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Old 04-26-2015, 06:00 PM   #15
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I think the OP actually already has his mind made up.

Personally, I have never, ever heard of anyone "cracking" a tank by being underway with a full or partially full tank; absolutely ever single RV water or waste tank would be damaged if this were true.

I still think an extra length of sewer hose is the quickest, easiest way to deal with his issue.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:06 PM   #16
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Nope, I have a Dolly so I'm screwed, if my car was rear wheel drive I would definitely do it. So far as the bind you were in did you try to pull forward a little to relieve it?
I couldn't pull forward. That's why I was trying to back up.
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Well, Mody N Domy, count the No's and count the yes's. I think the answer is obvious.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:15 PM   #18
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What would happen if.....

Answer is very bad things.

How do I deal with that?

I have multiple methods for dumping tank.

I have the original free with purchase of motor home sewer hose which at the moment is the precise length I need to dump plus or minus nothing and is doign a great job (10 years old next month)

I have a Tetford Smart hose (Default at most sites)
I have 10 and a 20 foot 3" extension hose (never use 'em all)

I have a Portable Macerator (Fly-Jet) With 50 feet of BLACK garden hose 3/4" along with a home made Ground Adapter.. This is what I use when the dang dump is at the very rear of the site. or uphill or otherwise a long way for the stuff to flow.
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Why is it so hard for people to DISCONNECT in situations like this???? I mean, what, maybe 1-2 minutes and you're disconnected and you can do whatever you want with either the coach or the toad. We've been in a couple of situations where, it's either damage the tow bar and or the toad because of the need to back up or, DISCONNECT! Well, the wife and I have disconnected in about 45 seconds to a minute in one or two situations.

The OP can do whatever he feels is right for his situation but, it's just not that hard to disconnect. Even if it took 5-10 minutes for disconnecting (I couldn't take that long if I was asleep while doing it) it's still way better than breaking or damaging something and then what do you have? You may not even be able to proceed with your trip until you get if fixed. Your choice.
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There are numerous threads about backing a toad with a motorhome. Those who do it or have done it and those who will never even think of doing it.

Despite all the doomsday warnings, there are a number of us who do it with minimal problems and no damage. CAN it be done? Yes, of course. Does it take skill and practice to be sure you don't break anything? Again, yes. If you're willing to practice and develop the skills, do it and enjoy the benifits of your new skill. If you are not willing to spend the time and effort to develop the skill, just know that you'll have to unhook when a backup may have saved you the time and effort.

Your rig, your choice. Whatever flicks your Bic.
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There are numerous threads about backing a toad with a motorhome. Those who do it or have done it and those who will never even think of doing it.

Despite all the doomsday warnings, there are a number of us who do it with minimal problems and no damage. CAN it be done? Yes, of course. Does it take skill and practice to be sure you don't break anything? Again, yes. If you're willing to practice and develop the skills, do it and enjoy the benifits of your new skill. If you are not willing to spend the time and effort to develop the skill, just know that you'll have to unhook when a backup may have saved you the time and effort.

Your rig, your choice. Whatever flicks your Bic.
That learning curve could get VERY costly. Just sayin'
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I like to dump my tanks before we pull out for the days trip I dont want the weight of the water bouncing in the tanks going down the road. That puts a lot of stress on the tanks causing cracks.
With all due respect, I don't think this is true at all. I have always (even with my TT) dump the tanks before leaving and then add at least a 1/3 tank of water plus some liquid Oxy Clean laundry detergent (and sometimes some Calgon water softener). Rocking motions going down the highway will slosh the soapy solution around in the tank and help keep the tank and sensors sorta clean.

I've never experienced a cracked tank nor have I ever heard of anyone else experiencing one.

As far as your proposed method of backing up a toad....give it a try and let us know how it works. I'm always open for new ideas.

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I have unhooked the toad several times when I needed to. Not difficult. Not counting elapsed time. Not thinking of alternative ways. Not messing with basic physics.
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There are numerous threads about backing a toad with a motorhome. Those who do it or have done it and those who will never even think of doing it.

And then there are those of us the did it without thinking!

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I think you have already decided to proceed with your proposed method of backing up a toad....so give it a try and let us know how it works. Always open for new ideas.
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You could always pull out of the spot, "drive around the block" and pull back into your spot only as far as needed and then dump.
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NO DON't DO IT !!! The tow bar itself is a hollow tube and is subject to collapse when pressure is applied on the ends. Take a drink straw and pull all you want, no damage. Take that straw and push on both ends and somewhere in it's length it will collapse. Just as your tow bar could.
If this were the case, ant time we hit our brakes hard, we could expect the toad to slam into the back of the coach, as the tow bar folded up.
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I too have a Portable Macerator (Flo-Jet)for just this situation. Takes up little room and is simple and easy.
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