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valhalla360 wrote:

Not sure what you are doing at the house but assuming 2 - 20gal showers and 20 gal for dishes and minor other uses per day...that works out to around 900gal per month in the RV.


I think your calculator is messed up, 60 gallons * 30 days = 1,800, not 900.

There are 4 of us, 2 adults, and 2 teens. So that would be 4 showers a day on a normal day. However, there is a lake and 2 pools here, so there are times when we take more than 1 shower each per day. We also often times have visitors who also take showers.

valhalla360 wrote:

Also, with a 100 gallons total waste tanks (probably a high estimate with only 40gal fresh water), your 6,000gal assumption would have you going out to drain the waste tanks twice a day anyway (more often if most is going into a one waste tank). Of course if you leave your waste valves open, you wouldn't fill the waste tanks in any case.


We have 4 waste tanks, 2 black and 2 grey. The grey tanks are always open. They are opened the day we arrive and closed the day we leave. The main black tank is emptied every 6 days or so. The secondary black tank is drained every few weeks.

My 5,000 - 6,000 gallon per month assumption may be a little on the high side, but not by much.

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mgirardo wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Not sure what you are doing at the house but assuming 2 - 20gal showers and 20 gal for dishes and minor other uses per day...that works out to around 900gal per month in the RV.


I think your calculator is messed up, 60 gallons * 30 days = 1,800, not 900.

There are 4 of us, 2 adults, and 2 teens. So that would be 4 showers a day on a normal day. However, there is a lake and 2 pools here, so there are times when we take more than 1 shower each per day. We also often times have visitors who also take showers.

valhalla360 wrote:

Also, with a 100 gallons total waste tanks (probably a high estimate with only 40gal fresh water), your 6,000gal assumption would have you going out to drain the waste tanks twice a day anyway (more often if most is going into a one waste tank). Of course if you leave your waste valves open, you wouldn't fill the waste tanks in any case.


We have 4 waste tanks, 2 black and 2 grey. The grey tanks are always open. They are opened the day we arrive and closed the day we leave. The main black tank is emptied every 6 days or so. The secondary black tank is drained every few weeks.

My 5,000 - 6,000 gallon per month assumption may be a little on the high side, but not by much.

-Michael


Regardless the OP started he does not have full hookup and uses the dump station when he leaves, so he's obviously got way less usage than that.


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I wouldn’t have cancelled so fast! If it were me I would’ve found a TT I liked in a short time and not settled just to get one! I’m sure you will have one by your trip!


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dodge guy wrote:

I would've found a TT I liked in a short time and not settled just to get one!


I am finding the hard way that's way easier said than done.

...and I am willing to travel 300-400 miles too!

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

You know, that trailer is not really damaged. If one would open the belly and let it dry out, put in new insulation, and button it back up, it will be just fine. You should consider buying it back from the insurance company for salvage value.

Probably cdx for flooring it is nothing but oatmeal by now. Then insulation in thee walls wicked up water and everything in the unit as affected short of the ceiling. Repair costs are such a new unit would be probably cheaper.

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My rule is never leave city/park water on. Use it to fill the tank, use the pump. When the tank is low, refill off the hose. And make sure the pump is turned off unless you are using the water. You are very likely to hear the pump cycling. City water usually has more pressure, and unless you are using a GOOD pressure regulator, bad things are more likely to happen.

Yes, mistakes do happen, sorry for your loss, but thankfully you have a good insurance company. Trailer will show up at Coparts shortly.

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Snowbirds leave the city water on for months at a time


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D.E.Bishop wrote:

The reason there is no overflow to the ground is that in most if not all states it is unlawful to discharge waste water on the ground. Water from the bathtub is considered waste water.


Pfft who cares. Pretty sure no one ever went to jail for an overflowed bath tub.
Now we also have rvnet superfluous law cops...


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MitchF150 wrote:

Well, mold could become a problem in the ducts if they were full of water like he said... I see what you are saying Grit, but he's on the East coast and we are on the West coast and I don't think things dry as well over there?? (humid)

Anyway, no idea what I would do in that situation.. I stopped hooking up to city water a long time ago. Even with a sewer connection, but that's just me..

Good luck with it all OP.

Mitch


Dry? Here? Maybe this month and the next 2 months. But unless you’re in a different Puyallup than I’m thinking of.
OP made it sound like it just happened. Yeah sitting for long period of time wet/saturated is no bueno, but seriously, my boat gets soaked inside all the time in the summer. Wet carpet and cushions.
Park it in the garage, open up the hatches and flip up the seats. Boom it’s dry in a couple days tops.

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Grit dog wrote:

MitchF150 wrote:

Well, mold could become a problem in the ducts if they were full of water like he said... I see what you are saying Grit, but he's on the East coast and we are on the West coast and I don't think things dry as well over there?? (humid)

Anyway, no idea what I would do in that situation.. I stopped hooking up to city water a long time ago. Even with a sewer connection, but that's just me..

Good luck with it all OP.

Mitch


Dry? Here? Maybe this month and the next 2 months. But unless you’re in a different Puyallup than I’m thinking of.
OP made it sound like it just happened. Yeah sitting for long period of time wet/saturated is no bueno, but seriously, my boat gets soaked inside all the time in the summer. Wet carpet and cushions.
Park it in the garage, open up the hatches and flip up the seats. Boom it’s dry in a couple days tops.


Hmm. Comparing a boat getting wet to an RV. Seems reasonable.

Maybe, just maybe, the boat manufacturers use different materials in their construction than they do in an RV. My last four boats were constructed “wood free”.


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