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Old 07-18-2020, 02:48 PM   #61
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bring a shovel and dig a big ass hole... lol of course only gray water...
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:57 PM   #62
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bring a shovel and dig a big ass hole... lol of course only gray water...
If you dig the hole deep enough black water would be OK. Maybe 6 feet or more. That would be like an outhouse pit without the house.
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:01 PM   #63
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If you dig the hole deep enough black water would be OK. Maybe 6 feet or more. That would be like an outhouse pit without the house.
TRUE!!! Our tanks are 39 gal each and have had no problems out boonedocking. The grey tank does get full faster and we also have an aux tank in the trailer we tow with the toys in it.
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:04 PM   #64
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"There are a number of threads on the Forum about the collapsible bladders carried in the truck bed hooked up with a simple 12V pump"

I do have a collapsible bladder, so I appreciate your input. Also, my wife would love to have me in the bed of the pickup as she tows our rig down the road. However, I'm a little nervous about the 12 volt set up. Please expand on that. 🤔
I use a 12v pump form Harbor Freight and it works good.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:20 PM   #65
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You should be able to last a week. With some practice and water conservation measures you can last much longer. People that have backpacked are really good at conserving water. Always brings some containers in case you run into some fresh water in your travels. Untreated lake and river water can be used for everything except drinking. You can use it for cooking and cleaning dishes if it is boiled first. Carry a water filter and you can pump drinking water if you need to.
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:38 AM   #66
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You should be able to last a week. With some practice and water conservation measures you can last much longer. People that have backpacked are really good at conserving water. Always brings some containers in case you run into some fresh water in your travels. Untreated lake and river water can be used for everything except drinking. You can use it for cooking and cleaning dishes if it is boiled first. Carry a water filter and you can pump drinking water if you need to.
They don't shower or flush a toilet. That alone saves a lot of water.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:37 AM   #67
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They don't shower or flush a toilet. That alone saves a lot of water.
A solar shower works anywhere. You can use lake water.
Pissing outside saves a lot of water.
Digging a pit for the disposal of black water is a terrible idea.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:59 AM   #68
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Yes.... do not dig a pit.... it is never deep enough!!!!
When we had our hybrid Cub, we could camp for two weeks at a NYS campground on Lake Ontario. The waterfront beach sites had no hookups at all. We carried our water and supplemented with bottled water. Our showers were done at the campground facilities and the grey and black water tanks were emptied into a tote and taken to the dump station. I supplemented our electric needs with solar, which was really new in 2019. The Cub was not nearby as energy efficient as our 2018 Rockwood 2604WS is. I was constantly monitoring the electric, especially when the television was on. It was a challenge... but it can be done.
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[QUOTE=Villagerjjm;2424084]Yes.... do not dig a pit.... it is never deep enough!!!!


So if you dig a pit about will say 3 feet deep. what do you think happens to the waste after you put dirt on it?
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Yes.... do not dig a pit.... it is never deep enough!!!!


So if you dig a pit about will say 3 feet deep. what do you think happens to the waste after you put dirt on it?
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Yes.... do not dig a pit.... it is never deep enough!!!!


So if you dig a pit about will say 3 feet deep. what do you think happens to the waste after you put dirt on it?
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Depends on the soil where you dig the pit. Some places the soil "percolates" quite well and when you put the waste into the pit all liquid disappears into the depths in little time. Only thing the dirt is covering is whatever solids remain behind and they are usually a small percentage of the total waste..

Now if you are on dense soils, like clay and rock, chances are you won't dig a 3' deep pit as it will be an all day task
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Depends on the soil where you dig the pit. Some places the soil "percolates" quite well and when you put the waste into the pit all liquid disappears into the depths in little time. Only thing the dirt is covering is whatever solids remain behind and they are usually a small percentage of the total waste..

Now if you are on dense soils, like clay and rock, chances are you won't dig a 3' deep pit as it will be an all day task
we go out in the desert and I don't put any black tank waste in the dirt.
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