We had a 5-hour trip to our campground. We pulled off the interstate to get something to eat. We noticed a large fresh mud spill on the road as we approached the green turn light
. Driving through the spill, we realized someone had dumped their black tank. The smell was awful. We pulled into a parking lot & found our truck & camper were coated in toilet paper and crap. The smell was so bad we parked far away from the burger joint. Folks were seated outside in front of the burger joint. We went inside, and the wind must have changed direction because folks started running inside and for their cars.
We left & looked for a car wash but had no luck. My wife was too embarrassed to go to a car wash.
So we hit the interstate. We were doing 60 mph. Cars would come up beside us & back off. No one would pass us. We had a long line of cars & trucks behind us. This must be how Troopers feel when nobody passes them.
We were one hour away from the campground & we called ahead & explained our problem & asked if we could go straight to the dump station to wash our camper & truck.
When we arrived & slowed down, the smell went past us & attacked the guard shed. He was gagging & frantically waved us to go straight to the dump.
We worked on the mess for two hours. We used every chemical in the truck & camper to get rid of the stink. We parked in our space & went into the camper. After a while, I took the dog for a walk & because of the wind, there was no stink at the camper. But the stink was awful once I got on the other side of my truck! It had soaked into my tires
It was so strong & wide folks downwind could not pinpoint the cause of the stink. I walked the dog & several folks asked if I knew where it was coming from. "Must be a busted pipe somewhere."
We talked about leaving before the mob with torches showed up, but since it was getting dark, we decided to leave in the morning.
When we got home, I used a pressure washer & lots of chemicals, which did help a little. It took about 20 washes & a month before the truck fully recovered.