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Old 11-04-2010, 07:00 AM   #29
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Wow - Thanks for the info. I'm sure the gentleman who owns the campground will also guide me through the process. He has been living there for a long time and has probably seen everything. I didn't realize that about a black water tank.

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Gianine My wife, Norma, and I spent 5 years in a Santa Fe New Mexico campground in a stickie 5th wheel. Elevation at 7200 feet and more intense winters than are likely to be encontered in NC. My advice is as follows. Heat tape the incoming water lines as recommended. Don't sweat the holding tanks as the object is to not let any liquids accumulate. Use a porta potti for toilet needs. I know you will have to manually dump every several days into the campground black water drain but it beats, by a long shot, the grief you will create if you try to use your blackwater tank in a trailer that is not moved regularly. The motion is required to liquify the waste in the tank for a successful dump and minus the required motion you are looking at complete disaster. So leave the holding tank valve open on the gray water holding tank ( be sure there is sufficient drop for the sewer hose so that all water runs straight into the campground dump ) and there will be nothing in the tank to freeze as the grey water will run right through the holding tank and into the campground system via the sewer hose. We followed the above procedure and in five winters with temperatures as low as 9 degrees below zero never experienced a single problem. Lee

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:27 PM   #30
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getting ready to head out before the first of december!. after a 24 year Military career I am single and leaving the corporate race the last 5 years to enjoy traveling again!

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:44 AM   #31
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Congrats! Enjoy your new life!
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #32
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getting ready to head out before the first of december!. after a 24 year Military career I am single and leaving the corporate race the last 5 years to enjoy traveling again!

Great. We'll be about a month behind you. Maybe we'll see someplace in nice camping spot.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Frederick L. Simson View Post
  • An old Native American proverb states, "Do not judge me until you have walked a mile in my moccasins."
I always follow this proverb, that way when I decide to judge/badmouth him I am one mile away and I have his moccasins.

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