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Old 10-18-2015, 07:17 PM   #99
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I have has three different 13' FGRV's and the least livable for our needs and style of camping was the Scamp with a bathroom. We quickly discovered that, if we didn't want to store the bed and made of the dinette twice a day that there was no place to be inside the trailer.

In as much as at least 90% of the 13' FGRV's out there don't have a bathroom, I don't think that it is an essential for life support. A quality porta-potty is indoor plumbing when living/camping in a 13' trailer.

One should know the pros and cons and make their own decisions.
So when we had an outhouse back home, the thundermug was "indoor plumbing"?

Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining and seating in common rooms.

One is certainly being apprised of the Pros and Cons!
This truck conversion might solve the problem altogether...
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:34 PM   #100
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About Outside Showers
Letting any kind of water fall onto the ground is, in most campgrounds, usually a NO-NO and adding in any kind of soap to that makes it more so.

The answer is that some of the shower tents have floors that will catch water from where it can be recovered and dumped appropriately. Lacking that, a child's inflatable play-pool works well as a shower base and can be deflated for storage.

On that same topic, if your RV does not have a grey water tank, the long used practice of draining sinks into a bucket is also fast falling into disfavor.

Many campgrounds, including some National Parks, now require a "Closed Drain System" meaning either an on-board gray water tank or an external tank that is connected to the trailer via closed fittings and hoses. This is, in part, to reduce gray water spillage as well as decrease the availability of attractive water/food sources for local inhabitants.

Hmmm Must be a California thing like permits for a propane camping stove.

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Old 10-18-2015, 08:12 PM   #101
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Seems reasonable to me and, btw, these are often required on federal as well as state lands, but usually not in what are referred to as "Car Camping" areas, i.e., most camp grounds FGRV's would frequent.
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BTW: I also encountered the closed drain requirement in Yellowstone National Park just this last May.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:12 AM   #102
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Nope, we only want quality clean water.
BTW: It's raining right now in SoCal, and has been raining throughout the area for 3 days, including one shower that dropped 3" of rain in 30 minutes. El Nino is on the way
Seriously glad to hear that and my hope is that El Nino will bring salvation and comfort to a thirsty land.
Truly good news for everyone.

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