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Old 09-30-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Dump station or honey wagon?


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Many of you probably don't have to think about this problem because you are in a full hook up park. I will be renting a private half acre RV lot in the Lake Havasu City area this winter. While there is electric, water, telephone hookups and so on, there is no sewer connection. I have 2, 50 gallon waste tanks, both black and grey. While most people would suggest I go to the dump station, I am not thrilled with the idea of navigating busy city street every week in a big RV to find a good dump station. I know there are RV sewage removal services that will come to my RV twice a week. But how much do they cost? Has anyone here in the irv2 community used such services before? Just trying to get a good idea of the best way to take care of sewage removal when no connection is present. So I welcome any suggestion. Especially from those of you who might have lived in a similar setup before.


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Why is there no sewer on a 'private half acre lot'? Is it a building lot? Is there sewer at the street?

Where is the nearest dump station? Plan to drive there every 4-6 days depending on how frugal you are.
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It's a fairly new lot, so no sewer line has been installed yet.


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I know there are RV sewage removal services that will come to my RV twice a week. But how much do they cost?
Your location is a mystery to us, so why don't you ring that service and get a quote.

Truck and operator - say 1 hour special journey just for you - would $100 a trip cover it.
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Once a week may be more than enough, depending on the number of people and the size of the holding tanks.
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I think I would find another place to camp that have full hookups.
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To be honest, either you go to them or they come to you and you pay whatever the cost is. Best to call a local company and see. Hard to estimate costs as you may get a better price if the area around you has campgrounds or homes with septic. If not, see if there is a construction site or place that is renting porta potties nearby. If there is, they may be able to catch you when they go for service and give you a price break cs a separate trip.
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JACKPOTS in Lake Havasu will pump an RV.
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JACKPOTS in Lake Havasu will pump an RV.
Hey thanks stuhly. Rumor has it that Jackpots charges $40 to $60 per month for those who sign a season long contract. But that of course is if there are other RViers in the area that require the same service. Might be wrong but I will call them and check it out.


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I think I would find another place to camp that have full hookups.
The only reason I chose this location. Is because is it much cheaper than a regular RV park, and this is prime half acre property in Havasu. Even If i have to drive to the dump station once a week, a lot of people aren't going to get a half acre on the east side of town all to themselves all season long.


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Once a week may be more than enough, depending on the number of people and the size of the holding tanks.
It's just me and my 8 year old poodle. I have friends and family that live around the property, but they don't share living space on the property or in the RV.


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A few suggestions, don't know whether they will work for you.
Will the lot owner allow you to dig a "dry well". These are typically 50 gallon drums buried in the ground and filled with various sizes of gravel. It will allow you to dump you GREY water ONLY. We used that for our washer when we re modeled an old farm house. Didn't want to run the washer into the septic tank. Perfectly an acceptable practice in areas that do not specifically prohibit it. Just change all your soaps to biodegrade able.
If you have an SUV or pickup you could get a large tote for the back. Use a macerator pump to empty the black tank into the tote. Drive the tote to the nearest dump station. KOA campgrounds typically charge $15 to dump.
Best I can come up with.
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Several options. For pump outs look in the yellow pages under Porta-Potties or whatever they are called there and call those companies. They can come and pump you out on a schedule if you wish.

Option 2 would be to install a proper sanitary system

Option 3 woudl be to encourage city to install a line to that lot.

NOTE: Line need only be a few feet inboard of the sidewalk, you can use a macerator to get there.. Just a line and an elbow and a cap.
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Several options. For pump outs look in the yellow pages under Porta-Potties or whatever they are called there and call those companies. They can come and pump you out on a schedule if you wish.

Option 2 would be to install a proper sanitary system

Option 3 woudl be to encourage city to install a line to that lot.

NOTE: Line need only be a few feet inboard of the sidewalk, you can use a macerator to get there.. Just a line and an elbow and a cap.
I have been considering investing in a macerator pump. A honey wagon might not be to bad of an idea depending on the types available. A 100 gallon towable honey wagon would surely increase the time between dump station stops. Thanks!


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