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magicbus

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Posted: 10/16/19 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Airdaile wrote:

And yet no wide-spread breakout of cholera in the camping community. As dodge guy said, your immune system has developed to take care of this. Over-sanitizing weakens the immune system. If it didn't work, everyone using a public bathroom anywhere would die.
Well, technically, everyone using a public bathroom will die [emoticon], but I agree. I guess it's kind of like the "driving with propane on" discussions. Some people don't worry about it and some are adamant.

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Oh - that reminds me, I need to go buy some more latex gloves for the next time I need to wipe my butt.

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Turn on spigot for few seconds, connect hose run for a few seconds, connect to RV.


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I'm a firm believer in the 15 second rule for food on the floor. As long as the food is not covered in various debris it's fine. My daughter has several friends that sanitize everything inside and outside their homes - even while camping. Her friends miss so many activities they could enjoy through colds, sniffles and other miscellaneous maladies while my kid, while finding all kinds of things "disgusting", is rarely ever sick.

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Airdaile wrote:

And yet no wide-spread breakout of cholera in the camping community. As dodge guy said, your immune system has developed to take care of this. Over-sanitizing weakens the immune system. If it didn't work, everyone using a public bathroom anywhere would die.


Lol, true! I’m just guessing there’s a stark difference in sitting on a somewhat dirty toilet seat or playing in the dirt compared to running fecal matter through our water lines. There’s a reason manufactures recommend sanitizing the system every 6 mos or so. I’m sure they didn’t even factor in poop water in the lines. Or maybe they did.

And as many said, it’s not about widespread as most folks know better. It’s about the one time it does get ya. There’s simply no down side to sanitizing the water hookup. It’s not diminishing anyone’s immune system.


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Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that infects liver cells and causes inflammation. The inflammation can affect how your liver works and cause other signs and symptoms of hepatitis A.

The virus most commonly spreads when you eat or drink something contaminated with fecal matter, even just tiny amounts. It does not spread through sneezing or coughing.

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I've seen the rinse the sewer hose out under the drinking water faucet more times than I want to remember.

Clorox and most other disinfectants need a couple hours to do their job. But, a quick spray is better than nothing. I'm not a doctor, I'm a retired chemist. ;-)


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Just watched the turd burglar outside the job trailer eating a sandwich with one hand while sucking out the chitter with the other hand....he's been here every week this year, never skipped a beat.
Guess a little chit is good for ya.
Now that thing growing on the side of his neck is another story...lol.


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Love these threads, there's always someone who thinks sanitation is no big deal because they haven't died yet.


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drsteve wrote:

Love these threads, there's always someone who thinks sanitation is no big deal because they haven't died yet.
What some people call sanitation others consider over-the-top. Luckily we still get exercise our own personal sense of comfort and make a few choices ourselves.

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* This post was edited 10/16/19 01:34pm by magicbus *

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