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Old 10-25-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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I'm new to camping having been one time. We camped at a site with full hookups. That was nice. Our next adventure is at a state park where we will need to use their dump station. We will be staying for one week with four people. I see no way for us to stay for a week without all three tanks needing to be dumped. I'm not a rocket scientist, however, I assume that means close up shop, make a trip to the dump station and back to the campsite to set up again. Seems like a hassle. Thoughts?

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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You can get a toilet tote (see below) and use that to haul contents to dump station. Some can be towed short distance (very slow) behind TV or have a handle.

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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I don't have one but have seen those portable totes. Check out Camping World RV Holding Tanks, Black Water Tanks, Portable Holding Tanks For Boat or RV - Camping World for ideas.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:34 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:41 PM   #6
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Before purchasing our waste tote, I read as many good and bad reviews on other trailer forums besides this one. Over-all the best seemed to be the Barker brand and we have made our purchase of a 44 gallon tote. Staying 9 days at a site had me dump about every 3 days. Bungee your handle over your hitch and only tow at 5 mph. Get the biggest you can safely handle and good luck.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #7
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We have discovered if we are going for longer, using the park showers and using paper plates/plastic utensils etc helps with tank usage. Some will use a plastic bin to wash their dishes and then dump that the black tank. There is a lot of conservation you can do with practice. A blue tote is always a good option though.
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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.
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Like everyone else said, use the camp restrooms and save the camper bathroom only at night.

As for the gray water, often times there's a gray water dump randomly placed in the cg. Use a regular green hose and a sewer cap adapter to drain your gray there.

Be sure to let the gray fill the last couple of days so that when you dump the black you can use the gray to rinse the hose.
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You can get a toilet tote (see below) and use that to haul contents to dump station. Some can be towed short distance (very slow) behind TV or have a handle.

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