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Old 06-19-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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searching for flat blue boy

My '68 Safari waste drain is only about 8 in off the ground. Having trouble finding a blue boy just for gray water that's lower than that. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have a 5 gallon blue boy that can lay flat and the container portion is less than 8" tall (the very top of the hose connection is 8.8"). I like the smaller size because it's easy to manage in and out of the truck when full and is big enough to take the edge off the gray tank with a couple of trips to a dump location without having to move the trailer. If you think the size is ok it might work for your situation. It's available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:13 PM   #3
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Moving the blue boy downhill, away from the trailer, and using a longer hose, will take care of the height problem.
I carry a 25' blue hose for this purpose, and use it only for draining gray water.
I use a 10 gallon tote for both of my trailers. About 85 lbs when full is more that I want to pickup and load on the truck.

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If you decide to use a longer hose, remember it will not drain well unless the second inlet to the blue boy is open so that it will vent as water flows in.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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Look for the 15 gallon "tent camper tote-tank" from Barker. It is less than 8" thick, but otherwise 30" x 33". It is the lowest profile one I have found.

One source:
https://www.amazon.com/Barker-Manufa.../dp/B000BGM8A8
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blue tank

Got my 15 gallon 6" high tank from VTS. Full, the tank can weigh 140 lb. To empty it, I stole an idea from this AF site using a 12V cylindrical pump that fits into the tank with a hose connection to an empty 15 gallon tank left in my truck bed. This allows dumping the second tank by tilting it over with a hose going tot sewer dump. OK, I'm too olds and lazy to wrestle with 140 lb.
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