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Old 06-10-2012, 04:42 PM   #43
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Why are you concerned about black water getting in your grey water tank? All of the drains in your rv are protected by a p trap to prevent gases from coming up through your drains, same as in your house except in your house all waste ends up going down the same pipe. Many rvers have used the method I've described for years. Some rvs even share the same holding tank for black and grey water- especially rvs with more than 1 bathroom.
I don't disagree with your logic at all. It's just a personal quirk with me that I want my black water staying in my black tank and nowhere else.

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Having said this, I will admit that I have discharged it myself.
Me too. Every year we spend a month in rural farm country at my FIL's small acreage place and we do use an extended slinky hose to dump the grey tank into the horse pasture.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #44
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I wondered why I sometimes get a funny taste in my mouth when riding my Harley behind some motorhomes on the highway. The foaming at the mouth must be from the soap in the dishwater?
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #45
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Back in the 70s, me and two buddies were cruising along on our bikes and got passed by a cattle truck. One of the guys had a tube of beer, so we figured that would be a real good time to stop and have a cold one.
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The dunes I go to is BLM land and you will get a ticket if you dump grey or black. Actually, you might get a if you dump black, but that's another story.

I asked a ranger if I would get a ticket for taking an outdoor shower and he said: "Probably". I don't think they actually would, but they legally could.
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1. Beating a dead horse
2. A$$ Whopping (A$$ as in Donkey)

OOPPSSS sorry, I now return you to the topic at hand.
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As long as you don't pee in the shower (remember Seinfeld?)
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I meant it as a beating.
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I meant it as a beating.
I figured that but I thought the other interpretation seemed funny to think about...kinda.
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OK, let's get real. If you are backpacking on federal land the rules are to dig a hole 6 inches deep, do your business and then cover up the hole. Birds do it, bears do it, all creatures do it in the woods...and on your car if you park under a tree. So why isn't ok to dig a 6 inch or deeper hole and slowly drain your grey water, then cover up the hole?

I have a sewer cap with a garden hose outlet and a 25' hose. I water the trees or bushes. I also have a 99 cent drain screen in the kitcken sink to keep food particles from going down the drain -- because that stuff can interfere with the shut-off valve's ability to completely close.
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I think the biggest difference between backpacking in the woods and needing to do your duty and rving and wanting to dump your tanks is the quantity of stuff being dumped. I can't see anyone walking around in the woods with 45 gallons or more of waste to get rid of!
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To me it's nothing but soapy water,not harmful to the environment,so I just sneak out at night and drain it.
Sure doesn't smell that way when dumping.
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To me it's nothing but soapy water,not harmful to the environment,so I just sneak out at night and drain it.
I was at a State Park in NE Iowa camping and across the road from a family that had a state park vehicle parked there and the guy had the uniform and laid his out hose out on the ground to drain. Yes it was grey water and not just ice water. DW was sick and I didn't have the nerve to cause myself any trouble by saying something and having to leave while she is having to heave.
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It'll get you thrown out (or should) of most state parks I've been to. Gray water is not always just soapy water. Hair, grease, food bits, are just three things that come to mind.
And no phosphates any more. Nothing to harm envorment.
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Crack the valve and water the pavement,no harm done.
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I've always noticed that the grey water tank has more odor to it than the black water tank does...if it's emptied on a regular basis...Usually the honey wagon about every five or six days works for me with taking showers at the c/grd facilities..
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