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Old 06-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #31
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I tow with all 3 of my tanks empty but most of my trips are within hour and a half - been thinking about putting atleast half a tank of fresh water as a just in case for flushing or another one is the truck overheats or someone is stranded with an overheatedvehicle and I need water - I will have alot of it in the fresh water tank.
I carry bottled water for drinking.

I havent used the Calgon in the black tank as of yet but I do rinse it with a Tornado - I have been using the Camco TST Orange Single's from Walmart - 1 bottle treats 40 gallons makes it a no brainer on measuring cause one bottle does it all - Camco TST Orange Singles: Automotive - Never had an issue with smell unlike the bottle that came with the camper I used once and the smell was horrible.

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Old 06-22-2011, 06:39 AM   #32
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About 3 gallons w/ treatment chemicals in the waste tanks to keep em clean.
I've always kept maybe 1/4 tank of fresh water on board unless dry camping. Been saved by it a few times, being able to flush the toilet when somebody needed it. Nice to be able to wash up after road repair of flat tire change too. What if somebody needed a radiator refill after a boil-over?

Saved us a couple yrs ago at Bear Lake campground. Storm knocked down a tree onto the campground power line to the water well & sewer pump system. Down most of the day, and the campground was without water & bathrooms. We were fine and could even wash the dishes :-)

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Old 06-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #33
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There is normally about 3 gallons in the black tank with chemicals, and 10 gallons in the freash tank just in case it is needed for hand washing, flushing, etc... The bottled water is for drinking and cooking and is normaly about 24-36 bottles.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:28 AM   #34
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I never thought about keeping water in the waste tanks. Glad I read this, I'll try to do that when I get home today.


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