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mowgli

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Hey everyone,

How do you all go about being "self contained"? Does it keep you out of a lot of places? We have a UEV390 and are purchasing a toilet to use in our shower tent. If we don't shower and collect our grey water from cooking in tubs does that count?

Thoughts?
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William the Conqueror

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Mowgli

I don't normally send people to another forum, but in this case...

The info you are seeking is contained at the following link. The author is well respected in the free camping community.

The title of the article is "What does Selfcontained Only really mean?"

http://www.exploroz.com/Members/56825.125/8/2014/What_does__Self_Contained_Only__really_mean_.aspx

I hope this answers your questions

Cheers

Anthony

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mowgli

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Thanks Anthony, 

I will check it out.
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The whole issue of being "self contained" is going to add a huge dimension to the RV industry.  
We have a caravan with two 90lt water tanks. To capture the grey water would require an additional water tank (roughly 90lts) and mounted up under the chassis. However, this really needs to be positioned correctly to reduce any destabilising effect. Furthermore, grey-water storage brings with it many health hazards - breather pipe. So it would appear that Councils and other governing bodies that are setting these new regulations are just not talking to the RV world. They are setting down rules that most caravanners and camper cannot comply with. And, it is now for the RV world to catch up with these new regulations. Thankfully, there are still plenty of camping locations that don't require the traveller to be "self contained". 

The other issue is dumping your grey water waste into designated dump points.
Where people are not able to do this, for what ever reason, I can see people pulling over on the side of the road for a cuppa, and at the same time dumping their grey water to the side of the road. Not ideal, but that too is a consequence of bringing in regulations that haven't been well thought out. 

Fun times ahead for all of us. Cheers, Filbee56



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