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Old 03-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by FixitDragon View Post
If just using the trailer's holding tanks, be prepared to take "Navy" showers. Wet down, turn off water, soap up, shampoo hair, turn on water and rinse. Our trailer has 40g tanks holding tanks and a 50g fresh, which is pretty good size for travel trailers. My wife and I have 3 little ones. Being conservative with water we can usually get 3-4 days.

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My trailer doesn't have a holding tank at all, it hooks straight up to a septic tank. We are gonna see if a portable holding tank will work on it while we camp at parks because most parks do not have septic tank hook ups.


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Old 03-02-2011, 11:18 AM   #17
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Sorry, the first part of my post was directed more torward the OP The second part was more directed to your situation. So do you have a residential style toilet?
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #18
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My wife and I did this exact thing while we built our log home in WV. We lived in our 29-foot RV for about 18 months. Although it has holding tanks, I ran a temporary above-ground line to the house septic system. I also hard piped, insulated, and heat traced the water line, installed a temporary box with an RV receptacle, skirted the trailer with rigid foam insulation, got DirecTV. and ran a temporary land line phone. With a small electric heater to supplement the propane furnace, we were comfortable even when some winter nights dipped to below zero. Oh, and I also bought a 100 lb propane tank so I wouldn't have to refill as often. Since my wife and I (both in our late 50s) physically did almost all the home construction ourselves, the whole experience was kind've an adventure (but one we won't repeat LOL). While the home isn't perfect, it's ours, we did it ourselves, and it's PAID FOR.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #19
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Grey water tanks can be set at " drip mode " , just use biodegradable soap.

Chem toilet is an option.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:04 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by ugabulldog View Post make a good point about just emptying the potable water tank.....much easier, gross,...but much easier.
Check into having a portable toilet company coming out and furnishing an aux. tank and pumping on a regular basis if you can't access the septic and don't want to haul the camper to "dump" the tanks....

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