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Old 04-16-2013, 03:11 AM   #15
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Okay guys, I take my beating. I had the "Dump" app on my iPhone, just forgot about it.

Seriously, I still think places that sell and service camping vehicles should provide dump stations for their customers. That would be any owner, since that's what they sell.

Carmel has none at our new multi-million dollar facility. I called. Also, Flying"J" on I 65 north closed their dump station or it's broken. Flying"J" on Thompson is a half hour ride into the zone of crossroads trucking. Dick Brauns is only a 15 minute drive. Going there.

BTW, Yes Carmel is a bedroom community for Indy which is the big city I referred to. Still way shy on dump stations.
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Sometimes a Porti-potty service will come to you (for a fee $$$). Saw it at a county festival once.
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Okay guys, I take my beating. I had the "Dump" app on my iPhone, just forgot about it.
Seriously, I still think places that sell and service camping vehicles should provide dump stations for their customers. That would be any owner, since that's what they sell.
Ok, I'll beat you up a little more :-) Do they sell gasoline/diesel, propane and have a hose so you can top off your water tank? I do agree it would be nice and handy if all RV Service Centers did. Actually they probably all do. How else can they work on a defective black water system (change out vales, fix broken pipes, ect) if they had no way to dump it? I'm sure they just don't want non-customer traffic (those not there for service) coming in and out just to dump their tanks. I know I wouldn't.

Here's an idea. Call them and tell them you need extensive work on your black water system. However your tank is full and no way to dump it, see what they tell you.
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Seriously, I still think places that sell and service camping vehicles should provide dump stations for their customers. That would be any owner, since that's what they sell.
Max, I must point out Dealers, be they auto, boat, or RV, are trying to sell fantasy and escape. You want a stinky dump station to remind customers of one of the more distasteful aspects of RV life? Why would a dealer think that offering a dump station could possibly improve his sales? I agree, dump stations aren't found as conveniently as we'd like, but sadly many RV owners don't always leave them in good shape, which means someone has to clean them up. With reduced funding for everything, who's going to supply that service? I use a Sewer Solution and dump at home.
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I was surprise but Cabella's(sp) has a dump station. Al least the one in Rogers Mn has one...
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A lot of smaller town Elks lodges around here have them. The one at the Elks lodge in my town (Forest Grove, OR) is the cleanest and nicest dump station I've seen, and there's never a line. It has a pay box for you to slip them a few bucks and you can take your time.
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Sanidumps.com is another good list - by state and then town or city. Normally lists whether free or if there is a cost.
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Nationwide listinga at www.rvdumpstations.info/
Thanks. This is the most complete list of dumpsites I've ever seen. I bookmarked it for the future.
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I feel fortunate that there are two rest stops with dump stations north and south of me on I77.
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Hey, I got a great APP exercise and introduced to Sanidumps.com from my rant. Those alone were worth some lashings.
John, I did call a couple dealers who said no dump and then called back and said I had a black tank plumbing problem. Oh, no problem we'll dump it here and fix it. Oh, You have a dump station. Yes for our shop work only. Ah! You're the one who took the "S" out of service. Gotcha .

Something tells me, we have too much "fun", playing with out water compartments. It proves real men can handle a little sewage.

I do have a bottle of hand sanitizer hanging on a tie-wrap in my water compartment. Just because it's our own precious crap, doesn't mean it's any cleaner.
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John, I did call a couple dealers who said no dump and then called back and said I had a black tank plumbing problem. Oh, no problem we'll dump it here and fix it. Oh, You have a dump station. Yes for our shop work only. Ah! You're the one who took the "S" out of service. Gotcha .
You're still ranting Max

Makes perfect sense an RV shop can dump inside their service bays for blank tank service or they could even service them. They certainly don't want to take a MH out of a bay because you came off the street and want to dump in it. You would be hard pressed to find an RV dealer anywhere in this country that has dump facilities for off the street transients. If you ever do, report it to Sanidumps and I'm sure that dealer will hate you

I have no doubt if you're anywhere having your coach serviced and you asked them to dump your tank while there, they will certainly do that for you.


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I always figured if I don't want to touch it coming out, I shouldn't have consumed it going in
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John,
Great quote about it going in and coming out.
BYW Camping World, who tried to sell me on using theirs in Greenwood, has the dump station at the far end of their "overnight parking" area. They charged $5 to non Camping World card carriers. They have to drive them over to it to service units.

Oh well -- hard to do... but I've said it all and like others, got more great resources for dropping off our stuff.
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