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Old 02-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Water and waste questions at Rallys

For the first time since getting our rig, we're going to be attending a few events this year where electricity is available, but no water or sewer connections.

Obviously these events advise arriving with your on board water tank full, and your black and grey tanks empty. Throughout the events, mobile water trucks will deliver water to your site, as well, RV pumping services will clear your waste tanks.......for a fee.

Question is.........

Although we travel with SOME water on board, and in order to reduce gas consumption, we don't want to travel any further than necessary with a full water tank. Where can you get water on route before arriving at your end destination for an event such as this?

Afterwards, where can you empty your black and grey tanks before travelling any great distance and heading at home?

Thanks or maybe I should say.....Tanks
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Our camper weighs over 43,000 plus the contents and then the toad. We just attended the Tampa Super Show a few weeks ago. We dry camped the night before and then five nights during all without any hookups. We can usually go eight days with no problems and have camped for ten if we set our minds to it. I'm not concerned with carrying full fresh water tank(125gal.) Campers are designed to do this, propane fridge,propane water heater, batterys, inverters, generator, and three tanks. If you are talking about Brooksville,Fl. there is a FJ within a hour with dump facilities. Try "camping" and enjoy.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Flying J truck stops have water and dump stations. A lot of other truck stops also provide water and dump stations. A lot of city parks also provide water and dump.
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We spend the night before and the night after a Rally in a Campground with full hook ups.
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We dry camped the night before and then five nights during all without any hookups. We can usually go eight days with no problems and have camped for ten if we set our minds to it. . Try "camping" and enjoy.
You are very fortunate that you have such large tanks. Not everyone has tanks that large. I can last 3 days comfortably or 4 days being very careful and not washing dishes. To dry camp 10 days I would have to pay for a honey wagon 3 times - not worth it. That's one of the reasons I don't go to events where dry camping is the only option.
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336muffin; That's nice, but the situation you enjoy doesn't relate to everyone.

kenandterry; I don't think that carrying a full tank of water to a rally will affect your mileage that much.

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You are very fortunate that you have such large tanks. Not everyone has tanks that large. I can last 3 days comfortably or 4 days being very careful and not washing dishes. To dry camp 10 days I would have to pay for a honey wagon 3 times - not worth it. That's one of the reasons I don't go to events where dry camping is the only option.
It looks like you have 39 gallon grey and black water tanks. I suspect your grey tank is the one filling up. You can divert grey water to your black water tank and probably double your dry camping time.
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It looks like you have 39 gallon grey and black water tanks. I suspect your grey tank is the one filling up. You can divert grey water to your black water tank and probably double your dry camping time.
No, I do not think they are that large. Probably closer to 25 gal. capacity. I had someone empty my tanks with a macerator and he said he measured the output. My propane tank is only 9 gal.

I know a lot about my motorhome but would have no idea how to divert my grey water to my black tank. Besides, my black tank fills up very fast and I could get in a lot of trouble if it filled up and I had no way to empty it.
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