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Old 09-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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Bathroom sink

On a 2014 thor hurricane 29x it appears that the bAthroom sink drains into the black tank. There is no odor. There have been no modifications. Is this common??
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I don't know how common the practice is but mine is the same way.

I'm going to see if it can be easily changed...
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Not common, but not all that rare either. It's sometimes easier for the RV builder to do it that way, and locate the gray tank closer to the shower or galley area.
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Don't be too quick to change that . The Bathroom sink doesn't represent a significant amount of Water,but does contribute to the Black Tanks ability to Stay wet!

If not enough water flows into the Black Tank the dreaded Pyramid of Pooh grows quite quickly!
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It's not all that uncommon. The kitchen and shower contribute most water to the grey tank, the toilet and bathroom sink contribute to the black tank. It balances out the water distribution. You shouldn't have any odor from the sink draining into the black tank. Just keep water in the sink trap and if you do smell odor, add water or check the 'cheater vent' under the sink, it might not be sealing correctly.
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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On a 2014 thor hurricane 29x it appears that the bAthroom sink drains into the black tank. There is no odor. There have been no modifications. Is this common??
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My bathroom sink also drains into the black tank.

BTW, you are quicker, (smarter?) than me...I owned my coach for 11 years before I fingured that out!
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I don't know how common the practice is but mine is the same way.
I'm going to see if it can be easily changed...
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Why, may I ask, do you want to change it??
Wondering.
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I want more control of the liquid that goes into the black tank.

When you're dry camping on BLM land you can drain the grey water. Someone mentioned the "pyramid of pooh" and I hadn't considered that...
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When you're dry camping on BLM land you can drain the grey water. ...
oh really? i have been always carrying both out... obviously i didn't know
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I want more control of the liquid that goes into the black tank.

When you're dry camping on BLM land you can drain the grey water. Someone mentioned the "pyramid of pooh" and I hadn't considered that...
You could use a small basin that fits in the sink. After brushing teeth or washing face, etc. the water could be tossed out or dumped down the kitchen sink or shower/tub. No need to replumb the RV.

Dumping grey water is permitted on BLM land as long as it doesn't flow into standing water in most cases.
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You could use a small basin that fits in the sink. After brushing teeth or washing face, etc. the water could be tossed out or dumped down the kitchen sink or shower/tub. No need to replumb the RV.

Dumping grey water is permitted on BLM land as long as it doesn't flow into standing water in most cases.
You might want to read the rules...note the 3rd to last line of this link:

Camping - Recreation - BLM Arizona

We always find a dump station for gray and black.
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You might want to read the rules...note the 3rd to last line of this link:

Camping - Recreation - BLM Arizona

We always find a dump station for gray and black.
I did read the rules, right here:

Know Before You Go - Hollister Field Office, Bureau of Land Management California

Image, a practice allowed in California and banned in Arizona! I wouldn't dump in either state, they have enough issues.

Perhaps if you wish to dispose of your waste, try to find one of these:

http://www.bdub.net/manuals/Thermasan-Flyer-2.pdf
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Wow! Didn't realize the California and Arizona BLM restrictions were so different. Thanks.
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