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Old 10-05-2015, 06:12 PM   #29
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FWIW I always also run water through the hose to rinse out anything before I use it to fill the fresh water tank. And yes, I store the hoses with the ends connected together. ;-)
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:26 PM   #30
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Pete, I was talking about spraying the spigot (threads AND inside) before attaching the freshwater hose in case some idiot contaminated it before I got there.
Oh shoot. You were a day late and a dollar short. I've now got the cleanest sewer hose around.

Just yanking your chain a little there MS But you have got to wonder, why did Fleetwood out the sewer plumbing and hose in the same compartment as the water plumbing and hoses?
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:48 PM   #31
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Forget the small things in life...........what I am starting to really worry everyday Joe, is about..........Getting older
Now that is something to concern oneself with, and worry about
I heard or read somewhere that getting older is terminal.😱😱
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:03 PM   #32
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Your cell phone has more bacteria than a bathroom door handle or even toilet seat and we're worried about a spigot?
It's not that there are bacteria; it is the disease-causing bacteria you can find in people's poop that is the problem here.
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I can see that we are roughly divided here between the "sanitizers" and the "poop-hose on the spigot washers".
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According to the microbiologist who works for the maker of the bactericide I have sold for years, the chance of contamination from a water spigot at a campground is many times less than you face when you use that bathroom at the campground or swim in the pool (have you seen some of the reports on fecal coliform in public pools).

Also the chance of dermal absorption on undamaged skin while dumping is low due to the short term duration and the ability to wash your skin quickly, just don't splash waste in your eyes, nose or mouth!

Spray you spigot if it makes you feel better but recognize that there are many other potential sources of infection that you come in contact with daily and yet you are still here, amazing.
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According to the microbiologist who works for the maker of the bactericide I have sold for years, the chance of contamination from a water spigot at a campground is many times less than you face when you use that bathroom at the campground or swim in the pool (have you seen some of the reports on fecal coliform in public pools).

Also the chance of dermal absorption on undamaged skin while dumping is low due to the short term duration and the ability to wash your skin quickly, just don't splash waste in your eyes, nose or mouth!

Spray you spigot if it makes you feel better but recognize that there are many other potential sources of infection that you come in contact with daily and yet you are still here, amazing.

I know there are lots of sources out there, but I'm gonna eliminate one of them!
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...just don't splash waste in your eyes, nose or mouth!
Yup... wear a face shield at the dump station!
Wish I had one the last time I cleaned the black tank with the ole' wand.
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Yup... wear a face shield at the dump station!

Wish I had one the last time I cleaned the black tank with the ole' wand.

A tank flush avoids that.
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Yup... wear a face shield at the dump station!
Wish I had one the last time I cleaned the black tank with the ole' wand.
At least it was your own bacteria!
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We keep a spray bottle and I hit the water hookup first. My wife is a nurse and she can tell you all about all of the campers who have ended with a myriad of things all fecal related at the hospital. You can get quite sick.
I do disagree with those who say that it's nothing to worry about.
A few to ponder : Typhoid and paratyphoid, Cholera, Bacillary dysentery, Anthrax, Bacteria diarrhoeas such as Yersinia, Campylobacter, E. coli,
Viral diarrhoeas such as rotavirus and adenovirus - just to name a few.
Better to be safe.
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OK, you convinced me!

Poo is not good.
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I've never caught the bad stuff. Don't know any that have. I DO wash my hands, wear corrective lenses, and keep my mouth shut!
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That is truly nasty!
But you all realize that the crews that work on your city water lines are often the same crews that work on your city sewer lines. I've never seen them sanitize a backhoe bucket or a pipe wrench. LOL

That said, the chlorine in the water does a good job (if it's not a well), and so does the UV in sunlight (on the spigot).
Honestly, I'd be much more concerned about what I pick up from a doorknob at Crackerbarrel.
Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it didn't happen.
I am a licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator for our city and I hold a license in Waste Water Treatment.
We do have tools that are designated for clean water and tools for waste water and our tools and shovels often get a good dousing of heavily chlorinated water, and yes we have chlorinated back hoe buckets and even the dirt in the hole where a broken water main is being repaired.
We often use a 2 gallon yard sprayer with a hypochlorite solution to spray things with.
I have never disinfected a yard hydrant spigot when camping, but I'm sure it would'nt hurt.
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We keep a spray bottle and I hit the water hookup first. My wife is a nurse and she can tell you all about all of the campers who have ended with a myriad of things all fecal related at the hospital. You can get quite sick.
I do disagree with those who say that it's nothing to worry about.
A few to ponder : Typhoid and paratyphoid, Cholera, Bacillary dysentery, Anthrax, Bacteria diarrhoeas such as Yersinia, Campylobacter, E. coli,
Viral diarrhoeas such as rotavirus and adenovirus - just to name a few.
Better to be safe.
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