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Old 06-09-2016, 12:42 PM   #21
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Good excuse to take the trailer camping and dump at a cg, using one of those portable units can get nasty as well as heavy. I had about 18" and it was too close to breathe...
Yeah I'm not ever going to use one of those portable units.

I'm simply connecting to the handy cleanout that is sort of nearby, that connects to city sewer.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:07 PM   #22
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Better check with local government on dumping into city sewer, they may want to have you apply for a permit so that they can charge you $$.... and if you get caught without one, more $$$
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #23
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Better check with local government on dumping into city sewer, they may want to have you apply for a permit so that they can charge you $$.... and if you get caught without one, more $$$
Sorry if i wasnt clear

I am merely connecting the travel trailer to my house plumbing system.

the main *house* line that runs under the house.

(I have a "clean out" that was installed by my plumber)

so pretend I'm simply flushing a BIG toilet and then having a LONG shower.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:19 PM   #24
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I don't understand how your guests are going to get in and out of the trailer, or how you are going to get in with a hose to flush the tanks...
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:21 PM   #25
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I don't understand how your guests are going to get in and out of the trailer, or how you are going to get in with a hose to flush the tanks...
The travel trailer door faces the house (passenger side) and there is more than enough space there.

and to refill the black tank i just stand on the toilet pedal, and also shoot the shower hose into the toilet.

works just fine.

plus i dont generally bother to rinse the grey tank. we don't cook any fatty foods, so no grease at all goes into the grey.

never had a problem at all this way with our Casita, and I don't expect the Escape to be any different.
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Might be able to use one of these, 2 actually, to open the valves from the front of the trailer. Amazon.com: Valterra TC372 72" Flexible Cable Kit with 3" Valve: Automotive

If you replaced the pipe cover with one of the ones with a hose outlet, you could leave a macerator connected and do the whole job remotely.

They have power valves too, but they look kind of bulky.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:32 PM   #27
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Sorry if i wasnt clear

I am merely connecting the travel trailer to my house plumbing system.

the main *house* line that runs under the house.

(I have a "clean out" that was installed by my plumber)

so pretend I'm simply flushing a BIG toilet and then having a LONG shower.
Hi: Losangeles... Just be sure you have enough space to spring backwards out of the line of fire...... after you pull the trigger on the black tank. Don't ask me how I know this!!! Alf
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:35 PM   #28
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I'd hookup the sewer hose at the last point backing in where I could still access it and run it out underneath the rear bumper if that's where the path it needs to go. Finish back-in and cheat tongue a bit. That eliminates the need to hook up the hose and all you need to do is be able to reach the handles which you might be able to fashion a stick of some type to pull and shut the handles.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:58 PM   #29
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That was my thoughts too Bob.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:08 PM   #30
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... i could buy an inexpensive 'creeper' (is that the proper name?) to lie on it, on my back, and easily scoot under the Escape and hook up.
Yes, that's what they're called. They vary quite a bit in height, so you may want to look for a reasonably priced low one rather than just a cheap one. They are usually used on nice smooth concrete floors, and can be very difficult to roll on a driveway, so look for large-diameter wheels.
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