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JackHammr'
AAHH well , toliets ..

Well momma used ta call 'em number twos , number twos have always been a nono except in extreme emergencies ...

We always use the camp facilities as well as the showers ...

Dont ask me why I asked this ..
jchapman
Well---now you have got me very nervous because we use ours everytime, emergency or not....I guess I need to know if this is bad, we always treat our toilets with those tablets everytime we empty the tanks, but I would like to know if the Number 2 is a bad thing for our motorhome.. good question jackhammer..thanks
HappiestCamper
QUOTE(JackHammr' @ Aug 11 2009, 07:59 PM) *

AAHH well , toliets ..

Well momma used ta call 'em number twos , number twos have always been a nono except in extreme emergencies ...

We always use the camp facilities as well as the showers ...

Dont ask me why I asked this ..


Number two's at 3 in the morning are very acceptable in the camper's facilities. Don't ask why I responded.
JackHammr'
Certain it doesnt"hurt" anything at all , maybe yur sinuses blink.gif , is just something we have always done ..

HHMM who started this anyways unsure.gif
Texasrvers
Holy c_ _ p. Isn't that what the toilet and holding tank are made for???!!!!
John Blue
We have been using one we have for a long time and never had a problem. We use everything in motorhome. It all works. If you know how to clean out tank then you will never have a problem. Black tanks need lots of water at all times. Never open the valve to you need to dump and then add 5 to 6 gals of water back in. Our black tank is 57 gals and that holds a lot of crap. laugh.gif
CDB
We use our RV toilet just as we do the one at home. I might also add that we always shower in our RV too. The way I see it, traveling with your own bathroom is a great benefit to RVing as you always know how clean the facilities will be, how much hot water you will have, etc.

Christopher
Lee and Fran
Good grief did I miss something? I bought my class A with a bath and a half so the DW and I would both hour our own potty for them times in the morning. We have not used a camp or park facility since we bought our rv. Its what we bought it for so thats it.
Tom
We use all the systems on our trailer all the time, that is why we bought it.

Dumping the black and grey tanks is simple, easy and quick when you get used to it.
HappiestCamper
The reason we try to minimize our camper's use is we are usually where there are no hookups (and almost always no sewer hookup). Our gray tank is too small for us to be taking showers, plus the shower is tiny. The last time I used our shower was at Disney World, cause we had a sewer hookup. I used it one time that week - forgot how small it was, so I used their showers the rest of the time.

Now the black tank appears to go on forever - but since we usually don't have electric hookups, I don't want the water pump running all the time with 5 of us using the toilet.

If I had a bigger shower, always had full hookups, I would use our facilities more.
JackHammr'
I think our thinking on this is similiar to Happy's , we're often without a sewer hookup for an extended period , and the shower is rather small even for Sweetie , who aint as big as nothing ..
DXSMac
I use my own facilities. I know who has been on them, and where they have been, and when they were last cleaned.

Since I'm by myself, I also wash dishes in a rubbermaid tub and dump the water down toilet in order to "dilute" it.

JJ
Trentheim
We use our own facilities as well. We can get about four days of "storage" from the black and gray tanks and that's with 2 gals and 1 guy. Our water pump is powered by the battery, so we have no problems using water during boondocking (unless our fresh tank is empty).

Since my wife is kinda germiphobic and has transferred it to my daughter, going on our own potty is far, far easier than lugging seat covers, disinfectant, blowtorches, and specially modified hazmat suits to any other facility. blink.gif
FosterImposters
QUOTE(Trentheim @ Aug 15 2009, 02:38 PM) *

...far easier than lugging seat covers, disinfectant, blowtorches, and specially modified hazmat suits... blink.gif


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Most excellent!!!
Had to wipe laughter tears from my eyes to finish my reply here... OMG this describes my better half!
Yes...we too use our own facilities. Like JJ, when in no-water/low-water situations, I've become adept at transferring dish-water to the head.
Cheers!
FI
Florida Native
We have convert our black tank into a yellow tank and never (almost) do anything that would make it a black tank. This works out well for us and we usually use the campgrounds or eating place's toilets. Works much better for us. I saw a camper this morning lose his hose while dumping his balck tank. Made a horrible mess and tied up the dump station quite a while. We are usually limited by our gray tank capacity.
coacbcps
We have a brand new pop up camper that has a bathroom and shower. My two daughters and I use the bathroom all the time when we do #1. My husband is not allowed to use it because of his bad aim. If he wouldn't mind sitting down to do #1 he would be more than welcome to use the facilities. laugh.gif No one is allowed to do #2 in the camper, especially not the hubby! Whenever he does #2 it seem as if something crawled up in him and died! I might lift the no #2 rule over time but because it is new and still has that new camper smell . . . we'll see. We have actually used the shower facility a few times as well. When we were shopping for the pop up and I stated that I wanted the bathroom/shower cassette, everyone said that they NEVER use the bathroom in the camper. They are missing out! I like our bathroom even though it is small, it's clean and it's ours.
Galli
QUOTE(Lindsay Richards @ Aug 16 2009, 09:58 AM) *

We have convert our black tank into a yellow tank and never (almost) do anything that would make it a black tank. This works out well for us and we usually use the campgrounds or eating place's toilets. Works much better for us. I saw a camper this morning lose his hose while dumping his balck tank. Made a horrible mess and tied up the dump station quite a while. We are usually limited by our gray tank capacity.

In 10 years that I am vacationing on my 5th W, we always used our trailerís facility, yes I clean it often, I wash it well and use the blue liquid to kill the smell and we never had problems with it
mdcamping
Well for the last ten years I've towed with the same 21' trailer and as my kids have grown it seems my trailer has gotten smaller... dry.gif

The first two years we use to use the shower in the TT but now we use it for storage, just no space. As far as the toilet goes, If it's a mayday we use the RV toilet for #2 but for the most part we use the campground facilities for # 2 only.

Someday hopefully we'll be able to get a larger RV/Bathroom and then we'll be using ALL of our RV bathroom. cool.gif

Mike
Galli
QUOTE(mdcamping @ Sep 12 2009, 06:57 AM) *

Well for the last ten years I've towed with the same 21' trailer and as my kids have grown it seems my trailer has gotten smaller... dry.gif

The first two years we use to use the shower in the TT but now we use it for storage, just no space. As far as the toilet goes, If it's a mayday we use the RV toilet for #2 but for the most part we use the campground facilities for # 2 only.

Someday hopefully we'll be able to get a larger RV/Bathroom and then we'll be using ALL of our RV bathroom. cool.gif

Mike

Mike, you problem is not a trailer's malfunctioning but a space, I am lucky because in mine, 28' of living space, I have a full bathroom with shower, sink and toilette, yes it is true you cannot dance in it but practical enough for our needs.
I spend 3 months in Florida at a campsite and didn't need once for the local facilities
jan-n-john
Well, everybody's different. We RV mostly because we (especially the Jan part of our duo) doesn't like road hotels/motels. Whenever she is in one she looks under the bed for dead bodies (don't laugh--this has happened) and never ever puts her bare foot on the carpet. So based on this, we have our own RV now (35' fiver), and don't have to go to motels. As such, for similar reasons, we almost never use the CG facilities, but use our own in the unit. For us the whole idea was to have our own bed, our own bathroom, etc etc. They may be a little dirty at times, but at least it's our dirt. We aren't in to primitive anything---we choose campgrounds that are top-notch, and in particular have full hookups. I hook up the sewer hose. We use the shower and the kitchen sink, and obviously the toilet, as much as we please. After a couple of days, when there is sufficient water in the grey tanks (we never get the black more than half full by the time the greys are full), I pull the valves and dump it all, always the black first then the grey to flush things out. Works fine. We have found that the blue stuff is fine but not even really necessary most of the time. Keep that little bit of water in the toilet--it works wonders.

I have not found it necessary to do anything special regarding the black tank. I keep the valves closed on all tanks to build up some quantity, and dump when necessary and always last thing when leaving. I don't do any special flush of the black tank with clean water, and keep the valves closed in storage. No problems so far, and no particular odor problem either (we do get odors from time to time, but not a biggie).
JackHammr'
coacbcps , I find your remark about hubby slanderous , are you trying to say yours dont stink blink.gif

all yawl say the same thing about us , aint fair , cant be true unsure.gif
Galli
QUOTE(jan-n-john @ Sep 12 2009, 07:01 PM) *

Well, everybody's different. We RV mostly because we (especially the Jan part of our duo) doesn't like road hotels/motels. Whenever she is in one she looks under the bed for dead bodies (don't laugh--this has happened) and never ever puts her bare foot on the carpet. So based on this, we have our own RV now (35' fiver), and don't have to go to motels. As such, for similar reasons, we almost never use the CG facilities, but use our own in the unit. For us the whole idea was to have our own bed, our own bathroom, etc etc. They may be a little dirty at times, but at least it's our dirt. We aren't in to primitive anything---we choose campgrounds that are top-notch, and in particular have full hookups. I hook up the sewer hose. We use the shower and the kitchen sink, and obviously the toilet, as much as we please. After a couple of days, when there is sufficient water in the grey tanks (we never get the black more than half full by the time the greys are full), I pull the valves and dump it all, always the black first then the grey to flush things out. Works fine. We have found that the blue stuff is fine but not even really necessary most of the time. Keep that little bit of water in the toilet--it works wonders.

I have not found it necessary to do anything special regarding the black tank. I keep the valves closed on all tanks to build up some quantity, and dump when necessary and always last thing when leaving. I don't do any special flush of the black tank with clean water, and keep the valves closed in storage. No problems so far, and no particular odor problem either (we do get odors from time to time, but not a biggie).

as a matter of fact, I never had problems with my gray and black water but I heard a lot of people avoiding to use the trailer's facilities without having a specific reason, the only thing I can guess is that the facilities there are to crammed and they don't feel comfortable in it wink.gif
jan-n-john
QUOTE(Galli @ Sep 12 2009, 09:08 PM) *

as a matter of fact, I never had problems with my gray and black water but I heard a lot of people avoiding to use the trailer's facilities without having a specific reason, the only thing I can guess is that the facilities there are to crammed and they don't feel comfortable in it wink.gif

I think some folks just don't like the idea of having a tank of poop right there under the floor. I grew up on a chicken farm, and she's a nurse, so maybe we're a little more desensitized. Given a choice of having the poop close by vs. taking a nighttime walk through an unfamiliar GC to use a somewhat questionable public facility, I'll stay home. To each his own.
dalsgal
QUOTE(jan-n-john @ Sep 13 2009, 01:08 AM) *

I think some folks just don't like the idea of having a tank of poop right there under the floor. I grew up on a chicken farm, and she's a nurse, so maybe we're a little more desensitized. Given a choice of having the poop close by vs. taking a nighttime walk through an unfamiliar GC to use a somewhat questionable public facility, I'll stay home. To each his own.

My RV is actually a converted Trailways bus. We use our bathroom as often as we want to. If you use it and then dump it when necessary you keep the good bacteria growing and the odor will be minimal. Many people try to keep theirs too clean and that is where the odors come from. We also manage a campground now and just had a problem with a man that continually put bleach and other chemicals into his tank and even his neighbors were complaining about the odors. We had him stop that, add a little bit of Rid-ex to get the good bacteria growing and now the neighbors are no longer complaining and he doesn't have odor inside his camper either.
John316
Cat. I didn't know that you were on here too. Just shows how much I know rolleyes.gif

We do both in ours. However, we have a total of 200 gray, and 120 black water. We don't have to dump as often, and haven't had any other issues. Our tanks are vented through the roof. So far no smells.

God bless,

John
dalsgal
QUOTE(John316 @ Sep 13 2009, 09:32 PM) *

Cat. I didn't know that you were on here too. Just shows how much I know rolleyes.gif

We do both in ours. However, we have a total of 200 gray, and 120 black water. We don't have to dump as often, and haven't had any other issues. Our tanks are vented through the roof. So far no smells.

God bless,

John

Yup John, I'm everywhere! LOL
John316
QUOTE(dalsgal @ Sep 13 2009, 10:00 PM) *

Yup John, I'm everywhere! LOL


Kinda what I have figured out, and it is kinda scary laugh.gif wink.gif laugh.gif

Naw, glad to see you around. You and Dallas's advice, and comments are needed!

God bless,

John
coacbcps
QUOTE(JackHammr' @ Sep 12 2009, 10:56 PM) *

coacbcps , I find your remark about hubby slanderous , are you trying to say yours dont stink blink.gif

all yawl say the same thing about us , aint fair , cant be true unsure.gif


Yeah, I guess you're right and mine does stink . . . a little. rolleyes.gif However it has been said that "you are what you eat" and let me tell you there are many things that my sweetie should NOT be eating! tongue.gif
94 FATBOY
why the hell you guys talking about the worst part of the RV hey cat / john and I ain't telling you who this is but i do have 2 harleys think about it
Galli
QUOTE(coacbcps @ Sep 14 2009, 06:45 AM) *

Yeah, I guess you're right and mine does stink . . . a little. rolleyes.gif However it has been said that "you are what you eat" and let me tell you there are many things that my sweetie should NOT be eating! tongue.gif

Ha.\, ha, ha, now YOU are in trouble, from now on your diet will be rosebuds and water :lol
JackHammr'
Only two Harleys ??

I only have four and three aint for sale ..
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