confession time, am I the only one?

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Funster

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    Confession time, I go on the ferry and leave my fridge running on the gas supply, I never ever have my grey water tap closed, I empty my toilet cassette down the grid.

    Having got that off my chest the environment has to suffer about 10 litres per day of water with a bit of shampoo, shaving cream and soap in it, about 10 litres of dirty washing up water, and the drains get our urine without any chemicals straight down the sewer.

    I also need to admit that my windscreen washer is just water and washing up liquid and that is probably just as harmful as the stuff that comes out of my grey water tank.

    Now, I want to know how many of you have looked into that toilet cassette and realised that it is about to overflow and decided to squeeze your legs together tightly or searched for a toilet. I would love to hear from those who have never ever taken the easy option of a secret, quiet download behind the bushes.
     
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  2. Sundowners

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    You'll be lucky, can't see many fessing up to that.:winky::winky::winky:

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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  3. normanandsue

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    Does this need an answer?
    Please will you publish reg no so I will know to stay as far away from you as possible!
     
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  4. campa cola

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    If you are putting urine down regular drains on the road or down a household grey water system it wont be going into a sewer, it will be going directly and untreated into a water course somewhere .:Doh:
    http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/pollution/water/31424.aspx

    As a child I used to play in a river full of fish & life, then a housing estate was built nearby and the road drains were plumbed into the river. When I went back there a few years ago the river looked dead and I watched a slick of oil bubbling out of the drain system where clearly someone had recently emptied their engine oil into the road drain system.
     
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  5. TheBig1

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    sounds more like youre trying to get a bite, because surely youre not that lazy and irresponsible?
     
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  6. sdc77

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    This has to be the definitive 'troll' post?
     
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    Very irresponsible.!
     
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  8. WillH

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    Turn off your fridge when on the ferry or don't travel!
     
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  9. jonandshell

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    What's the problem?
    We do all of the above plus we never turn off our gas on the road! We also always park our toad and a-frame next us on aires, occupying a motorhome parking space.....NOT!!!
    :ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. Rayb182

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  11. vwalan

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    hi, read the link again . waste grey water from households should be going into sewers . only surface water should be going into streams and rivers . sewage water goes in later after being treated . but ideally dont tip grey down a surface water drain .
    that link explains it all very well.
    these days very often surface water goes through the sewage plants for treatment but not as strict as the sewage . good link though .
     
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    If what you say is true, you are a possibly dangerous individual who thinks sensible safety rules don't apply to them. One who does not give a fig for the safety of all the other people on the ferry even though you will have been made aware you should turn off the gas. Why do you think they ask you to do it, for fun?

    You are also a dirty, inconsiderate unhygienic individual who appears quite happy to pollute anywhere you wish with your own muck including roads rainwater drains and the undergrowth without regard to others having to see/smell/experience it.

    I too would like to have your registration number so I could avoid you should I be unfortunate enough to encounter you. In the mean time might I suggest it would be better for everyone for you to ensure that your motor homing career is as short as possible so that other people don't have to endure what you describe.

    You said you would love to hear from those who have never ever taken the easy option, well you just have!

    Of course, you are joking in which case please ignore the above, you are joking, aren't you? If you are not you have just answered your earlier post about why there are always two flies in the motorhome when you go to bed.
     
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  13. Allanm

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    Most of the grey water from my house goes on the garden in the summer, grey water from my MH only ever goes down the correct drain though. I can't get the MH into the garden
    I always travel with the gas off, but we never empty the toilet because there are always bushes to use before we need to think about getting the cassette dirty :winky:
    Allan







    The last bit wasn't true!
     
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  14. rangitira

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    Unfortunately there are a few "Freedom Campers" that come to Cornwall during the Season, that Dump the contents of their Cassettes behind Hedges, down Roadside Drains in Public Toilets, etc etc:Sad:
     
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    That's incredible...I do the same.


    But I travel to Bolton to do it.



    :Cool:
     
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  16. pappajohn

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    along with all the cow, horse, pig and sheep piss, and theres a hell of a lot more than the odd bit of human urine.......where is the difference please.
     
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  17. jonandshell

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    At least the OP doesn't admit to owning a gennie!:roflmto:
     
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  18. Forestboy

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    God forbid a gennie as well :Eeek::Eeek: the PC Brigade would start a petition to have him hung drawn n quartered:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    But then you are from Bolton.......:RollEyes:
     
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  20. Forestboy

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    Maybe you should get one of these for the rear panel :winky:::bigsmile:

    I might:thumb:
     

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