Living in a truck

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by SVPilot, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    You think so?Maybe.Some go outside because their company has a strict policy not going in the trk and will result in termination if caught so they go outside.
     
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  3. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    If I drove in areas that didn't get much rain, I would surely do that. I promise.
     
  4. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    I use a 5 gallon bucket as a garbage can. When the need arises, I remove the garbage bag and place 2 (doulbe lined) garbage bags in it. I avoid urinating in it. That then goes inot a 1 gallon ziplock freezer bag, then another, then a walmart shopping bag, then in a sealed container in my sidebox.

    Before any of you judge me, I have IBS and sometimes it is next to impossible to walk any amount of distance.
     
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  5. bedwinner

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    To be a bedwinner not a bedwetter, my approach is to keep the truck stocked with plenty of 96- and 128-ounce plastic bottles of fruit juice (100% grape and apple happen to be the only two I buy) and water, then save the empties for a one-time fillup before draining and throwing in the trash. (Small lids aren't a problem for me since God made my appendage rather thimble-sized.)

    Re the draining, grass is always my first choice, preferably at a truck stop. If I happen to be parked in a special, non-truck-stop place where I'm grateful they let trucks park, I refrain from the drain. There are several locations I use routinely. For discreetness it helps to be hooked to a trailer - bobtails don't provide much cover.
     
  6. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Not sure if this is valid, but when visiting a friend up north, to save his septic, I'd pee outside, and several days later, noticed the grass was brown where I pee'd. The only thing I can think of, is my high blood pressure meds was killing the grass.:smt102
     
  7. Prolaznik

    Prolaznik Light Load Member

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    One way to find out, you wanna flip a coin to see whos gonna do the experiment? :biggrin_25523:
     
  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Believe it or not, the hole in the sleeper floor has some validity. I have a friend that is a truck mechanic, and a truck came in that needed a U-joint, so when they pulled it in the shop, something was definitely wrong, it smelled awful. When my friend looked under the truck, the drive shaft and the front pumpkin were covered with you know what, and there was a hole in the sleeper floor.:biggrin_2554:
     
  9. bedwinner

    bedwinner Bobtail Member

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    Oh and if need be, I'm fully capable of dropping a deuce outside. Always bring a plastic bag to haul the used wipes back to the cab in to throw in the trash. Occasionally I will play cat and use a little trowel to dig and cover the deuce in a hole.

    It's rare that I ever need to do this anymore, but the ability is there.
     
  10. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

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    urine built up over time is actually very vile, I actually had a pee tube and funnel in my garage, until one day sitting in a lawn chair in my garage I smell something awful coming from behind the garage and sure enough where the tube was buried was a bubbling cesspool with swarming flies, darnit I thought burying that tube 3 ft deep and in rocks I would be good to go, so I removed the tube and grass did not grown in that area for 4yrs, so really there is only one place urine should go and that is in a toilet to be treated. but we all know this is not gonna happen as I, or probably no one else wants to see someone toting trucker bombs into the truckstop to empty
     
  11. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    Just for clarification, my post was not removed because I made a post using bigotry, but quoted the individual that did.
     
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