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Old 08-11-2017, 08:10 PM   #15
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Why isn't a porta potti and a jug of water not self contained?
My 13 is self contained but I had to prove it once!
That was at the runoffs in Ohio, but they would have allowed me to stay in the tent area if it wasn't self contained.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #16
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I'll write the details when I get home tomorrow. Meanwhile we are at s private park in Oceanside.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:20 AM   #17
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Maiden Voyage today with Scamp - sure I'm worried

Glad you found a spot for the trip!

Hope you dont feel too alone here?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:31 AM   #18
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Why isn't a porta potti and a jug of water not self contained?
My 13 is self contained but I had to prove it once!
That was at the runoffs in Ohio, but they would have allowed me to stay in the tent area if it wasn't self contained.
"My campground, my rules." Some places define self-contained as having a toilet with permanently affixed waste tanks. California state park rules seem to vary from place to place depending on local conditions and facilities available. I recall Bob Miller mentioning that at least one place accepted his porta-potty and external, closed grey tank set-up, but, like you, he had to prove it.

By any definition, your rig is complete!
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:41 AM   #19
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So two different opinions of where the helper/spotter should be, at the front by drivers window, or at the rear corner of the trailer. Generally my wife is at the rear watching for objects I can't see, and she knows that if she can't see my mirrors then I can't see her. I put her where the situation requires extra eyes, and sometimes she doesn't even need to get out of the truck. I've seen big rig owners using walkie talkies to communicate. In one campground we go to where there are lots of trees and small sites I'll go over to be an extra set of eyes to help someone back in, but generally don't give advice unless I see it is needed or asked for.
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Okay, here's the skinny:

I was supposed to be fully self-contained which I'm not at the moment.
They asked do you have a full bath and tanks, I said I have a porta-potty...they approved that that was fine.
They asked if I have a grey tank leaving the sink. I told them I don't have any running water (my water tank is on order from Scamp and in route)...they said well you don't have a drain. If you can hook up a drain into a sealed grey tank you can come in....this is even though I don't have ANY water on board.

I asked if I could have a refund since I don't have the materials to make that happen, they said no because I should have read that RV's need to be fully self-contained.

My mom and I went to a nice park in Oceanside, $99 with her AAA club and full hook up and pull-through (I love pull-through).

We turned our frowns upside-down and had a nice over-night trip after all.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:50 PM   #21
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Lisa,

Sounds like the first place treated you poorly. No water on board, but must have a drain? Sheesh.

Glad you're having a fun trip! It's so good to get out there, even if not fully prepared. Now you can begin the list of things to take next time.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:26 PM   #22
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It's so good to get out there, even if not fully prepared. Now you can begin the list of things to take next time.
Very true. I just wanted to get out and try my hand at travel trailer camping. My first impression is that I like it.
I have two more state parks reserved, I'll be sure to have all my water hooked up by then.
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Glad you found a spot for the trip!

Hope you dont feel too alone here?
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For backing up, you can get a couple of those hand-held 2 way radios and the spotter can be heard easily over the radio without being close to the window.
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This is the type of grey water tote I use on my Scamp 13. Keeps the state guys happy.
Your tail light lens is on its way.

6 Gallon Portable Tote Waste Tank Tote-N-Stor RV Camper 25951 - $..
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:03 PM   #26
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This is the type of grey water tote I use on my Scamp 13. Keeps the state guys happy.
Your tail light lens is on its way.

6 Gallon Portable Tote Waste Tank Tote-N-Stor RV Camper 25951 - $..
Thank you for the link and HUGE thank you for that beautiful tail light, it arrived today, it's going on the trailer first thing tomorrow!
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Glad you enjoyed your trip. Flexibility is key. Never know when the unexpected will happen. One thing I learned in Boy Scouts, ALWAYS have a plan B!
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