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Math and Gravity Baby, Just Math and Gravity

500 gallon septic tank for RV Pad use

The real title of this blog entry oughta be Installing a Septic System on Unimproved Property for Recreational Vehicle Parking.  I like my title better.   This septic system will allow us to park the Old Girl (or any RV) on our 21 acres in Terlingua and it is what you might call an ‘outlaw system’.   No approved plans, no official soil tests, no inspections, no nothing — and we are perfectly legal.   In Terlingua Ranch, Brewster County, Texas no permits or inspections are required if your property exceeds 10 acres.   Simple

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Mark One Chore Off the List

I returned back to the job near Calvert late Monday – as late as I could because my black tank was just getting fuller and fuller with no where to go.  14 days of occupation since I had last dumped the tank.

The disparate parts of a septic install

Today was the day that was going to change. We generally put in a 300 gallon tank. The septic systems don’t get alot of use when I am here because I am frugal and once we are gone they will only get intermittent use. No sense over-engineering the system.

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Four Star RV Parking – Sorta Kinda

The property owner moved his Jayco to the property a few days ago and it was my assignment to help him get things set up. It is going to be here on a near permanent basis so we wanted to make sure it was set up correctly. He is fairly new to recreational vehicles so our help was well received.

The owner's 31' Jayco Bunkhouse parked next to the Old Girl

We had planned the RV parking area to accommodate 3 -4 recreational vehicles and his designated spot worked out nicely.

There were two things we wanted to do

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