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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Assuming normal usage (4 or 5 urinations and 1 or 2 fecals and 1 shower per day for 2 people), about how long can you go without having to have the holding tanks emptied or filled with water? Assuming I wanted to park it for a month, how often would I have to hook up and pull it to some place where I could empty out the sewer water and fill it with new water? Do any parks have the kinds of hook ups where you don't have to move it to do this? I am thinking a 20 to 30 foot after retirement so I can escape from Chicago in the winter.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Most can hold 5 days, (varies greatly by user and equip.)

Most established RV parks have sewer hookups. Many rest areas have 'dumps'.

Not sure about All Army Corp Campgrounds, but they are VERY nice, some surely have full service sites (I usually tent in Corp campsites).
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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I don't think it's too hard to find parks with sewer hookups.

Also you can stay in parks that don't have them and use the park showers and toilets a lot of the time whcih stretches the time out.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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The holding tank sizes vary pretty widely too. Some might hold 3-4 times what another one will, so it's hard to say how long they'll last you. And the length/type of showers you take makes a big difference. Usually when not hooked to water/sewer we'll take "navy" showers -- turn the water on to get wet, soap up, turn the water on to rinse. I can take a good shower with 2-3 gallons of water; my wife has waist-length, thick hair, so it takes an extra gallon just to rinse the shampoo. (Another benefit of being bald!)

But as others have said, water and sewer hook-ups are common. If you're staying in an "RV park" they all have them. If you're in a city park campsite or NFS campsite, they may not. We prefer to "dry camp" in national park and forest service campgrounds and can get by for 5 days without moving. Some of the bigger campgrounds also have "honey wagons" that will empty your black tanks on a regular basis for a small fee.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Assuming normal usage (4 or 5 urinations and 1 or 2 fecals and 1 shower per day for 2 people), about how long can you go without having to have the holding tanks emptied or filled with water?
No one can answer that. It depends on the size of all those tanks mentioned and how little water you can use to bathe and wash your hair with. Many campgrounds and resorts have sewer and water and electric hookups so it wont matter.

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Assuming I wanted to park it for a month, how often would I have to hook up and pull it to some place where I could empty out the sewer water and fill it with new water?
If you're extremely careful with water usage, every few days. Are you looking to avoid campgrounds?

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Do any parks have the kinds of hook ups where you don't have to move it to do this? I am thinking a 20 to 30 foot after retirement so I can escape from Chicago in the winter.
Of course they do. Check out RV and iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News . Have you Googled campgrounds and RV Resorts yet?
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Most can hold 5 days, (varies greatly by user and equip.)

Most established RV parks have sewer hookups. Many rest areas have 'dumps'.

Not sure about All Army Corp Campgrounds, but they are VERY nice, some surely have full service sites (I usually tent in Corp campsites).
The COEs are 50% off with a Senior Card but they seldom have sewers at the sites. Just water and electricity. You can only stay 14 days. They all have dump-stations.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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11104 Barker 22 Gallon RV Tote-Along Portable Holding Tank
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am thinking a 20 to 30 foot after retirement so I can escape from Chicago in the winter.
How far south from Chicago do you plan/expect to go for this escaping thing?
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