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JoeH

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beemerphile1 wrote:

I have read that buses typically pull over a grate and let it rip. Seems like that dump station may be to accommodate Greyhounds and charter buses.

That's how it was at the bus station in my home town... bus pulled in to it's parking space and dumped while loading/unloading passengers.


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^ what could go wrong? haha


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That is a strange smelly set up. I couldn't watch. I would be gagging!

As far as the honeywagon, we camp at Darlington, SC for the NASCAR race each labor day and have been doing it for 15+ years. The honeywagon comes around sucking out campers. We have also always been concerned about tanks collapsing from it. We were talking to a worker this year that owns the company that has been doing the area we camp in since we have been going. He said he has never seen or personally heard of a tank collapsing, and like he said, if it happened, word would have probably spread fast and they would have been run out of Darlington County for good.


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I saw a video once (might have been Dirtiest Jobs) where the "honey wagons" pulled into what appeared to be a large concrete parking lot. There were "depressions" spaced a couple hundred feet apart. The truck would back up to the top of the depression and "unload" !

This was in an area of the country where they had a lot of sunshine. The load would quickly "dry out" because the run to the bottom of the depression was long. The next day, when it was completely dry, they used a power broom on a tractor to sweep up any dried up solids

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I'll never forget the time we were at the RV lanes at a Flying J waiting our turn.
The RV in front of us was dumping when his hose split and all the sewage spilled over the entire area. The owner put the hose in the garbage bin and drove off leaving an awful smelly mess. We moved to a different lane and before we left this poor young girl was out with a scraper trying to push the mess down the drain hole - she was holding her nose with one hand and doing her best to clean up.


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Cocky_Camper wrote:

That is a strange smelly set up. I couldn't watch. I would be gagging!

As far as the honeywagon, we camp at Darlington, SC for the NASCAR race each labor day and have been doing it for 15+ years. The honeywagon comes around sucking out campers. We have also always been concerned about tanks collapsing from it. We were talking to a worker this year that owns the company that has been doing the area we camp in since we have been going. He said he has never seen or personally heard of a tank collapsing, and like he said, if it happened, word would have probably spread fast and they would have been run out of Darlington County for good.


If you are worried about the tank collapsing just find a way to hold open the toilet flush ball. Air going in would keep the tank from collapsing. I also suspect that air would be sucked past the valve before the tank would collapse.

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A properly vented tank will never colapse.

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navegator wrote:

A properly vented tank will never colapse.

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This is my opinion too. If your roof vent is clogged, you're going to have other issues showing up. I only mentioned it because it has been discussed on the forum in the past. Comes up in pretty much every honey wagon discussion.

I guess I didn't get a photo of the rear of their tank, but it had a slogan across the back. "We take [email protected] off anyone"


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Wow, that fly's in the face of the plumbing code.

"I 107.9 Sewer inlets shall be 4 inch diameter and extend above grade 3 to 6 inches (76 to 152 mm).
Each inlet shall be provided with a gas-tight seal when connected to an RV, and have a gas-tight seal or
plug for use when not in service, and shall be protected from traffic."

and...

"I. 107.13 No sewage, wastewater or any other effluent shall be allowed to be deposited on the surface of the ground."


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ScottG wrote:

Wow, that fly's in the face of the plumbing code.

"I 107.9 Sewer inlets shall be 4 inch diameter and extend above grade 3 to 6 inches (76 to 152 mm).
Each inlet shall be provided with a gas-tight seal when connected to an RV, and have a gas-tight seal or
plug for use when not in service, and shall be protected from traffic."

and...

"I. 107.13 No sewage, wastewater or any other effluent shall be allowed to be deposited on the surface of the ground."


Hmmm, just about every dump station I've ever seen violated at least one of those rules. None of them are above grade. Few if any have any type of seal on the brass cap. Must be something about being a temporary facility.

Most of the hook-up sewer connections meet those rules, or at least close to it. But not dump stations.

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