Dirty Water Dribblers (1 Viewer)

Jim

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Spotting this at a popular park up in Chester, for 36 hours this guy just dribbled this yuk from under his van, a 10m water trail. Talk about give us all a bad name!

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Some people just think its water, like emptying a washing up bowl outside...🤷‍♂️
It's a hard lesson to teach
 

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Should have seen the PVC on a dual carriage way, doing about 70 in the outer lane, spewing water in a cloud behind coating windscreens and vehicles, completely oblivious to harm caused to the community image.

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I was going to ask for thoughts on this. This is the motorhome service point at a Caravan & Motorhome club site in Chester today. I had queued behind another van who was emptying their grey waste. The driver stood watching the water going into the drain until the flow started to reduce. He
then got in the van and drove off without closing the valve. Judging by the trails on the road he was not the only one to do this.

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Pulled into the car park of a country park near Ringwood that we use as a tea break stop if going west it has coach parking and good walks for the dogs
Just going to pull up next to another motorhome and their grey waste was running all over the car park so it means I would have to step out on it🤬🤬
Proper soapy stuff, filth animal although on closer inspection the old chap driving looked like a tramp as did the woman with him.

Just gives people more ammunition to ban motorhomes from being able to stay places.
 
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I was going to ask for thoughts on this. This is the motorhome service point at a Caravan & Motorhome club site in Chester today. I had queued behind another van who was emptying their grey waste. The driver stood watching the water going into the drain until the flow started to reduce. He
then got in the van and drove off without closing the valve. Judging by the trails on the road he was not the only one to do this.

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Was it an orange van by any chance? Maybe they drove straight from the site to the car park where the OP caught them?
 
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Jim

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Spotting this at a popular park up in Chester, for 36 hours this guy just dribbled this yuk from under his van, a 10m water trail. Talk about give us all a bad name!


The van is mine. :D. Recent frost has split a bit of pipe between my water tank and the shower so the drip drip is emptying my fresh water tank. Looked bad though. :D
 

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Just like the A class that opened their waste valve in a pub carpark last week that we were also staying on. The water went under our van so anyone the otherside would think it was us.

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Caravaners are known for doing it too.
Lets just be thankful that it wasn't the black waste!

just going back to the site scenario, some people may feel rushed if they're waiting for the trickle of water to stop and if there's a queue behind them waiting. Not that it's an excuse, but I've done it myself whereby I'm heading on back to storage and want the tanks totally empty. I've also been sat behind the motorhome whereby the guy sits his van over the drain for 20 minutes whilst everyone else gets p'off waiting for him buggering about.
So I think there's etiquette required all-round on this subject.
 

dna

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Caravaners are known for doing it too.
Lets just be thankful that it wasn't the black waste!

just going back to the site scenario, some people may feel rushed if they're waiting for the trickle of water to stop and if there's a queue behind them waiting. Not that it's an excuse, but I've done it myself whereby I'm heading on back to storage and want the tanks totally empty. I've also been sat behind the motorhome whereby the guy sits his van over the drain for 20 minutes whilst everyone else gets p'off waiting for him buggering about.
So I think there's etiquette required all-round on this subject.
surely there is a CM club rule saying no dribbling on the site roads? :LOL:

I confess one time i went to the service point to dump the water, when i turned the valve on, nothing came out. The drain hose had come out of the coupling on the grey tank so all the dirty water had gone onto the pitch. In my defence, I didn't know this at the time or I wouldn't have queued at the service point!

I was surprised that at least 4 vans had set off whilst dribbling and one (caravan?) had gone past the service point dribbling? The black waste drain was just in front of my van when the dashcam started so maybe it was black dribbles :sick:
 
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Confession time.
About 10 years ago, shortly after leaving the Calais ferry, a fellow motorhomer whilst passing me pointed towards the rear of my van.
Just gave him the thumbs up!
It took me three days and about 300 miles to realise that the grey waste pipe was split and I had been spewing my dish water all over Northern France and also presumably the DFDS ferry.
A visit to a bricolage and 30 minutes laid under the van, all was sorted.
 

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My waste valve is electrical and after closing there is no way to drain whats left in the pipe so as the van gets on a road with a camber it runs out. To make it worse the drain is on the drivers side.
 

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I regularly have people try to justify dumping their grey waste onto pitch by saying "its only water for the hedge" .
No its not JUST water , its WASTE that stinks for the next person to turn up to .
 
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I guess it’s no different from water companies letting untreated sewage into rivers, some people just don’t give a shite
To be fair, gray water is just water with a bit of soap and maybe food scraps in it.
In most cases you could drink it and it would not do you any harm.

Whilst not pretty, it's actually pretty harmless.

What the Water Companies are dumping is waste sewage.
It's destroying aquatic life in lakes and rivers.
Even when mixed with billions and billions of tonnes of seawater it's making swimmers many miles down the coast ill.

Until the Water Companies are fines several pence for every litre of black waste they dump they will continue to do it, as the fine is less than the cost of fixing the problem, and in most cases they are not fined at all.
 
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When I wash the van with proprietary auto soap, I first pace a huge tarpaulin on the ground, drive onto it. Wash the van and carefully collect the soapy water for careful disposal down the sink so that it doesn’t get in the rainwater drain.

:unsure: ;)

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We have a waste master that we use , emptying as necessary , the morning of site departure i close the waste tap and the last washing up goes into the waste tank .
Couple of hours driving home this soapy water sloshes merrily around the tank hopefully cleaning it as it does , as soon as we get home i empty the tank into a bucket .
However i do admit to emptying my fresh water tank and boiler onto the pitch a half hour before departure , my rationale being its clean water and has time to soak away before the next occupant arrives ( dons steel helmet )
 

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Should have seen the PVC on a dual carriage way, doing about 70 in the outer lane, spewing water in a cloud behind coating windscreens and vehicles, completely oblivious to harm caused to the community image.
I'm guessing he must have had an electric dump valve then and very bad judgement. Because even the slowest grey water drain would normally be empty long before you reached a motorway
 
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To be fair, gray water is just water with a bit of soap and maybe food scraps in it.
In most cases you could drink it and it would not do you any harm.

Whilst not pretty, it's actually pretty harmless.

It tends to come out when you go round bends though. On a dry day a motorcyclist suddenly hitting a wet/slippery patch on a bend or roundabout is not going to agree with you on pretty harmless.

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It is just water.

Unless people are doing radioactive decontamination in their motorhomes
People chuck essential oils down the plug hole to make the waste tank not smell, they sling bleach in along with plug hole unblocker, I'm afraid it's just not water with a bit of fairy liquid any more
Not nuclear but not normal either
 
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My waste valve is electrical and after closing there is no way to drain whats left in the pipe so as the van gets on a road with a camber it runs out. To make it worse the drain is on the drivers side.

Our valve is not electrical but we also have a residue of water in the pipe and according to slope on the drain point there can be some waste left in the pipe downstram of the valve , which then drains on a camber or when rounding a corner.

I can see no answer to that problem.
 
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Our valve is not electrical but we also have a residue of water in the pipe and according to slope on the drain point there can be some waste left in the pipe downstram of the valve , which then drains on a camber or when rounding a corner.

I can see no answer to that problem.
Close the valve?
 

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