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Old 07-18-2021, 12:44 PM   #1
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HELP!!! Water Tank issues

We are new to owning a camper (just a few months). We donít use much water. We try to take very quick showers. We always leave our valve cracked just a tad so it can drip but it seems like we ALWAYS have to go open & dump it because water starts to fill up in the tub or sinks and wonít drain. Is this normal? Are the tanks just really small? Is there anything we can do to help with this?
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:36 PM   #2
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There are literally thousands of different trailers and motorhomes out there. You're going to have to provide much more information if you want help in resolving this. What type of camper do you have? What year? You need to provide the exact model number too. It's best to put all that information in your signature block like I have. Doing that makes it much easier to answer questions.
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:39 PM   #3
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We are new to owning a camper (just a few months). We donít use much water. We try to take very quick showers. We always leave our valve cracked just a tad so it can drip but it seems like we ALWAYS have to go open & dump it because water starts to fill up in the tub or sinks and wonít drain. Is this normal? Are the tanks just really small? Is there anything we can do to help with this?
Here are the specs for your TT:

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2014-...28dbud-tr19757

Without knowing how many are using the trailer, it's not easy to answer your questions.
For a family of 5-6, yes the tanks can fill quickly.
Sounds like you are dry camping or boondocking. Since you are new, I would suggest that you camp with full hookups until you and your family get a handle on water usage, like doing Navy showers. Kids are extremely wasteful with water.
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:39 PM   #4
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There are literally thousands of different trailers and motorhomes out there. You're going to have to provide much more information if you want help in resolving this. What type of camper do you have? What year? You need to provide the exact model number too. It's best to put all that information in your signature block like I have. Doing that makes it much easier to answer questions.
All the information is in their profile. 2014 Wildwood 28DBUD.
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Have you considered adding a tote to your camper? You can dump to the tote and pull it behind your tow vehicle without having to break camp. There is even a carrier for the tote that attaches to the bumper for transport.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:00 PM   #6
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It is just me, my husband, & 2 small children whom I bathe. Us adults never take longer than a 2-3 minute shower. I only turn the water on the get wet & to wash soap off. Same for my kiddos. It just seems like it doesn’t take much to fill up.

As long as thats normal we are perfectly fine with it. I just wanted to ask to make sure.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:01 PM   #7
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There are literally thousands of different trailers and motorhomes out there. You're going to have to provide much more information if you want help in resolving this. What type of camper do you have? What year? You need to provide the exact model number too. It's best to put all that information in your signature block like I have. Doing that makes it much easier to answer questions.


Iím sorry. Iím also new to the forum. I thought I posted my camper info.
It is a 2014 FR Wildwood 28DBUD
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:04 PM   #8
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Here are the specs for your TT:

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2014-...28dbud-tr19757

Without knowing how many are using the trailer, it's not easy to answer your questions.
For a family of 5-6, yes the tanks can fill quickly.
Sounds like you are dry camping or boondocking. Since you are new, I would suggest that you camp with full hookups until you and your family get a handle on water usage, like doing Navy showers. Kids are extremely wasteful with water.


Not to sound silly, but what is boondocking/dry camping?

We have our camper at a campground. It stays there through the summer. We keep it hooked ip to water & electric the entire time. We just turn our water heater off, close propane tanks, and turn off water valve on our hose when we leave.. to prevent any leaks while we are gone
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:26 PM   #9
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Not to sound silly, but what is boondocking/dry camping?



We have our camper at a campground. It stays there through the summer. We keep it hooked ip to water & electric the entire time. We just turn our water heater off, close propane tanks, and turn off water valve on our hose when we leave.. to prevent any leaks while we are gone
Dry camping is camping in developed campsites that have no hookups of any kind.
Boondocking is camping where there is no developed sites, like national forests or the desert.
So you had W/E hookups but no sewer hookups.
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Dry camping is camping in developed campsites that have no hookups of any kind.
Boondocking is camping where there is no developed sites, like national forests or the desert.
So you had W/E hookups but no sewer hookups.
Yes we do have sewer hookups but we donít actually hook ours up. We pay someone that comes around the site & dumps for those who pay.
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Yes we do have sewer hookups but we donít actually hook ours up. We pay someone that comes around the site & dumps for those who pay.
Well, if you choose not take advantage of on-site sewer hookups, you'll continue having to deal with water usage issues.
Is there a particular reason you don't connect to the sewer hookup because I don't understand why not and you'd rather put yourself through all this trouble.
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Well, if you choose not take advantage of on-site sewer hookups, you'll continue having to deal with water usage issues.
Is there a particular reason you don't connect to the sewer hookup because I don't understand and why you're putting yourself through all this trouble.
Honestly, the site we are at, apparently the owner has had some issues with the corp. So basically until he gets things fixed we arenít supposed to leave our sewer hooked up. We were advised to keep them hidden in case someone was to show up from the corp?!?! It confuses me really.
There are hundreds of campers at the site. We just try to follow the rules
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Honestly, the site we are at, apparently the owner has had some issues with the corp. So basically until he gets things fixed we arenít supposed to leave our sewer hooked up. We were advised to keep them hidden in case someone was to show up from the corp?!?! It confuses me really.

There are hundreds of campers at the site. We just try to follow the rules
That's crazy!
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:45 PM   #14
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I am new to forum. I have a 2017 Forrest river Salem. We camped for two days washed dishes. Flushed toilets, and my wife took one shower and the water ran out. Is that normal. I have owned four campers
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Old 07-18-2021, 09:01 PM   #15
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Don't know if my question posted. We camped for 2 days. We flushed toilets, washed dishes, and wife took shower. Then ran out of water. Is that normal for a 2017 Forrest river Salem
Welcome to the forum!! I see it is your 1st post..

You might get more responses if you start your own thread, listing you R/V information and asking your question rather than piggybacking onto someone else's thread.
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