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Old 10-26-2015, 05:10 AM   #11
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Your main issues will be gray water and fresh water.
As long as you have a decent sized black tank, you should be fine.
Why don't you post the sizes of your holding tanks.

We dry camp all the time. We have a 15 gallon tote tank for gray water and a 6 gallon jug for shuttling fresh water.

Will you have electric hookups?
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:13 AM   #12
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Just make sure if you buy a tote that you will have room to carry. There are various sizes. As mentioned lots of ways to conserve usage. Later RJD
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:36 AM   #13
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And be aware that those totes are heavy when full. If it's not designed to be towed, you may have to lift it into the bed of a pickup.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:48 AM   #14
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Agree with all the suggestions posted here for conserving water. We were avid backpackers for 22 years (in our younger days). Now that was when you couldn't buy all this freeze dried, packaged food at the grocery and had to be creative. Going out in the wild for 16 days with no access to much, water was the biggest concern. You learn to conserve, ration, and do without. Now I'm not suggesting you go 10 days without a shower (which we often did), but conserving water when washing dishes, using hand wipe towellettes instead of soap and water, paper plates and cups which you can burn in the campfire, making full utilization of the shower house and toilet facilities (except in the wee hours of the morining!) etc. It's really a change in mindset and habits.
Hope you have great success!
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:47 PM   #15
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have had similar findings about portables, many are poorly made, noisy, parts breaking or leaky connections. really like the concept, wanted to use at home to empty RV after friends have stayed over, convenient to just empty and dump at home. Seen the blue one, green one and a complete plastic one that looks awesome, but terrible reviews on breakage, any suggestions, can't hook up to sewer, too far away from rv position. tks, gmoney in ladner, BC
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:06 PM   #16
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I use a grey 30 gallon tote I got from CW. Only issue I have had is the hose dragging and having to replace it. Not that big of a deal to replace it though. It rows behind my truck, I found having a pintle hitch worked best.


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Old 10-29-2015, 01:53 PM   #17
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Tank size is going to be a problem, no doubt. Not sure how many gallons yours will hold, or how many tanks you have. We have 3 tanks and on extended stays we will use the bath house for showers. The black tank shouldn't be a problem, and using the bath house will be good, the problem you will have is doing dishes, you will surely run out of capacity in your galley tank (if it is separate) Call me crazy, or just a thinker, but I have used a 5 gallon pail to take waste water from my galley tank and dumped it into my black tank (through the toilet) and bought us some extra days of use.

I have done that before. What I do now is open the grey valve a little fill up my bucket and then pour in commode. Or you can buy a valve cap that has hose fitting and hook up a water hose at night and let the grey water trickle out in the woods


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Grey water tank fills up 2x as fast as the black one for us... Too bad they don't make them larger...


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Old 10-30-2015, 10:39 AM   #19
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Portable holding tanks

FYI, my black/grey tanks are both 32 gal cap. Again my main reason is to accommodate guests staying with us at home, 5er is Topaz 25'... Makes dumping easy rather than hauling rig to dump station. Would also take on trips if narrow enough to put in truck. Is that wise on size or go to 25 gal? Thanks again, gmoney
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