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Old 12-17-2015, 11:36 AM   #51
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Seriously, why? Do you not have basin faucets by the toilet in the house?

Do folks actually stick the water house right into the sewer house, and if so, why?
Jim there is no telling what someone before you has done . The second hose 12 bucks , marked sewer on it and kept separate from your fresh hose . We also carry a bleach and water spray bottle to spray facet before we hook up with our fresh . At your home you have a little control of your cleanliness in the bath area . Out in campgrounds you need to be careful . Pat
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:59 PM   #52
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I use a separate hose and keep it separate. No matter how careful you are, contamination is sometimes hard to avoid. Loren
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:53 PM   #53
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I use a separate hose and keep it separate. No matter how careful you are, contamination is sometimes hard to avoid. Loren
This reminds me of the explanation we would give Newbys up in Tuktoyaktuk when the water truck would break down. No need to worry because they could just rinse out the honey wagon (septic) and you would still get delivery!!!!!! We survived. Peter
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I am either dense or lack worry about things, because I just can't see how with a bit of care any contamination of your water hose would happen. Probably the first idea.

I also don't use gloves when dumping. If I use the slinky when dumping, I do wash my hands with soap and water, as they were likely dirty to start with.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #55
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Like Jim B., I see no real risk of contaminating my freshwater hose in rinsing out my sewer hose if that's all I had to use. Of course, that's a completely different situation from getting fresh water to fill the trailer's tank from a hose provided at the dumpsite that other people may have used to rinse their sewer hose.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:06 PM   #56
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My auto policy extends full liability and comp to the trailer, but that is only when on the hitch. Off the hitch, in campground or storage it must have a separate policy for coverage.
My guess is in this litigious society there was an incident or two at their campgrounds where the folks had no insurance and sued the organization, so they're now requiring verification of insurance. Just a guess, but very likely.
Greg, I can see that, but it's their problem - not mine. It doesn't justify forcing me to buy insurance, and their competitors don't do it so I don't need to give them my business.

Another likely scenario is that someone realized they could copy the car rental agencies and sell wildly over-priced short-term insurance coverage. Fine if they want to try that, but I must be able to decline it, just as I decline it at the car rental counter.

Jan, do you know how much they charged that other camper for the insurance?
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Like Jim B., I see no real risk of contaminating my freshwater hose in rinsing out my sewer hose if that's all I had to use. Of course, that's a completely different situation from getting fresh water to fill the trailer's tank from a hose provided at the dumpsite that other people may have used to rinse their sewer hose.
We all do what we are comfortable with . For us we prefer to keep 2 separate hoses and keep them separate . Pat
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We cannot remember anyone ever being at a dump station without gloves. Also for newbies, you need an adaptor for your sewer hose for private campgrounds. They sometimes sell them because they require their use.

Dump stations usually have a non-potable faucet and hose specifically for use with your sewer hose. It will be marked for sewer only in almost all cases.

We don't see how contamination would not occur using one for the other. Pat, good idea about the bleach/water bottle. People may not remember to remove gloves or did not use any before water fill.
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Also for newbies, you need an adaptor for your sewer hose for private campgrounds. They sometimes sell them because they require their use.
If you mean the adapter to connect the sewer hose to the sewer at your campsite (not the dump station) and leave it connected... yes, but this is not a difference between public and private campgrounds, it's the difference between a dump station and an individual campsite. Private or public, all the dump stations I've seen have a big opening that you just need to put any type of hose end into.
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If you mean the adapter to connect the sewer hose to the sewer at your campsite (not the dump station) and leave it connected... yes, but this is not a difference between public and private campgrounds, it's the difference between a dump station and an individual campsite. Private or public, all the dump stations I've seen have a big opening that you just need to put any type of hose end into.
Yes, you can use an adaptor in the rather rare instance that you might be in a public campground and have full hookups. We don't see full hookups much in public campgrounds and if we do, it is likely only a few sites (and they are probably taken, not that we care usually.). Not sure we have ever used full hookups except at a private CG.

You may think you can use any type of hose but most private campgrounds we have been to require that adaptor. They may even mention it and will often have it in their rules.

This is not just for leaving connected but for any dumping. They are trying to cut down on any possible mess at a campsite (for you or the next person.)
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