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PLEASE CALL 403 286-4211 FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR IF YOU NEED SOMETHING FROM THE MINI STORE

 

MAY 1, 2020 

 

The following information is an excerp from the Gov of Alberta Statement for opening up of Campgrounds and other outdoor facilities.  

 

Beginning Friday, the province says it will be allowing vehicles into parking lots and staging areas in parks and public lands.

 

A number of boat launches will also be opened Friday, with the remainder expected to be open by May 14.

 

When it comes to camping, the government says it is  working hard to reopen as many provincial parks as possible by June 1, but reservations will be open to

 

 

Albertans only. However, there will still be some restrictions in place.

 

 

 

Group and comfort camping is not available at this time and washrooms are also still closed. Garbage pickup in provincial parks is also not being done. 

Fire bans in Alberta are also still in effect. 

The provincial government says the first phase of reopening will also include private and municipal campgrounds, provided they can implement physical distancing

restrictions. 

"I would remind outdoor enthusiasts that while there are no off highway vehicle restrictions currently in place, we ask people to be responsible. And we'll be

monitoring closely should the risk for wildfires increase for our relaunch strategy to succeed Albertans must be confident in their ability to go out and visit these

businesses and services safely," Kenney said. 

Golf courses are being allowed to open as early as this weekend, Kenney said, but clubhouses, pro shops, on-site shops and restaurants are still closed. The latter

two types of businesses will be allowed to open in phase two.

 However, Kenney added that even returning to normal will be an obstacle. 

"Our challenge now is to begin returning to a more normal life. A full return to normal won't come until there's an effective vaccine or treatment, or until the virus

is no longer there to threaten us. But until then, we'll all have to remain vigilant."

 

 
Sani Dump Status

 

 
 
SANI DUMPS ARE OPEN (May 6, 2020)
   
 
 
Please remember the "no flushing" / "Rinsing"/ "Washing" / "Cleansing" etc... rule!
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

 PROPER DUMPING PROCEDURES

     
  • Attach one end of the sewer hose to trailer

  • Insert the other end into the dump station opening

  • Release the black water valve

  • Wait approximately 60 seconds

  • Then release the grey water valve

   

This procedure has now emptied both your black and grey water tanks and you can now disconnect the trailer end of the hose. Rinse the hose for approximately 10-20 seconds and you have now completed your dump. If your black tank gauge shows still full, it is because gauge is still wet.

   

 UNACCEPTABLE DUMPING PROCEDURES

   

  • Filling your black water tank via your toilet with fresh water and proceeding to empty the water into the sani dump. Whatever method you use to do this, you are still putting fresh water into our sani dump tank.

  • Use of the built in black tank flusher only fills up your tank with fresh water – it does not agitate or clean the tank! As a result, you are filling your black tank with fresh water and in turn filling our system. This is costly for us and inconvenient to customers who are unable to use the dump because it is full.

      

HINTS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOLDING TANKS CLEAN

     

  • Use a good quality marine or RV toilet tissue. This type of tissue is made to break down. Do not use regular tissue as this does not break down as well.

  • The use of a sani chemical is also recommended. No. 1 recommended type is Happy Camper. We have had very good feedback on it. The other is the Fresh Tank, again good feedback on it.

  • If you empty your tank at the camp ground and put a bag of ice cubes into the tank via your toilet with a liter of water and a scoop of chemical, as you drive back to Springbank the ice cubes agitate inside the tank and help to clean sides. You do not need to empty again.

Remember we are here to help, please feel free to ask for assistance at any time

           

HOW TO DE-WINTERIZE (A Basic Guide)

   

  • Close all of your low point drains

  • Add a few gallons of fresh water to your holding tank

  • Turn on your water pump and open all taps one by one until clear water comes out

  • Reinstall your hot water tank drain plug and reverse the hot water bypass valves

   

You are now de-winterized, there is no need to dump the few gallons of fresh water you have used. It can be taken with you on your first camp trip to prime your black tank and help to avoid tank build up at the start of a season.

  

 
Here is some additional information for you. 
 
 
 

Holding Tanks  

 

Holding tanks in RV’s are great if they are maintained properly.

 

First thing to remember, use dissolvable RV toilet paper. This will help keep blockages down and prevent sensor probe issues from rising.  If paper does not break down properly, it can get caught up on a probe resulting in false readings.  Cleaning this, after a problem occurs, can be difficult. 

 

Secondly, use a good tank chemical. I recommend one that has an oil base (pine/ coconut etc.) to help lubricate the valves when dumping.  Some RV’s have black tank flushers which I have found to be more of a sales gimmick then anything.  Using a toilet wand from the top of your toilet will provide you better cleaning results. 

 If a blockage of false sensor readings occur, filling the tank and draining it will not fix the problem. The best fix is simple. Take 1 - 2 bags of crushed ice and empty into toilet. Add 1/2 box of baking soda, 1/4 cup of Tide detergent, and fill tank 1/4 to 3/8 full with water and go for a drive. Allowing the ice solution to slosh around in the tank, cleans the probes and any scum in the tank.
 

I hope some or all of this information helps you in your RV experience.

 

Mel Kuntz

 

Silver Creek Mobile RV Service Inc.