Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2016, 06:46 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
sdennislee's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrwitt View Post
I find it hard to believe that someone actually did a study about that and reported the findings. Must have been a gov't funded program.
Could;t find the one I read but this similar

Why You Should Pee As You Shower, According To Mathematics | IFLScience
__________________

__________________
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2016, 07:05 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,703
FWIW - biodegradable soap is easily found in any backpacking oriented store.

The issue of gray water pollution is one of the local geography. If the local soil can handle the bio load and one is not too close to the water then it should be no issue. Any place I tent camped where it was there was also some kind of facility to do the dishes at. No idea why some deserts have an issue.

The only thing we use the outdoor shower for is hand washing after tank dumping. Very handy for that. ;-)
__________________

__________________
nothermark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 07:22 PM   #31
Member
 
TheJuggler's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnhicks View Post
The Gnat Line is the location below the piedmont along the coastal plain where, coastwise of that line, the air is full of sand gnats and no-see-ums. Seriously. LOL

South of the Gnat Line: Gnat Line 101
Now THAT is good information! I knew there was a reason I wanted to avoid the southeast beyond being allergic to grits
__________________
Bob Maier, Competitive Juggler (http://www.thewjf.com) and
Dixie the Wonder Dog
Working on building our new home...
TheJuggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 04:54 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Hit_the_Rhod's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salvisa, KY
Posts: 2,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
FWIW - biodegradable soap is easily found in any backpacking oriented store.

The issue of gray water pollution is one of the local geography. If the local soil can handle the bio load and one is not too close to the water then it should be no issue. Any place I tent camped where it was there was also some kind of facility to do the dishes at. No idea why some deserts have an issue.

The only thing we use the outdoor shower for is hand washing after tank dumping. Very handy for that. ;-)

Nothermark, come on, since WHEN does science and facts trump the LAWS?

I totally agree with you, but what really matters is what the laws say, because disobeying the LAW, even if environmentally acceptable, is what is going to cost you!
__________________
Scot & Laura Kellersberger
Newmar 4 wheel drive Dutch Star 3891, 2005 GMC Canyon. Demco Tow Bar & Baseplate U.S.Army (ret)
1985 - 2006
Hit_the_Rhod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 05:22 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
FWIW - biodegradable soap is easily found in any backpacking oriented store.


You can find it in Wally World too, and it's a BUNCH less spendy.


Old school Ivory soap and Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo are both biodegradable and phosphorous free.
__________________
Ted 'n' Laurie, plus Jackson (aka Deputy Dog, the Parson Russell Terrier 'fur kid') and, Rylie (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge June 14, 2012).
Murf2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 09:01 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 115
We haul our camper and quads into the Rocky Mountains. After a day on the trail one can arrive back at camp completely covered in dust. I love being able to grab the outdoor shower head and have a quick rinse. It's also great for washing sand and gunk off the kids before they go into the camper.
__________________
jayman_1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuggler View Post
Now THAT is good information! I knew there was a reason I wanted to avoid the southeast beyond being allergic to grits
The south is just to hot in summer but I can handle grits more or less, but not red eye gravy (which I think is equal amounts of last week's coffee and bacon drippings). We were at Stephen Foster State Park in Georgia. It was great but we were warned to leave soon as the Yellow Fly would soon be swarming and it is a fierce biter, similar to the deer fly bite.
Reed and Elaine
__________________
Reed Cundiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 03:18 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 1,857
Different name but same insect.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 03:38 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Dtwallace's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 835
Never had an issue with using the outside shower anywhere, but I do respect the lay of the land and will not let my shower water run anyplace that would bother a neighbor, or run off into a pond or a lake, or create a mud bog.


It's just common sense right? I use an out side shower enclosure and it has provision for holding towels soap or anything else that is needed to take a good shower.


I don't use soaps that are not biodegradable, and safe to run free onto grass or any other plant life.


DTW
__________________
Dan & Loretta, US Army Retired Aero Scout Pilot
2012 Fleetwood Providence 42P Class A/DP
Spartan Chassis, 8.9L Cummins 450HP
Dtwallace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 09:01 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 225
My first camper is a truck camper that I still use today. After a dusty ride a hot shower is great. Because it's only a outdoor shower I have found a pair of crocs and shorts is the best. No need for a curtain and if it's just me the shorts are not required. Btw, it's a sailors shower, got to conserve water when boondocking so there is not a lot of water dumped on the ground.
__________________
2014 Journey 34B
zman-az is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 08:51 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8,821
Son uses the outside shower to hose off the grand daughters when they are at the lake. Sluicing off the sand keeps the interior a lot cleaner.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 09:09 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
HD4Mark's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marathon, Florida
Posts: 2,852
We have been in state parks that actually require tent campers to transport their dish water to the dump station to empty the dish pan. So far I have not seen it happen though. I agree if it it that important, provide a dish washing station.

As for our outdoor shower, I have used it to wash my hands and wash our electric griddle that is too large to fit in the sink or dishwasher. It's also a good low point to drain the lines.

When we are camped at a state park without sewer connections on site I drag the blue thunder to the dump station every other day.
__________________
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 09:16 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
The Logans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 131
Use it a lot, to avoid filling up the gray tank! We always use a biodegradable soap, such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Dawn-C...egradable+soap

Even works with hard water, salt water, or (gasp) bathing in a stream!
__________________
Dear Wife and me, in our
2016 Jayco 26XD
5 fur babies
The Logans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2016, 09:25 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
HD4Mark's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marathon, Florida
Posts: 2,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Logans View Post
Even works with hard water, salt water, or (gasp) bathing in a stream!
A few weeks ago the water at the sticks and bricks house had to be shut off due to a broken valve up the street. I decided to just jump off the dock into the lake we live on with a bar of Ivory and shampoo. Holy cow, it sure was cold. Warmed up a bit since then. I don't think the D.E.C. saw me

BTW I had swim trunks on.
__________________

__________________
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
door



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathing large dog while RVing BarbRN RV'ing with Pets 26 10-17-2011 08:59 PM
Boondock bathing GraciesMom Boondocking 17 04-02-2009 07:14 PM
Bathing Large Dogs in RVs k9arh_steve RV'ing with Pets 4 05-21-2008 05:09 AM
waterless bathing camo Boondocking 11 03-24-2007 05:43 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.