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jaycocreek

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Posted: 11/29/19 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 35 gallon tote or I could use the sewer clean out at the house...I usually just use the tote though. I had a RV 30 Amp hookup put in near the water and sewer for full hookups for an RV...Comes in handy sometimes.

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I have a Northstar camper with a built in cassette toilet. I can dump at home in the toilet. If I had to go to an actual RV dump station, I am not sure where I would need to go. There was a small campground and dump located about 7 miles from my house. That is now closed. There are two other places listed on sanidumps.com but they would take close to 2 hours round trip not counting making arrangements and dumping.

I have had this same sort of issue in many locations. I love my cassette toilet giving me the option to dump in dump stations, outhouses and even in toilets. I rarely use a toilet and when I do I selection a more remote location with a door to the outside and limited other users. It is not messy to dump in a toilet but there is an odor that needs to clear.

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We camp at State Parks almost exclusively, and everywhere we go either has full hook-up or a dump station at the park. So, we never have to struggle over where we are going to dump.

Because we use our camper at home, almost 100% of the time, we use our Blue Tote to dump our tanks and then tote that to our septic tank and dump into the septic tank. The distance from where the camper parks and where the septic tank is located is just too far. And to consider adding a new dump line for the camper would involve quite a distance, plus going under 2 asphalt drive way sections.

So, this is how I solved the problem. We had a high rise neck put on the septic tank with an easy to remove cap. This is how the tank is pumped out now too.

I then built a ramp, very simple, just cinder blocks with a bunch of boards laid on top with some supports in the middle. All I need to do is attach the hose to the trailer, dump into the tote, and drag it to the ramp and dump away! FYI, I quit using the law mower as a tow vehicle. I found it much easier to just pull the tote by hand.

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Of course, if we are at a campground that does not have full hook-up and we need to dump our tanks, we use the tote and just tow it to the dump station with the truck.

Very, very seldom do we ever travel with full tanks. But if we do, we can always dump at home too doing it this way.

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Posted: 11/29/19 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

We camp at State Parks almost exclusively,


I live in a state park and always travel with a full fresh water tank because I seldom stay in state or RV parks.

Never owned a tote and doubt that I ever will.

Being a one person show my 28 gal black tanks lasts a long time.


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DutchmenSport wrote:



Because we use our camper at home, almost 100% of the time, we use our Blue Tote to dump our tanks and then tote that to our septic tank and dump into the septic tank. The distance from where the camper parks and where the septic tank is located is just too far. And to consider adding a new dump line for the camper would involve quite a distance, plus going under 2 asphalt drive way sections.


I have 1 camper on my rental property in CA and I made easy "hook up" with 3/4" plastic pipes, who are easy to cover with dirt.
The flow is slow, but using camper tanks as temporary storage, works pretty well. Then once a week I dump black water, using fresh water pressure with Sewer Solution. Works as a charm.
You mention asphalt driveways on your way, but I don't see a problem to make part of the piping a steel pipe and drive cars over it.
Even garden hose will work with Sewer Solution.
Sure beats dealing with tote.

* This post was edited 11/29/19 10:57am by Kayteg1 *





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DutchmenSport wrote:

. . . we use our camper at home, almost 100% of the time, we use our Blue Tote to dump our tanks and then tote that to our septic tank and dump into the septic tank. The distance from where the camper parks and where the septic tank is located is just too far. And to consider adding a new dump line for the camper would involve quite a distance, plus going under 2 asphalt drive way sections . . .
If you can drive reasonably close to your septic tank (within ~50 ft.), it might be less hassle just leaving the tote in the bed of your truck and using a macerator (and garden hose) to fill/empty your tote. No need to manually move or lift the tote this way.

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I have a small creek on my property.

It's a good place to empty the tanks.

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steelhunter wrote:

I have a small creek on my property.

It's a good place to empty the tanks.


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Posted: 11/29/19 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

steelhunter wrote:

I have a small creek on my property.

It's a good place to empty the tanks.


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When I built my house...RV was in the plans. I have a water and 30 amp power service in the driveway for visitors, but on the side of the house I have a water, 30 amp power,
and sewer hookup for a long stay...

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