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Old 06-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #29
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I've been camping for about 45 years, so I've seen a lot of campground bathrooms. While some have been pretty clean, I'll take the shower facilities in our Argosy ANY DAY! I'm a big guy (6'2", 250 pounds +/-), so it can be a bit crowded in that shower. With only 6 gallons of hot water, "Navy" showers are the rule, but clean is clean.

What ticks me off about campground toilets is the inability of many of our fellow campers to grasp the concept of flushing. Oh yes, lest I forget, another concept that appears to escape many is that you CAN lift the seat to pee, and that you're supposed to pee IN the bowl, not all over the floor/seat/walls/whatever.

Call me silly, but I prefer the porta potty in the Arg as well...
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #30
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I will usually use the campground facilities...with 5 kids, things fill up fast if you do not have full hookups!!!

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:03 AM   #31
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... What ticks me off about campground toilets is the inability of many of our fellow campers to grasp the concept of flushing. Oh yes, lest I forget, another concept that appears to escape many is that you CAN lift the seat to pee, and that you're supposed to pee IN the bowl, not all over the floor/seat/walls/whatever. ...
Boy, I could tell some amazing stories about that, but the forum would probably block half of the words I'd have to use. Suffice it to say that cleaning toilets repeatedly -- even to the extent of having to unbolt and remove the whole toilet in order to clean it -- was not what I had expected when we bought this place.

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:37 AM   #32
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Interesting thread - I've always used campground facilities - goes back to my tenting and popup days and has just continued. And its also interesting to me that I talked to friends who had RV's before I got into trailering and they all used the campground facilities.... When I got into I was under the impression that the shower made a good storage closet for most - guess thats not the case.....

So when I built my 58, I didn't worry much about putting a shower in.

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:16 AM   #33
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I'm 6'3", 210 lbs, and don't like to shower in the close confines of the trailer.

We use the trailer toilet about half the time. Quite frankly, I hate the trailer toilet since about every trip I start out with everything working just fine only to soon have the stupid mechanism fail to hold water. In the great scheme of the universe it isn't a big problem but I just hate dealing with it. Also, for someone my size, sitting on the throne is not very comfy!

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #34
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Oh yeah - the toilet thing - we/I have a rule about toilets - you do #2 and you get to dump, since no one in my family has ever taken me up on that we use campground facilities and when I built the 58, I just put a porta potty in - works great

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #35
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I would totally understand and encourage those who wish to use their own toilet facilities after the previous night's chili cookoff!

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:27 AM   #36
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Only the mama takes a shower in the trailer if we don't have full hook-ups. That's the privilige I get since I do all the maintainance on the trailer. Twosies aren't allowed in the trailer, since the mama has a really active gag reflex! (yes, I do the dumping too!)
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:58 PM   #37
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We've only been out twice - so far - in our new Airstream... so far we have held strong on the "no pooping" policy we've established. I suppose that day may come but we'd rather not have to clean those, ummm, solids out of our black tank!
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"no pooping policy"? No offense, but some of you guys really have hangups with this. I don't know about the vintage trailers but your modern ones have modern amenities for a reason. And folks, you have to trust me here, they actually do work when used as designed. I guess I just don't understand why you pay good money to have these things if you're not going to use them. I agree with ROBERTSUNRUS - I didn't pay good money for these conveniences only to let the next owner get the benefit of having them. And what's the big deal with dumping? I've dumped at the end of every outing and have never had even the slightest nasty thing happen. I don't get it ...

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:13 PM   #39
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We have a 38 gallon gray tank, but I am willing to take Navy showers and do the blue tank thing every day rather than share the campground facilities if I don't have to. It is just too much hustle to carry all my stuff to the bath house and back. I know that doesn't make much sense.

Public toilets...forget it!

P.S. I have a week stomach and have had a couple of "RV" moments and that's what they make surgical gloves and hand sanitizer for.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:16 PM   #40
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I enjoy the long hot showers and, extra elbow room. Plus, I get to shave at the same time..I agree with Paula abt the 2 am run..You're nuts if you try to run for the campground comfort stations, no matter how nice. Since I heard abt the snake killed not too far from me..I for sure will wait till day light hours to be going out..lol
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:40 PM   #41
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Sorry don't like messing with sh.....

And I'll never forget the time when I did have a trailer with a black tank that I went to the dump station - and there was a huge puddle of very brown water - really yuk..

And - - - have you ever seen the movie with Robin Williams - RV? That was the best part of the movie.....

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:50 PM   #42
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"no pooping policy"? No offense, but some of you guys really have hangups with this.
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