I have been storing our plastic disposable gloves for dumping the RV tanks in a bay cabinet next to the water bay for most of our RVing life. They are only a door away, but do you think I can get my husband to get them out EVERY time he touches the sewer hose? Nope, it’s always just an afterthought and often too late. I do nag a bit, “Do you have any idea how many deadly pathogens there could be on that hose?!” OK, I’ll admit I don’t either, but I know it is bad.
The solution, I decided, was to place the disposable gloves where he will SEE them when dumping the RV tanks. I had been looking for something like a tissue case to mount on the wet bay door, but decided to use an industrial Velcro-like sticky tape to attach a box directly to the door instead.
I first cleaned the door off with rubbing alcohol, then attached both sides of the sticky tape to the box and stuck it to the door. When he runs out of gloves in the first box, I can either add another piece of sticky tape to a new box of gloves or stuff more gloves in the existing box.
I love this sticky tape (like Velcro) and never run out with the large rolls of Hook and Loop Sticky Tape from Amazon. Now my husband surely can’t miss the gloves when he’s dumping the RV tanks, right?
A sewer hose has hardly any germs compared to a gas station nozzle.
I use velcro for a lot of different reasons. But for disposable gloves, I use a box holder.
1 on the wet bay door and another on the inside for when I am fueling up.
Us farmers never used gloves, and we’re still alive, supposedly have a healthier immune system than most. I’m careful, take my time and wash up with soap and water after. Most pathogens die without moisture, so if needed rinse things and let them dry between uses. Odds are that they will be dry for more than 48 hrs. Which I believe to be the magic number. Also sunlight kills stuff too. I prefer the grocery karts that have been out in the sun. I’m not jumping into every one else’s paranoia. Enjoy life worry less, keep a clean kitchen.
This is the way.
Thank you, Nanci! Great idea! I just leave a box of gloves in the floor of the wet bay. Should that become impractical, then I’ll do as you did, or stuff them in a storage bag and attach it to the wet-bay door with a command hook. Thanks again!
If all the hoses are tight and dont leak nothing is going to hurt you, and whatever happens It all washes off in the end, a little biodegradable soap in the compartment and cleanup when you are done. We don’t need to suit up and dispose of our coveralls either, please no worries, if a blowout happens it’s just dukie.
Hi, Sam. What’s “just dukie”? As in “just ducky,” maybe? I’ll change it if it’s a typo. Just let me know. Have a good evening/night. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Hi Diane, thanks for the thought, no typo, it is a old term used for poo.
Thanks for the info, Sam. I’m old (76) but haven’t heard that old term before. But now I know. Have a great day! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Please consider using washable reusable gloves. My husband and I each have a pair we use and clean ourselves. The landfills don’t need more garbage.
Why doesn’t ol’ Nancy dump the thing herself? Does she not use it?
I’ve been a full time RVer for 5 years and NEVER ONCE made stink in my potty.
Hauling that around in a machine is repulsive. What if have a puncture ? Would Nancy repair it?
You sound kind of snippy Gerbi. Why do you care what RV chores Nanci does? Probably like most RV couples the chores are divided.
Stink in your potty? Whaaa LOL!! Puncture? Really?!? Yeah like THAT happens everyday…
I am the only one using the RV ! So is it dangerous for me to dump my holding tanks with bare hands ? Here what Google Says: In theory, ingesting your own stool should not be harmful, as long as it “clean” (i.e., not contaminated with stool from others, as might occur by contact in a toilet bowl, etc). Furthermore, there may be a theoretical minor health benefit in doing so.Feb 21, 2013 What ? Health Benefits ?
Hahahahahahaaha no way, I am a fulltime nomad for 3 years now but have not got that low !!!
We used an acrylic tissue box holder at one time. We attached it to the side wall of our wet bay. Then we found the Glove Dispenser Pouch by Blue Ridge Overland Gear. https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com/products/glove-dispenser-pouch
Great Idea !! I noticed you had gloves from “WAXIE”, having retired from there back in 2013, I remember delivering to all the Maricopa regional Parks, Now I relax and camp at many.
My utility bay door lifts up. However, I Velcro mounted a Swiffer box filled with disposable gloves; it has a hinged clear plastic cover which I attached a piece of nylon string to. I also attached a paper towel holder and a fire extinguisher holder and carry a round box of sanitary wipes in it – the type you pull one thru a hole in the top. It all works fine on a lift up door too. (The cardboard boxes seem to absorb moisture and get flimsy over time).
We find the cardboard boxes don’t survive well, so we bought a silicone sealable reuseable sandwich bag and periodically refill that with disposable gloves. We also reuse the little bags we get produce in (cucumbers, green peppers) to collect the now used disposable gloves for easy transport to the main kitchen garbage (which we can still access with our slides in).
Doors on my MH open up instead of out. Not as easy to attach things to the doors,
Years ago I mounted a paper towel holder and disposable glove dispenser on the inside of our wet bay door. I buy Micro-Grip vinyl gloves from ZORO.COM at a great price and the box is stuck on with command strips. Always handy. Always right there.
We have a Sprinter Class C motorhome. So, my box of disposable gloves stay in the driver’s door pocket. That’s so I can’t forget them when working with the Stinky Slinky, but also when filling the diesel fuel tank. On the Sprinter, the fuel door is inside the driver’s door, so it is very easy to get out, grab a single glove, open the fuel door, and refuel. I dislike diesel fuel on my hands almost as much as black tank waste. But, when my entire black tank valve assembly fell off the MH, I found that a pair of gloves didn’t really protect me very well!
I store all of my hoses, elbows, and associated gear in a large plastic tote in an adjacent compartment. Attached to the tote is a holder for disposable gloves and a bottle of hand sanitizer, I also keep an old pair of slip on shoes in the compartment to use if I use a public dump station. The wet bay has a water faucet, a holder for soap, hand sanitizer, bottle of Clorox cleanup, paper towels, and trash can. It makes my skin crawl when I see people dumping without gloves and not washing their hands before touching something else!
Sounds like a nice thoughtful setup!
Just be glad….one idiot I saw at the dump station fastidiously used gloves the whole time he was dumping THEN he used his teeth to pull the gloves off🤮🤢
I use extra large industrial rubber gloves. They are thick and somewhat stiff yet flexible enough, reach part way up my forearm. They slide off and on easily, even if hands are wet. Store them in same tote with sewer connection parts. Only have to touch one on the very end to pull it on (or stand them up vertically so you simply push your hands down into them). Sanitary, easy, no waste, never run out.
Same solution and i rinse off the gloves before I put them back in the tote.
yeah, me too. in fact I have two pairs in the front storage box of my trailer. the brown ones are for sewer, and the blue ones are for general cleanup projects.
Harbor Freight also sells a magnetic mount for tool boxes that work even better. They work well for both disposable gloves and boxes of tissues. I bought several and now have gloves not only in the wet bay, but in the garage for when I’m working on the car and in the workshop for when I’m staining a project. They cost about the same as a roll of Velcro but they are reusable, movable, and don’t slide around even when traveling on 5he poorest maintained roads
I tried looking this up. Can you possibly provide a link? Thanks.
Inside of my compartment doors are non-ferrous so magnets won’t stick to them.
Do her velcro trick or use construction adhesive.
From a Plumber- who can “forget” to grab a pair. Great idea. If it’s right in front of your face you can’t “forget” to grab a pair.