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Old 08-19-2016, 09:55 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by wildtoad View Post
So if you're at a state park with no sewer, after around 20 flushes, you are full, assuming a 40 gallon black tank and two gallons per flush to include tank and bowl. No thanks. The typical RV toilet gives the user options on how much water per flush they use.
For dry camping stays (state parks), come in with empty tanks and full fresh water, but add about 3 gal. of water in the black tank to get you started. You don't want a completely empty tank. That's when things can build up - not enough water.

When you read about using 'plenty of water' in the black tank that doesn't mean that for liquids you need to use lots of water - you could barely tap the pedal and have enough to flush liquids and clean the bowl.

You wouldn't use more than 1 gal, if that, for solids which is 'plenty of water'.

Then...before leaving the campground fill your black tank to at least 3/4 full so you'll have 'plenty of water' to dump. When dumping you want a big swish of water emptying at once. That's what cleans the bottom of the tank good.

I've never heard of using 2 gal of water with each flush.

With a 40 gal black tank we could go for two weeks of dry camping.

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Don't discourage this guy. Let him put a residential toilet in and we'll get to hear the hilarious results.
F4 Gary.....that is why there is no toilet in a fighter jet. Too much sloshing and barrel rolls.

But seriously if the OP would put a wind vane on the vent pipe there would be very little smell, even with the fan on. However I think we all agree that RV toilets are the best solution for a bad situation. At least we don't have to watch for bears

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OP can not be for real.
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Has this thread turned into a "waste" of time? ... pun intended

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