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Old 08-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #11
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My aged parents kept a trailer parked permanently at a CG, hooked up with the sewer connections opened. Most of the time they made their way to the CG facilities which was a few steps away.

They did, however, complain about flies which mysteriously hung around their trailer toilet.

So I vote that we don't dump till the end of the trip and keep everything closed.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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Black Tank

Gotta be a sick campfire song here somewhere.

There's a pile of poo in my loo
It's a tall brown crown that just won't go down
What do I do? What do I do?
I'll ask the forum for an opinion or two
I know they're experts when it comes to poo
Anon.

Sorry, it's real quiet today out on the prairie
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:36 PM   #13
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FYI, we (and I really should say Terry) dump black water first, leave the tank open and then dump gray water -- on the theory that the splash will help clean out the black water tank. Also, Terry claims that the only women he ever meets at a dump station are either traveling with other women or are solo travelers.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:26 PM   #14
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Gotta be a sick campfire song here somewhere.

There's a pile of poo in my loo
It's a tall brown crown that just won't go down
What do I do? What do I do?
I'll ask the forum for an opinion or two
I know they're experts when it comes to poo
Anon.

Sorry, it's real quiet today out on the prairie
Dave
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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And for a tidier campsite, I (like a few others), prefer to leave the sewer hose put away, until it is needed. Often this is just once at the end anyway, and even if you dump a couple times, it is real easy to set up.
Exactly what we do, and why.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:13 PM   #16
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Exactly what we do, and why.
Yep.....ditto!
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:21 PM   #17
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Remember, the stuff that sticks to the tank doesn't need to be the brown stuff, it could be the paper. Who has the Christmas catalog?
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:40 PM   #18
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Gotta be a sick campfire song here somewhere.

There's a pile of poo in my loo
It's a tall brown crown that just won't go down
What do I do? What do I do?
I'll ask the forum for an opinion or two
I know they're experts when it comes to poo
Anon.
That's better than anything I've done. Keep it up!
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Gotta be a sick campfire song here somewhere.

There's a pile of poo in my loo
It's a tall brown crown that just won't go down
What do I do? What do I do?
I'll ask the forum for an opinion or two
I know they're experts when it comes to poo
Anon.

Sorry, it's real quiet today out on the prairie
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:35 PM   #20
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We leave our gray tank partially open when we are hooked up. We use the gray tank a lot for dishes, showers etc
Even gray waste water has solids; it seems to me that they are more likely to accumulate if drained this way, just like the black tank.

If in a fully serviced site, I hook up the hose when I first need to dump, and leave it until departure, if the sewer connection is threaded so that the hose will stay securely in place.
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