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Old 03-12-2016, 08:48 PM   #31
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.... even when showering every other day, and really conserving water....
Heck, you are camping. Twice a week is usually more than enough, with sponge baths in between. Though, if you are camping in the sweaty south, I guess that would be different. Still, sponges can be fun.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:33 PM   #33
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Don't use fresh water from the container that was previously used to drain the grey water.

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Old 03-13-2016, 01:00 AM   #34
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Spring better come pretty quick .... I can tell we are getting pretty bored ...
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When we worked for the forest service we got our fresh water from springs out of a pipe driven into the bank. We kept track of how far up the mountain the free range cattle had drifted and had to change pipe locations as the summer passed. What doesn't kill you will make you stronger.
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Spring better come pretty quick .... I can tell we are getting pretty bored ...
Spring you say? Hmmm. 80 right now, expected high of 85. I guess I do miss the 4 seasons - that is until ya'll post photos of deep cold, snow and ice.
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We're finding that our gray tank fills within a couple of days, and that's with navy showers! Clearly we need to change some habits to make it last longer (ex use paper plates more) but we're also thinking of using the collapsible 5 gallon portable tank solution mentioned earlier. If we do that, can we dump it in the campground sink? If not, could we dump it in the campground flush toilet? Not sure if they will always work like the toilets at home where pouring water down them causes a flush. I hear that pit toilets may or may not allow dumping of gray water.

I sure wish someone would develop a mobile pump out service for campgrounds. Better yet if they could deliver fresh water and firewood too!
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Many campgrounds have sinks for dishwashing. I would expect you could use that. I purchased a 6 gallon gray water tote and dump at the dump station when leaving for the day. 6 gallons is easy enough for me to handle. Also we use a basin in the sink. If you are close to a bathroom, you can dump that in the dishwasher sink. If it's getting close to the time you will be leaving & the black tank has room, dump the dish washing basin into the toilet. That allows you to really "flush out" the black tank.
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I sure wish someone would develop a mobile pump out service for campgrounds. Better yet if they could deliver fresh water and firewood too!
I have heard of this sort of service (waste removal and fresh water delivery) at beachfront campgrounds in Baja, Mexico. I think you'd have trouble finding anyone to pump out other people's sewage here for minimum wage...
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I have heard of this sort of service (waste removal and fresh water delivery) at beachfront campgrounds in Baja, Mexico. I think you'd have trouble finding anyone to pump out other people's sewage here for minimum wage...
When camping at music festivals, there is often a honey wagon running around to drain tanks. They don't offer fresh water though, and fires are not permitted.
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