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Old 09-09-2014, 05:51 PM   #29
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Pharmgeek ... You don't need to empty your fresh water tank and waste all that good water if you use your rig reasonably often. We keep our relatively small tank full, including between our frequent trips. In our arid climate I do not want anything to dry out completely. And, because it has a small capacity, we go through a full tank fairly quickly. We do add a little bleach or fresh water treatment solution (which you can find at Camping World, etc) from time to time, just to make sure the water stays fresh, especially if the water we add is from a non-city (as in non-chlorinated) source. We cook with and drink water from our fresh water tank and have never had an issue.

Often — just to keep the water fresh and "recycled" — even when we have a water hookup available at a campsite, we will use the water from the fresh water tank by using the water pump. Then fill it when it gets low from the campsite's water source. This keeps the on-board supply fresh.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #30
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We typically don't use our toilet between trips. When we do the last black tank dump at the end of a trip, we put a chemical packet in and add some water, so it never dries out completely ... and it's ready to roll for the next trip.

That said, I would not be afraid to use the toilet while in storage if we needed to ... as long as there is enough liquid and chemicals working to break down contents it should not be a problem.
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I never would have thought about leaving drain open for a little while filling - makes since


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Old 09-11-2014, 10:49 AM   #33
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I have not gotten my drain to work but that sounds like a good idea. Alot easier than pulling the tank bottom plug and then have it leak.


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