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Old 01-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #43
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Yes children love to use water. Good luck just conserve water and single I would join a caravan or bite the bullet and spend a bit more. A state site with hook ups would be safe, not out in the wilderness alone, and bring a dog.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:44 PM   #44
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This old 04 28 safari I have drug back and forth across the country has a very unique set up, a 70 gallon combined black and gray tank. Works for me, and frequently I can go 2-3 days w/o a dump. One thing for sure, it always drains lots of fluid when I pull that lever. I know most would not like it, after over 130 nights in her in the past year or so, it is an excellent set up. I think a/s made a mistake not keeping it as an option. I see more advantages for my travel than disadvantages. Simple and seems to me less problems than the traditional set up.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:36 AM   #45
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This old 04 28 safari I have drug back and forth across the country has a very unique set up, a 70 gallon combined black and gray tank. Works for me, and frequently I can go 2-3 days w/o a dump. One thing for sure, it always drains lots of fluid when I pull that lever. I know most would not like it, after over 130 nights in her in the past year or so, it is an excellent set up. I think a/s made a mistake not keeping it as an option. I see more advantages for my travel than disadvantages. Simple and seems to me less problems than the traditional set up.

It really was a matter of choice. I know several folks who could fill that tank with mostly gray water and when that happened, there was no way to boondock and let just the gray out cause it was mixed with black. IMHO, it was a great idea on paper, but in reality, the 70 gal combo only worked for some folks.

When I'm boondocking it is not uncommon for me to buy the 2.5 gal water jugs from the store and top off my tank, rather than pump from a manual well (most times has iron and stains the fresh tank, has sediment, etc). I have a 39 gallon fresh tank and I add on a week and a half trip, maybe about 14 gallons (due to showers, etc) when I have 3 folks in the RV for that time period. The sinks and shower all go to the gray tank. In my case just doing the math, I could fill the 70 gallon on a trip like that, where now, in the ultra remote areas I go to, I can yank the gray tank and keep going, and still have several more days before my black tank (18 gal) is totally full. Backup into the shower (lowest point from tank) from the gray tank when full is not a great exp...mixed with black, should it ever happen would just be nasty.

When I dump, I also like to pull the black first, then the gray, FWIW.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #46
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My Overlander's 17 gallon tank will accomodate my wife, 2nd grader, Kindergartener, and me for almost three days. It will accomodate just my wife and I for roughly twice that time.
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Each to his own, but I try not to hang out in the black tank if I can avoid it, the main cabin of the camper is much more spacious and smells better
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:22 PM   #47
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Each to his own, but I try not to hang out in the black tank if I can avoid it, the main cabin of the camper is much more spacious and smells better
Maybe TomW's family are really, really small space aliens who prefer black tanks which may replicate their home planet. This could be an example of the universal appeal of Airstreams.

As for the state of Rodney's main cabin, I will refrain from commenting.

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We have the 18 gallon black tank and with the four of us, (two adults and an 8 yr old and 11 yr old) we can go 5 days between dumping the black tank. When my mom goes with us (three adults, two kids) I dump the black tank after 4 days. So for us, its a 5/4 or 4/5 ratio.

I would like a larger gray tank. In a state park we can fill the gray tank every day (39 gallons) with four taking a shower every day. That's with everyone taking navy showers. With a 25 gallon blue tank (the largest CW had at the time) I usually have to fill it, empty it and finish emptying the gray tank making two trips to the dump station every day.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #49
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We have the 18 gallon black tank and with the four of us, (two adults and an 8 yr old and 11 yr old) we can go 5 days between dumping the black tank. When my mom goes with us (three adults, two kids) I dump the black tank after 4 days. So for us, its a 5/4 or 4/5 ratio.
Funny my wife always thought I was full of crap (maybe even a few of you on this forum as well), and now, thanks to the Air Forums bringing the info out and sharing among all of us, I find that I may be vindicated..... after a week and a half with three adults with an 18 gal black tank, I've been able to last a week and a half with still 5 gallons (give or take) left to spare after that time had passed.
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Funny my wife always thought I was full of crap (maybe even a few of you on this forum as well), and now, thanks to the Air Forums bringing the info out and sharing among all of us, I find that I may be vindicated.....
Vindicated??? Not really...if it's not in the tank, where is it? Maybe you are full of it ~ <teeheehee>

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I think Silvertwinkie needs to eat more roughage.
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I've been able to last a week and a half with still 5 gallons (give or take) left to spare after that time had passed.
The average human will produce about 4 gallons of urine and 1.5 gallons of "solids" in that 10 days, so I guess you could "last" another 9 days since you had 5 gallons to spare before having to make your deposits in the black tank. You have quite a tank yourself! Who toilet trained you?

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Well then the big issue is letting gray out when no official dump is around, as traveling with the black full never has anything come up in the shower etc. They hopefully thought of that one. Still, my type of travel is never more than 2 days to a park. Another nice aspect is pulling in late even after 2 days on the road, no need to hook up most times till the morning

I was wondering however if this system will be easier to live with, having constant fluids in it sloshing around,build up it seems to me would be less.O well, your systems are normal and mine odd, fit the owner!!
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This is too funny.
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Ahhh...I forgot about this thread and read some of the posts after one of my recent posts here....very cute.
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