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4everinbeta

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Posted: 08/16/20 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, my family is just getting started and had a very newbie question. When we’re traveling between campgrounds is it possible to use the bathroom in our camper? We’re thinking of taking a fairly long trip this fall and would prefer to not use public restroom due to my being high risk for Covid. I’m not talking while driving.

Sorry if this is a dumb question!

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We use our bathroom all the time on the road. Just find a wide space in the road and pull over. Just make sure you have some water in your tank.


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Absolutely, you need to make sure you have water in your fresh water tank and you'll need to turn on the water pump but since the pump runs on 12V you should be able to use it at any time. We used ours instead of going into the facilities at rest stops on the 2 week 3k miles trip we got back from last weekend because of the pandemic. In the past we never traveled with water because of the low cargo capacity of our trailer, but desperate times means we probably pushed our weight limit.


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One of the best things about towing (or driving) an RV is our ability to use our bathroom any time the need arises. As long as you can reach the bathroom w/o opening the slide you can use it any where you stop.

Even when we stop for gas or resupply of snacks we use our own bathroom.

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Yes, as long as you have some water in the tank to flush with go ahead and use it. I use mine like that all the time.

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We always do. Even when we pull into rest areas we still use the RV toilet. Cleaner and safer. Plus we can grab some food and eat in there if needed.

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You can also put a couple gallons of water in some milk jugs and keep them in the bathroom to flush the toilet.


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If you don't want to carry water in your fresh water tank carry a gallon jug or two in the shower to flush with.

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Wow! Thank you all so much!!

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Lakeland Bob wrote:

One of the best things about towing (or driving) an RV is our ability to use our bathroom any time the need arises. As long as you can reach the bathroom w/o opening the slide you can use it any where you stop.

Even when we stop for gas or resupply of snacks we use our own bathroom.

Ah, good point, not every layout is travel friendly. It's actually one of my requirements, have to be able to use the fridge and bathroom while traveling, stove is a big plus (made Ramen for the family while waiting at the ER in BFE Utah on a Sunday evening with no restaurants open once, I've used it many times since), and being able to sleep is a bonus (we've slept in the trailer at a rest stop twice on the way down to Florida, planning to do it again this December, also slept at a rest stop in the class C we rented before we got the trailer)

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