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Old 11-03-2016, 09:24 PM   #11
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... think the Quartzsite gathering at Dome Rock in February. 200 all-molded-towables and not one drop of water or outhouse to be found.... for a week!
I'd be cross-eyed

Perhaps Imodium?

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Old 11-03-2016, 09:26 PM   #12
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All that works as long as you're in a campground with some sort of toilet. Doesn't work when you're camping in BLM land... think the Quartzsite gathering at Dome Rock in February. 200 all-molded-towables and not one drop of water or outhouse to be found.... for a week!
True. I'm one of those who don't quite understand the reluctance to use the trailer's toilet. That's what it's there for.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:28 PM   #13
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I use it if I have to... if there's options, I take advantage of that based on convenience and time of the day. I'm just grateful I have a flushy!
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:58 PM   #14
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Right after dumping, we put two gallons of water with a chemical pack. There are always two gallons of water unless we are winterized. Then it is two gallons of anti-freeze instead.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:05 PM   #15
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Adding to the wisdom of the previous posts, here is this: don't poop into the black only pee and then, usually only night-time peeing. Use campground toilets. Try to use the black tank only for emergencies while enroute or when someone is too ill to get to the CG outhouse.

These "best practices" which we adopted from other forum members keep maintainence of the black tank to a minimum.

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This is pretty much what I always do. I like the stroll to the CG facilities.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #16
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True. I'm one of those who don't quite understand the reluctance to use the trailer's toilet. That's what it's there for.


Other than the dumping part, no tank maintenance is required, its optional. I've even given up on the chemicals. Of course the black tank monitor fails to respond appropriately, but there are other ways to figure out how full the tank is. If you want my wand, send me a self addressed box c/w postage and I'll send it to you.

There was, ahem, one instance when we had a slight blockage from wipes. Evil stuff Resulted in a flash flood. We don't throw those in the toilet anymore. Speaking of wiping material, we've also given up the single ply tp. Its half the tp, twice the price, and not necessary. Regular paper works fine. Just stay away from card stock
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True. I'm one of those who don't quite understand the reluctance to use the trailer's toilet. That's what it's there for.
Me either. Then there are the ads for sale where they say that they never used the toilet.
LOL. Are they kidding?
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:30 PM   #18
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True. I'm one of those who don't quite understand the reluctance to use the trailer's toilet. That's what it's there for.
I'm with you.

The black tank is well sealed..... never worried much about making sure the interior is spotless.

never had odor problems.

and

It is the one toilet seat + bathroom that I know is decently clean.




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I'm with you.

It is the one toilet seat + bathroom that I know is decently clean.

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True. I'm one of those who don't quite understand the reluctance to use the trailer's toilet. That's what it's there for.
For me it is not a reluctance, but instead a preference. I am glad it is there.
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