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Old 06-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Things I learned on our first big trip

1- do not let dogs out when black flies are bad. We have one sick doggy now. His belly was all bit over 24 hours ago and he vomited 3 times today and no appetite and letargic. He's going to get chicken tonight. Poor boy.

2- 50 gallons of water get used real quick with 3 people even tho we arent using the camper's shower and flush only when it's brown or full

3- next time, park near water tap

4- private and secluded by the river campground probably means : "a bitch to get TT into when inexperienced"

5- forget what the sealer said... I can have the awning out in the rain, keeps me dry at the BBQ

6- roll out awning and ground mat before tracking in dirt and mud

7- glad I didn't get a generator yet, don't think we'll be boondocking. Too dependent on water

8- bring more wine

9- bring more beer
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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But it's all good, loviin' all of it (except for
My poor boy dog)
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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I'm really sorry to hear about your dog

I agree with you about everything else - especially about the beer and wine

50 gallons of water would be quite the luxury for us. My trailer has a 30 gl tank plus 6 in the HWH and I ended up making two additional trips to the water pump over Memorial day.

Glad to hear the rest of the trip was great and I hope your dog is well soon.
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Sounds like the perfect trip. You learned what you need for next time. We learned pretty quick we're not dry campers either. I could probably do it by myself, but the wife...not gonna happen!
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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The reasons you stated about the water is the reason I prefer full service CG. We do not have to worry about running out of water and if the waste tanks get full it is easy to dump.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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The reasons you stated about the water is the reason I prefer full service CG. We do not have to worry about running out of water and if the waste tanks get full it is easy to dump.
Once the fresh water tank got low, Partner had the " bright" idea : lets just go and fill up a water jug (20 x) and funnel it into the fresh water tank.
(to save having to hook up, empty, refill
And "squeeze back" in out pretty, by the river and secluded spot ( there are only 5 campers tonight in 74 site CG by the way).
So I had to explain: water in, water out. 50 gallons fw and 37 gallon black + 37 gallons grey
Water won't add up if we just add an extra 50
Gallon of fresh water without dumping :S
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We use a blue boy to dump our waste tanks mid week.We also bought a 12volt water pump to refill our water tanks from our 7 gallon jugs. 2 jugs 3trips and we are all set again
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We use a blue boy to dump our waste tanks mid week.We also bought a 12volt water pump to refill our water tanks from our 7 gallon jugs. 2 jugs 3trips and we are all set again
Is there a way to hook up the blue boy to a truck hitch?
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Yes, they are designed with handles that slip right over your hitch ball. I have a two wheel model but reccomend a 4 wheel with a dump valve. Mine I have to lift the tank to dump. I'm finding that 35 gallons is heavy
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What about strapping the tote to a wagon? It should be easy to fashion an attachment to the the hitch...

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