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Old 04-11-2016, 05:55 PM   #11
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Great! Thanks!!! It sux to have an engineering mind and see stupidity like this but oh well! I'll hope to have plenty of free time to ponder solutions!
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:22 PM   #12
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First camping trip we made we learned this the hard way. Site was electric only. I stopped and filled the fresh water tank on our way in. Hadn't started the hot water heater yet but DW needed water to wipe something up. So she did like at home and ran the hot (not!) water waiting on it to heat up. Filled half our grey tank and lost half our water. Lesson learned and now a good laugh. We've learned a whole new lifestyle and can do things I never thought possible. I like to think we're better people for the experiences.

And I agree with you: full hook ups are the only way to go!
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #13
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I really do not want to carry around one of those extra blue tanks on wheels if at all possible....
Our TT only has a 30 gal. gray & 30 gal. black. When we camp at electric-only state park sites we bring a 42 gallon Barker Waste Tote. It can be connected to the TV hitch and towed to the CG dumpsite. Since it's just gray, we don't have to dump it right away & this allows our family of 5 to take decent showers (w/the Oxigenics shower head) for a few days between dumping.

Also, we have a 48 gallon FW bladder that I place on top of our fiberglass cap & fill-up from the main CG spigot. It fills our 42 gallon FW tank so we don't have to worry about making a bunch of trips w/smaller 5 gallon containers, etc.

It's all good. We have a roomy 2-slide TT w/3 separate rooms, outdoor kitchen, etc. that weighs less than 6,500 (empty). If they kept adding this & that it would weight a lot more...
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:57 PM   #14
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Great info!
Thanks!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:14 PM   #15
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full hook ups are the only way to go
I found that many full hookup sites are tightly packed. In comparison, some of our favorite electric-only campsites at state parks, etc. are spacious & within walking distance of natural attractions. We don't take the waste tote on every trip, just the ones that are not full hookup...
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:17 PM   #16
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Our TT only has a 30 gal. gray & 30 gal. black. When we camp at electric-only state park sites we bring a 42 gallon Barker Waste Tote.
exactly the same here on both counts, our TT tank sizes and the Barker tank ....we mainly stay at full hookup sites, but that's not always possible,...... that tank is large and we only carry it when we know we'll need it,........ the convenience of not having to brake camp to go dump is worth all the trouble of carrying it,...... at such parks, we always use the park showers, because just a couple of ppl showering in the TT with no effort to conserve water use and just regular kitchen use will fill the gray tank almost every day
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:25 PM   #17
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Sorry,
What's a "TT" and "Barker" Tank?
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #18
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Thanks! We're realizing this... Stupid though if you ask me. Engineers and designers that apparently do not camp! LOL
well, there aren't many out there with 9 humans in their RV.
and of course, the engineers/designers have to balance keeping the RV as light as possible and be hampered by a certain size/dimensions of RV.
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Never mind! Found them. And yes Dan I understand this.. I for one would rather lose an extra 1/2 mile to the gallon in order to accommodate my occupants though... LOL
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We use dish totes to wash and rinse the dishes in, then dump the water into the black tank. Makes the grey go lots farther.
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