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Old 05-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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An indelicate question

Yes, I guess I have a potty mouth tonight. Let's see if I can ask this a nice way.

When you're at a campground--when you're anything other than dry camping out in the middle of no place--do you prefer the facilities bathrooms for some or for all of your bathroom needs?

Several people we've run into (particularly at the dump station) have told us this is what they do. I wonder if this is common.

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
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I paid for the bathroom in our trailer, and I intend to use it unless it is broken.

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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I tend to agree with Terry, however some campgrounds have REALLY NICE showers with unlimited hot water... and I will indulge from time to time. Most camps the public facilities aren't all that nice, so I use my own.

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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Mostly we use the CG facilities for the No. 2 whenever it's convenient, we paid for using it and we do. Same with the hot shower.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #5
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Indoor plumbing was invented to end the mad dash to the outhouse at o-dark-thirty in the morning through all kinds of weather. I have no desire to resurrect the outhouse concept by running for the campground bathhouse/restroom when I need to go.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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I can understand that some people want or need lots of water to take a shower but that's not me. I feel perfectly clean and comfortable with a navy shower in the trailer.

Same thing for #1 and #2 - the trailer has a toilet and I prefer using it over the campground facilities.

On the other hand, I am curious about the condition of the campground facilities so I generally take a look to see what I'm not missing.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:57 PM   #7
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I like using the Airstream bathroom at night and I like using the shower as well. Otherwise I use the camp ground bathroom. The risk of fungal infections like athlete foot is too high in public showers. Now if we can't dump the gray water then the camp ground bathroom is it. We can get by for about a week just using the Airstream bathroom at night.

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Old 05-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #8
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As others have said, that's why we got a trailer with a bathroom. Although the wife likes to take long showers so if the place is immaculate she will shower there. The only exception to not using the facilities is at Fort Wilderness where it is nicer then our bathrooms back home and so much more roomier then the trailer for a great shower. Not to mention CLEAN!
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
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No. 2 using the CG facilities, Showers and No 2 late at night in the Airstream.

We have never gone No. 2 in the Airstream.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:36 PM   #10
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The use of the CG facilities depends a lot on how long we are staying in one place. If one wk or less, the trailer for all things. If longer, well you then need to start looking at the CG ones so one can stay longer without packing up to go use the dump station. I do use the blue boy for gray water, but the black tank needs the dump station.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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Several factors come into play.
Does the campground have full hookups?
How clean is the bath house?
Are the campground facilities in good repair?
We use the campground facilities when it is possible to do so or for #2 or for showers.
If the campground facilities are in poor repair or filthy, we will do everything in the trailer.
If the campground has beautiful, modern, clean facilities we will use them.
If it is cold or raining we will use the bathroom in the trailer.
So, short answer is we use both the campground facilities and the bathroom in the trailer. As time goes on we find ourselves using the trailer bathroom more and more. That's what it's there for.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:27 PM   #12
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When I brought my first tt I figured I'll use the CG like with the pop up trailer !!
But I didn't ! All way use the tt, I don't even go see what the facilities look like !!!
Sometimes my wife use CG shower, if clean, to wash her hair.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:58 PM   #13
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We mostly use campgrounds that don't have sewer hookups but do have good shower and toilet facilities so I like to luxuriate in the GC showers whilst Mrs Toad likes the privacy of the AS facilities. The trouble, of course, is water and holding tanks; they're only so big so you can't stay anywhere too long AND use your own shower and toilet.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:12 PM   #14
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We use the CG showers unless they are particularly busy or grungy! Just prefer to use lots of piping hot water rather than taking navy showers!

As for the "other," my house rule has always been that we only "pee" in the RV - mainly because I don't want to have to deal with a bunged up RV toilet - probably would never happen, I guess but I am paranoid!

I think the only time we have broken my "house rule" has been at the Land Yacht Harbor
Airstream park in Melbourne Fla. where we have stopped several times.

The only toilet they have is in the clubhouse which doesn't open until 8.00am or so, and then - for some strange reason - that is when the cleaning lady wants to close the washrooms for cleaning!

One day, my "Mrs" couldn't wait, and so I had no choice but to relent (well I suppose we could have found a MacDonalds" but anyway, the toilet worked, so maybe I should reconsider my house rule .......... but I don't think I will!


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