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Old 08-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Obviously dumping is one of the least enjoyable aspects of Rving. I have the disposable gloves, the end elbow and a douch connector, but it is still a clumsy time. Are there any tricks or pieces of equipment that I have overlooked that make this operation a bit better?

Is it just me or do a lot of dump stations lack garden hose faucets and some seem to require a second person to operate the valve.

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Obviously dumping is one of the least enjoyable aspects of Rving. I have the disposable gloves, the end elbow and a douch connector, but it is still a clumsy time. Are there any tricks or pieces of equipment that I have overlooked that make this operation a bit better?

Is it just me or do a lot of dump stations lack garden hose faucets and some seem to require a second person to operate the valve.

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Old 08-25-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is it just me or do a lot of dump stations lack garden hose faucets and some seem to require a second person to operate the valve. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



There are many dump stations without water or hoses, and that's a pain. But you have to be prepared for it. As for the second person to operate the valve, I haven't needed them yet, but I always make sure the output end of the sewer hose is well inside the dump hole, often secured by the hole cover or a large rock, before I pull the gate valve...
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In those locations without a hole cover or a rock, the person has to learn the "Dumper two step", that is to pull the valve and immediately hustle over and put your foot on the hose before it flies out....
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:52 AM   #5
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I am looking into ways to improve my dumping experience. Some where I saw an MH that seemed to have its hose permantly attached and was stored in a tube that hung from the bottom of the MH. It seemed like an interesting idea. Anybody know anything about this?

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Old 08-25-2005, 05:28 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Some where I saw an MH that seemed to have its hose permanently attached </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you referring to one of these full waste management systems?
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No, those are neat, but no. The system I saw used the standard 3" hose.

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Typically, when I dump, I never bother to use available water to flush hoses, etc. I dump the gray water after the black and that plug of 40 gallons of soapy gray water cleans everything better than the available water anyway.

If no one's waiting and I have time, I'll use the quickie Flush to flush out the black tank before dumping the gray.

So, if I'm in a hurry, when I come up to the dump station, I.....

Put on disposable gloves
Put on clear 45 degree connector and attach sewer hose.
Dump black water
Close black water, open gray water
Close gray and disconnect at camper
Lift up hose and work any liquid remaining in the hose into dump station
Pull hose out of dump station and put in bumper
Take off gloves inside out so my hands stay clean
Drive away

I don't mind dumping at all (unless it's raining or there's a long line)

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Is there a tune for the "Dumper two step"?
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Our 84 Toyota Dolphin only has one tank so the job is a bit more stressful.

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.....disposable gloves and eye protection to avoid HEP C and cytosporin in these warm areas....also alcohol based hand cleaner and a disposable towel or papertowel handy....eyewash in coach near water supply.....geofkaye
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Captain Bud:
...the person has to learn the "Dumper two step"...put your foot on the hose before it flies out.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Captain Bud, Is there a preferred shoe color for this dancer?
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Dan I had a 1996 coachmen catalina with pipe and sewer hose attached underneath that would swivel out for easy dumping.
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