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robertusa123

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Where do you dump
« on: July 10, 2015, 03:37:46 PM »
I'm luckey.   Theirs a dump.station at my towns welcome center.   Very continent after a weekend in the national park.     Where do you dump
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 04:17:30 PM »
I just drive down the road a bit at night and just dump on the side of the road in front of a neighbor I despise.  >:(  Some of it goes into his driveway but the majority of the logs just run into the culvert.  We live out in a somewhat rural part of town. Very rarely do I come across a car when dumping. Now that I got your attention, that was a joke.   ;D  Just kidding.  ;)  My town has a sewage treatment facility and if I need to dump, I can go there.  Most times I dump at the campground before going home.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 04:52:58 PM »
One can use an app called Sanidump. Lists dump stations all over.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 05:11:20 PM »
We dump into a sewer clean-out at the house at the end of a trip. Since we almost always stay overnight at campgrounds, most with sewer hookups, dumping on our travels is not an issue.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 05:18:13 PM »
We're like Tom, but we have a full hookup site at our house where we can dump whatever is in the tanks from the last stop.  While traveling, we only empty the tanks when needed, meaning the gray about every 4 or 5 days, and the black about once a week.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 05:22:21 PM »
Many truck stops have dump stations.

Most campgrounds allow use of their dump stations for a small fee.

However, recently I was in a small Federal park that did not allow anyone but the paying campers to use their dump station in spite of having a workamper parked right next to the dump out. I guess he was there to see if any offenders showed up.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 12:16:45 AM »
Most of our camping is boondocking, but our RV has fairly large holding tanks so we can go awhile without dumping (53 BW, 105 GW). If our trip is only a week or so long, we'll either dump on the way home at a rest area that has dump facilities (1st choice), or we'll dump when we get home. We live in a rural area, and when we built our house, we installed provisions for dumping into our septic tank. If we're boondocking for an extended period of time, we're eventually going to find a dump station. I try to find one ahead of time, because in some of the places we camp, there is no cell service. 

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 06:39:17 AM »
When we dry camp, we'll spend a night or two at a full service park and use their facilities.  Empty the waste tanks, fill the fresh and take a long shower.  More and more, we're finding that dump stations are increasing the fees.  Even when we dry camped at Hampton Beach State Park for three nights at $25.00 per, they charge $15.00 to use their dump station.  I've seen RV parks offering their dump station to non-guests for as much as $20.00.  May as well spend a few more $$$, stay a night, dump the tanks and have a decent shower.   :)
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 08:02:58 PM »
When we dry camp, we'll spend a night or two at a full service park and use their facilities.  Empty the waste tanks, fill the fresh and take a long shower.  More and more, we're finding that dump stations are increasing the fees.  Even when we dry camped at Hampton Beach State Park for three nights at $25.00 per, they charge $15.00 to use their dump station.  I've seen RV parks offering their dump station to non-guests for as much as $20.00.  May as well spend a few more $$$, stay a night, dump the tanks and have a decent shower.   :)

Wow.  I never payed more then 5$   with prices like that I bed they can't figgee out why people dump on the road ilegel all the.time
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2015, 08:59:08 PM »
Connecticut state parks charge the same rate as for an overnight stay. I'm aware of some private campgrounds with the same policy.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2015, 09:22:48 PM »
I usually stay where there are dumps, but if not, many of the freeway rest areas in Washington have dump stations that can be used for free.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2015, 05:51:49 AM »
   Here is a link to US dump sight that was given to me a few years ago by someone on the Forum.  I'm not sure how current it is but most should still be active.  http://www.sanidumps.com/sanidumps_usamerica.php

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 08:45:55 AM »
Most of the time at home...  ;) Most of my RV  use is boondocking so I rarely ever see full hook ups and when I do I rarely stay long enough to have full hook ups. I've got enough water and holding tank space for 3-4 days.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2015, 09:56:05 PM »
When we dry camp, we'll spend a night or two at a full service park and use their facilities.  Empty the waste tanks, fill the fresh and take a long shower.  More and more, we're finding that dump stations are increasing the fees.  Even when we dry camped at Hampton Beach State Park for three nights at $25.00 per, they charge $15.00 to use their dump station.  I've seen RV parks offering their dump station to non-guests for as much as $20.00.  May as well spend a few more $$$, stay a night, dump the tanks and have a decent shower.   :)
Yup, just paid 21.50 to dump at a campground! Fortunately for me I stay across the road at a husky truck stop (where I buy several hundred $ of fuel a day) so they quite like having me. That being said, I would have preferred free.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2015, 10:21:29 PM »
As dry as it is here in Texas I could dump in my yard and it would go into one of the 4" cracks in the ground that are 8 feet deep and no one would know. BUT I use the rest areas here in Texas that have dump stations when I'm on the way home.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2015, 10:26:26 AM »
We have a dump and fill station in the storage lot we use. Lines? I have never seen someone else using it.

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2015, 05:54:21 PM »
While travelling, every 2 or 3 mights we use a campsite facility with full hookups  :D ; if we are just boondocking for a few days, I'll dump back home at the city's garage dump station, free and opened 24/24 and 7/7. ;)
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2015, 06:06:51 PM »
When returning home I always stop at the same state park for at least one night. It's about 20 miles from home, costs $11.00 per night with an annual permit, has water and electric plus dump stations and drive in sites good for two days without reservations. Even though it is close to Kansas City, there is never a problem getting a site except for major holiday weekends.

Depending on my plans, I may stage here for a night or two (while staying in the sticks and bricks) or a week or two depending on my mood and personal schedule.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2015, 07:43:25 PM »
Most of the places we go have full hookups, and the few that don't have drive in dumps.  In rare cases Neither of those are available I can dump into my sewer system at home using a portable maserator pump and a 50 foot garden hose.

The pump comes in handy for the places that don't understand how gravity works.  I.e the out the drain higher than it comes out of the coach.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2015, 09:52:39 AM »
Wow.  I never payed more then 5$   with prices like that I bed they can't figgee out why people dump on the road ilegel all the.time

  Dump anywhere in New York State illegally and if one is caught; they will call in the Haz Mat team and the $1,000's to clean up along with a hefty fine to the state; county and locale!
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2015, 10:06:11 AM »
I just drive down the road a bit at night and just dump on the side of the road in front of a neighbor I despise.  >:(  Some of it goes into his driveway but the majority of the logs just run into the culvert.  We live out in a somewhat rural part of town. Very rarely do I come across a car when dumping.

Rene, I hope I never become an enemy of yours   :-[

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2015, 10:17:39 AM »
Ran a 2" line off of my main sewer line in the house and ran it out into my attached garage.  Hook up a Macerator and pump it into the that sewer line.  At the end of the sewer line, I placed a threaded clean out plug that I install when not using it.  Works great.  Only use this for return trips but could be used all of the time.  No local dumping stations.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2015, 01:18:05 PM »
Doesn't everybody just open the valve as you drive down the highway???    ;)

All seriousness aside...  Our town charges a monthly fee for every extra sewer hookup.  However, there is no charge for additional cleanouts.  So I installed a cleanout that fits our hose perfectly. :)
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2015, 04:59:14 PM »
I just drive down the road a bit at night and just dump on the side of the road in front of a neighbor I despise.  >:(  Some of it goes into his driveway but the majority of the logs just run into the culvert.  We live out in a somewhat rural part of town. Very rarely do I come across a car when dumping. Now that I got your attention, that was a joke.   ;D  Just kidding.  ;)  My town has a sewage treatment facility and if I need to dump, I can go there.  Most times I dump at the campground before going home.


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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2015, 07:05:59 PM »
When I was in Vietnam, I remember we use to have to burn it. We were 15 miles from any American so honey wagons were out of the question. The outhouses had a backdoor which gave access to the bottom 1/3 of a steel 50 gallon drum. We use to have to drag it out, dump in about 5 gallons of diesel fuel, add a couple bags of powder (I was in the artillery (105's)) then light it. I can still smell that today. YUK!!!

Imagine what it would be like reverting to that today at home and even in campgrounds.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2015, 09:07:14 AM »
I might as well dump into the water ditch. The neighbors septic is washed out and exposed. when it overflows the stink the floats this way is pretty bad. I hunted down the stink one day. Hike into the woods and found the tank. It is sticking out of the ground and leaking. On another note the ones that use the home to empty. Do you have septic? I considered running a drain pipe for my camper. Would be very easy but have been told that the RV chems are very bad for septic systems.

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2015, 09:34:12 AM »
   Here is a link to US dump sight that was given to me a few years ago by someone on the Forum.  I'm not sure how current it is but most should still be active.  http://www.sanidumps.com/sanidumps_usamerica.php

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2015, 11:59:27 AM »
What ever you do, don't forget your hose.  That happened to one camper at a campground we were staying.  Unfortunately, it didn't keep him from dumping.  He simply drove the rv as close to the dump station as possible, opened the black valve and let er rip.  Seeing that once was more than adequate.  I won't go into a detailed description of what came out.  Suffice it to say, it didn't present a pretty picture. 
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2015, 12:37:09 PM »
Do you have septic? I considered running a drain pipe for my camper. Would be very easy but have been told that the RV chems are very bad for septic systems.
I use my septic system, but as a lot us do, don't use chemicals in the RV tanks.  The  chemicals are bad for septic systems, but if you use plenty of water in the black tank, you won't get smells.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2015, 08:36:59 AM »
We have a lagoon. When we built the house 30 years ago I put in a drain hookup out by the barn as my dad had a trailer and need a full hookup when prepping and cleaning it up after a trip. He also had friends that visited a couple times a year that needed a full hook up when visiting. Now it works well for us with our 5th wheels.

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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2015, 05:28:20 PM »
Fortunately, our big RV dealer here in Billings MT offers free RV dumping (during their biz hours) as a nice service. 

It's on our way home, so it's very "continent" for us.  ::)
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2016, 11:46:57 PM »
We installed a dump station here at home. and use any dump station along the way, our freeways have dump stations at most rest areas.
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »
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However, recently I was in a small Federal park that did not allow anyone but the paying campers to use their dump station in spite of having a workamper parked right next to the dump out. I guess he was there to see if any offenders showed up.

Guess you could say he had dooty duty.  ;D


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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2016, 09:40:17 AM »
We experienced this in a Forest Service Park last year.  The park had limited capacity which was reserved for toilets and the two hosts.  The only way they could empty their tanks was via pumping services.  Totally understandable.  Still frustrating when you see a dump station and can't use it. 
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Re: Where do you dump
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2016, 02:30:09 PM »
Some rest stops have dump stations.  Flying J and Love's gas stations normally have a dump station for a small fee.
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