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Old 01-21-2021, 07:27 PM   #15
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Maybe you need to think about a foot dipping bucket outside...
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:38 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Kahoona View Post
That is a good idea. I will do that. It gets into the shower on feet. We can't do much foot rinsing because we have limited water. Hose it is.
If you're at the beach, couldn't you place a tub full of sea water outside your front door to rinse feet just before stepping inside? Oh wait, that would probably make the steps rust our more quickly.

We're not beach people so it's few and far between that we ever find ourselves camping on a beach. On the couple of times I can think of, we made sure to place a mat on the sand in front of the door, sit in a chair next to the mat, clean the sand from our feet, then step on the mat and on into the camper. Still had some sand get in but certainly didn't have much of anything make it into our shower.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:49 PM   #17
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A couple of times per year when the dump station is not busy, I put a bunch of 2x6's under the right side wheels so the tanks slope toward the dump valve. The liquid comes out much more forcefully especially near the end of the dump.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:37 AM   #18
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Has anyone had a build up of beach sand in the gray tank. I am careful to rinse but not everyone is. Will it be a problem?
Laundry onboard? Sand from the lake or beach in pockets or towels?
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Old 01-30-2021, 06:51 AM   #19
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You are suppose to rinse off outside prior to using the shower. Now that I've said that. Left the grey tank level get to full prior to dumping it, this will help remove the sand. You can also put about 1/4 tank of warm water in it just before departing camp and drive for awhile then dump it. This will help mix it up good.
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You're never going to get all the sand beforehand. That stuff sticks in all sorts of nooks and crannies, hair, etc unless you do a full shower outside. Just try not to wash it down the drain if it can be avoided and scoop it out of the tub instead. If you have an outside shower, use it to get the bulk of the sand off.

I don't think the tank filling with sand will be an issue. As others have said, the force of the water should allow the sand to get washed out. However, the grey water valve may have issues.

Why do I say that? My grey water valve was stuck open. I initially thought it was a bound up cable. Anyway, I just spent this weekend taking my RV underbelly apart (it has a contiguous sheet of plastic undercarriage cover that i wound up cutting) to get to the grey water valve, disassemble it and managed to work it loose. Quite a bit of sand was all throughout the valve to the point where it scored the plastic.

I've attached a pic of the valve after I cleaned it up and got it working again. Thankfully it still seals well as I didn't have a spare on me and no parts stores are nearby.

If you do have sand, you may want to run a lot of water through it to help clean out the valve as well and hopefully you won't have the same issue I did.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:40 AM   #21
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I've never heard of that problem, but I suppose it could happen. The only real problem I can see would be the sand getting into the dump valves and causing problems there.
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Personally I wouldn't want sand getting into the gray tank either. If you're spending time at the beach, just put a tub of water near the front door, so people can get the sand off and then dry their feet before they go inside. Or use your outdoor shower if you have one and risks and from your entire body including your hair. Down here at the beach, many homes that are very close have outdoor showers just for that reason.
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Rinsing off sand is why most RV's have an outside shower fixture. Then go inside to take a full shower.
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Originally Posted by Kahoona View Post
Has anyone had a build up of beach sand in the gray tank. I am careful to rinse but not everyone is. Will it be a problem?
You got kids rinsing sand off their shoes, socks and feet off inside? Don't do this....
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Old 09-28-2021, 02:02 PM   #25
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Make sure you use some valve/seal conditioner.
I have grit in my gray tank also that I can only assume is sand.
I feel it when operating the gray valve.
Figure it cant hurt in trying to keep them pliable while the sand wants to dig into it.
Have flushed tank twice but still feel the grit.
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