Originally Posted by Oma
Hi All, we will be doing our first boondocking
this weekend. We need to know if there are any suggestions or hints from all of you. Our main concern is that we have to use our bathroom the whole time. In the past we have always used the campgrounds facilities. How does the black water tank get cleaned afterwards? How many days can you boondock before it fills? Does anyone use those double doodie bags? Are they legal?
Also, we would like to have a longer hose for reaching the dump station but the holder is just big enough for the length of hose that came with the trailer. If we got a longer hose, where does one store it?
We have a 16 foot Scamp
2015 and it is just my husband and I traveling.
First, remind yourself to use public facilities (when available) during the day.
Second, be careful to flush with as little water as practical.
We can usually "go" 4-5 days without the need to empty the black water tank on our Scamp
even without extraordinary conservation methods.
You could get a small blueboy to store a single dump if you have the space, which could double your useful time.
Cleaning the black water tank is really simple. Use Odorlos tank treatment to charge the tank before use.
Empty full tank into the dumpstation, close the valve, then fill the toilet and flush with clean water a couple of bowls full. then open the valve and drain the fresh water rinsing the tank and the line.
Remember to drain your gray water last, which will leave the hose clean for storage.
I can't imagine handling a double doodie bag even without a mistake!
Storing a longer hose has been addressed so many ways...
We have made a bumper made of square tubing like the big trailers use.
You can use a plastic tote to store the extra hose.
What ever method you use here is a great hint...
Get a couple of spraypaint can lids, press one lid (top first)into the end of your extra hose, compress the hose to its shortest length, then press the other lid into the other end of the hose. This seals the hose, makes it more compact and easier to handle and store in a smaller space.
It works indefinitely... I have stored them for months without loosing the seal or expanding the hose.