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hedgehopper

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Posted: 06/13/19 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having just returned from a 4-week trip, once again we found that most RV dumps have the same problem: the area where you park your RV does not slope the right way to provide a complete dump. Have you had that experience?

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Posted: 06/13/19 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wait and turn around and go in the opposite way.


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Posted: 06/13/19 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The people that plan/design/build dump stations are obviously not camper owners. I cannot remember ever seeing the perfect dump station, it's just not out there. Now finding one that is not too bad, is great! [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/13/19 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When on the road, it doesn't really matter that much. No need to get every last drop out. Even with a mild slope, almost everything empties. Only time I want it cleaner than that is when I'm putting it into storage.

(I just realized I could lower the levelers on the passenger side if I really cared that much. I've never done it.)

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Posted: 06/13/19 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It may be done to keep the rain water and runoff out of the septic and leach system. If the slope was towards the dump, the system would take on extra water. Just a thought.


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Posted: 06/13/19 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By watching the guy/gal in front of me or the level indicator in the Tahoe when pulling through, I get a couple of plastic levelers ready or out to raise the right side.


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Posted: 06/13/19 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with Seattle Steve. It only matters on the final dump before going in to storage.


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Posted: 06/13/19 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When there is no line I have been known to get out my leveling blocks to tilt the trailer toward the drain. The extra time to place the blocks is mostly made up by a faster and more complete drain of the tanks.


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This is kind of annoying. I agree. Especially if I am paying for a dump.

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neilnbe wrote:

It may be done to keep the rain water and runoff out of the septic and leach system. If the slope was towards the dump, the system would take on extra water. Just a thought.


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