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Old 01-31-2012, 09:41 AM   #21
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What is an "IDOT" ?
I think it's what we're supposed to do at the end of a sentence.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:32 AM   #22
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Cross your t's and dot or i's maybe?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #23
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What is an "IDOT" ?
It's spelled iDot and it's a new App available in iTunes that helps identify the handles of waste water tanks!! You have to have the iPhone 4S though with Siri and you use the camera and say the tank you want and it places an arrow directing you to the handle. Man those guys think of everything!! No IDIOTS there!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #24
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Last thread I was called an idiot because of my views that were identical to GilnJo's. Let's see how long until a name caller posts a reply. I think we can have a good discussion without that type of behaviour.
IDOT!! I just couldn't resist! LOL!! All in jest folks
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IDOT!! I just couldn't resist! LOL!! All in jest folks
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #26
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...they had an episode, where in California, they rerouted a ladies home washing machine waste water, and used it for an irrigation system....
I used to see that in the rural areas down here. The last time I saw that in these parts was 35 years ago.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #27
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I don't think we will ever see a change in that rule. I agree that it may create pools and odors. And the rule does eliminate the confusion over which handle is grey. Still, I know is that when we are at a state park with no sewer, I wish we could dump the grey tank because our 3 kids have a tough time with the term "water conservation".
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #28
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Hi everyone

For years I have been a canoe-camper, paddling into the wilderness for days at a time. Obviously grey water isn't lugged back out. I've done some tent camping in parks, and of course there is the dishwashing, hand washing etc. It's only a basin at a time, but I was never in a park where there were facilities for tenters to dump the basins of grey water. It was usually dumped at the back of site or on the road or nearby treed areas. We are soon going to be taking delivery of our new Rockwood A-frame, which does not have holding tanks. We will use the sink some, and no doubt a basin out on the picnic table. I plan to have a 5 gallon container to catch the sink drain.
I am wondering where are we supposed to dump this 5gallon bucket, or even the wash basins? We have always used nature friendly soaps, and as little of it as possible. But the fact remains, those of us with the A-frames, most pop-ups and all the tenters out there do not have holding tanks - what are we supposed to do?

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #29
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There are campgrounds/campsites that have no sewer connections. In those situations, campers are expected to go to the designated "dump station". If I had basins of foul water, and were not able to pour them into the sewer connection at my site, I'd take them to the dump station. That's not to say that you or anyone else should do that. It's just what "I" would do.
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I have only been camping for about 4 years now. Most if not all the places I have camped at least had electric and water hookups. It is amazing how fast the grey water tank fills up. I have a cap on my waste system where a person can attach a garden hose. I have one 25 footer and one 50 foot hose (green, not white). When appropriate I can send the grey water deep into those tall grassy areas, far away from my neighbors. I thought this was an acceptable practice since I have seen many others doing it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #31
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Many of the campgrounds only have the dump-station on the way out, well away from the campsites. One favorite campground here in NS has no site sewer - only a single dumpstation which would be 1/2 mile away from the campsites. The couple times we camped there we dumped our wash basin in the firepit at our site. Seems this was what most others were doing. I have seen the garden-hose/tall grass method kjoh75 mentioned above also, often on popups.
We will definitely be checking with the admin staff at each of the CG's we will be visiting with the new A-frame but it would be interesting to hear from others who were recently tent or popup campers.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #32
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... it would be interesting to hear from others who were recently tent or popup campers.
Granted, I'm in an RV now, but I used to tent camp, then I had a pop-up/slide-in (without tanks). The inconvenience of waste water disposal is one reason (of many) I changed camper types.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #33
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Hold the gray water

If 200 camp sites dump gray water over a 3 day weekend you will find too many stinky mud holes to pull out through. If I were boondocking and alone a different story.

I go to Mexico with our church group to build houses and there is nothing worse than driving my TV through streets with gray water mud holes. There the garage door houses have no sewer system. The TV even smells when I get back to Calif. 2 days later.
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Many people use the hose and dump in tall grass. Also you see a lot of people going over the speed limit. Just because people do it does not make it right. If you were camping beside me and dumped your gray water on the ground you would be reported to the owner of the CG.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:45 AM   #35
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hmm, when purchasing my house a couple of years ago, several that I looked at had grey water draining from the laundry room out into the landscaping.

I thought it was a bit hinky then, and I still do. I dump my gray water tank in my side yard, but I also don't have neighbors.

I mean what do you guys think happens with houses on septic systems and leach fields?

I'd be pretty ticked off if I had to drive through or camp in somebody else's gray water puddle... But, out on BLM land in the middle of the sandy desert with nobody in either direction for a mile...
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Well, since I started this, tempted to delete it, but there has been some good discussion. I never meant for anyone to dump gray water in a campground, and I never would. A campground is public, and usually has dumping facilities, and these should be used. There are those on here that boon dock, or have private land they own and camp on, that maybe dumping gray water would not hurt. It doesn't bother some, and it does others. I have been in primitive campgrounds, (no hook ups at all) and watched people wash dishes, and then throw the water on the ground. What is the difference? If that is acceptable, then dumping a gray tank should be. (other than being in a campground). Only argument should be volume of water. Then again, a camper with a few food particles in 30 gallons of water verses supper dishes, with food particles in 2 gallons of water.

All I wanted to say, it's not as bad as some may think. I smoke, and there is more litter in cigarette butts on the ground than there might be in a gray tank, as far as the definition of litter goes. (I do my best not to throw cigarette butts on the ground, anywhere.) Good night all, and remember to always to be a good neighbor.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:03 AM   #37
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I smoke, and there is more litter in cigarette butts on the ground than there might be in a gray tank, as far as the definition of litter goes. (I do my best not to throw cigarette butts on the ground, anywhere.) Good night all, and remember to always to be a good neighbor.
This...

You know how many empty beer bottles and beer cans I find everytime I go camping...

I have this favorite little windbreak down San Felipe Wash from SR78, been going there for... 9 years. There is a little copse of trees, filled with human waste and toilet paper.

And people are worried about a little gray water.
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Many people use the hose and dump in tall grass. Also you see a lot of people going over the speed limit. Just because people do it does not make it right. If you were camping beside me and dumped your gray water on the ground you would be reported to the owner of the CG.
.....And I bet you tatle tailed at school alot also!!
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....And I bet you tatle tailed at school alot also!! ______


The reason I would report you is I am a working camper. Plus the DW and I are full timers and if you are dumping near me you are dumping at my home.
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