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Old 04-17-2011, 04:14 PM   #21
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #22
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We camped for 7-9 days at a time when we were tenters. With purchasing a TT this year we still have 3 weeks booked for 9 days each but also plan many more weekend trips typically Thurs-Sun.
Most of the campgrounds we frequent do not have full hook-ups so we will need to depend on a blue boy tank. We also will be using the campgrounds "facilities" for showers and "major" restroom transactions.
As this is our first season using a TT we will be borrowing our friends 42 gal tank during the week-long trips.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #23
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was at a county facility (Long Point Park in Brevard County) this weekend and they had a sign up that stated something about the Blue Boys being illegal in the state of Florida and did not want them to be dumped at there dump station.
I wonder why the tanks would be illegal? I think not allowing their use would lead towards people just letting their gray water drip out at the sites. as we all know this will lead to a wet sloppy and smelly camping situation.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #24
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we can make 3 days on two 40gal gray tanks. maybe 4. on the black, 7 days.
we do not use any of the campground facilities. naturally, u could go longer if u used the public facilities at the campground.
when the shower/bath area tank fills, i open both gray tanks and keep the cap on. that lets the bath area tank equalize with the kitchen tank. then i close them off. i never cut the black into the gray tanks or vice versa.
that is for two people. if my wife were a little more conservative, we may make an extra day on the gray.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #25
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I wonder why the tanks would be illegal? I think not allowing their use would lead towards people just letting their gray water drip out at the sites. as we all know this will lead to a wet sloppy and smelly camping situation.
it is actually a state law and not sure myself - probably some polition went camping and ran into the same issue you described and figured he would takle that on the agenda
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:32 PM   #26
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Just spent 2 months in Florida dry camping and this is news to me. If they arrested all the campers in Florida using Blue Boys, Florida would be bankrupt paying for the prison space. This is just silly on the face of it.

As to draining your poo into a bucket; have at it. Just not at MY campground please. It is a smelly enough job with the right equipment.

As to waiting until you "NEED" to dump, remember that once it is full to the toilet it is gonna be a real problem dumping since the vent stack is now blocked and it is gonna smell. If you decide to THEN drive to the dump station the sloshing black water could be shooting out your vent stack as you drive. This will cover your roof with a wonderful brown stain and really enthuse your neighbors (as well as your DW).

Do yourself a favor and drive to the dump site the first time the "Full" light comes on. There will be enough air space at the top of the tank to prevent that from happening.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:36 PM   #27
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Blue Boy Update

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

http://www.gonecamping.net/stories/fl_graywater.html

Only in Florida. What lunacy. Silly on the face of it for sure.

Not only that! But to travel on the Toll Roads (like the Turnpike and Bridges) you MUST use SUNPASS or a new theft device called "Toll-By-Plate").

If you have SUNPASS you pay the toll (every 5 or 10 miles) like normal. If you don't they take a photo of your plate and mail you a bill for the toll; PLUS a 2.50 Admin fee.

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 19, all Turnpike tolls are collected electronically between the U.S. 1 (Exit 1) and County Line Road (Exit 47) interchanges in Miami-Dade County, and cash tolls are not accepted. Motorists will use either SunPass or TOLL‑BY‑PLATE, and everyone will enjoy the benefit of paying their toll without having to stop.

SunPass is Florida’s prepaid electronic toll program. For customers without SunPass, the alternative is TOLL-BY-PLATE, a collection system that takes a photo of a vehicle’s license plate as it travels under tolling equipment installed overhead and mails a bill for the tolls incurred over a 30-day period, plus a $2.50 administrative charge, to the registered owner of the vehicle. For additional information about all-electronic tolling in Miami-Dade County, click here.


I think they don't want us down there any more.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:02 AM   #28
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Here is the Florida Law.
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environme...forms/64e6.pdf

No where does it prohibit "Blue Boy" type totes, except by interpretation. That is why some parks in Florida enforce it as "law" and others do not apply it at all.

As you can see, this statute has been "Law" in Florida since 2006.
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and you didnt believe me - good investigating Lou
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and you didnt believe me - good investigating Lou
It is not that I did not believe YOU.
I had a hard time believing what you reported!

As I discovered, there is no lack of LUNACY in Florida.

This is a family forum, but you have no idea what bad words were flying around the computer over here as I researched this issue. This law was written to regulate Port-a-Potties. The wording is SO vague it can be interpreted by overly ambitious (anti-Snowbird) EPA enforcers to apply to RV portable dump tanks. I can't believe there is no exception for RV portable tanks; but there you go.
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