Between our two trailers we’ve spent a total of 1,530 days on the road and never had a dump station incident.
Well yesterday we roll up to the Dateland Travel Center to use the free dump. We didn’t see a sign so we entered from the wrong direction. That was ok, because we were able to scope out the two dumps and then turn around.
Brian sets up, business as usual, while I go inside the trailer to use the bathroom. When I come out I hear him say “We have a problem.” I immediately think something is wrong with the trailer, but it was actually the sewer hole. It was full.
Brian immediately shut the valve on our trailer, but we still had a hose full of sludge. We waited a few minutes and the sewer drained down some and Bri was able to empty out the rest of the hose with a little bit of overflow. Gross right?
My dear husband then carried the hose over to the other sewer hole, moved the trailer and had a successful dump.
After I took the picture of the dump station sign, this guy started posing for me to take his photo. We ended up talking and what a pair of sweeties. They’re from Spokane, Washington, he was given 8 months to live with pancreatic cancer and now it’s 2 years later and he’s cancer free. They have a grandson who was paid $900 to program something that would make fish bait move and light up at night. We really could have kept talking but had to get back on the road to Tucson.
Does anyone reading this have a good (gross) dump station story to share?
2014 Cost of Camping:
0 nights paid camping
25 nights free camping
25 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $0
Daily average cost of camping: $0