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Abilene State Park

Abilene State Park

Grey tank was very slow to drain. Maybe it’s not venting right because it’s blocked or because the Casita is nose down.

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Oasis State Park

Scott had to build a little rock bridge for the hose.

The grey tank still continues to drain slow and the casita was still nose down so no resolution to that problem yet.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico KOA Journey

Las Vegas, NM KOA

Scott gives this dump station 4 out of 5 hoses. It was clean, they provided a rinse hose, but the site wasn’t quite level. Being level has been an issue when emptying the tanks.

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Heron Lake State Park

Scott gives this dump station 4 out of 5 hoses. They did not provided a rise hose and the metal hatch was broken and had to be propped open with a rock. Otherwise it was clean and level.

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Navajo State Park

Scott gives this dump station 4 out of 5 hoses. It was clean, functional, and the slope to the hole was nice, but they did not provide a hose for rinsing the tanks.

Trailer upgrade! \240No more plastic bag for the hose elbow.

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Ouray KOA Holiday

We stayed here 4 nights and had sewer hookups in the site so we didn’t use the dump station.

Scott gives this sewer hookup 3 hoses. The threads were messed up on the fitting, like most sites. It was very high up, not good for flow.

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Steinaker Lake State Park

Scott gives this campsite sewer drain 2 hoses. The metal lid for the sewer hookup was broken and he could barely get elbow connector in the hole.

July 20th, Gros Vent campground, Grand Teton National Park

Scott gives this dump station a 1. The ground was wet and all broken up. You had to make a reservation to use it. He didn’t like it at all!

Scott gives this dump station 5 hoses. It was located behind a Cenex Gas Station. It was free. There was no line. There was no mess. And it was desperately needed.

After we we pulled out a guy with a 5th wheel pulled in and a guy with a boat hit him with his boat trailer. We got out just in time.

July 25th

Back at Scott’s favorite free dump station. We moved camps today and neither the old or new camp has a dump station.

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Glacier Peaks RV Park & Campground

Scott gives this sewer hookup 3 hoses. This hookup was sloped downhill, which is good, but it was too far below ground level for the hose to stay in, so that was bad.

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LaSalle RV Park and Campground

LaSalle RV Park

Scott gives this sewer connection 4 out of 5 hoses. I can appreciate the very strict and specific rules stating you must use an elbow, \240it must be screwed down tight, etc, but you know most people are not capable of following instructions and they have spilled all over the campsite.

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Cenex

Back to the Columbia Falls Cenex gas station for the free dump station. Scott gives it 4 out of 5 hoses, it smelled a little this time and had some water on the ground. “It’s the old stand by, it’s there when you need it.”

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Johnson's Campground and RV Park

Johnson’s St Mary Campground dump station.

Dualing Casitas at the dump station. Scott says, “I’m glad we upgraded the sewer hose. “

Scott gives it 4 out of 5 hoses. He likes the metal lid with the chain, it didn’t interfere with the hose, but he would have liked a potable water faucet, that would have earned it 5 hoses.

Watching other people at the dump station is a good reminder that whole area is contaminated. The guy next to us spilled grey water everywhere, forgot to put the lid on his valve, and didn’t completely empty his hose before putting it into the bumper. \240The guy made a giant mess, but he was very concerned about wearing disposable gloves. When Scott pointed out he left the cap off he said “darn I already took my gloves off” then went to get a new pair. He also told us he had previous broke the cap tether off. And then lost the cap.

This confirms Scott’s theory that all campsites with or without sewer connections are gross.

August 21st

Stopped at a Wyoming Rest Area for the free dump station. Thanks Wyoming.

Scott gives this 1 out of 5 hoses. It stunk horrifically bad and there was standing water everywhere, and it hasn’t rained in weeks.

Scott thinks the pipe daylights at the edge of the parking lot.

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Hot Springs

August 26th

We stopped at the free dump station at the city visitor center. Thanks Hot springs, South Dakota!

Scott gives it 4 out of 5 hoses. It was very nice of the visitor center to provide the dump station free. Other than that it was a basic dump station.

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Badlands National Park

August 29th

This dump station was included with our campsite. Scott gives this dump station 4 out of 5 hoses. It was clean and easy to use.

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Twin Lakes State Park

September 17th

It’s been a long time since we needed to dump. We used the dump station on the way in and it was getting dark. Scott said “about time”.

Scott gives this dump station 3 out of 5 hoses. It was clean enough, but it was not level. Otherwise it was acceptable.

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Twin Lakes State Park

September 20th

Today we used the same dump station at the campground on the way out.

Scott gives it 2 out of 5 hoses today. It’s still not level and it was a mess today. Scott says “it’s not the dump stations fault everyone else left a mess here”

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Muskallonge Lake State Park

September 23rd

Scott gives this dump station 3 hoses. We had to wait in line. They need more dump stations for the number of campsites they have.

September 24th

Scott gives this dump station 2 hoses. It stunk and the road approaching was too narrow so you didn’t get a straight shot with the hose, which causes problems.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

September 29th

Scott gives this dump station. The ground wasn’t flat , but otherwise it was okay.

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Lieber State Recreation Area

October 16th

Scott gives this dump station 3 hoses. It worked, but the ground was all wet.

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Lincoln State Park

November 6th

Scott gives this dump station 5 hoses. No curb, good slope, and clean.

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Lincoln State Park

November 8th

Still a 5.

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North Welcome Station

November 9th

Scott gives this dump station 1 hose. The road approaching was crooked, downhill and tipped to one side. Not very useable.

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South Welcome Station

November 11th

Scott gives this dump station 4 hoses. It was clean and level.

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Bowling Green KOA Holiday

November 12th

Scott gives this sewer connection 1 hose. At least we could use this one. The first site we had was so tall it was higher than our tank valve so it was unusable. He gives that one 0 hoses.

Original site: 0 hoses

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Commerce / Athens KOA Journey

November 15th

Scott gives this sewer connection 3 hoses. At least we could use it unlike the previous KOA when we had to move sites.

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Suwannee River State Park

November 16th

Scott gives this sewer connection 1 hose. The cap was so messed up and broken he ended up pulling the top of the pipe off trying to get it open. That combined with it sticking up in the air a little too high requires me to hold the elbow down the whole time and he had to work all the liquid out of the hose uphill and down the drain.

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Suwannee River State Park

November 18th

Scott gives this sewer connection 2 hoses \240This one was still too high but at least he didn’t rip the cap off, but the threads were all buggered up.

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River Junction Campground

November 21st

Scott gives this dump station 2 hoses. I don’t think a lot of trailers stay at this place. You can tell the dump station had not been used in quite a while. It took a while to get the cap off the drain. Once it was off it looked like you were dumping into a dirt hole. This time disaster struck. Fortunately they had a rinse hose. During the clean up he found a concrete pad under an inch and a half of dirt. The next person who uses this one won’t have as much difficulty as we did since the excess dirt has been rinsed away.

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Mary's Fish Camp

November 23rd

Scott gives this sewer connection 1 hose. The neighbor was hooked into our sewer connection but kind enough to put a y connector so we could also hook up. Also the connections were on the wrong side so we had to park sideways and get really, really close to our neighbors to even connect. This was a wacky campground, but also a lot of fun.

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Midway Campground

November 25th

Scott gives this dump station 3 hoses. The water hose varies from 1 gallon per 5 minutes to 1 gallon per minute. And it is located right next to all the tent camping spots, which is strange.

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Highlands Hammock State Park

November 25th

Scott gives this dump station 1 hose. It was practically unusable. The ground was so unlevel he couldn’t get everything drained out.

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Midway Campground

November 26th

Scott gives this sewer connection 3 hoses. The pipe was a little too high out of the ground and you had to watch out for the crows.

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Midway Campground

November 28th

Still 3 hoses.

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Bahia Honda State Park

November 30th

Scott gives this dump station 3 hoses. The camper was level and we figured out that the grey tank drains faster if we leave the front of the camper jacked up. \240It would be 4 but it was directly in the middle of the campground next to the bath house. It’s always best if you can dump in private.

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Bahia Honda State Park

December 2nd

Still 3 hoses.

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Midway Campground

December 4th

Back again.

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Manatee Springs State Park

December 6th

Scott gives this dump station 4 hoses. The camper was level, it worked out good. Scott likes it.

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Manatee Springs State Park

December 6th

Scott gives this sites sewer connection 0 hoses. It’s nice that they tried but the pipe sticks out of the ground so high we couldn’t use it. We would need a 12 inch lift on our camper to use it.

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Henderson Beach State Park

December 8th

Scott gives this dump station 2 hoses. It was clean but it wasn’t right. The camper was level, but the hose had to go up the curb and it doesn’t drain fast enough. I don’t need to explain any more than that.

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Fort Pickens

December 9th

Scott gives this dump station 3 hoses. It had the right slope to it. It had a hose to rinse things off if needed, but the cap was broken off(Scott actually thought that made it easier to use) and there was only one station for 100 campsites, during peak season there could be a huge line.

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Buccaneer State Park

December 10th

Scott gives this dump station 5 hoses. \240it’s perfect. It’s a big wide approach, no curb, straight shot to the hatch, it has a hose but no big spring thing on the hose(he thinks the spring thing is weird). \240It’s a good place for a dump.

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Lafayette KOA Holiday

December 11th

Scott gives this sewer connection 2 hoses. Unlike most KOAs the connection was flush with the ground which is too low when all the others are too high. And like most KOAs the threads are booggered up, he had to use the channel locks to get the cap off.