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Old 06-01-2016, 01:01 PM   #29
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The BLM rule for the sensitive camping areas list is easy to understand.
Here it is:

Self-contained camping units must have a permanent, afixed waste water holding tank of 10-gallon minimum capacity.
BLM does not consider port-a-potty systems, systems that
utilize portable holding tanks, or permanent holding tanks of
less than 10-gallon capacity, to be self-contained.

The good news is that there are plenty of alternative BLM camping areas that don't require you to follow that rule. Just look up the website for the places you want to camp and see which sites require you to be self contained.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:05 PM   #30
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That's about all the interesting stuff
Think you forgot a few:

Joshua Tree National Park
Anzo-Burrago Desert


other than that, yup no darn good reason to go to California
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:38 PM   #31
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Are the tanks a tank if they are tied together at the discharge?

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Wow. That's weird: 9 gallon black water tanks are very common.
You could alway claim it to be a 9 Imperial Gallons which would make it 11 gallon's US.
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You could alway claim it to be a 9 Imperial Gallons which would make it 11 gallon's US.
I suspect they mean a total of 10 gallons between the black and grey water or if only one tank then it must be 10 gallons. But you could call on the phone as ask first or send an email.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:17 PM   #34
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I suspect they mean a total of 10 gallons between the black and grey water or if only one tank then it must be 10 gallons. But you could call on the phone as ask first or send an email.
I think this whole line of discussion is tongue-in-cheek. And of course you are correct!
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:15 AM   #35
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I think this whole line of discussion is tongue-in-cheek.
I certainly hope so as it's a bit over the top for "rules" that no one is going to check on with a TT. A Teardrop.........
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I do think, as Floyd describes, if you show up with a tiny 13' trailer in an area designated for self-contained units only, someone is likely to ask questions, and look. I recall Bob Miller reporting that for California state beach areas without facilities, his set-up with a porta-potty and closed external grey tank passed muster, but he did have to show it to a ranger.

It clearly would not pass muster in the BLM self-contained-only areas, nor at private RV parks requiring full self-containment.

The whole one-tank-or-two excursus was a bit of funnin' at the expense of bureaucratic rules, I think!
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:58 PM   #37
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I have never seen a campgrounds that allows tent camping that has a self containment rule. I would just look for campgrounds that allow tent camping. Pretty difficult for a tent to have self contained waste tanks of any size.
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I have never seen a campgrounds that allows tent camping that has a self containment rule. I would just look for campgrounds that allow tent camping. Pretty difficult for a tent to have self contained waste tanks of any size.

Good point.

We were in Utah at a BLM campground. The host made a point of asking us to water the plants around our site with our grey water. Different strokes....
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Freaking Cali.. I hope I never have to go back.. they want to control every aspect of your life..
I found this which might help explain a little but I can't figure if it applies in the case of someone bringing their own trailer into Cali and it gave me such a headache I decided to stay east: California Assn of RV Parks and Campgrounds :: Resource Links and CA Codes (hsc:18871-18871.11)
If you realize the damage that has been done to California by people ignoring the environmental protection laws, maybe you'd understand why California gets a little testy about some things. Want examples? Go take a look here:


CISR: Invasive Species

California is a beautiful, wonderful place. As a born Californian, I'd like to keep it that way.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:53 AM   #40
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... Want examples? Go take a look here:


CISR: Invasive Species

California is a beautiful, wonderful place. As a born Californian, I'd like to keep it that way.
OK, I looked.. and most of those invasion species have been a problem in many other US States also. Why is Californian so different from every other state?

Interesting to read all the pros and cons about Prop 65 also.
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OK, . ." Why is Californian so different from every other state? "
Because someone has to lead !
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Basically I avoid the state been there done that nothing to see except Tahoe and Yosemite. The rest well over priced waste of time head to Nevada, AZ see the Grand Canyon, Utah, WA, Oregon, ID so much more to see and allot less people in your way.
There are a lot of regulations, but there is unmatched diversity and beauty. There can also be had extreme solitude, modern wonders, amazing natural and national history, every kind of activity, weather, terrain and viewpoint. In other words, there is far more to see than most might imagine in CA. Probably best not to go though, if you've already seen the only two places that are worth seeing. Besides, it's more fun cross paths with folks that are having a good time. The hate gets tiresome.
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