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Old 08-06-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Honey wagon tips

Newbie to the site and loving it.. Just started camping seasonally at a campground that has water and electric but no septic... So we have to dump ourselves.. Unpleasant, but we are getting better.. any tips out there? Besides go to a camp that has full hook ups!


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Old 08-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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Use the camp restrooms as much as possible, you could invest in a honey wagon if you'd like to haul it to the dump station. Usually their wheels and axles can't handle being towed by a vehicle, so you might consider a container that can be put in the back of the truck if it's uphill both ways to the dump station.


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Old 08-06-2014, 09:56 AM   #3
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Many such campgrounds will have a honey wagon service for a per dump fee. I have a 42 gallon Blue Boy for DIY.

As for conservation, we shower at CG facility as showing will quickly fill the grey tank. And overall we use less water by not letting faucets run unnecessarily, etc.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:58 AM   #4
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If you are going to regularly camp in parks that don't have full hook-ups, one of the wheeled "honey wagons" would be a worthwhile investment. We have one, and it sure is easier to use it than unhook, pull in the slides, drive to the dump, and set everything up again. The one I have is made to be pulled behind a vehicle. Just take it easy (no power slides or anything), and it will work out fine. We got ours at CW. A little on the pricey side, but completely worth it.
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Like others have said- we only go #1 in out bathroom and shower at park facilities. You will teach yourself to be stingy when washing dishes as well.
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One thing we do differently if we have no sewer hook-up - we use paper plates instead of Correlle. It breaks my heart to do it, but I justify it by using the used plates to start the campfire. I wash our big dishes, the ones that won't fit into the sink, with the outside shower hose. As already mentioned, we use the camp facilities to bathe and for many bathroom trips. We use our head mostly for those middle-of-the-night trips that are increasingly necessary. We manage two weeks at a time without filling either the black or grey water tank.

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