Little known fact .. Euro tunnel

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by slobadoberbob, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    Euro Tunnel....A little known fact... There is a black dump facility this end... If you drive to the coach area ..way over... There s a drive overand a hose to flush the tanks... Provided free .. It is used mainly by the coaches the have on board toilets.

    Bob:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 7
  2. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    660
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    There must be more dump facilities spread over the country, if we did but know them. Ports, Coach stations, etc.

    Any Coach Drivers about, who have this information?

    When I ran coaches I was not aware of any dumps but that was in the late 60s to mid 70s.

    John
     
  3. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    766
    Location:
    Sunny Bournemouth
    Portsmouth, thats a dump
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Roryboys Dad

    Roryboys Dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    804
    Location:
    Glapwell Derbyshire
    Do not park and stay too long in close proximity to the free facility as the users of it are, in my experience, not very particular in clearing away any mess they have disposed of.

    Wearing gloves and wellies are to be recommended.

    In other words - it stinks!

    :france::france::france:
     
  5. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    my son use to drive continental coach

    My son used to drive continental coaches via the tunnel. Hence the fact he used to dump at the tunnel before he boarded the train.

    Bob:Blush:
     
  6. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    a few service stations have them on m,ways .there is one at stratford on avon in the coach park.
    just keep your eyes open.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. scek

    scek Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Manchester
    Leeds, thats a dump.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Madmark62

    Madmark62 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    552
    Location:
    Wakefield West Yorkshire
    Says the man from MANCHESTER!!!!!!:Eeek:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. PaulyP

    PaulyP Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Location:
    Manchester
    Dump

    I'm from Manchester, it's only the blue half that's a dump!!:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  10. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,423
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    I used to live near Manchester. Nice to see that at least part of the city has improved so much that it is now a dump. Wonder how long the rest will take to catch up :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I now live on the outskirts of Middlesbrough - now that is a dump :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  11. PaulyP

    PaulyP Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Location:
    Manchester
    Your a devil for punishment, Glossop to Middlesborough !:BigGrin:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. cpease

    cpease Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Morley,Leeds up North
    So is Manchester!!
     
  13. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    660
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    That is the reason the hose is provided. It is not to clean your tank out, but to leave the area clean after use.

    On the continent you can find these areas in the coach area of most autoroute service areas and they are clearly sign posted with the Motorhome dump sign, at the disposal point and on the signs as you approach the services. They are all drive over and like those in Aires have built in flush facilities.

    A list of these facilities with coordinates would be very usefull for those of us who travel.

    So far we have
    Channel Tunnel, UK side Coach Area.
    Stratford Service Area ? More details please Alan

    John
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  14. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,841
    Likes Received:
    76,156
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    We've used a few, but remember these coaches just dump it with a switch on the inside. The first one we drove over was I think in the Disney aire not long after it was built. It was hilarious because we were in an RV but we had to get out to pull levers, which meant standing on the grill, right after another coach had just dumped, Wearing wellies, one hand in the lever, the other on the nose, it wasn't pleasant. :BigGrin:
     
  15. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    hi jim well you know the answer .get a leccy valve.
     
  16. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    Just an aside to this post

    Today we had the job of dumping the black tank.. was not full, but as it was quite on the site this morning we decided to do it... Now as JIM knows once I am set up it would take for ever to pack down to move the RV.. so I put the tote beside the rear of the RV.. connected the macerator and filled the tote... ok now it is to heavy to move... I get sue to back the scooter (my buggy) up and with a rope I tie it to the far crash bar.. just getting the front end of the tote off the ground... with that I head of to the dump (drive over).. sue follows me up pushing the wheelchair.. I undo the rope and lower the tote.. Sue goes and turns the flush hose on and I open the valve and 25 ltrs gone.... had to do that twice... but the system worked and we have not had to up route the camp.

    A quick fill up of the water while I was in the mood and we are set for another 5 to 6 days.

    But a electric dump valve is a good idea.. would not have helped me ... I could have used the 3" hose to dump down with, but the macerater with the control of the power switch is safer when you have a lot more than 25 ltrs to dispose of.


    Bob:Blush:
     
  17. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,856
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Possibly Alan may mean what is actually called Warwick Services on the M40?

    Otherwise I think there is actually a coach park somewhere in SuA itself but no idea where or what it has, as never had to go there by coach LOL (I have been by bus though)
     
  18. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    no. riverside carpark in stratford upon avon . tried toput up the name board but it wont let me . its just across the road from where all the narrow boats anchor up. i call it the bottom end of town.
     
  19. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    hi, if you google map it .its just behind the leisure center .big car parks .truck parks and a coach park.
     

Share This Page