gray water from the rv ?

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gonglimor
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gray water from the rv ?

Post by gonglimor » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:23 pm

hi ,

is ther a service to clean the gray water from the rv ?
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Post by gaminwench » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:31 pm

yes. you hang out on the street until the pumper goes by, flag them down and lead them to your rig (make sure to leave access), and pay them(!!)- last I heard, it was 75-100 dollars. This is NOT reliable, and it eats up a lot of your time. A better way to go, IMHO, is to ration water use (turn off the pump when not needed), and don't use the shower or toilet - except in emergency. A stinky RV is a bad neighbor!!

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Post by ygmir » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:32 pm

yes, there is........IIRC, you have to find the "pumper" guys and flag them down and pay them to do it........

I"m sure someone else knows the details better.......

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Post by gaminwench » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:40 pm

ygmir - JINX! You owe me a _______!!!

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Post by Token » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:56 pm

The RV pumping guys are not that hard to flag down.

Read all about it here:

http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... ation.html

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Re: gray water from the rv ?

Post by ibdave » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:52 pm

gonglimor wrote:hi ,

is ther a service to clean the gray water from the rv ?
thank you
I see you have not started at the very beginning..

start here.. http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/

Then move on to the next section.. Repeat as needed..... :idea: :roll: :!:
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:03 pm

gaminwench wrote:ygmir - JINX! You owe me a _______!!!
digging around in pockets for a ________


just what is it you want, missy?.........
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Post by Lord Of Ruin » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:39 am

[quote="Token"]The RV pumping guys are not that hard to flag down.

Read all about it here:

http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... ation.html[/quote]

Yes, this is technically true...not hard to flag down.

But, whether they'll help you is another matter entirely. Many of them are under orders (or it appears to be) to NOT do any commerce/on the spot sales. So while they'll stop and chat with you, they'll say "Sorry, I can't do that...I have to go and pump out X...."

And this was even with an offer of $125 to do it.

Tried twice in one day. Same result.

So, moral of it all is do NOT count on this happening at all. Make other plans and if it does happen, then all the better.

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Post by Token » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:30 pm

Bummer you got shafted.

For the past four years I got service with no hassle. In 07 I tipped the guy a 20 and some chill PBR and he gave me a United Service BM 2007 tshirt.

You must have been camping in a bad neighborhood.

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Post by mojo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:05 pm

I think they charge the same thing to pump BOTH your black water and grey water tanks at the same time. Be sure to turn off your water pump so that when you flush, your precious fresh water isn't going down the hole.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:07 pm

same deal here, not with my RV, but with other people in our camp that were less effecient.

flagged them down, gave them money(and a tip), easy peasy.

Be sure to say please and threat them like the gods that they are.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:51 pm

unjonharley usually stays over around the 9:00-ish end of town, a few streets back from the Esplanade. You can take all your greywater to him. I don't know what he does with it but he likes to have as much as he can get.
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