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Posted: 11/11/13 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're in a mostly Winter SnowBird campground, but had a couple spend the weekend next to us. And by "next to us" I mean a few feet as this is a Pack-Them-In type campground.

Last night I noticed that the couple had run a hose from their popup under their SUV. Thought nothing of it other than it was unusual.

However, this morning I noticed a very large wet area under most the the SUV. It was easy to spot because all the campsites are dirt. So the wet area stuck out like a sore thumb.

I contacted the camp management because I didn't want to deal with these yahoos, and it looks like the couple were fined before they left. I hope so.

Even if they were just draining water, it created a great big mud puddle right next to us -- and this campground had two dump stations -- so they still would have to dump anything else they had onboard.

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Posted: 11/11/13 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can't cure stupid!

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Posted: 11/11/13 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ah, never mind


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Posted: 11/11/13 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is a special kind of stupid right there.


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Many pop up trailers do not have holding tanks so they likely were running gray water onto the ground. Fortunately it's also true that MOST pop up trailer don't HAVE a fixed toilet so it probably WAS gray water. Why run it UNDER the TV? Probably because it's against RV Park rules to dump water at sites. When I use my pop up I have a 5 gallon jerry can into which my gray water is collected for disposal at the dump. SOME also use a blueboy (one of the few advantages I see to using them). Stupid of lazy, the result was the same, a mud hole in an RV parking lot.
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The problem, for me, with dumping gray water directly on the ground is that it draws flies. You try and eat outside and flies are on your food.

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doxiemom11 wrote:

You can't cure stupid!


It's not stupid, it's 'I don't care'. I don't care what the rules are, I don't care about the other campers, I don't care about the environment, I just care about me.

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X2 on the flies. Gray water also has an odor to it and the rest of the campground does not need to smell the odor because of one persons laziness.


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I hope the fine was enough to help cure stupid. Just maybe they will learn because of the fine


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Bob & Ann wrote:

X2 on the flies. Gray water also has an odor to it and the rest of the campground does not need to smell the odor because of one persons laziness.


Gray water that has been in a holding tank can stink almost as bad as the black tank contents. But gray water coming out of a pop-up is likely fresh from the sink, and wouldn't smell any more than a sink full of water does when you wash dishes or wash your hands. And it shouldn't smell on the ground any more than what results after a person washes a vehicle...

It is possible that these campers simply did not or do not know that you can purchase totes to drain the gray water into to transport to a dump station. I wouldn't have been quick to jump on them, but I would have approached them in a friendly manner to suggest they change their practices.


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