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Old 06-06-2015, 04:47 AM   #29
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There is a mod to replace those plastic wheels with inflatable rubber tires, which should work better.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:44 AM   #30
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Uh....while what you say here is true it does not help the OP when it comes to managing water. The statement above applies to dewinterizing and the need to fill the HW tank at the first of the season. Once that tank is full you really do not have access to these six gallons when you are dry camping. Once your FW tank is empty it will not pump water and the 6 gallons in the HW tank are trapped there. It will always be full. In the case of an extreme emergency, you could access this water by opening the low point drain under your trailer or by removing the drain plug in the heater. It is best not to count the 6 gallons in the heater.
It matters because they are picking up a new trailer and using it for the first time. Since they are concerned about having enough water for their first trip, I thought I might clue them in on how to make sure that their fresh water tank is really full. Since they will lose 6 gallons to the hot water heater the first time they turn on the pump, they can put 6 more in the fresh water tank. I thought I'd share something you'd only know from experience, instead of just stating the obvious.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:59 AM   #31
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Water consumption

My Serenity has 54 gallons of fresh water, plus I carry 9 gallons of reverse osmosis drinking water for cooking....mainly coffee.

By myself, I can get about 8 days, but the problem is the 39 gallons in the gray tank...it fills before I run out of water. I suspect with very careful use, one can get even more, the shower and dish washing being my biggest gray water producers.

If a park has showers, this can make a two week stay possible for two people as dish washing barely increases for two over one.
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Considerations like this made us decide on a composting toilet. A combined tank, all grey, will allow us to stay out for a week with five people.
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How big are your holding tanks? We have 45 gals of fresh water, and after 3 or 4 days, I'm adding 6 or 12 gals to the tank. We have enough black and gray water capacity to handle the extra fresh water, so we can go 4 or 5 days before we need to dump. We carry a 6 gal green water jug and I use that to haul water to the trailer from the closest faucet.

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My tank is 40 and my wife and I can go 4 or 5 days. We take quick showers, get wet, soap up an rinse off. We wash our hair every third day.
Where legal, we dump our grey on nearby thirsty plants. The toilet, 40 gallons, lasts 10 days.
We add water with a 5 gallon jerry can. Be sure to get one with a good handle on the side, it makes filling a lot easier.
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