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Old 08-20-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Our goal this winter is to stay primarily in state parks with electric and water, but not sewer. With a seventy gallon gray water tank what is a realistic number of days you can expect to stay on site without having to make a run to the dump station. I realize this is a subjective question. There is just the two of us and we can be frugal for a while with our water usage, short showers, no laundry or dishwasher.

Most of the parks we have interest in have a two week maximum stay and I am trying to plan our time at each park.

Thanks for your time and information.
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Going to really depend upon how frugal you are. If you use the campground facilities for showers and toilets you probably can stay quite a while. Other option is to get one of the 25 gallon dump caddies and haul the used water to the dump station.
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Our goal this winter is to stay primarily in state parks with electric and water, but not sewer. With a seventy gallon gray water tank what is a realistic number of days you can expect to stay on site without having to make a run to the dump station. I realize this is a subjective question. There is just the two of us and we can be frugal for a while with our water usage, short showers, no laundry or dishwasher.
Most of the parks we have interest in have a two week maximum stay and I am trying to plan our time at each park.
Thanks for your time and information.
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If we use campground showers my wife and I can live in our coach, (with a 50 gal. black and a 50 gal. gray tank), for 7-8 days.
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Just came back from 9 days of drycamping, 100 gals fresh, 50 gal black and 40/40 grey
Lasted the whole time being self contained, and no we weren't dehydrated and stinky.
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We usually can go 7-9 days. We use bottled water for cooking and drinking. Navy showers if no other facilities are available.
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We have a 40 gallon grey water tank and can go for four days without using campground facilities.
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Agree with the others here...if you shower in their facilities, you will be surprised how long you can go.
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We shower in ours and have gone as long as 7 days without having to dump. That is for two people, each showering once a day, and not being overly cautious. We don't like using the CG bathrooms. Take one of those Home Depot orange buckets with you($3) and just drain out a few buckets a day and dump in the CG bathroom if you find you are using too much water. We were at a State CG last year and several people were doing this. You could also just move the MH and dump the tanks in the CG dump station if it becomes a problem.
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We always go 9 to 10 days and dump when we leave on our extended boondocking trip. We had been using a rv with smaller tanks (20 black, 30 grey). Used cg facilities, hey it's part of the experience!
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