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Old 05-14-2022, 04:12 AM   #1
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I just remembered that I have a sewer clean out in my driveway at my home in Ohio. It will be nice to be able to dump at home. Just remove the white cap and good to go.

Maybe I will list on rvdumps.com and allow free dumping!

Now that would be good karma
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:22 PM   #2
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I almost always dump at home into our septic system. I have a Flojet portable macerator pump that I clamp onto the vans black tank dump valve along with a wider diameter hose to the septic system. Besides not having to dump at campgrounds, this also allows me to connect a garden hose to the Flojet pump so I can flush out the tank with fresh water several times to clean it well. It works great and is fast.

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Old 05-16-2022, 01:09 AM   #3
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I will say this, I used a Thetford Porta Potty for years in my popup and my Vanagon and never had an issue with dumping the contents into the toilet when necessary. It was certainly very convenient.
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Old 05-16-2022, 03:12 PM   #4
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I empty the tanks into a low-profile blue-boy, then dump that into the sewer clean out. Works well for me.
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Old 05-16-2022, 04:54 PM   #5
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For many years I parked in the street in front of my house and used a 100 foot 3/4 inch hose. I pumped approximately 90 feet to the cleanout.

Four years ago, I dug a trench from near the curb to the cleanout and installed a one inch pvc pipe. At the curb, I used a small yard irrigation valve box and cover to connect to the pipe.

Now, I don't have to drag out that hose and simply pull up, remove the valve cover in the yard, hook up the macerator hose in the Roadtrek and pump away. Very convenient and easy to do. The macerator easily pumps a hundred feet. I think the key is to use a 3/4 inch hose and not a standard 5/8 inch yard hose.
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I've been doing the same here with our septic system. Works fine - just one thing to consider -- you actually can overwhelm your septic tank if dumping the entire contents of a big RV. No problems with Class Bs, pickup campers, or smaller trailers, but if dumping from a large motorhome or 5th wheel you might want to split it over 2 days.

Also not a problem if on a city sewer system.
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A lot of people don't realize that they have a sewer cleanout right there in their front yard that they can use. It sometimes just takes a little ingenuity to do so.
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Do you guys have cleanouts on your septic systems? Wondering where you insert the hose.
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Yep, I piped mine to the clean out on the septic system. Before I put down the pipe and fitted it into the clean out pipe below the ground, I would just pop the top of the clean out and stick in the hose. Works great for me. Prior to doing this, I would use the dump at the Flying J truck stop about three miles from my house. After they took bankruptcy and started charging for the dump, I rigged up at home to do the job.

Good point about large units setting back a septic tank if you dumped a large black tank from a big unit.
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My city sewer clean-out is in the driveway.
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Do you guys have cleanouts on your septic systems? Wondering where you insert the hose.
All home septic systems "should" have cleanouts, but that doesn't mean they actually do. I plumbed our current house myself and three have cleanouts past the end of each run. But one of my runs goes to a kitchen island, soo the cleanout ids in the island itself. On the other two the cleanout is just outside of the fixture closest to the outside wall.

Our last house had a septic & drain field in the back yard, and so were the cleanouts - on a sloped yard, one story up (garage under living area). Totally inaccessible for RVs. But with our current home I designed it with RVs in mind, so we have two potential dump spots.
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