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Old 05-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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My preference is to use the trailer shower 100% of the time and trailer toilet 90% of the time. Not to be too graphic, but honestly, sometimes you need more plumbing capability than that which comes standard in your trailer ( ).

I do love traveling with my own bed, kitchen, bath, etc.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #16
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We use the toilet in the Airstream for all duties ... that's one of the nice things about having a self-contained rig, after all. I can't imagine heading to the campground john every time we need to go.

Showers are a bit different. If we have a sewer hookup we will usually use the Airstream's shower, but if we don't have hookups, we will generally use the campground's shower because our grey tank is not that big ... the exception being if the campground shower is not clean or is short on hot water.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:00 PM   #17
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I used to say no #2 in the trailer.
My wide will not comply.
I sometimes can't wait.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:02 PM   #18
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I need some type of high pressure nozzle to stick down the crapper flapper and blast the poo off the mechanism...
It would be nice if it was an integral part of the frame which stored on/near the throne some way.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:08 PM   #19
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I need some type of high pressure nozzle to stick down the crapper flapper and blast the poo off the mechanism...
It would be nice if it was an integral part of the frame which stored on/near the throne some way.
Great thing about the wet bath in an Interstate; the handheld shower nozzle reaches the toilet, and you can give it a thorough rinse with HOT water. Just before I head to the dump station, I fill the black tank the rest of the way with hot water, which does wonders to soften the solids for my macerator pump to finish grinding up.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:10 PM   #20
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We tend to stay at unserviced, or only partially serviced, Provincial Park campgrounds. What they lack in campsite services, they make up for with spotless showers which me and my wife both use. We tend to hose the kids down in the trailer, just before bedtime.

Next year, we'll swap the toilet for a composting model, which will free the black tank for extra grey capacity and give us more time before needing to dump tanks.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:20 PM   #21
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Great thing about the wet bath in an Interstate; the handheld shower nozzle reaches the toilet, and you can give it a thorough rinse with HOT water. Just before I head to the dump station, I fill the black tank the rest of the way with hot water, which does wonders to soften the solids for my macerator pump to finish grinding up.
Ya know....
I never even thought about it, but the shower nozzle might reach in a trailer. I'm gonna try it
It would most likely reach in a side bath trailer, but I don't know about a center bath trailer with the toilet across the aisle...
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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Where does the poo ultimately go in a composting toilet?
The garden?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #23
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Hello Belbein

Everyone's situation is different.

As a very general rule we use the shower and toilet in the trailer. When we are traveling in the truck camper we use the shower and toilet in that, even though it's a wet bath. We prefer to stay in full hookup campgrounds especially when staying more than one night, but that isn't always possible.

We find that the condition of campground showers and toilets varies widely. Once in a while, they're fantastic, and uncrowded, and so we use them. This is rare. Once in a while we're in a situation where dealing with greywater is such a problem that we deal with substandard campground showers.

We have Dometic china-bowl toilets in both our rigs which work extremely well and are easy to keep clean. The holding tanks work as designed and are large enough that there's really no reason to avoid using them.
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I need some type of high pressure nozzle to stick down the crapper flapper and blast the poo off the mechanism...
It would be nice if it was an integral part of the frame which stored on/near the throne some way.
What are they using for toilets now? I wasn't happy with the stock one and replaced it with a Dometic 210. The 210 is now discontinued and replaced by the 310 -- we have one of those in our truck camper. They're both good.
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If I am walking by a Campground toilet when 'the need' hits, sure.. it's fine to 'go' there.

I am proficient in clearing out both tanks in the Excella.. I even replaced the valves last year ... to keep things 'in working order'.. so,... yes, we 'use' our facilities int he Excella.. Airstream did a fine job building them.. and my DW is a clean freak...
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #26
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the handheld shower nozzle reaches the toilet, and you can give it a thorough rinse with HOT water.
Good idea! I hope mine reaches that far.
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Unless, I absolutely am compelled to, I do not place my pristine squeaky clean bare behind on any surface that stands a chance of having had some of the other behinds I see wandering around the campground also placed bare on that same surface. I would rather head for the possible poison oak patch. At least there I will know what the rash on my butt is from and how to treat it. However I don't have to do either, because my Airstream was conveniently built with a toilet, just like my house was.

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Old 05-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #28
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My 2001 Safari 25 has a short length of garden hose with a lawn-type squeeze nozzle connected under the sink for spraying the toilet. We just used it yesterday to flush the black tank. But I'd bet the shower wand would also reach in my trailer. If it does I may take the garden hose out because I'm paranoid about it leaking.

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