Originally Posted by hand8272
This may be a really dumb question and open me up to all kinds of harassment but here we go. How do you clean a bucket system at an RV dump? All they have is a 3-4" hole to get your stuff down. Where I boat there are no SCAT machines.
Pictures would be helpful
Sorry, no pictures. But I'll give the explanation a go.
Step #1 - This is actually an important step for emptying any groover. On the last morning of your trip, after everyone is done grooving, add an ample amount of water to the groover. This creates what we lovingly call "Poo Stew." Having some rough water or rapids on your last day aids in the agitation process.
Step #2 - Find a willing volunteer to do the bucket emptying after the trip. Pay-offs, threats, and sneakiness helps with finding that all important volunteer.
Step #3 - After locating an RV dump station & opening the poop hole, put on some protective gear. Rubber gloves at least, how much other gear you put on depends on your level of poo tolerance.
Step#4 VERY important. SLOWLY & CAREFULLY pour the poo stew into the hole, avoiding splash at all costs. The ability to jump quickly out of the way is a big bonus......fast footwork = clean feet. After the poo emptying is done, CAREFULLY rinse the area with the water hose to make sure everything is down the hatch. Then CAREFULLY rinse out the bucket until sufficiently clean.
Step #5 Take bucket home and spray with Lysol.
These are the steps as I remember them, although it's a memory I'd rather not have.
Not pretty & definitely not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. I have had this pleasant "duty" twice. I sure wish Utah had Scat machines like Idaho. I had to explain a Scat machine to a newbie last summer.....it's a giant poop dishwasher I told him. He thought I was kidding until we pulled up to the Scat machine and informed him that, being a newbie, he got the fun job of strapping the groover in the machine, taking off the lid, and slamming (gently) that bad boy shut.