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Old 05-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Wink Gray vs Black water

In this 66 caravel I ran the water and the water was pouring out the Dump tank. I just found a handle in the back compartmentover the bumper I assume is for the Black water Is it normal for the Gray water to just run out . I noticed the shower pan backing up so I unscrewed the outlet and it rean wiled Is this normal ? Or is there a shut off for the gray water as well . This is all new to me
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Unless a prior owner installed a gray water tank, your Caravel does not have one. If not connected to a sewer in an RV park, owners without gray tanks use a blue tote such as: Tote-Along -30 gallon

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In this 66 caravel I ran the water and the water was pouring out the Dump tank. I just found a handle in the back compartmentover the bumper I assume is for the Black water Is it normal for the Gray water to just run out . I noticed the shower pan backing up so I unscrewed the outlet and it rean wiled Is this normal ? Or is there a shut off for the gray water as well . This is all new to me
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Airstream didn't put gray tanks in until 1974. The gray water sure didn't end up in the black -- that would overwhelm it in short order.

Vintage folks can place a blueboy tote under the gray water drain. Dumping gray water on the ground is not permitted in most places. Still ... I'd say trickling sounds are probably pretty common after dark.
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You can buy a cap for the outlet so the water doesn't trickle out. This will not contain much waste water and will rush out when the cap is removed. A handy bucket placed under the outlet will catch the little water. Get a cap that has a hose tap with it's own screw on hose cap so that you can connect a garden hose for the gray water. Do not dump the black water through the hose.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:16 AM   #5
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Grayvs black water

Thank you all, very nice and helpful folks Bill that is a cute little car Is it a custom car? How does one put a photo of a car or trailer on the Profile?
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Cady,

The car is a stock 1977 Lincoln Continental towing our Safari. Regarding the picture, go to User CP and under user profile on the left side you will find the tab to insert a profile picture.

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Thank you all, very nice and helpful folks Bill that is a cute little car Is it a custom car? How does one put a photo of a car or trailer on the Profile?
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