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Old 06-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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One thing I have done to extend the use of our grey tanks and my fresh water is to have a pitcher available for whenever warm water is needed, whether for the shower, bath sink or kitchen sink. We run the water into the pitcher until it becomes warm for use. I then pour the initial water from the pitcher back into the fresh water tank. It is amazing how much this extended both my fresh water and grey tank capacity. A lot of fresh water was being used to fill our grey tanks just waiting for the water to get warm.

LOL- when I first started reading your reply I got the impression that you were filling the pitcher to use to shower with. Then it dawn on me that you were catching the runniing water while it was below temp and saving it.

That's a good idea for several reasons.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #12
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...Personally, I would not want to drink the water from the hot water tank....that is what happens if you put it in the fresh water tank.
We don't drink water from the fresh water tank. We bring bottled water for drinking and just use the fresh water tank for washing dishes, hygiene and flushing the toilet. Besides relieving any water quality concerns, it extends our water capacity.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #13
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We don't drink water from the fresh water tank. We bring bottled water for drinking and just use the fresh water tank for washing dishes, hygiene and flushing the toilet. Besides relieving any water quality concerns, it extends our water capacity.
Ah, that explains it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
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Many campgrounds frown on you running a hose and dumping your gray water on the ground. This past weekend the wife dumped all her dishwater into the black tank and it was amazing how much this saved as our gray tank is normally almost full after just a few days. We have never filled the black tank but we usually are limited to 3 or 4 days camping.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:37 AM   #15
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we fill up our tank before we leave (I use soft water) I also fill 1 gallon water jugs from the house for drinking and coffee (not soft water!) and we take bottled water to drink when hiking etc. we have 40 gallons of fresh and can do dishes and take about 6-7 showers before I need to add more water. I will spend about an hour dumping the grey with my blue tote and adding to the fresh water from my extra water tank. its a 36 gallon tank, I have a 12v plug off the battery, hook it up and pump the water into the trailers fresh water tank. we can go a +/- a week on the black tank.
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Our TT has a 52 gallon fresh water tank, and 42 gallon Black and Grey and I was so paranoid on our 2 night stay that I told my wife to take a fast shower. I feel bad now as some of you have smaller tanks and go for days and days LOL. Maybe I can relax a bit more.
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I agree that it depends on how conservative you are or want to be. We probably could make it for 2 or 3 days with the black and 2 with the grey. We use our camper to the max of its capabilities and enjoy the amenities. That's just us. I have not used the cg baths since we got our pup with a shower/potty.
Amen to that. We tend to seek full-service campgrounds 'cuz that's our gig. We use the facilities to the fullest, and deal with the necessity of dumping the tanks.
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