RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
DreaminBig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Total shock!!!

So, Sunday the DH and I decided to take the grandkids swimming at a nearby campground. We were also checking out a site we reserved for the coming weekend. We are sitting at the beach and watched people dumping tanks at the dump station and leaving for home. LO AND BEHOLD....a truck pulls up with a TT behind, a man and woman get out, waltz back to the tank valves....and open them!! NO hoses...just opened them up and let 'er rip. I swear the smell was overbearing. They finally looked over toward the crowd at the beach area gawking at them and turned their backs. When they got done, they just turned on the little hose and haphazardly hosed things off. Seriously???? I have never seen such a thing!!!! It's too bad the idiot didn't have a huge case of splashing going on.

Dean, Kim & Toby-the CairnTerrier
2018 Wildwood 272RBXL
2011 Chevy Silverado
DreaminBig is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
rivraton's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 356
Must have been Ellen Griswold's cousin Eddie.

2015 A.C.E. 27.1
American Car Dolly
2001 Ram 1500 / 2012 Kia Soul....Go Hamsters!
rivraton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
topdownman's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,481
Yep, sh*tter was full.
Mark Anderson - FMCA 351514 - NRVIA Certified Level 2 Inspector
Louisville, KY
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH
2006 Jeep Commander
topdownman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
Dutch Star David's Avatar

Texas Boomers Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,985
Originally Posted by rivraton View Post
Must have been Ellen Griswold's cousin Eddie.
At least Eddie had a sewer hose.
2018 Newmar Dutch Star 4369, Spartan K2 Chassis,
Cummins ISL 450HP, Allison 3000

2015 F-150 King Ranch LB 3.5 L twin turbo Ecoboost Toad, Texas Boomers RV Club
FMCA F292298, NRA Benefactor, Newmar KK Lone Stars South
Dutch Star David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
John H...'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,326
Too bad someone didn't get a license # and report them....Always a few that ruin things for others.....
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 39,817
Originally Posted by John H... View Post
Too bad someone didn't get a license # and report them....Always a few that ruin things for others.....

Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 03:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
4x4dually's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 153
Originally Posted by rivraton View Post
Must have been Ellen Griswold's cousin Eddie.
Exactly what I thought when reading the first post.

Last Sunday at the local lake, we pull up to dump. An older couple were dumping. They didn't have an adapter to screw onto the tank inlet. They just opened the big cover and hung the hose in there. That is fine an all, but the smell...my Lord. Apparently the TT had two dumps. When he switched over, stuff went everywhere since he was soooo careful. I can get over the smell, carelessness, and plain laziness of others, but what killed me was, the grandkids were standing right there. Probably a 10 year old girl and a 7 year old boy....WITH NO SHOES ON! I was beside myself. Tracking water from who knows what tank all around. I wanted to throw up. I wanted to tell them to leave the kids in the truck or make them stand back...but not my place. I just pulled up, dumped without spilling a drip, and left in a fraction of the time they had been camping out at the crapper hole.
Electrical Engineer
I invent light-emitting resistors and smoke-emitting diodes.
4x4dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
tiredvet's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 418
Stayed at a KOA campground in Leavenworth Wa.(never again).We had the displeasure of having the site across from the dumping station. We watched in horror as a group of kids in their mid teens drank water from the little clean up hose and right next to the non potable water sign.I blurted out for them to read the sign and the look I got back made me think that I might as well of been speaking to our dog.
Jim & Elissa Edmonds
2003 34FDDS Alpine Banks 430hp #74869
Viola, Idaho 3rd Armored Cav & 3rd Infantry Division
tiredvet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 03:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,893
Thankfully I read this after lunch...do you think they just don't know better? Nobody is that stupid...are they?
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
USMCRET's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,889
What I like about camping is the diversity of people involved. What I don't like about it is the diversity of people involved.
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910
ISC on a Spartan
USMCRET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
SarahW's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,965
Ick. After observing other campers putting their stinky slinky on the PICNIC TABLE...we don't go anywhere without plenty of Lysol and a plastic table cloth. Some people are so disgusting and clueless.
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C
SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 07:35 PM   #12
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 75
It may be hard to believe but I swear, some people just don't know how to empty the tanks. They think that the slope of the concrete toward the drain means "open-er-up" and "let-er-flow". I have a habit of talking to folks about the proper way to empty tanks and if they don't wanna listen, I call the authorities. There is no excuse for what you saw!
troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 09:46 PM   #13
Senior Member
FIRE UP's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 7,915
Originally Posted by USMCRET View Post
What I like about camping is the diversity of people involved. What I don't like about it is the diversity of people involved.
A very accurate statement! It's truly amazing how some people passed the "common sense" table when they were born. Most of the time, they missed the other two tables too and walked right on by. Those other two were, "common courtesy" and, "Common decency". Don't kid yourselves out there, those people the OP was talking about knew EXACTLY what they were doing.

Being lazy and un-caring these days IS COMMON! Yes, there's caring, courteous, thoughtful and, people who "THINK" when they're doing things. They pay attention to what's around them, they THINK about what they're doing and will it will have effects on other folks, if they're close by.

Not all campers are like the ones the OP is talking about. We've met plenty of good, nice, caring and courteous people while on/in our travels. Our parents taught us right and wrong. And, their parents before them and before them etc. Schools teach all of us important ideals and how to use them. Whether or not any of it sinks in, is of course up to the individual.

Some of the teachings, never sunk in and, the schools had no effect. Life's too short to have to worry about those types. I just try and wash it away and learn more.
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 10:03 PM   #14
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 132
Im a pooh-phobe. I recall being excited about my new Sani-Con system. I let the tanks get good and full boondocking for 10 days.. went to the dumping station, hooked up to the sewer and flipped the switch.. Looking all proud of my new system I reached my head into the wet bay to check on things, thats when things went very very wrong.. I didn't notice there was a small cap on the nozle, the hose literally exploded in what friends decribed best as a "Robbin Williams RV moment" It was everywhere, I even had corn in my hair (no idea who flushed that much corn). After I stripped down naked right there without shame I hosed myself off and lathered up with Dial anti-Microbial soap (several times) with horrified onlookers. I then headed to urgent care for any shot they would give me.

Incognito. is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you know {premium shock name} are better? Elexwiz MH-General Discussions & Problems 22 05-08-2014 05:16 PM
Shock Remorse rmcb Monaco Owner's Forum 33 05-06-2014 05:52 AM
F53 shock applications tderonne Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 1 03-18-2014 11:52 AM
Trailer vs 5th wheel total length? DumOleBob Travel Trailer Discussion 4 01-23-2014 10:01 AM
Shock resitance, compression vs expanded. frederick w iRV2.com General Discussion 3 06-25-2013 02:23 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.