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Old 12-10-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Combined Gray & Black tank

Just read the article in FMCA magazine about the Newell. Noticed they have a either a 143 or optional 184 gallon COMBINED gray and black tank. Wow ... wouldn't that be nice .... one tank and use the flush ... would get everything out and your gray wouldn't get all yukky. Wonder if Entegra might do that in the future? If so, that might be something that would be worth trading up for!
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:40 PM   #2
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A single holding tank is something Iíve noticed on other higher end coaches.

Iím certainly going to buy one..




.. as soon as we hit the Powerball.

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Old 12-10-2017, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have a better idea! The black and grey tanks should be pink. You see my wife and I have all the routine jobs categorized as blue and pink jobs. I do blue, she does pink. If the tanks were pink......I wouldnít have to worry about them anymore.

Unfortunately THAT will never happen.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:18 PM   #4
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Seriously. Why does the industry use two tanks? Just one makes more sense. It would be a lot less complicated. If the reason is to have a way to flush the poo from the hose, thatís cray cray.
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It is good idea, but there are still a few places that allow gray water discharged, we stay at one in Nebraska. It's also allowed in my yard. Black tank or mixed, not so much.
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It is good idea, but there are still a few places that allow gray water discharged, we stay at one in Nebraska. It's also allowed in my yard. Black tank or mixed, not so much.


Gray is almost as nasty as black - canít imagine anyone in their right mind dumping either in anything other than the sewer. Just my opinion!
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For a cool 2.1 mil you too can have a single tank system.........
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Gray is almost as nasty as black - can’t imagine anyone in their right mind dumping either in anything other than the sewer. Just my opinion!
Sharpe County NE in their county park allows gray tank discharge. Not my rules and my yard has never smelled or been contaminated from shower water in that past 20 years. However I really clean my gray tank before arriving home and we do not rinse dishes in the sink.. I am also allowed to dump my gray tank at my storage location. BTW, I have been called crazy many times.

Those that stay in resorts 100% of the time, great idea, but those that use their MH's off road, are not going to run to town to dump shower water. JMO and personal use in the past.
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Sharpe County NE in their county park allows gray tank discharge. Not my rules and my yard has never smelled or been contaminated from shower water in that past 20 years. However I really clean my gray tank before arriving home. I am also allowed to dump my gray tank at my storage location. BTW, I have been called crazy many times.
I dump gray in my yard also.

I just got through affixing a hose fitting to my septic tank lid. That way I can dump everything right into my tank when I get home. I simply drilled a 5/8' hole and slid a hose end down through it, Then I capped the end. Now all I need to do is attach the macerator hose to it and dump.
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I like separate tanks. I also dump grey water on the grass at home. It keeps the grass nice and green and is easier on our septic system. We have an aerobic system and either way the water ends up on the grass. When I am not home, I leave my grey tank open and only have to dump the black tank every 5-7 days. If they were combined I would have to dump every day. On laundry day it would be more than once. JMO
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I was at a state park several years ago that didn't have full hook-ups. A gully washer thunderstorm hit one night and as I watched it through the windows I couldn't help but notice a bunch of flash lights in the dark.

The next morning I asked a neighbor, thinking he had troubles during the storm. His reply was that it was typical for everyone to pull their grey tank in heavy rains so they didn't have to worry about filling up. That night several campers did the same thing.
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Just read the article in FMCA magazine about the Newell. Noticed they have a either a 143 or optional 184 gallon COMBINED
If you combine your black & gray tank capacities What would the result be?
ours is 170 gal. (55b + 115g)
Just one tank instead of 2, without worrying that one tank will fill while the other is nearly empty..
The other side of the coin is it is a lot easier to place 2 smaller tanks under the coach as opposed to finding a space large enough for the humungus single tank.
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I'd can see a few advantages of the two tank system. One is when partially full, less slosh when traveling. Second would be that I've never come close to filling the black tank but have had the grey filled on a few occasions. My indicator of a full tank is water pooling in my shower. I would not want poo water coming up into the shower.

Edit: Just noticed this Entegra owners. I'm not one, but interesting topic all the same.
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Edit: Just noticed this Entegra owners. I'm not one, but interesting topic all the same.
The OP was commenting on the Newell advertisement ..So not dependent on the Entegra brand.
The Prevost converters have used a single holding tank for quite a few years
The newer Foretravel's also have went to a single combined tank..
The rest of the manufacturers may in time also go this route.
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