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Old 03-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #29
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I have a 55 gallon barrel.....well 3 of them...... that we take up in the back of a pickup. Cheap Harbor freight pump for transfer

For gray water, dig a hole about a foot deep and let the water drip from your gray line. I know that some disagree. Dont care.

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Old 03-05-2016, 08:21 PM   #30
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If you're using biodegradable soaps I see no problem with that

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Old 03-05-2016, 08:52 PM   #31
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Extra water storage for boondocking

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Thats awesome but i have a newby question. If your boondocking ,will your greyvwater tank hold all that water or what do you do?

Some water from the water tank ends up in both black and grey tanks... It can take a couple different route to get there. (-:

Some folks use a plastic pan in the sink to rinse dishes and such, then dump the water where allowed - such as the CG dish wash sink.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:05 PM   #32
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Many RV's have equal size Grey/Black tanks. And probably 9.75 times out of 10, the Grey tank is the limiting capacity tank as far as boon docking...

I've had two different coaches, where we placed a drain hose in the side of the Grey tank, about 1/3 of the way from the bottom. With an inline screen filter, feeding into a re-purposed water pump, with he outflow hose either spliced into the top of the Black tank, or none, into the vent pipe from the Black tank.

I figured with two 60 gallons tank, I had expanded Grey capacity up to about 90-95 gallons, and lowed Black to 25-30 gallons. Worked well for us on both coaches. About two or three hours work, and between $75-100 dollars in parts.

Oh, and yes, if Grey is full, and I do not feel I want to shift any to Black... I too will find an appropriate place to dump.

(I also chuckled as a gent at an RV Park was attempting to back me into a spot with about 2-3" of standing water. When I could see two rows of dry sites. He explained they were trying to get the new grass a chance to settle in. I explained that I had a wife, daughter and dog - and that we would not be walking in the water to reach our steps. He did move me, to a place that had no working dump. Fresh water(?), and power, and yes I could walk in wet ground, but not several inches of ground. And here is why I mention this story here, the gent then told me that I could: Feel free to dump your Grey where you are. With all this rain, we hardly notice it. And, if no one is around, and it is raining good, go ahead and dump your Black too.

So, I took a little closer look at the area we were to be backing into. And sure enough, I could see waste paper (toilet) debris in many of the sites...

We ended up getting back into the RV, back to the office, asked for our check back. (Refused.) We still drove out of the place, and onto another location... Called and I ate the cost of stopping payment on a check...

Should have known I was in the Twilight Zone by the sign above the desk of the lady checking us in. "See if you can make (xxxxxx her name) smile!" I could not, especially when I was asking for the check back!

And what also puzzles me, is why would any other fellow camper dump his back tank onto the campground area they walk in!!!!

(10-11 years ago now, and the place is under new ownership. So I will not name it here...)

We all took our shoes off, as we got into the RV, and the DW placed them all in a garbage bag until we got to the next place. Cleaned them with soap and water...

You just never know what to expect... But it sure makes you wonder...

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:05 PM   #33
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I use a 75 gallon water bladder, but also carry 3 6 gallon water jugs that I can throw in the ATV Trailer a get water when out visiting.

Besides what could possibly go wrong?

The information is out there, all you have to do is let it in.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:45 PM   #34
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The "grey water" on my sailboat goes straight out the bottom into the lake. It's a new boat. So what difference does it make if grey water gets dumped into the earth? I use natural non phosphate soap.
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I purchased a 60 gallon water bladder. Folds right up for storage.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
Sometimes this subject makes me shake my head.

Some dump the dish water out on the ground to conserve gray water space.

RVs have outside showers. People use them to save gray water space.

Most take it to a dump site that simply spreads it out 1 foot under the surface. Very few remote sites have treatment plants.

Here is a killer, boats don't collect gray water, only black.
You drive to the dump station to dump your gray tank and it ends up in the leach field.


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