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Markiemark32

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Posted: 01/03/13 05:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since many have great opinions here and we need an entertaining thread ---

Do you not pee in the Shower, because it could contaminate the Gray water?

Am I the only one who has thought of this, when showering in the RV?

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Posted: 01/03/13 05:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, since I'm not about to go and drink the gray water, and it is said that urine is very pure, and in fact drinkable (though I'm in no rush to), I guess you could if you wanted.

Personally, I would rather pee in the toilet, or out on some tree I don't think you would be saving room in your black tank by doing it?

Any reason why you want to


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Posted: 01/03/13 05:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You mean to tell me that you ain't supposed to? HMMMM. Never heard that one before.


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Posted: 01/03/13 05:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The gray water is just as toxic as the black water. All kinds of horror down there congealing and breaking down. I prefer the tree when camping (it is Lynn not Carol), but when in RV parks, the toilet works fine. btw...make sure you miss the soap.

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Posted: 01/03/13 05:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So completely not an issue but I'm sure someone will be along to claim the world will end if you do.


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Posted: 01/03/13 05:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh boy!

This one could turn out to be almost as good as the "Bidet" thread!

Here's my two cents:

#1 is not the disease/destruction carrier that some perceive it to be- and is in fact about the closest thing to sterile associated with the human body. Most if not all disease-carrying organisms associated with our "output" are #2-related.

As proof, I'll point to the fact that major river-rafting areas both large and small almost without exception have rules requiring that while "feces" must be hauled out, "urination is to be done in the stream itself". And many of these rivers, mind you, are water sources for major cities! The Colorado, for one.

The moral of this story is: Go ahead and don't worry about it.

Hope that's a "relief"


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I don't relish the idea of urine sitting in the trap. Eventually it will smell. Of course you could flush it down with the shower head but at that point you might as well use the toilet


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Posted: 01/03/13 07:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

as George on sienfeld said,"Pipes is Pipes, they all connect and go to the same place."

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Posted: 01/03/13 06:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure some would have to put on gloves first.


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Lantley wrote:

I don't relish the idea of urine sitting in the trap. Eventually it will smell. Of course you could flush it down with the shower head but at that point you might as well use the toilet



How long do you wait between showers? Smell?

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