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Old 04-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #31
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #32
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x3. On our PDI we were told not the travel with full tanks. The straps just aren't strong enough to take the punishment.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #33
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Where I camp, I have no choice but to travel with full tanks. Been doing it for many years with absolutley no problems.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #34
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Our commitment not to use the toilet except for #1 did not last the first trip. Three years and many #2s later our black tank looks as clean as when it was new (almost). 1 capful of Calgon and Laundry soap after every dump. Turboflush to clear when safe and sane to do so.

Have not bought "No stinkum" for over a year and we full time over the winter (except this year due to house maintenance).
Calgon is just water softener correct?

I might need to try this. I've been using Kronen.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #35
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Calgon is used in the Geo Method. For those who want more information...

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #36
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Where I camp, I have no choice but to travel with full tanks. Been doing it for many years with absolutely no problems.
See my teenager comment here:
Weather concerns

Seriously, the problem with "odds are" is that your experience may differ.

Risk management is NOT about taking risks. It is about weighing what "bad" that could happen against the gain you would get if it goes as you hope.

If you are comfortable that accepting the risk that there won't be a tank retention failure your very next trip out is worth years of getting away with it; then your risk management is "right on."

If not, then you need to rerun the risk/reward analysis until you are.

Risk mitigation can also be used. In this example, dropping the belly covers and examining the welds may be all that is necessary to let you feel comfortable continuing the practice.
Finding a cracked weld may change your mind.
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I find it amazing that people would not use the toilet. A bathroom with a door was the only way my wife would consider purchasing a trailer. Mind you at the time we bought our first, we also had a 6 month old baby in diapers and a 3 year old still exploring the limits of his bladder. So the availability of our own bathroom has been a great "relief"!
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I find it amazing that people would not use the toilet. A bathroom with a door was the only way my wife would consider purchasing a trailer. Mind you at the time we bought our first, we also had a 6 month old baby in diapers and a 3 year old still exploring the limits of his bladder. So the availability of our own bathroom has been a great "relief"!

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I don't see how you can't poo in your toilet. Campgrounds aren't the cleanest facilities. We went on a float trip last summer and there was probably 15 guys in line waiting to poo at the camp toilets in the morning. No thank you.
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Regarding the Calgon, do any of you use the liquid or is there a reason to use the powder version?
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