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Old 06-09-2014, 10:56 PM   #11
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Stack straw bales over the top of it for insulation.

Third one from the bottom.

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"trickling out grey water into a dry well (basically a hole filled with gravel)"
Go for it. It will work very well for now.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:23 PM   #13
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I do nothing but boondock camp and this is all we ever do. Even have had forest service come by and they have never said a word about it. I don't see what you would ever be hurting.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:58 PM   #14
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Every time I wash the car or truck in the driveway there is some soap that goes into the soil. So I am not too concerned about dribbling gray water out of a holding tank onto the ground.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:05 PM   #15
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If you plan on building a house there you will need to install a septic tank and drain field as per county/state regulation.
Do it now because in 15 or so years you may not be able to and it WILL be more expensive.

With that done hook the trailer in and worry not.
Times a million.

Do it now. You may not be able to soon enough.
There are rules in some areas about capturing rain water on your own property! It seems they feel you are "stealing" the run off that the county can resell back to you.

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Can I add, maybe research and use a composting RV toilet? I have seen the Blog "Gone with the Wynns" talk about it on their blog and YouTube channels.

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:36 PM   #17
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I boondocks all the time and I am the biggest tree hugging conservationist you will find. I think your idea is great. Take care of any and all land. Not everything has to be treated and cleaned. Sometimes letting Mother Nature compost it is just fine
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #18
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We have visited campgrounds where water is a scarcity. They encourage you to put your grey water on the roadways to keep the dust down and percolate down to replentish the aquifer.
Building your septic field now is a good idea as regs and costs change.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:16 PM   #19
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grey water

Dropping it down that dry well is a good idea. Letting it pour onto the surface is not such a great idea, simply because of food particles that are carried in the water. These attract flies, and even larger scavengers. You don't need that kind of trouble. You can put a cap on the drain that has a hose hook up, and leave the grey water valve open, while using it. You can also use a blue boy, to drain the black tank (15 or 20 gallons may be all you can lift) to avoid having to move the entire rig. Build a small outdoor privy for urination for the ladies, since men have the entire world as their urinal.
Be sure to work out what you are going to do to keep squirrels and mice out of the rig. Especially if you are going to leave it there.
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Good point but I was told by a septic installer that only using it a couple times a year will not inject enough bacteria to let it work properly and it will freeze in the winter if not used regularly.
I put in my own septic tank, but for the grey water I dug a 6' deep by 4' wide hole and filled it with course gravel (2"). About a foot below the top I installed close to 125' of 4" perforated pipe. The galley and grey water tank both empty into that. But I would not ask the officials if I could.

As far as an outhouse, I believe those are outlawed just about everywhere now.


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