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Old 09-30-2011, 03:48 PM   #15
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As mentioned in a previous post we do dump a 5 gallon tote in porta-pottis. We are able to do this with no mess whatsoever. We are putting little more in there than if we had walked over there every time and made the deposit in person. We are very careful to clean up the few drops that may come from taking the cap off.. Have never had any kind of a spill, which is more than can be said for some of the regular users

This of course does not apply to gray water
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #16
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Etiquette, Plan

YankeeDoodle, Shari, thanks much for the etiquette lesson. I figured this was the case and as you can see above, I'm definitely scoping out what to look for in the base AS for my needs and what supplemental gear might be needed for boon docking responsibly (I guess it's called boondocking, not bushwhacking, tks for the terminology). In fact, the whole reason I'm going with the mid to late 70s Sovereign or Excella is the addition of the gray tank in 73-74, and then the improved frame and a center bath with tanks over the wheels for better structural soundness.

All the above is great advice and I'm sure I can come up with a good gear solution that will keep me environmentally friendly, well supplied, and, most importantly, keep the outhouses clean for Shari.

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #17
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As mentioned in a previous post we do dump a 5 gallon tote in porta-pottis. We are able to do this with no mess whatsoever. We are putting little more in there than if we had walked over there every time and made the deposit in person. We are very careful to clean up the few drops that may come from taking the cap off.. Have never had any kind of a spill, which is more than can be said for some of the regular users

This of course does not apply to gray water
Rick, I wasn't picking on you...unless you were the one that emptied an entire Blue Boy of "black tank matter" inside a porta-potty structure totally "missing the target", at a VAC Rally I hosted. Nope, you're safe....you weren't there!

I agree, if you are going to do this - even on an occasional basis, don't ever attempt it with a tank larger than you can lift & control easily...the oscillating contents have a way of making things more difficult.

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...I'm sure I can come up with a good gear solution that will keep me environmentally friendly, well supplied, and, most importantly, keep the outhouses clean for Shari.
Thanks Jim!
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My 77 Excella 500 rear bath has small capacity gray and black tanks. 17 gallons of gray capacity will get you 1-2 days, depending on how long you shower. We can get 4 days of "normal" toilet use and upwards of 6 if we conserve water when flushing. I definitely recommend a blue boy for gray water.
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I have 40 gal gray tank and 20 gallon black tank. I've always found the gray tank to be the limiting factor. I've used the blue tote several times on the gray this summer, never on the black.

BTW we had a pretty neat system to collect rain water off the awning into a new 20 gallon trash can, then pumped it thru a submersible pump into the fresh tank via a filter. I don't drink it, but it was nice soft shower water.
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