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Old 12-17-2011, 01:32 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
I feel like such a fool! The tank was full. Duh. I know how long it takes two people to go through 39 gallons of water.
My wife and I can go for 6 days (with a 39 gallong holding tank) by taking Navy showers - quickly wet down, lather up, a little more wet if needed to promote lathering, then a quick rinse. I even turn off the shower water when moving the wand from one hand to the other. It's become an art! We just returned from a three week trip and did not feel deprived/dirty during that time. It's surprising how little water is really needed.

Same thing with the dishes - wet everything down, wash thoroughly, then rinse with as little water as possible.

We're practicing for boondocking and extended stays in parks without sewer hookups.

Good luck!

Lucius and Danielle
1992 29' Excella Classic
1996 GMC Suburban C2500 7.4L
2005 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 8.1L
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