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    Posted: 21 Aug 2021 at 9:31pm
We added a dump location at our house.
We have a septic tank that is about 25' from the house. we added a 4" pvc cleanout fitting inline with the main sewer drain line that runs from the house to the septic tank. the sewer line was about 24" deep, so we dug it out, cut the main line and added a T fitting.  Attached a vertical riser with screw cap end piece at ground level.  the trailer can be backed up to the cleanout and the hose fits perfectly in the 4" cleanout fitting.
It works, but we would much rather clean out at the last campsite if possible so as not to be hauling excess weight .
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Good afternoon/evening
I went to a California state campground this weekend and the dump station required a $10.00 dump fee, paid with a credit card at the dump station.  Pull into place, have your hose ready to go hooked up to the trailer, then swipe your credit card and the cover on the dump will unlock and you can put your clear elbow into the drain. If you take more than 15 minutes a warning sounds. Emptying my tanks took about 10 minutes and then rinse out the hose and elbow with the fresh water line at the dump station. You can then let the lid down, put away the hose and elbow and rinse the dump apron to the drain. I didn't take that long, but someone with a big RV might find it a race to get done in that much time.
If you look you might find a video on dumping an RV, I did not find a good one for Rpods.
It might be a good Utube video, it does take a little planning and preparation.


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I put a video out a few years ago where I used the R-Pod 179: https://youtu.be/ixynZc0BUNQ
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Thanks John this is a very good video. As you mention preparation ahead of your turn at the dump station will really help. The pay stations add a few more details but should not add much time.
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