Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Gary B

Senior Member
#1
Its a good idea to have a spray bottle of chlorine water mixture with to spray down your water connetion before hooking up as some low life may have stuck his sewer hose over it to wash the hose down! We came across this a cople of days ago, not having a spray bottle with we requested and got another site, all around the fresh water faucet was toilet paper and other signs, not nice! Happy trails GB



Edited by - Gary B on Oct 26 2001 8:32:04 PM
 
#2
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Couldn't agree more! In fact I always spray down the water hook up before connecting. There are many ways for bacteria to get the hook up outside. Animals for one. For a few extra seconds it better to be safe and reduce the risk of contaminating the enire rv system.
 

Kirk

Senior Member
#4
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

What we do is to keep a small spray bottle of water and chlorine bleach, mixed at about 1/4 bleach and 3/4 water in the plumbing bay. Each time that we hook up, I spray the water connection with the bleach/water and let it set that way while I connect the electricity. Then I attach the water hose.


Good travelin! ......Kirk
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#6
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

I agree, but I was tired of smelling like clorox, so I started using Lysol. Works the same as clorox, just spray where you need it and let it stand for a few seconds. I even spray our own drain hose after each use.



'01 f250 CC PSD
'00 Rockwood TT
2 minature Dachshunds
http:// www.texasboomers.org

Edited by - Southstl on May 07 2002 8:37:00 PM
 
#7
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Excellent Idear!! Does anyone also flush the toilet after you have dumped, but still hooked up? I have found that it helps to clean the Black tank a little more thoroughly, and gets rid of any clumps of sh*t that might still be adhering. :)
John Keep RVing!!
 
#8
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Diluted bleach is an excellent disinfectant but it works best in a 1-2% solution. This is about a tablespoon per quart. At stronger concentrations it is LESS effective. At the proper concentration you don't get as bad a "bleach" odor either.
BarbKC
 
#9
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

:)
BarbKC, I will give that a try. Your solution has to be cheaper than what I am doing now.

Steve

'01 f250 CC PSD
'00 Rockwood TT
2 minature Dachshunds
http:// www.texasboomers.org
 
#10
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

I never really thought about using spray a spray bottle of chlorine to disinfect the water spout either. Last year I saw a camper putting his stinky slinky right up to the campgrounds water spout to rinse it. After that I would turn on the water for a minute or so, and splash the water all over the spout before connecting my water line.
I now have a spray bottle with water and bleach to clean the spout before connecting my water hose.

Another thing that bugs me is campers that don't fix or replace their stinky slinkys. More that once I have seen them leaking all over the ground. Imagine you getting that campsite, maybe hours after they leave and laying your water hose right onto the ground where someone's sewer hose was leaking.

I always were rubber gloves and wipe down the hoses when pack'en up after camping.

Drummerman
 
#11
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

As an RV newbee, these are some great tips ..Thanks all...Will be picking up our new RV this weekend and taking our maiden voyage in two weeks ..
 
#13
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Taking delivery today 6/14 of a Winnebego Brave at Suncoast RV in Jacksonville...Will let y'all know how the maiden voyage goes..Thanks all..
 
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Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.


I was just fooling around here! Didn't realize until recently that all you had to do for the icons was to click on the list, and then click on the icon. I had been doing it by the keyboard!
Learn something NEW every day.

John
42' CC Affinity Tag 2000
'88 Ford Escort LX
nevermind!

Edited by - fjohn56 on Sep 06 2002 4:09:29 PM
 

Gary B

Senior Member
#15
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

Huh so did I! Thanks Fjohn56 GB
:) Hey this is too much fun......

Happy trails GB

1994 Bounder 34J
1990 Mazda B2200 / BB
 
#17
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

I too have never given it any thought before, but even with just my pop-up, I still use some FHU sites, and will now carry around a bottle of 25% chlorine solution too, Yuk... :dead:
 
#19
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

I'm not an RVer ===yet=== but I can tell you from my previous experience as a daycare provider that you must make a new solution of bleach water fresh every day. The Clorox will degrade and not kill the germies after about 24 hours.
 
#20
Low lifes that wash their sewer hose at water con.

My wife's a nurse -- Sherry is absolutely right. You need to make bleach water fresh every day -- and at the cost of bleach, it's no big expense.

And while you're at it -- I don't go near a water or sewer hookup without ruber disposal gloves on the hands. We keep at large box in the camper. Again, they are cheap and well worth the peace of mind.
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