Originally Posted by weirdstuff
Is it advisable to dump the tanks at the end of each trip, even if your next trip will be within a month? We have not been doing this. What are we supposed to be doing?!
Items have been known to solidify in black tanks, making it very difficult to then clean them out. Solid waste, toilet paper.
Always store with your tanks empty, IMO.
When you find a dump station with a nice long hose on it, before you disconnect, run that thru the door, down into the toilet and give it a high pressure wiggle around. You'll be amazed at what comes out that has adhered to the sides and bottom.
Ditto on GeGe's approach. Our Interstate is a fully stocked, tiny house on wheels. WalMart is a good place to pick up Corelle Ware, utensils, etc., and just leave them out there. We load the frig and perishables last thing, everything else is kept stocked just like at home. Also keep a list of what is getting low, to replenish.
Being a big organizer
, I like those reusable shopping bags you can pick up anywhere these days to load last minute things.....food, IPad, phone, meds, etc. Fill them full, carry them out and unload, then leave them out there for groceries during your trip and/or to reverse the process when you get home. They are sturdy, flexible and take up little space. I store mine in the cubbies on the passenger side door.
You get better with practice. A process, not an event.
Enjoy the learning curve and have fun.