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Old 03-28-2014, 04:39 PM   #41
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Many restrooms now place paper towel or tissue dispensers near the doors so people can use them to open the doors.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:41 PM   #42
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I alo carry a small portable bottle of hand santi- cleaner with alcohol in the tow vehicle.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:17 PM   #43
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Having yet to see a 17b in person...the specs on the bathroom look a bit small. Do you have to squeegee or wipe the walls? Is there actually room enough to take a shower or does one have to sit on the toilet?

Our class c had a separate shower. Driving across the USofA we used both KOA showers and ours. OMG flip flops are a must in any public shower! We're so strict on having no fungus among us! Ewww... Anyhow continuing on.

Sometimes It was so nice and convienent to just shower in our rig.

I know a bathroom/shower is a very important feature...a must in my book.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #44
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I use a squeegee. The way I look at it is "killing two birds, with one stone".
Clean myself and the bathroom.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:28 PM   #45
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I alo carry a small portable bottle of hand santi- cleaner with alcohol in the tow vehicle.
I also carry one in my pocket when I go into restaurants. After handling the menu etc. I usually give my hands a wipe before holding my burger. Then the waitress comes with my glass of water, holding it by the rim.

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Old 03-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #46
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Just to be oppositional, as a kid I lived in East Africa for a few years. All the parents carefully washed everything and took their quinine pills, and got sick.
We kids ate unwashed fruit and veg and bought beef (? ) samosas from a mud hut that even we had to duck to enter. We didn't get sick.
It's good to eat dirt from time to time. Keeps your antibodies in shape.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #47
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I use the shower in my Escape 21; I discovered that the trailer's gray water tank is the first to fill up, at least in my case, so to extend its life when traveling I started showering every other day. I recently explained this strategy to a friend of mine, a college professor:

Me: I've noticed that people are friendlier on the days I don't shower, especially women. It must be pheromones or something.

Her: You see patterns where none exist.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #48
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using grey water for flushing

I was at a meeting this week where a lady talked about how she saves the water from doing laundry, carts it up stairs and then uses it for flushing the toilet. She was a Peace Corps volunteer when she was young, and got in the habit of saving water. Very commendable, I thought to myself, but I am probably not going to do that in my own two story home.

But it did occur to me that reusing the grey water to flush the toilet would be a practical alternative when boon docking which would minimize water usage. Can anyone see a downside to this?
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Not unless you just washed the pot you cooked your pasta sauce in. Then you might get that cool orange tinge all over the toilet bowl.
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I was at a meeting this week where a lady talked about how she saves the water from doing laundry, carts it up stairs and then uses it for flushing the toilet. She was a Peace Corps volunteer when she was young, and got in the habit of saving water. Very commendable, I thought to myself, but I am probably not going to do that in my own two story home.

But it did occur to me that reusing the grey water to flush the toilet would be a practical alternative when boon docking which would minimize water usage. Can anyone see a downside to this?
I know a guy on an acreage that had to use a cistern to hold trucked in water. At some point as things developed around him, municipal water was brought in, and he hooked up to that. He then replumbed all the sink and shower drains in his house to the cistern, and used that for irrigation, which they needed if they wanted stuff to grow, as they were in a real dry area.
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