Not wearing gloves while dumping? Big mistake!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In this day of fastidiousness and the injection of antibacterial chemicals in nearly every product, there’s a strange movement out there: Dumping holding tanks with your bare hands. We’ve sometimes wondered why anyone would take on this bacteriological nightmare without protection. From those that don’t, we sometimes hear the excuse, “It’s just too much... Read More

“Is there life after the dump station?”

Sent to us by RVtravel.com readers Dick and Sandy, near Buffalo, N.Y., for you to enjoy (and maybe relate to!). It was found on the Internet but we’ve been unable to find the author. If anyone knows who wrote this, please contact diane (at) rvtravel.com so we can give them credit. “IS THERE LIFE AFTER THE DUMP STATION, BABY?” Author... Read More

What would you do if your dump valve suddenly malfunctioned?

If you’ve never had your RV waste valve leak, break, or freeze in the open position, you’ve likely never thought about the need for a quick fix. But consider these situations: (1) You park in your campsite and start setting up, which includes attaching your dump hose. But you discover that your valve is leaking onto the ground. (2) You... Read More