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Old 03-16-2019, 05:22 PM   #15
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We are wanting to live in our coach while building a home and have electric and water, but no septic yet. Any suggestions other than packing it up and go dump every few days or so.
Call a septic pumping/porta potty service and they can come out and take the sewage from your RV.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:46 PM   #16
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would'nt the septic be installed before the foundation/basement walls, or slab? or are you building a 'pier & beam' structure?
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:12 PM   #17
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Our dish rinse water becomes our dish water the next time we do dishes, the dish water after use is used for flushing toilet. We use 2 dish pans to catch the water. DW & I take daily navy showers and can go 2+ weeks on a 90 gallon tank. If you choose to use paper and plastic to eat, eliminating dish water. Shower water can be saved for flushing by standing in 2 dish pans in the shower. Most of the water off your body will go in the dish pans which can be transfered to a jug for flushing.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:05 AM   #18
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More data points in response to your question -- we (the two of us) boondock for a week at a time with 30 gal fresh, 25 gray, and 25 black, taking Navy showers every evening before bed. The gray tank is the limiting factor -- fresh water can be added with jerry cans, and the black tank does not come close to filling.

But the gray tank is only good for about five nights. Then we drain it into buckets and pour it into the black tank, as needed.

We dump once a week, when we go into town for groceries and laundry on the weekends.
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Hi Dennis58,

I am boondocking with 10G black, 15G grey and 20G fresh water tanks. Easy to do 2 weeks boondocking. With your tank sizes I could easily boondock for 4 weeks. For me, it's food and garbage disposal that dictate how long I can boondock. I take 1 navy shower once every 3-4 days. In between, i use the "waterless" shampoo and body wash and alternate that with fresh water sponge bath using a buff pad. For dishes, i use the sanitizing wipes to minimize dishwashing. And, finally, while taking a navy shower, the water run to get the perfect temp goes into a water pitcher. The water pitcher is then used for flushing the toilet.
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