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RE: Question about gray water...?

Here's an example from my personal experience. This happened at one of our favorite spots out in the desert. It's wide open BLM land, but the camping spots are limited because it's only practical to camp where the brush has already been beaten down over the years and there's already a ring of rocks for the fire. We pulled up to our favorite spot where we had told the group to meet us. I picked that spot because of the location and size. In that area, it's an unwritten rule that groups should pick a spot that fits the size of the group, so that you don't have a solo camper in a space that would fit twenty rigs. (We also don't "share" spots. We try to keep at least a football field length away from each other so that dust, kids, dogs, generator noise, music, etc. doesn't bother anyone else.) So I pulled up to our agreed-upon spot and started to unhitch, but the campers who left that morning and dumped their gray tank right there in camp. There was a huge puddle that wrecked that area, and it was full of food particles (bits of salad, pasta, etc.) because the dumpers didn't know how to do dishes in an RV. The smell was horrendous and there were flies everywhere. We had to pick a different spot and then drive out to the highway to contact everyone in our group and tell them the new location. All this, just because the jerkwad before us wanted to shed a few pounds for his drive home. AND this is why there are regulations on not dumping waste water. Had they responsibly adhered to rules and respect for the environment, we all would probably not be talking about this.
ReneeG 10/20/21 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Question about gray water...?

When we had a PUP I wouldn't let the bucket get more than half full because it was easier to deal with a lighter bucket. I would sling it into the trees or shrubs trying to disperse it the best I could. The next bucket went a different direction. We used disposable items as much as possible so not to wash dishes. Bacon grease went into a coffee can and into the trash. I've seen many dead trees from ppl dumping their grease at the trunk. Tent camping before that all washing took place at the hose bib where there was a gravel pit below it. Again, grease went into the trash. I don't know why these threads keep getting closed because this is a legitimate, important discussion. We have a tent camper with a water tank and do as you said. In our FW (and tent camper too), we still use paper plates to cut down on water use, but even with cooking pots and utensils, we wipe them with a paper towel before dropping them into the biodegradable organic soapy water. We have very few, if any, food particles and along with that frequently put an organic digester and deodorizer tablet down the kitchen sink. I NEVER cook pasta because there is no way to dispose of that water and using grain free pasta is worse as far as the state of the cooking water - it's thick and slimey.
ReneeG 10/20/21 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Class B that sleeps 4 adults?

RV Trader Class B Sleeps 4 That's from RV Trader. I set two filters - Class B and Sleeping Capacity 4. Can't figure it out from the pics though.
ReneeG 10/20/21 08:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Moving over to the motorhome forum

Congrats! Enjoy the new ride.
ReneeG 10/20/21 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question... What do they charge JKJavelin? I surmise, as the OP probably does, that none of us know since we all do it ourselves.
ReneeG 10/19/21 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

Using the air compressor is easy to winterize RVs and the sprinkler lines under ground in the yard. Just make sure you have an inline water/oil filter. One of the things you do when you live in places that dip in the teens at night. When using only air, make sure you open your toilet valve. How do we know? We've forgotten a couple of times and once we were lucky, so now we use the pink stuff to ensure it's all out. Same with the spray head at the kitchen sink!
ReneeG 10/19/21 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

We use our gray (shower and bathroom sink) to put out our fire. That's about it. If the kitchen sink tank gets full, we'll use that too, but try to maintain some in the tank to use to flush behind our black tank emptying.
ReneeG 10/19/21 07:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Whazoo?

I found his blog - here it is.
ReneeG 10/19/21 06:44am Truck Campers
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

Same here, we do it ourselves. Even with me helping hubby, it takes us about 20 minutes, but still. Once you learn how to do it, you'll end up doing it yourself.
ReneeG 10/19/21 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: My wife is gonna kill me, please help

Fire place may be "plugged in" to one of the outlet circuits and not hardwired to it's own circuit. If using a plugin setup it might be possible the plug has worked loose from the outlet. Outlet may be hidden behind the fireplace. True! Ours is plugged in but the cord and outlet are just outside it so it can be reached easily. Good point.
ReneeG 10/15/21 01:09pm Tech Issues
RE: 50A Power Cord Reel

I do not have any room in one pass-through storage bin and it is long ways from my 50 amp plug in. Could a power storage reel be mounted on the back bumper? It's not just a storage for your power cord, but it's hardwired in. Saves having to plug it in both ends and solves the storage problem.
ReneeG 10/14/21 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: My wife is gonna kill me, please help

The brand will help. Ours has two buttons on opposite sides, on the bottom under a flap. The fan must be on before the fireplace heater and light will turn on.
ReneeG 10/14/21 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

Very interesting. Thanks for posting. We'll have to visit.
ReneeG 10/14/21 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Propane fridge ticking when turned off

I'd double check that it is really OFF at the fridge. Ours if on either the gas or electric setting and the gas is off and the power options are off, will continue to "tick", trying to light.
ReneeG 10/08/21 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: 50A Power Cord Reel

We replaced our manual plug in with exactly what you described. It's definitely worth it. For ease of use, it takes two of us. Hubby to guide the cord and me to push the button.
ReneeG 10/05/21 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Lemhi Pass, Idaho

Let us know how the trip is. I wanted to do it with our dually while leaving our FW at a nearby BLM campground, but hubby didn't think the road was wide enough in some spots for the truck. Your first hand experience will provide great information.
ReneeG 10/05/21 07:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Renting your RV

No way we would consider this.
ReneeG 10/05/21 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Lemhi Pass, Idaho

What about Dillon, MT? A little further than Salmon, but closer than Butte.
ReneeG 10/04/21 09:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Lemhi Pass, Idaho

Try Salmon, Idaho. That's closer than Butte.
ReneeG 10/03/21 01:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campfire Breakfast

Yummm, grits.
ReneeG 10/01/21 08:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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