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enblethen

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Posted: 02/02/21 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rinsing is only one part of dump station operation.
Don't sit in dump station lane to have a meal!
Be prepared when it is your turn.
Using gloves get them out and be ready.
Dump rinse your hose, stow it
Pull forward so next person can get it done.
Then put gloves away, add what ever you use in tanks
It will make everyone happy.


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Posted: 02/02/21 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bgum wrote:

Rinse after dump. Rinse less the longer the line. Full rinse with no line.


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akcorr wrote:

Question for you guys: Are you allowed to rinse the tank after emptying when you are at the station or is that frowned upon?


If there's a hose meant for rinsing, then yes, I will use it to flush the black tank.
If there's a line of people behind me, I will do a minimal rinse so I don't hold up the flow of people wanting to dump.


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Posted: 02/02/21 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If no line, do whatever you want.

If there is a line, dump and get out of the way. There is no need to rinse regularly anyhow, I rinse a once year before putting it in storage. During the season, dump, add a couple gallons of water and you're good.


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Posted: 02/02/21 06:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

put extra water in the tank before you dump,it,ll wash it out.

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Most folks in line don't natter, so long as you keep moving ahead with the job. Standing around looking at your navel will irritate the next guy.

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Posted: 02/02/21 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dump... rinse.... leave..... dont waste time and you will be fine

* This post was edited 02/02/21 06:49pm by ford truck guy *


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ford truck guy wrote:

dump... rinse.... leave..... dint waste time and you will be fine


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Two Hands wrote:

bgum answered clearly, to the point, and most important, briefly!


And your contribution is????


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Grit dog wrote:

This will surely garner pages of opinions and, umm, uhh, discussion, but you can bank on not upsetting everyone in line behind you if you get in and out quickly.

Since you are unfamiliar with RV holding tanks, first know that you in no way need to rinse the tank every dump. If there's people behind you, dump the black, dump the gray, get out out of the way.
If you're not holding anyone up, feel free to rinse and clean until you're tired of doing it.

FWIW, I generally do a little "clean" of the tank(s) maybe once a year or every other year (probably use the camper a half dozen times a year). And my cleaning consists of filling tank part ways with soap and water, drive a ways, dump, done.

Correct. I add about 10 gallons water in the empty black and drive on. The water works to breakup any solids left behind and you have liquid in the tank at all times to stop solid build up. (about 5 gallons a minute average filling, extra 2 minutes)


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