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Old 08-22-2015, 12:10 AM   #21
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I have been in RV parks that have full hookups, including sewer, and also have a dump station that they charge to use. Once again I don't quite get it. I guess the dump station could be intended for people passing through, and not camped at the site.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:26 AM   #22
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This park ( Qualicum First Nation ) doesn't have full hookups. Just power and water, and a dump station. If you aren't staying here it costs $30 to use the sani-dump ( my site is $35 all in ).
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:34 AM   #23
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I use
Sanidumps: About Sanidumps.com
to find the closest and sometimes free sanidump.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:56 PM   #24
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As I've mentioned before when this question arises, leaving either dump valve open means that you are venting the campground sewer system through your waste tanks and vents. There are no traps between the sewer system and your tank vents on top of your Escape. And of course every time you open the flusher on your toilet, well, you get the idea. I'd rather it vent somewhere else!
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:04 PM   #25
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As I've mentioned before when this question arises, leaving either dump valve open means that you are venting the campground sewer system through your waste tanks and vents. There are no traps between the sewer system and your tank vents on top of your Escape. And of course every time you open the flusher on your toilet, well, you get the idea. I'd rather it vent somewhere else!
In addition your tanks have vents, those evil smells will find a way out, keep your valves shut, for a fresher campsite.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:39 PM   #26
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Read a post from "Wheeling It" about putting in 1 cup of Dawn Soap and 1cut
of Calgon water softener. We used half because of the smaller tank size. Does it ever work, it's so slippery nothing can stick.. Smells not an issue.....
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:50 PM   #27
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Read a post from "Wheeling It" about putting in 1 cup of Dawn Soap and 1cut
of Calgon water softener. We used half because of the smaller tank size. Does it ever work, it's so slippery nothing can stick.. Smells not an issue.....
That is the "Geo Method," and it can be Googled for a complete explanation and instructions. I do not put chemicals in my tank, I use the Geo Method. I know at least one other member of the forum who also does. I do not have a problem with odors, but we do not put solids in, only liquids. And I went 6 weeks without dumping it and still had no odors.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:31 PM   #28
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I tried the Geo method this summer, after 3 tanks/flushes we've not noticed any improvement in the smell or the bad readings on the holding tanks. Added some bleach to the gray the other day just to see if it helps, darn thing smells almost as bad as the black, and we hardly use it.

Think I'll try some Happy Campers next.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:11 PM   #29
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I've been using the Geo Method since the trailer was new in February so it's too soon to know if keep the sensors clean. Seldom are any solids in the black tank but there are times when it simply can't be helped. So far there haven't been any odors. I do like the idea of not using chemicals.
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Every part of this earth is made of chemicals. Geo method is chemicals.
I think the problem is usually chunks of TP getting hung up on the sensor probe.
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