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Old 07-16-2010, 07:45 AM   #11
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I love the low point drain idea. Thanks, I'll try to run with that as it will just be a JIC style elbow, length of hose and a spigot or 2 depending on whether or not I add hot water to the mix. I'll have to jerry rig up a short hose and shower head holder to get the height to make it useable as a shower though. Might need 2 holders on the side of the camper as the wife is conciderably shorter.
Bear in mind.....if you have plain-jane pex hanging down with the little drain valves above the floor with the little keyring type puller, this will not work. Your drains must be pressurized right to the caps at the bottom of the drain.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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They aparently didn't have any isolation valves in the bin the day they built my camper. All of my plumbing is either dead headed with a cap or at an appliance so I should be good to go in that respect. I work as a hydraulics engineer for the Navy, we like 2-3 isolation valves between everything, at both ends, just in case!
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #13
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I also use the prefilled dishpan trick for handwashing. A smaller dishpan with water and dishsoap sits on the picnic table for handwashing before and after eating. The dishes after scraping go through the same water which takes off most of the crud sort of a prewash. The dishes then go into a wash dishpan and then a rinse dishpan. As the rinse water becomes soapy it becomes the wash water with a squirt of dish detergent. I use the empty clean prewash dishpan with fresh water for rinsing. The 3 pan idea is left over from scout camping where large amounts of dishes mean the same wash/ rinse water won't last for all the dishes.

I guess dishpans are my current favorite tote/ mulitiuse item on board.
2Susan, that's a great & simple solution. For large feet like mine, the dishpan can be a little tight. Sam's Club has restaurant-grade bus tubs that are sturdy for tote use, and are a bit larger for footwashing duty.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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2Susan, that's a great & simple solution. For large feet like mine, the dishpan can be a little tight. Sam's Club has restaurant-grade bus tubs that are sturdy for tote use, and are a bit larger for footwashing duty.
I made my double battery box out of two of those!
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:59 PM   #15
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2Susan, that's a great & simple solution. For large feet like mine, the dishpan can be a little tight. Sam's Club has restaurant-grade bus tubs that are sturdy for tote use, and are a bit larger for footwashing duty.

I'm really liking your suggestion for bus tubs. I was thining of bringing a plastic motar mix tub but it's a bit big. The bus bins may also fit on the floor of our shower.

The closest Sam's Club is in Great Falls, Montana - a 5 hour drive in a car, and a border crossing. Costco (which we do have in Alberta) does not have the restaurant supply sort of items (and of course is much more expensive). I think next week when we take our big trip it will swing past a Sam's Club with the addition of some bus tubs on the list! Thank you.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #16
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I made my double battery box out of two of those!
I'd like to see a picture of how you did that. Very interesting!
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