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Several years ago at a campground (RV Park) in BC or Alberta we were told to empty the holding tanks at a dump station before connecting at the full hook up site. They specifically did not want us to dump full tanks at the site. I don't know the specific reason why.
Could it be each site or maybe several were on septic tanks. They did not want a large rush of liquids all at once. Same principal as not doing massive amount of laundry at same time. Bad for septic system...
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Several years ago at a campground (RV Park) in BC or Alberta we were told to empty the holding tanks at a dump station before connecting at the full hook up site. They specifically did not want us to dump full tanks at the site. I don't know the specific reason why.
Sounds like they were having sewer system capacity issues. For example, the dump station could have been on a differing septic tank and leach line.
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novel concept there !!! wish more thought that way

I always leave our valves closed and just dump every once in a while so they have some volume TO dump and flow out...

dump black first, rinse/flush black until your clear extension you added is clear, THEN dump grey ...
The same at the boat ramp: Put your drain plug in, load all your stuff, take off the tie-downs, THEN back down the ramp, launch and get outta the way!

Especially in The South... Down here, lots of people are armed.
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