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Old 09-08-2014, 06:09 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by mojoracing View Post
We have had our tanks pumped out by the honey wagon many times at race tracks. The last guy had our slinky hooked to a blue tote tank that had a hole cut in it. Once he pulled our valve and the stuff started flowing into the tote, he would but his suction hose into the hole that was cut in the side of the tote tank. Impossible to damage the tanks that way. They ran through the pits all day every day for a week, day and night. Must have made a pretty penny at 40 bucks a pop!
Sounds like he had lots of experience doing RV's.

We made it for an entire week and left their place with the tank showing 75% full using our flushing strategy of 'if it is yellow, let it mellow... if it is brown, flush it down.'.

We like the macerator toilet but it does use more water than one that dumps directly into the tank.

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Old 09-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Murf2u View Post
I've never come across a town or city yet that wouldn't let you dump at the waste water treatment facility. Most even do it for free. They'd rather offer the service than have folks dumping in a ditch somewhere. BTW, it's more common than you think, all those 'disaster clean up' folks that vacuum out basements after a sewer back up have to have somewhere to off-load don't they? I would however be extremely cautious about using Fred's Honey Wagon service. You'd be amazed at how little vacuum it takes to turn a black or grey tank inside out and how much vacuum those trucks produce!
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:44 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Murf2u View Post
I've never come across a town or city yet that wouldn't let you dump at the waste water treatment facility. Most even do it for free.
In the 14 years I've owned my coach I've dumped at numerous municipal "waste water treatment facilities".

Some have RV dump stations where you can simply dump and go, and at some you dump into an open manhole.

At some you have to wait until an employee comes back to the shop and directs you to the dump location, (and/or removes the manhole cover) .....which BTW is often ONLY when it's time for them to punch out.

At some the people in the office have no idea what you are talking about!

In other words attempting to dump at a water treatment facility can be a PITA ......(aka: a waste of time... and a real crap shoot).

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