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Old 02-27-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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Mmmm Grey Water

I noticed when I inspected the trailer that it only has a black water tank, and no grey tank. There is a post somewhere here about how grey tanks were not added until '74 - I guess we just missed it by a year.

Has anyone here modified their Overlander to take a grey tank? I am thinking of adding one near the axels.

Any pics or plans you can share would be appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome!

Many AS owners have added gray tanks to their AS's. I just installed one on the Trade Wind. If you go under the formum search you will find tons and tons of great info some it pertaining to your unit. It takes a bit of work and depending on your skills is not too hard to do. Good luck and keep us posted on your project!
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:51 AM   #3
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No Problem.. just get a tote buggy...we have a grey tank and still carry the tote for places that have no sewer and we are going to be there for awhile..
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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mlang905 - we have the same year and length trailer; my outdoor trailer has the belly skin off untill I can drop both BW and FW tanks (warmer weather) to finish the floor-on rehab. Our vintage rear bath models end up flooding the bathtub with very little water down the drain & thats unacceptable in my book. Even having three or five gallon holding ability would be a huge improvement.

I hope restore-ace shows up and teaches us the better way
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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No Problem.. just get a tote buggy...we have a grey tank and still carry the tote for places that have no sewer and we are going to be there for awhile..
Where do you store the tote when you are towing?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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I don't have a "blue boy" but I hear a lot of people store them in the shower when towing. Anyone else?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:59 AM   #7
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In the bed of our truck,
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The 4CU Dead Horse Rally was at a dry campsite. My wife got a big kick seeing the TV's pulling the blue totes over to the Dump Station. Next year we will have the great tote race...
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The 4CU Dead Horse Rally was at a dry campsite. My wife got a big kick seeing the TV's pulling the blue totes over to the Dump Station. Next year we will have the great tote race...
I'd love to see someone do a custom paint job on one of them with flames.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:19 AM   #10
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Where do you store the tote when you are towing?
Either in the tub/shower, or in the bed of the tow vehicle, if you have a pickup truck to tow with.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:23 AM   #11
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A cautionary note: You may not always be able to dump grey water in a dump or be able to discharge on the ground. If this happens, you will have to figure out how to lift the tote (+8lbs a gallon) and store it in route to your next destination or a dump station. I am not against blue totes, I use one myself, I simply want to point out a potential downfall which you might not see coming. Of course, there is always the covert dump method…….
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:49 AM   #12
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Thetford SmartTote Portable Waste Tanks, check these out! Personally I think they are much better than the old BLUE ones. Lots of features for about the same price and are very, very black tank friendly!

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We use ours to dump from the trailer to the dump station in the park..ours is the wheeled one with the handle that goes over the hitch, no way would be even consider taking a full tote in the truck
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I just installed one on the Trade Wind.
got pictures??

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...Lots of features for about the same price and are very, very black tank friendly
can you expound on this?

"black tank friendly???" how so?
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:40 AM   #15
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Hi ya Chuck!

First: As you know the blue tanks are pretty good, but many will only use them for grey water. And we know why that is!

Description
Premium portable waste tank saves time, effort and hassle. When your holding tanks are full, just empty them into a SmartTote instead of moving your RV. The PermaStore self-storing sewer hose stays connected at bottom of tank, making use a breeze and hose storage mess-free. Just pivot and extend the heavy-duty hose up to 5' to fill or empty tank. The hose stores onboard neatly in a cradle which protects hose and cap. AutoStop level gauge/valve stops flow when tank is full, preventing messy overfilling. Larger 18, 27 and 35 gallon LX models have 4 wheels and a tow handle so they require no heavy lifting. The tow handle pivots for easy transport and hooks to a ball hitch. Rugged 8" outboard wheels provide plenty of ground clearance for easy rolling over any terrain. No extra accessories to buy--includes all necessary hoses, bayonets and sewer hose cap. 12 gallon model does not include PermaStore, AutoStop, tow handle or front castor wheels.


As you can see this system has some very cool features! Photos soon on the Trade Wind!
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:23 AM   #16
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A cautionary note: You may not always be able to dump grey water in a dump or be able to discharge on the ground. If this happens, you will have to figure out how to lift the tote (+8lbs a gallon) and store it in route to your next destination or a dump station. I am not against blue totes, I use one myself, I simply want to point out a potential downfall which you might not see coming. Of course, there is always the covert dump method…….
Going to have to add "covert dumping" clothes to the shopping list...

Now my wife is REALLY going to wonder what we are up to.
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