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Old 06-07-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Learned a valuable lesson today as I was getting everything ready to take my daughter out tomorrow for a weekend of Father/Daughter bonding...

1) Don't forget to put the magic chemicals in your portapotty before going camping (that mistake was actually made on Memorial day - hence lesson 2)

2) If you DO forget to add the chemicals - do NOT then space out completely after you get home and leave the portapotty in the trailer, in the garage to cook/ferment/ripen for 2 weeks in the summer before 'taking care of business'.



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Old 06-07-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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My potty is still in the trailer from Cambria. I did add a dollop of chemical but I guess I should take care of it.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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If you can remember to keep a bottle of Mr. Clean in the trailer, it will come in handy for all sorts of things, including using it in the potty if you forget to pack toilet chemicals.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:52 AM   #4
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Way-t-go Mike!
Bet ya don't forget again.
Hope you get it livable again.
Found out that bluegold doesn't come out of light coloured clothing either.
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:02 AM   #5
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If you can remember to keep a bottle of Mr. Clean in the trailer, it will come in handy for all sorts of things, including using it in the potty if you forget to pack toilet chemicals.
Nice tip, Penny. Thanks

Oh!! Mike!! number one rule - Empty first. (that only applies to others, as I forget and almost get a ice block in winter. ) I don't think you'll have any trouble. that blue stuff is STONG smelling. Oh?? not using the blue?? Then I don't know!
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:06 AM   #6
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To be honest - the seals on the PP were really doing their job, so the trailer was fine. Couldn't say the same for the bathroom in the house where I emptied it though. Had to seal it off, open a window and let it air for a few hours.

I had realized midway through the trip that I'd forgotten to add the chemicals. I ignored it "thinking" 'how bad can it get?' (guess I know now). Spacing it out after we got back was just plain dopey though. Although - WITH the chemicals, I've done that before many times with no serious repercussions.

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Old 06-08-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
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I haven't forgotten chems, but mine has sat for weeks on end with no special suprises.

Well, unless I have been on a garlic binge..

Too much information? I'll go to my room now.

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:05 PM   #9
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Learned a valuable lesson...

I also learned something about how trailer toilets work.
On a trip home from Arizona, driving alone, I thinks to myself, "With a bathroom in the trailer, I can just pull over to the side of the road when I need to use it."

So that is what I did. I left the fresh water tank empty while on the road, and didn't figure I'd need to operate the pump with an empty tank. Since I was using it for #1 only, I just "dry flushed" the waste into the blank tank. Then I got home and parked the trailer and forgot about it for about 2 weeks.



Most of the time my job has me away from the office, on the road. On those rare occasions when I am at the office during the day, I take my lunch time in my trailer; parked behind the building where my employer lets me store it.

So lunch time rolls around and I tell my dispatcher that if he needs me, I'll be in my trailer for the next hour. I go out and start opening windows to let it cool down from sitting in the hot parking lot. At first I notice nothing in the main part of the trailer. Then I open the bathroom door so I can open the bathroom window too.

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:03 PM   #11
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Use Bio-toxic Yum-yum, wait a sec, I'll get it...

Eco-ethic Bacteriological Holding Tank Treatment
* eliminates odours
* no toxic chemicals
* cleans level sensors
* acceptable at all dump stations
* 25 treatments

Scoop one per every two people using facilities for, er um, poo.

No formaldihyde, who needs to preserve this stuff? Although it does not say this on the package, you could eat it with a spoon.

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"Whew! What's that?"

"It's time for Biotoxic Yum-yum,
Biotoxic Yum-yum,
Scoop a spoon of Yum-yum
After Number Two!"
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