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Old 04-10-2014, 01:12 PM   #21
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You'll use more water than you think. We went from an old non-plumbed pop up and did a sink/bucket thing and would often fill 5gal a day, 2 at most. Just dishes, teeth brushing. 2 adults and toddlers.

we moved to a full TT but our main CG has no sewer hookups so we got a blue boy tote, 2 wheel, hooks to the tow ball for pulling to the dump station. Gravel roads and hills in our CG and it holds up well (drive slow!) Helps if you have a watcher - we've never had ours fall off but have seen others experience this.

this is what it's designed to do, buy it once and use it for life.

We now have 2 adults and 2 kids and don't shower a lot when camping (we swim a lot and use those showers). But we use our toilet and sinks almost like at home.

And that's the issue - it is your home. Even conserviing water we get maybe 3 days on our gray/black tanks.

We plan to camp in alleg nat forest this summer, it will be our first no-hookup trip...have no idea how long our fresh water will last.may test that on our first few trips just to see, instead of using the water hose hookup.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:32 PM   #22
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How do you empty grey water w/o sewer hook up?

We have 15 gal that way the 2 of us can lift into back if truck, not all campgrounds have dump stations close enough that we feel comfortable driving it. We also can camp 7 days on black tank.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #23
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We have 15 gal that way the 2 of us can lift into back if truck, not all campgrounds have dump stations close enough that we feel comfortable driving it. We also can camp 7 days on black tank.
Must be nice. I've gotta constantly be on the watch with the toddlers to make my black stretch 2 days. Gray's a different story. End of 4 days and still not full. Then again, we use the CG showers.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:41 PM   #24
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I have been using 4 five gallons containers that I fill using a garden hose with shut off valve and attachment to 3 inch drain.......

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Old 04-10-2014, 05:01 PM   #25
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I use a 40 gallon barker portable tote
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #26
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Some of the parks her in GA have grey water drains thru out the campground... So a 100ft hose and a outlet cap that has a hose connection is good for that. I

I do carry a 30gal blue wheeled tank when I go places without sewer. Keep a watch on it cuz it will fill up before the black water tank is empty. I made the mistake of letting someone barrow it and they brought it back dirty. Gross

We don't poop in the camper for more reasons other than just keeping the tank clean.

Congrats on the new camper!
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:36 PM   #27
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The Thetford totes are much nicer then some of the others. Not saying there aren't any other good ones, but I have seen some really flimsy ones. Come in many sizes. Less chance of a mess than 5 gal buckets. Depending on how many people and how much you are in the camper vs away from it, you could possibly hold black water for that long. Even with quick "navy" showers", grey water can fill in 1-2 days. Everyones water usage varies.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #28
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We don't poop in the camper for more reasons other than just keeping the tank clean.
I can't think of any other reasons
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:34 PM   #29
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we have a 15 gallon blue tote tank and NEVER have needed it for the black tank water, just gray water.

with a 30 gallon black tank, it takes us weeks to even come close to filling it, so we simply dump it when we leave the campground.

the 30 gallon gray tank is another story though.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:22 PM   #30
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Maybe I'm a prude but there is no way I am going to loan anyone my dump tote! I'm surprised anyone would ask!

As far as concerns of over filling, get a unit ( I know Thetford does, not sure about Blue) that has an auto shutoff to keep from over filling. Use just the sewer hose that comes attached to it to hook to your sewer connection. Once the tote fills to a level that is full minus what is in the sewer hose the flow will automatically stop, you then close your grey water connection and then push on a plunger that pops up down that allows the grey water in the hose to drain into the tote. I will never use mine for black water, plus there are some campgrounds in Florida that forbid using portable totes for black water. I guess they don't want a blow out accident between the camper and the dump site..
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