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Old 07-10-2016, 09:15 PM   #365
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Experienced RV campers; how is that people can't go 5 days without running out of water, or filling the gray and black tanks?
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Great question. I guess they don't know how to conserve? We have done it many times. Actualy gone 7-8 days,,,, and still had some for another day or 2.

For us the challenge has been the gray, showers, dishes, sinks etc all feed to the gray, and it often is a smaller tank. Even with fast showers, water conserving dish washes, gray fills quickly. I'm sure others will have a problem with this, but in a bind the gray water is really not dirty water. The older RV"s had a hose connection on the sewer cap, so you could let the gray run on the ground. It is just soapy water, the water when you wash your car is probably worse than this stuff.

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While boondocking we use paper plates and cups, not the plastic or foam type, but true paper. The plates will get soft if you have a very liquid meal, so sometimes we double up, or eat faster😳 but paper is more environmentally friendly than plastic/foam and I guess it is better to kill a tree than consume water. JMHO.
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Our plan as well, like you said some food don't work well on paper. And once you put some water in the sink for the pots and pans, you got water for the dishes. You can tell which job I end up with!!! LOL

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While boondocking we use paper plates and cups, not the plastic or foam type, but true paper. The plates will get soft if you have a very liquid meal, so sometimes we double up, or eat faster😳 but paper is more environmentally friendly than plastic/foam and I guess it is better to kill a tree than consume water. JMHO.
I agree!

While visiting Exit Glacier outside of Seward AK one year I noticed inside the visitor's center mounted on a wall was a placard with a variety of everyday item's that us humans purchase and then dispose in the trash. It listed the amount of time to decompose each item in a landfill.

One in particular that caught my attention was anything made with foam as it was listed as NEVER. The only way to destroy foam cups, plates was to burn it. They are also made with petroleum products so when it burns the smoke is generally black.

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Finally

We're finally on our way up to AK. We'll be passing through Prince George this afternoon and most likely keep going an hour or two past(gotta put some miles in the bank). Any suggestions for a stop north on the 97 outside of PG?

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Experienced RV campers; how is that people can't go 5 days without running out of water, or filling the gray and black tanks?
We could go 2 weeks without refilling or dumping and we didn't dump grey on the ground. We wouldn't have liked to park on a site the folks did this and it's illegal in many areas. It's not 'just' soapy water. If it was, then why not just re-use it?

It does make a difference on what the size of the holding tanks area and how many people. Conserving water is very easy to do and after a while you don't even think about it. Even now after going back to a tiny house, we still conserve. We never let the water run needlessly.

Now....back to Alaska!
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Good SAMs did pay for the tow. We never signed or even saw the bill. I hesitate to guess what a lowboy tractor trailer pickup 375 miles (750 round trip for the truck) away must cost. I'm just thankful we had the roadside insurance
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Hope that is the case for us, although we normally stay in full hookup parks. We are day 7 since dumping in Whitehorse and not sure when the radiator will arrive. Hoping tomorrow, but I will be glad any day this week
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Anyone been to Hyder yet? Or at least driven the Cassiar this year? How about a road report?
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Anyone been to Hyder yet? Or at least driven the Cassiar this year? How about a road report?
We have the same question. We are planning to head back to the lower 48 the end of August and plan to take Cassiar Hwy. We will be leaving from Fairbanks heading to Seattle. Would appreciate any recent road reports.
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Heard that Cassier was in great shape.

All depends on ones tank sizes. For a 26" tt we have a 53 gallon fresh. Good for at least 7 days for 3 adults. Gray is usually the first to fill. After our 3 day Denali trip today, we'll spend 2-3 weeks in the Kenai.

One Info tip: after traveling the Top of the World route ( Dawson City to Chicken) check RV for loose screws. Did my share of tightening things up while boon dock the last few weeks in North Pole.
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Heard that Cassier was in great shape.

All depends on ones tank sizes. For a 26" tt we have a 53 gallon fresh. Good for at least 7 days for 3 adults. Gray is usually the first to fill. After our 3 day Denali trip today, we'll spend 2-3 weeks in the Kenai.

One Info tip: after traveling the Top of the World route ( Dawson City to Chicken) check RV for loose screws. Did my share of tightening things up while boon dock the last few weeks in North Pole.

If you go to Whittier. Do the Phillips 26 glacier cruise. 1/2 day and absolutely awesome!!

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Heard that Cassier was in great shape.

All depends on ones tank sizes. For a 26" tt we have a 53 gallon fresh. Good for at least 7 days for 3 adults. Gray is usually the first to fill. After our 3 day Denali trip today, we'll spend 2-3 weeks in the Kenai.

One Info tip: after traveling the Top of the World route ( Dawson City to Chicken) check RV for loose screws. Did my share of tightening things up while boon dock the last few weeks in North Pole.
Where did you boondock in North Pole? That is in my old stomping grounds from a lifetime ago.
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