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Old 11-23-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Dumping Tale

It was the end of a long weekend and we were at the dump station behind a caravan of Class A's loaded full of you know what!
So we decided to leave and return later after 6 pm as we were visiting relatives and staying on their property.

At 6:30 pm we returned and found that the Sewers were plugged and there was a lake at least 50 ft in diameter of raw sewage. It was obvious that once it plugged people just let it go helter skelter. The closest Dump was at a camp site 20 miles away and they charged $20 for dumping if not a guest.

My question is what is a person to do in a situation like that? I know what I did. My Nephew has a construction company and had a vacuum truck so we made out OK
What would you do? Sometimes I really wonder when I'm asked if I RV! Are we all guilty of something like this?

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Old 11-23-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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Go to a Flying J truck stop& pay $5.00. Eddie Elk.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
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Go to a Flying J truck stop& pay $5.00. Eddie Elk.
Yup but the nearest Flying J was 140 miles away. You must have them on every block.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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Find the clean out at the relatives house yard and dump there. That's what I do at my house using thirty feet of drain hose.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:48 PM   #5
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Sorry for your issue. I believe the main problem is people are getting either very stupid or have little respect for others or themselves. We had a similar issue at a dump station and rather than cause a mess we hauled our poop to the next stop. Absolutely no reason to cause a huge mess for someone else to deal with.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:10 PM   #6
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Never seen anything like that. Hope I never do either. Who wood drive there RV thru that puddle? Yuck
We used to go to a outdoorsman type store and they had free dumping but those that don't care about someone else's property fixed that for us,, now have to pay $15.00. and about 50 miles R/T
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:14 AM   #8
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Dumping Tale

It's not the most pleasant thing to do, or even to write about, but here goes...

Back in 1977, when I bought our first motorhome, a co-worker with a travel trailer advised me to buy a sturdy bucket. Me:"Why?", Him: "You will figure it out".

Well, somewhere in this early era, I ended up parked in the driveway with plenty of stuff in the black tank. By doing several trips, I filled the bucket, dumped and flushed it down the basement garage toilet, and emptied the tank. I still use this method each fall to run fresh water in the tank, empty as needed, and end up with a very clean black tank as I winterize the remaining parts of the system.

Again, this is not the most pleasant thing to do and some will find it completely repugnant. But with care, good gloves (and waiting until DW is out of the house) it can be done.

Also, don't completely open the drain valve (ask me how I know).

Responding to the original topic. Remember when almost all of the interstate highway rest areas in the Midwest had dumping stations?. From the messes I used to see, it's obvious why these were closed. The behavior of a few low-life jerks eliminated these conveniences for the rest of us.
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It is just like everything else. There are a few who have no regard for others. There is a percentage of knuckleheads in any group and the more people who join us, the more knuckleheads we get. The few always ruin it for the many.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:10 AM   #10
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Yup Idiots spoil everything!
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:25 AM   #11
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When you've gotta dump, you've gotta dump.
Find the nearest dump site (usually from internet or by asking), drive to it, pay the price and dump.

You found a good solution and that could be an option in a situation where nothing else is available.

Some houses have clean-outs that may be accessible, but I would be reluctant to try that unless I was sure there was no possibility of failure... and probably not if they were on a septic system.
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I am not defending anyone, but what are you supposed to do when the hole your dumping into clogs up? I am sure there is a bit of a delay between recognizing there is a clog and getting the valve shut off. We also don't know if the poo puddle was from a clog or if it was a back up from another source.

I once removed the cap to a deluge from a black water valve that didn't completely shut. After a few choice comments to myself I hosed the area down and tried to clean it up the best I could, but there was no reversing the situation.
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Some sewage treatment plants have a dump station and may be free for residents. You may have to pay a small fee if non resident. Tom
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Because of an engine issue I had to do a dump. I had a large old rubber construction warning cone with a permanently bent top. I cut off the bent part, placed the cone upside down into the cleanout in the back yard and then carefully drained and carried the fluids from the holding tanks. Even did a tank rinse!!
The cone had become a really nice, big funnel.

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