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Old 09-11-2016, 09:46 AM   #15
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I have 2 grey tanks and one dump valve. My two grey tanks combined hold 66 gal. One grey is fed by the shower and the other grey is fed by kitchen and bath sinks.
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To pull back the towel just a bit, the grey tank plumbing could join prior to the valve since they both serve the same function. This would allow using only one valve. IMHO, the only way to be certain would be to check the plumbing.

My experience has only been with older RVs, three starting in the late '70s. With them fresh and holding (black+grey) capacities have been fairly close. You appear to have more than twice the holding capacity than you have fresh water. I would wonder why there is that much extra holding capacity if there is nothing on board to fill it. Again, If it were me, I would verify these numbers.

We usually have the fresh water and water heater filled before leaving (unless I forget). It does make a difference.

I never have, but I have friends who carry several 5 gallon jugs of extra water. I've also read on this forum about folks with 5ers and TT's who added large fresh water storage in the beds of their tow vehicles for extended boondocking.

Throw towel back.:-))

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Fresh Water usage

Simple way to maybe find out for sure is to just take your trailer camping and keep an eye on your sensor display. If one gray tank shows it has an increasing level and the other always shows empty (like mine does) you will know you only have one gray tank. If levels increase in both, well you must have two tanks.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:59 PM   #18
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Simple way to maybe find out for sure is to just take your trailer camping and keep an eye on your sensor display. If one gray tank shows it has an increasing level and the other always shows empty (like mine does) you will know you only have one gray tank.
Exactly what I do.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:26 AM   #19
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We have a 41 gallon tank. Just the two of us being extra cautious with water usage and carrying separate drinking water lasted 4 days with about 3 gallons to spare. both sensors for the black and grey showed full but I think they show full at about 2/3's of actual volume since by the math it isn't possible to fill 60 gallons with 38 gallons of water.
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I carry a couple 6 gallon containers just in case to top off fresh water tank if need be.
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We use collapseable 5 gallon jugs from walmart. They take up almost no space in storage.
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I think I'll be off to Wally World to get a couple reserve jugs!
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Four days....and don't breakdown to refill. Buy a couple of collapsible water jugs and go fill those.
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Some people also partially drain their gray water tank for things like extinguishing a campfire.
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #25
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When I dry camp in the winter, I have the tanks shut down and work from a pair of five gallon jugs. Using a spray tank, II can get a good shower out of less than a gallon of water. I wash dishes once a day, with hot water from the tea kettle, shallow wash and a quick rinse. I have a Nature's Head composting toilet, so no water is involved there. I can go ten days on ten gallons, if I shower every other day.
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Hi all - My wife and I are new to the world of camping. We have had our Passport 2520RL out twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The places we have stayed and the places we have reserved in the coming months all have at least water and electric. We have looked at a couple of campgrounds that we like but they do not have water. My fresh water tank is 43 gallons. I know if I run low I can tear it down and go re-fill - but I would like to avoid that. I know water usage varies but generally speaking, how long would you expect 43 gallons of fresh water would last for two people?
With our 52 gallon fresh for 3 adult people we can easily go 7 days. including showers, cooking and washing dishes.

A few thing we do are: We'll keep a one gallon water jug next to the toilet we fill up in the campground water supply and use that for the toilet, we take short showers, wet down, turn water off, soap up, raise off. We use a lot of paper plates and bowls, toss in fire pit.

Try going to Alaska...refilling your fresh water tank and dumping the tanks in the lower 48 you take for granted at every state park will have potable water and a dump station. Not in BC, Yukon or Alaska. I remember only one water outlet in BC. at a provincial park. No dump stations. In AK. only one BLM campground had a dump station. So you "learn" to conserve real fast.
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Gray Tank Size

I would LOVE to have a double capacity gray tank. When we are boondocking it isn't very helpful, but when we are on sites that are only water and electric we almost always run into gray tanks filling up way faster than we expect.
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I would wonder why there is that much extra holding capacity if there is nothing on board to fill it. Again, If it were me, I would verify these numbers.

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Probably easier to fill the Fresh water tank than drain the gray/black tanks.
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