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Old 05-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Let me first say that I appreciate the abundance of info that everyone here has put online…it’s really great to have a resource like this. Let me tell you a bit about my situation and some of the questions I have…..I live in St. Louis and if you are from the mid west you have more than likely heard about Lake of the Ozarks. I recently purchased two lots adjacent to some of my family’s property with nothing on it in Osage beach. Its second tier with a dock and water access. My grandparents own the adjacent property and I spent countless weekends there as a young kid. I wanted to give my kids the same memories so we purchased the lots. With a young son and possibly another on the way in the next year or so we undoubtedly want to do something with the property. I am on the fence about building a house due to cost and other obligations and really like the idea of simply a pad with electric among the trees to park a trailer. This could serve two fold….a place to just go on the weekends with little to no prep, and a storage facility for the trailer. I have access to clean water at the site…..but septic would be an issue. My grandparents property does have a septic but it is up hill from my property by almost 100’ so this means I guess I would have to tank it. I know different models have different size tanks and how often they are used obviously influences how quick they fill but the real question is would I have to dump the tank after each weekend or is this something that could “Fester” and I could dump every so often. This would mean a hook up and trailer to the state park for the dump. This would be a real pain if I needed to do this each time.
The more I think about the situation the more excited I get….having a place to go with the family that is familiar and fun and the ability to hook up and go for vacations would be awesome in the coming years.
How many of you guys use this as your only form of vacation?

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Old 05-16-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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We used our Airstream as our exclusive retreat until we were forced to sell last year. We are still looking for our next unit, and hope to have one before the end of summer. As for the uphill dumping, I know maceration pumps can pump uphill, but don't know the distance. You could always let your grey water dump to ground, and use a towable blueboy to catch your black tank waste for a trip uphill.


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Another option could be a tank in the ground. When it gets near full, you call the septic sucker, they come out and drain it for you. I know some private campgrounds, like the one near the nuclear plant use these alot.
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