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Boon Docker

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Posted: 08/28/22 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

profdant139 wrote:

I think that we should take the OP's concerns seriously and not poke fun at him. There is no reason to be rude.


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I wanted to add one more thing that hasn't been posted. Everything in your black tank is something you ate or drank. There's nothing else in there, unless you add a small amount of chemicals. The grey tank is water and soap. The same that you just washed your hands with.

The best part of owning an rv over tenting is having your own private facilities with you. Once you start using it, you will wonder why you waited so long.


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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

I wanted to add one more thing that hasn't been posted. Everything in your black tank is something you ate or drank. There's nothing else in there, unless you add a small amount of chemicals. The grey tank is water and soap. The same that you just washed your hands with.

The best part of owning an rv over tenting is having your own private facilities with you. Once you start using it, you will wonder why you waited so long.

Just because it went in your mouth does not mean its germ or bacteria free when it comes out the other end! I'm not sure what your point is!
The grey tank also contains grease , skin folicles and stagnant water.
Waste water water is not germ free. Otherwise we would not need traps to seal off sewer piping.


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That’s the best part of a RV if you’re not paranoid.


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Lantley wrote:

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

I wanted to add one more thing that hasn't been posted. Everything in your black tank is something you ate or drank. There's nothing else in there, unless you add a small amount of chemicals. The grey tank is water and soap. The same that you just washed your hands with.

The best part of owning an rv over tenting is having your own private facilities with you. Once you start using it, you will wonder why you waited so long.

Just because it went in your mouth does not mean its germ or bacteria free when it comes out the other end! I'm not sure what your point is!
The grey tank also contains grease , skin folicles and stagnant water.
Waste water water is not germ free. Otherwise we would not need traps to seal off sewer piping.


The point is...if your fecal matter has a nasty disease present, as the only users of that facility, you have already been exposed to it. This does assume you don't let a lot of random people into your RV to use the facilities.

Traps are not to prevent germs from getting into your living space...they won't (household or RV). They are to stop sewage odors and methane from entering the living space. There are roof vents to allow them to escape.


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I think you should use public facilities for several reasons.

#1. You show concern about your health by having tanks under your trailer. This being the case, I think you will really have a problem with health concerns when it comes time to dump your waste.

#2. If you have concerns and if your health is so tenuous that you have a problem walking to a bathroom I think you will really have a problem dumping your tanks.

In any event, I wish you the best of luck at whatever decision you make.


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I am more concerned about sitting on the toilet that someone else sat on in public...


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Cocky_Camper wrote:

I am more concerned about sitting on the toilet that someone else sat on in public...


Tis true, especially since guys in public restrooms have very bad aiming skills. Also have to worry about dropping your drawers on the ground while you sit due to the same bad aiming skills.


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pbeverly wrote:

Cocky_Camper wrote:

I am more concerned about sitting on the toilet that someone else sat on in public...


Tis true, especially since guys in public restrooms have very bad aiming skills. Also have to worry about dropping your drawers on the ground while you sit due to the same bad aiming skills.


I have a friend who changes the toilet seat whenever he gets a new house.
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One must be cautious when dealing with such issues. Gloves and mask were helpful when dumping and handling the hose. Never used their hose to fill the freshwater tank in the campgrounds where available. Never used fresh water tank water for drinking, etc.

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