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garyhaupt

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Posted: 07/30/20 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes..the square water jugs might be the best answer. I can put a couple 3 on the front bumper and a couple in the tub..no water jugs on the floor.

Rats..I was like sooo wanting the roof top...oh well, saved me a tonne of cash.


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Gary,


I've always used jugs for drinking water in my RV. It works well. I get them from the Reverse Osmosis water "stand" at Safeway or other grocery stores. They last about 5 years. They are a translucent blue, so it is possible to see the water level.

Pouring them into the gravity fill for the fresh water tank may be an issue. None of us are as strong as we were ten years ago.

Where my gravity fill is located, I could use a tube and siphon the water into the tank, going out the window beside the dinette.


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Woman here. Long hair too, but jury is out on the she-devil part (husband can probably tell you). I like to wash my hair at least every 2 days, even when boondocking, especially since we like to do RZR rides while boondocking and things get pretty dirty. I am very careful with water usage elsewhere so I can do this... ie use disposable cookware, drinkware and dishes so I only have to do dishes every couple days. Brush teeth outside using bottled water. Could even do dishes with bottled water using a tub outside if needed to conserve both water and gray tank capacity.

I also have it down to a science... wet hair just enough to be able to suds the shampoo (could do this part with a bottle of water outside prior to undressing and getting in the shower). Turn off water flow. Get the suds going, wash the rest of me while I'm at it. Then rinse all at once. I've never measured how much water I use, but I'm guessing I don't use more than a gallon or two.

Edit to Add: I also use cheap Suave shampoo vs the more expensive stuff I use at home. It suds less.

* This post was edited 07/30/20 11:03am by JAC1982 *


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Cloud Dancer wrote:

Even if you succeed in finding a suitable method of transporting the water you need, you still need to find a legal way of getting rid of it. Aren't you supposed to have grey water and black water capacity equal to the potable water capacity?


Some areas allow gray water on the ground

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Even in highly populated and regulated campgrounds getting rid of grey water is usually not an issue. I have a 5 gallon bucket as a trash can. I can use it to take a few loads of grey water to where ever the tent campers are supposed to dump their grey water.

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I like the jugs on a front mounted cargo carrier. Simple and easy. And as long as you are out in the boonies and have bio-shampoo, an outdoor shower takes care of the grey water issue.


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Sometimes the gray valve will weep if not full closed. [emoticon]

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"Some areas allow gray water on the ground"


I have never been to a campground that permitted gray water to be dumped on the ground but...Even if you are somewhere that it is not outright prohibited, please DONT! It stinks to high heaven and everyone knows it. The garbage scraps in there will attract critters and not in a good way. Come on now folks, a little common sense here pleeeeese!

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No food scraps in my Grey water. The kitchen sink is plumbed into the black tank. It depends on how a coach is plumbed.


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Desert Captain wrote:

"Some areas allow gray water on the ground"


I have never been to a campground that permitted gray water to be dumped on the ground but...Even if you are somewhere that it is not outright prohibited, please DONT! It stinks to high heaven and everyone knows it. The garbage scraps in there will attract critters and not in a good way. Come on now folks, a little common sense here pleeeeese!

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There is minimal odor when I empty my grey water tank. It is mostly shower water. For the kitchen sink, I have a fine screen that filters out all but very small food particles. Again, I have never had an issue emptying the grey water. It goes where ever the campground has designated for waste water for tent campers. There is almost always an area available which is often a sink or drain outside the rest room facilities.

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