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Old 05-13-2016, 06:21 PM   #29
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By this point, the OP is probably sorry he asked this question! My how we digress......
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:52 PM   #30
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I want a button installed in my truck that will open the black tank while I drive... and shoot it at [Moderator Edit] who keep beeping at me to get out of their way for doing the speed limit. Lol. ��
Electric drain valves exist.

Back in 2004, the tour bus for The Dave Matthews Band opened the black drain while on a grated bridge over the Chicago river.. They might have gotten away with it, if an open-deck architectural tour boat wasn't directly underneath at that moment.
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Open grate bridges over tour boats not withstanding, most people are not really that trusting that what they see is a good thing, if they are caught by surprise.

Couple with that, the fact that most people do not look beyond the headline or first impression of anything they see, draining anything on the road will have most people think poorly of you...

So, I agree with most of the posters here that regardless if it is legal or reasonable, it will not be well received.

I believe that not well received would be the definition of Bad Etiquette, at least in this example.
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Why wouldn't she just ask first. Easier to bug the cops, heck they don't have anything better to do. Not

My guess ? She was hoping to get me in trouble .
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Electric drain valves exist.
Yep, both our grey and black valves are electric, but I can't open them from the drivers seat!
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Even our water inlet valve is electric with an automatic shut off at 90% full.
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I always wanted a pump to dump the blackwater for tailgaters
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I always wanted a pump to dump the blackwater for tailgaters
Why, you would never be able to keep anything in it
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Why wouldn't she just ask first. Easier to bug the cops, heck they don't have anything better to do. Not

I am a firm believer in correcting problems at the lowest level possible. On the spot corrections, or on the spot establishment of the facts of the situation go a long way toward fixing much larger problems. Of course, many problems are systemic problems, which although corrected on the spot, require escalation to fix the systemic problem.

Example, your neighbor sees something "leaking", as in this case, "liquid" from your motor home, walk over and ASK if there is a problem, and what you are doing . . . Wow, wasn't that easy?!? No problem, you get to chat a few moments with someone who lives right next to you, and maybe even LEARN something . . . see, no on the spot correction needed, information exchanged, and no systemic problem exists! Have a nice day! . . . .

Nope, better just to call the police!
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I still cant understand the water dumping on the road. Why would anyone do that? better fuel economy? it aint worth it for those few extra miles IMHO.
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I still cant understand the water dumping on the road. Why would anyone do that? better fuel economy? it aint worth it for those few extra miles IMHO.
Could be just to get rid of the water. Going from a warm climate to a cold climate, I had to dump the water to keep it from freezing in the tank. I did not dump while driving, I was parked at the time.
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So, how about the people that use their windshield washers right in front of you and you get the spray of their soap and dirty water. Now that really bugs me. That water is much dirtier than my fresh tank that I don't dump on the highway.
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I have no problem with it, it is my observation that it often drains out within the first 1/2 mile.


I drain mine at home because I never know if I may want to stop for a potty or lunch break.
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So, how about the people that use their windshield washers right in front of you and you get the spray of their soap and dirty water. Now that really bugs me. That water is much dirtier than my fresh tank that I don't dump on the highway.
With a proper following distance, that's not a problem.
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With a proper following distance, that's not a problem.

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