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Old 10-04-2015, 03:59 PM   #15
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Hi Bob!

The make is C-Head and it was $630. I agree, that there are some really wonderful porta-potties available. I would certainly have considered one, but the main reason I chose this was so I could boondock for a week or more at a time. The 5 gallon tank was just too limiting for me.

Also, I don't think the stinky-slinky is too terrible if you have a grey water tank. At least you have the ability to flush the tube after emptying the black water. For me, I only had the black tank, so I would have to rely on flushing the tube with fresh water. That seemed a little wasteful to run a bunch of water through to keep it somewhat clean. If I had a bigger black water tank and a grey water, I probably would have just left them in place and made due.

I have already replaced my battery. The old battery was very small and had fallen on it's side because the previous owner did not put it in the battery box. I replaced it with a maintenance free version. That was a story in itself. My video just before this one details the fun I had trying to buy my battery!
In my personal experience with other RV's, the bigger issue with holding tanks is finding a place to dump it. Unless one tends to frequent full service campgrounds they can be hard to find and can cost $$$ I was once charged $10 to empty a full 12 gallon black tank...

Our answer to capacity is that we have a second holding tank for our Dometic that we toss in the back of the TV if we will be boondocking for more that 5 days. That doubles us to ten gallons and a lot of other things run out before we could fill two tanks. We were out in May/June for 28 days/5000 miles and only had to dump 1 tank 4 times. We only had two nights with hook-ups of any kind.

Bummer with the battery, that's really weird that it could fall onto it's side.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:48 PM   #16
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Rebecca, thank you very much for posting your report. Although it is a somewhat undesirable topic it is one we all deal with whether we want to talk about it or not. It is good to hear from somebody who has been there and is doing it. Please keep us informed of how it works in longer term use.

A suggestion on your cleaning water, maybe use a spray bottle or dish soap bottle filled with a diluted mix of blue tank chemical. These would use less water, allow you to direct it about the bowl/funnel, and add a little no-stink to the gallon jug. This might extend times between dumps of the liquid container. Happy journeys!
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:59 PM   #17
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Someone had reminded me about the vinegar trick. I think I'll try that for sure. I don't really want to use any chemicals.

Thanks for watching and commenting! I've learned so much from this community so far, I'm glad I can contribute back in a small way!

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Rebecca, thank you very much for posting your report. Although it is a somewhat undesirable topic it is one we all deal with whether we want to talk about it or not. It is good to hear from somebody who has been there and is doing it. Please keep us informed of how it works in longer term use.

A suggestion on your cleaning water, maybe use a spray bottle or dish soap bottle filled with a diluted mix of blue tank chemical. These would use less water, allow you to direct it about the bowl/funnel, and add a little no-stink to the gallon jug. This might extend times between dumps of the liquid container. Happy journeys!
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Vinegar is chemical, like everything else:

The complete structural formula of acetic acid is as follows.
The condensed structural formula for acetic acid (the main component in vinegar) is CH3COOH.
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Ha ha!! Yes, you're correct.
I guess I just meant to avoid things that I perceive to be too harmful or harsh. But as I think about it, I don't really know what's in the "blue stuff!"

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Vinegar is chemical, like everything else:

The complete structural formula of acetic acid is as follows.
The condensed structural formula for acetic acid (the main component in vinegar) is CH3COOH.
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Probably vinegar and ground up blueberries for color.
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Ha ha!! Yes, you're correct.
I guess I just meant to avoid things that I perceive to be too harmful or harsh. But as I think about it, I don't really know what's in the "blue stuff!"
Almost anything you can buy, short of foods, has an MSDS sheet on-line and that will tell you the real contents of a product.
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Rebecca, I thoroughly enjoyed your video, and I watched several of your other ones. On the battery issue, it's too bad that there are so many incompetent or unknowledgable shops that give out bad info. But, it's also good to know there are some great shops out there as well - you just had to find them.


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