The wife and I just returned from our second trip. Towed our 195BH a 100 miles to an RV Park for 4 days. We wanted to use our hot, fresh, grey and black water tanks and pump as if we were dry camping. We wanted to know how many days our tanks would go (for two people) before having to refill/drain them. We used the hot and fresh water tanks primarily for a daily shower and brushing teeth. There was very little water used for dish washing. This is what we found:
6 gal hot water tank and pump worked great. Shower hot water lasted about 6 min with shower head on all the time. This was plenty of time for each of us to shower. The water heater took about 15 min to re-heat the 6 gal tank.
26 gal fresh water tank was almost full by Day 4. We think certainly by Day 5 the fresh water tank will have to be refilled.
25 gal grey water tank was full on Day 4. This is the first tank that needed action (draining). The hot and fresh water tanks are 34 gals. total. You will fill up the grey tank well ahead of using up the hot and fresh water tanks.
25 gal black water tank was about 1/4 full on Day 4. Added 2-3 gal of water plus chemical to this tank before using toilet. We think (for two people) this tank would go two weeks before dumping, but just guessing.
Per the owners manual, sanitized the fresh water tank with chlorine at the RV Park (first time it was sanitized). We filled and flushed the hot and fresh water tanks, sink and tub faucets twice
to get rid of the chlorine odor. Suggest it be done a third time if there is still a strong odor.
Using the city water hookup filled and flushed the black tank twice through the toilet. We use a separate hose and a "Y" adapter at the outside spigot for black water flushing using city water.
We plan to dry camp 14+ days this summer and trying to understand how far our tanks will go before a refill/drain is needed.
Appreciate any comments from 195BH owners on number of days dry camped, how many people used water, how your tanks held up, any problems? or tips when dry camping.