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Old 07-15-2016, 03:27 PM   #43
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:18 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by k corbin View Post
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.
The 4" piping down to the dump valve will hold at least a gallon... VIOLA!... ten gallons plus of holding capacity!

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Old 07-15-2016, 06:53 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by gordon2 View Post
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?

Perhaps the people of California simple care more about their state and preserving some of the natural enviorment than the others? That often happens in areas as they grow in population and people realize how important preserving the natural environment is. Its not uncommon for folks living in less populated areas to ignore issues that could well come back and bit them or future generations in the not to distant future.

Funny enough the Governor of California has come up to Vancouver BC a number of times to get ideas about doing things in a more environmentally friendly fashion, yet I do not hear folks complaining about all the eco friendly rules we have in place as folks do when discussion California. Yet funny enough we have the same and in many cases more rules and in many cases the rules where put in place here long before they were in California. ;-)
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:44 PM   #46
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Funny enough the Governor of California ;-)
True that!

See the resemblance? (no offense Tommy)

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:11 AM   #47
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In California state parks you are allowed to have a seperate container to hold your grey water but must be sealed so no leakage. You are also allowed to have a porto potty to be self contained. Not long ago this was not the case as you had to have seperate grey and black tanks and nothing on the ground.

No black tank or porto potty and no grey tank or sealed grey water container they do not consider you self contained. No open containers for grey sitting directly on the ground.

Blm land in the desert is more loosly defined but basically is the same except they currently define you can't dump anything on the ground. Open buckets for grey water are not an issue but the best not spillover. Private and federal parks are all over the place and regulations can be very tight or loose and selectivly enforced.
Most folks where I am at use something that they can let the grey water drain into but it isn't a bucket. It looks more like a small plastic wagon that is portable but can wedge under the trailer and connects to it, (closed.)

p.s. I don't have one yet but am living dry in my trailer, (haul my water in and out-like I learned to do while living in a dry cabin in Alaska.

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