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Old 06-15-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Water Usage

Newbie here.

The kids and I went camping for 4 nights. There are five of us. We ran out of water and room in my tanks on the third day. How can I conserve water usage. I really don't want to have to move the trailer once I'm set up. I use the water for brushing teeth, washing hands and washing dishes. I tried to keep the kids out of the toilet since we had pits very close.

What are the rules about washing dishes outside of the camper. I know there are dishwashing stations in bear country.

So in a nut shell is there a way I can empty gray water and fill fresh water without moving the camper?

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Lets see. Use paper plates and cups and disposable utensils. Use paper towels to wipe everything else somewhat clean. When washing dishes, use a small tub or maybe a bowl used to prepare dinner. Use just enough water to dilute the dish soap. Start with the cleanest stuff first. Use a dish rag to wash those items, but only rinse them after you have a few items. Rinse them into the wash bowl or tub. You've just used the water twice. As you continue, wash the next dirtiest then rinse and so on. Only rinse enough to remove the suds. Your tub/bowl will now be full of sudsy water. Shouldn't be much. Next time you need to flush the toilet, use that sudsy water to rinse. You've now used the same water three times!
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