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    pkurzok Read Only Funster

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    hi everone
    were do you dump your waste when you traveling around the uk are there public places
     
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    No specific public dump points but the camping clubs allow a 'day' visit to dump waste...both liquid and household... and take a shower etc...usually around £5 per visit.

    many folks use public toilets when they are quiet but the remoter rural ones (view points / rest areas etc) are usually on a septic tank and the chemicals can kill the good bacteria so not a good idea.
     
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    Notice you have an RV so its a little more dificult.
    Some motorway service areas have coach dump stations,I have used these in the past.Grey waste is not a problem,just find a storm grid or sewer manhole.Black waste is always a problem,just be sensible:Wink:
     
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    No chemicals with a SOG
     
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    if you have a SOG, that is. :Doh:
     
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    He has an RV so there should be no chemicals in the black tank.
     
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    no just a smell
     
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    True Dave, but is he importing his rv to europe for a holiday/extended tour or hiring when here....if the latter then it will, in all probabilty, be a european C class.
     
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    just to let you know

    i have a amrecian a class using bio friendly stuff in the black tank. in other countries eg nz and oz the council provided dump station to use in lay by.
    paul
     
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    Probably a reflection of the fact that (as a result of the balance between residential areas and wide open spaces) there is much more call for such facilities in New Zealand and Australia. Various attempts over the last few years to promote the provision of aire type facilities in the UK have all failed to garner support from more than a handful of motorhome users.

    Graham
     
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    We use a similar one to this but the problem is that a lot of elsan points are raised fairly high off the ground and these things get too heavy to lift.
    Jim
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    I agree with you on that, a few times both bill and me have had to be there to lift it for emptying, although you can buy the smaller version which holds 23ltrs similar to the weight of an ordinary large thetford cassette but it would mean twice as many trips.
     
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    time to invest in a macerater ... one of the best bits of kit we bought .. :thumb:
     
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    I know jim but that is something i will have to let landylover(bill) convince my bill of the virtues of it,seeing as he isnt really into my hobby
    mmmm this years christmas present - a macerater.

    maggie
     
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    We used a macerator and pump in a domestic setting once when we were too far from the manhole but how does work in a motorhome setup? :Confused:
     
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    Next doors letter box, If you don't like them. Its kinder that a gallon of peterol and a match.

    Doug.
     
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    They attach to the 3" dump line from the black and grey tanks , haven't seen one on a euro van ... but then again, only a few euro vans have black tanks. They can pump the waste up to about 30 mts , maybe more, depends on size and type of discharge hose.

    A used a smooth walled transparent reinforced nylon round hose 3/4 " rather than lay flat.
     
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    Are you talking of this one ?

    http://www.fiammastore.com/Fiamma-Water-Tanks-for-caravans-and-motorhomes/Fiamma-Roll-Tank-40-W


    Just wondered as this is the waste one and the one we have and I found that if you shut the tank to tank dump as soon as the indicator pops up it is quite managable weight wise, mind you it's only about 2/3 - 3/4 full but I let it fully fill once, never again me and Mrs D in a small 'disposal room' trying to lift the bugger without spills:Eeek:
     
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    That's a good point to remember if thinking of emptying a cassette or other container in a public toilet. Many of them have no facilities for cleaning up spills so any slips could be embarrassing to say the least :Laughing:

    Graham
     

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