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  1. #1
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    Default any one got a camper trailer on land

    was thinking of getting land and putting a camper trailer on it. but i will only be able to place the trailer on the land and not move it. so what i am asking is how do
    i get ride of the waste in the tank once the trailer is set

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    It is called a septic system.

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    If you don't want to fork out the cash to install a septic system, they do make auxiliary tanks that you can place on the ground under the trailer. Much larger than the one that comes on the trailer. Then just have it pumped out once or twice a year. Grey water can go right on the ground.
    Last edited by snoluver1; 04-23-2013 at 05:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoluver1 View Post
    If you don't want to fork out the cash to install a septic system, they do make axillary [sic] tanks that you can place on the ground under the trailer. Much larger than the one that comes on the trailer. Then just have it pumped out once or twice a year. Grey water can go right on the ground.
    axillary tanks? Sounds like something you'd put under your armpit(s) :
    axillary: Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frnash View Post
    axillary tanks? Sounds like something you'd put under your armpit(s) :
    axillary: Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.
    Hey, that was the "smart" phone's fault, not mine!

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    Its called an outhouse. who wants to deal with getting the tank cleaned out. The other option is the old saying " does a bear sheet in the woods" so do hunters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoluver1 View Post
    Hey, that was the "smart" phone's fault, not mine!

    that's funny, dang suggestions!

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    if going with the out house don't forget to budget for that home made pink Styrofoam toilet seat.
    your a hole may freeze open but your cheeks wont be frozen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezra View Post
    if going with the out house don't forget to budget for that home made pink Styrofoam toilet seat.
    your a hole may freeze open but your cheeks wont be frozen
    That's a good idea!

    You've heard the story about someone getting their tongue stuck (frozen) to a flagpole?
    Having your corporeal sitting-down apparatus frozen to the outhouse seat sure won't be any fun either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frnash View Post
    That's a good idea!

    You've heard the story about someone getting their tongue stuck (frozen) to a flagpole?
    Having your corporeal sitting-down apparatus frozen to the outhouse seat sure won't be any fun either!
    To take it to the next level, keep the foam seat in the Camper, even warmer!

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    Default Our Set up

    We have used a camper on our land for the past 10 years.

    Setting the trailer:
    -I highly recommend jacking the trailer onto CMU blocks, that takes the weight off of the axle springs. You can remove the tires and get them out of the sunlight so they do not dry rot.

    -You may want to skirt the trailer, it will help keep the floor warmer

    -Build a deck in front of the door(s), this will keep dirt out of the camper and give you a place to stand/sit and drink a beer.

    Waste (Black & Grey):
    -We use an outhouse, much easier and you don't have to worry about freeze ups in the tank. I do believe that states are starting to outlaw pit style outhouses.

    -Grey water, we may or may not have a pipe with a 90 going into a 5 gallon bucket in stone that acts as a dry sump.

    -Make sure you put RV anti Freeze in your drains to keep the traps from freezing and bursting

    Water:
    -We do not use the tank or water heater, the lines on campers are not well insulated and could freeze even with the furnace on.

    -We heat our water on the stove.

    -For the shower, we have a 5 gallon bucket with a 12 Volt sump pump that is routed to a shower head. Heat water, mix with cold and four guys can shower with 5 gallons of water.

    Electric:
    -We do not have power on our land (too much $$$ to bring it in) so we use 4 deep cycle batteries and run a generator to charge them.

    -We changed out much of the lighting for LED lights.

    -We installed a car stereo for news/weather/music

    -We do use the generator when making coffee

    Fridge:
    - We yanked ours out and sold it on craigslist, we built shelves in its place for Storage

    Beds:
    - We ripped all of the beds out and built bunks with overhead storage. If we were to do it again we would build the storage and use high quality cots.

    Flooring:
    We pulled out the carpeting and laid LVT flooring, easier to clean and have rugs near the bunks to keep your feet warm

    Propane:
    -We extended the lines and switched to 100# LP tanks we make it a year on one tank

    Mice/Rodents:
    -To keep them out we use peppermint oil on cotton balls. Works great and keeps the trailer smelling great!

    Hopefully this helps!

    -Millertime

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