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Old 06-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by PPCPilot View Post
He said his shallow well was 15 feet away not his proper septic system.

As I read this post by the OP...I kept waiting for the "just kidding" remark that never came. This reads more like a Robin Williams script for the movie RV.
All very true. I saw where he was going to build a "temporary septic system" and I was trying to subtly emphasize it needed to proper one. Can you imagine 50 gallons +- of raw stinking sewage sitting out in the open in a shallow pit dug in a dense clay soil? It would never soak into the ground and would just stay there festering. I don't know where he lives and I sure didn't want the health dept to be looking at me for giving him the permission to dump raw sewage in a shallow pit. It was merely a CYA comment.

People get into these situations a lot. I had a camper come over to me one day and asked if I would mind looking at his toilet because it had overflowed and he did not know what to do. He had rented this nice diesel pusher motorhome and was given only very briefest of instructions on how to use it. I asked him when was the last time he dumped the two tanks and he looked at me with those deer caught in the headlights look. He had gotten the sewer hose out and hooked it up, but didn't know that there were two dump valves, one for the gray and one for the black tank!
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Lye takes care of and spills.....
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I had to look at the calendar just to make sure..... That we hadn't backed up about 9 weeks.
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Not a fun job but i'd go down to the ole wallyworld store and buy one of those cheap plastic kiddy pools. Set it under the drain, pull the cap, and fill it up. Then get gloves, a 5 gallon bucket, and dip about 3 gallons at a time out of it. Haul it carefully inside and dump it down the toilet. Would take several trips but it wouldn't cost anything.
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I have a DIY macerator pump. I would drop its intake hose into the toilet. Its output hose can run up to a couple hundred feed to a sewer clean out, into a 55 gal drum, whatever. It would be relatively messless.

The solids may be pretty solid. Pump out what you can. Add water and something like Happy Camper Extreme and let sit to soften for 24-48 hours. Pump some more out. Repeat as necessary.

Once you get it mostly empty tip up the side of the RV to move the remaining away from the sewer outlet. Uncap the sewer and get the blade valve working or attach another blade valve with bayonet connector to the sewer outlet. Un-tip the RV and finish emplting and cleaning the tank.
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