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Old 04-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hard to find Dump Stations

I live in Carmel, indiana. They say we are about the 12th largest city in the US, but need to dump and you're in trouble. All the dealers, including Camping World, say no dump station. Great they want to sell you a wonderful class A like we have, but no where to get the crap out of it. Driving to a Flying hook or other likely dump place isn't very cheap.
After many calls, I found ONE, dealer who is in the service business. Dick Braun's Funtime Campers has one and charges $ 10.

I remember being told by Camping World in Greenwood on the far southside, they had one for people who stay or buy coaches, but now they deny it and say sorry. Never believe a salesman at Camping World. They're full of what I need to get rid of.
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Use this site to find all the dump stations you need anywhere.

This search is for ones in a 20 mile radius of Carmel IN.

RV Dump Stations near Carmel, Indiana within a radius of 20 miles (32 kms)

There are also Smartphone Apps that can provide the same information.

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Does this website allow you to check locations anywhere or do you have to buy the $30 ebook to access the information?
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The app for the smartphone has 2 choices. Free and paid. The free version has worked well for us going cross country.
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Almost all campgrounds allow use of their dump stations for a nominal fee. There is a campground in Noblesville (Riverbend), and one in Cicero (White River - county operated). Flying J truck stops typically have dump stations. Many municipal sewage treatment plants have a dump site available.
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RVer's friend book says that greenwood citgo has one if stiill there ?
Call you're waste water treatment center in Carmel to find out if they have a sewage dump for residents.
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I live in Carmel, indiana. They say we are about the 12th largest city in the US, but need to dump and you're in trouble......
Wikipedia has a list of the largest cities in the U.S. Broken Arrow, OK is #285 on the list with a population of ~99,000. Carmel is listed as having a population of ~79,000 (both numbers per the 2010 census). So, I would question the "12th largest city" statistic.

I hope you find a good, close, cheap, place to dump your tanks..!
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Wikipedia has a list of the largest cities in the U.S. Broken Arrow, OK is #285 on the list with a population of ~99,000. Carmel is listed as having a population of ~79,000 (both numbers per the 2010 census). So, I would question the "12th largest city" statistic.

I hope you find a good, close, cheap, place to dump your tanks..!
Carmel is considered a suburb of Indianapolis, which is the 12th largest city in the U.S., not that it has anything to do with dump stations. I think the point was, Indiana, the RV manufacturing capital of the U.S., dump stations are not as numerous as some would think.
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Check with your city. Our's allows you to dump for free at their sanitation plant. They figure it keeps people from using the storm drains.

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perhaps with the "Sewer Solution" you can dump at home ?
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Or get a macerator vs "sewer solution" - it will pump over 100' with a 3/4" hose and several feet uphill. I have a regular sewer hookup at home, but I have used my macerator even with a toilet on occasion and it works, (tried that at home with clear water to make certain all was OK with my DW standing by to immediatley shut the pump off should anything go wrong. It went smooth, so in a pinch I have used this method for real.) Prefer to use a sewer drainout outlet if no dump station is available but it does provide many more dump options.

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I have the Sanidump App, but don't use anymore. About any CG, State/Nat park has one. Also alot of Travel Plazas, truck stops (we use P/FJ) and Interstate rest areas have them. With many years of camping, never been a problem with a little planning and forethought. I suppose the most common problem is, what do you do when you get home.

Us with septics tanks is a no-brainer of course. Those in rural areas build in small "dry wells". There have been times where I have just dumped in the yard or flower garden. We of course live in a very rural area and do not use any chemicals. We use nothing but concentrated bacteria which reduces solids to water and CO2.

I have been in a city emviroment a few times, when I needed to dump and didn't want to travel to dump. A 5 gal bucket and dump in a toilet is not that pleasant, but it does work :-)

That's better than a guy on here once that said he cracks his black water valve open then just takes off down the highway! As a motorcyclist, you can imagine how much I didn't like that idea :-D
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That's better than a guy on here once that said he cracks his black water valve open then just takes off down the highway! As a motorcyclist, you can imagine how much I didn't like that idea :-D
I imagine (I hope) that anyone driving down the road with the black valve 'cracked' open will drain off the liquids and leave a giant pyramid of poo and paper behind. Serve him right!
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