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Old 10-27-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Dump From Hell !!!

I just witnessed the worst RV dump I have ever experienced using a local mobile septic tank dump truck operated by a country "bumpkin".

First he shows up with a 90 degree RV fitting on the end of his hose but wait, after I retrieved my own 90 degree fitting so that his fitting could be easily twisted onto my 90 degree fitting I pull the black handle and there is crap flowing all over my bay floor. I quickly closed the handle and looked closer at his fitting.....duh....there was no rubber o-ring in his fitting.

I finally decided to hook up a short extension hose where his connection would be on the outside of the coach service bay and told him to hold HIS connection as tight as he could and I would control the dump valve.

Well between the two of us I got the two tanks emptied but not without a total mess in my service bay which I had to clean up.

I refused to let him use that fitting to empty my 42 gallon Blue Boy so he had another setup where he had a long PVC pipe coming out from the end of his hose. So he stuck that into the fill opening on the top and sucked it dry. I controlled the pitch of the tank so he could get 99% of the crap out.

Now I need to cool off a little before calling this company to explain what had happened.

This dump was the most non-sanitary dump I have ever experienced by a mobile septic company anywhere in the country.

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Maybe you should notify the EPA also.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:49 PM   #3
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Maybe you should notify the EPA also.
No we don't need that gov't agency looking at RV practices.....good lord!
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Not good to read about at all.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:59 PM   #5
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Already knowing his fitting is missing o-ring and leaking you went ahead and continued the dump?

Why not let him use the o-ring out of your fitting....or a spare one.??

Don't you carry spares.??

I do...even Walmart has them

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Old 10-28-2016, 04:21 AM   #6
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Already knowing his fitting is missing o-ring and leaking you went ahead and continued the dump?

Why not let him use the o-ring out of your fitting....or a spare one.??

Don't you carry spares.??

I do...even Walmart has them

YES...Nope...Nope.

The tanks needed to be dumped as they were FULL!

That's why I stopped the process and hooked up MY short extension hose and told him to hold HIS leaking fitting together outside of my service bay which had been trashed. If it leaks all over him, that's HIS problem.

They should arrive equipped to handle the dump without difficulty and keeping everything sanitary.

I haven't called this company yet BUT will strongly suggest that they go to Walmart and purchase a package of o-rings and USE them.

For what they are charging to dump my tanks I shouldn't have to clean up a mess in my service bay.

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Old 10-28-2016, 05:41 AM   #8
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What you need is one of them there hose spreaders.

I'll get some tortilla chips!
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Heck, I don't need anyone elses help to make a mess. I'm well trained and perfectly competent at doing tank drain mini disasters all by myself

Oh and I just added a package of gaskets to my shopping list along with 2 jugs of antifreeze (it snowed here yesterday so it must be time) and a jug of DEF for my TV
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Just ordered a set of gaskets. Never even thought of that.

We were at a state park recently that had sewer hoses permanently hooked up. The hose I grabbed and hooked up leaked horribly and because they were hooked up and locked down with a steel rod thingy I couldn't pull out and use my own hose.

I said something to the park and they fixed it but a few people continued using it while it leaked, I commented to someone about the mess they were making and their response was "it's supposed to rain later".

Ever since then I always pull the gray water first just to test the connection, if no leaks I close it and pull the black tank. I even do that with my own hose just in case.
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I always pull the gray water first just to test the connection, if no leaks I close it and pull the black tank. I even do that with my own hose just in case.
Same here, makes things a lot simpler in case of a mishap.
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Just ordered a set of gaskets. Never even thought of that.

We were at a state park recently that had sewer hoses permanently hooked up. The hose I grabbed and hooked up leaked horribly and because they were hooked up and locked down with a steel rod thingy I couldn't pull out and use my own hose.

I said something to the park and they fixed it but a few people continued using it while it leaked, I commented to someone about the mess they were making and their response was "it's supposed to rain later".

[B]Ever since then I always pull the gray water first just to test the connection, if no leaks I close it and pull the black tank. I even do that with my own hose just in case.

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I've always done this even with my Sani-Con system.
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