Originally Posted by rburditt
Hi, I have a 1965
safari and have started the renovation process. i have gutted the inside and started repairing the rear floor. i am trying to figure out if my plumbing configuration is original or not. my black tank was beneath the subfloor and if you'll notice in the pic attached that everything (even grey water) drained into it.
A friend of mine is working on a 69 caraval and said his tank was on top of the subfloor.
i am also looking for suggestions as to how to put this septic system back together. do i need to reconfigure from what i have or should i replicate what is already there?
I can't tell from your pics, but if the grey water drains directly
into the black tank, then it has been modified. Every thing I can see appears to be original or closely replicating the original set-up. Later years the black tank is above the floor, but yours is original to be under the floor.
Look closer at your grey drain - if it hits the main outlet after
the gate valve on the black tank then it is as it was originally. In '65 they typically dug a hole and/or just let the grey run out on the ground. Most campgrounds frown on this today and require a blue boy