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Old 12-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #29
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #30
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The disadvantage of having a Suburban TV like I have is there is no way to mount a tank in the back (at least no way that my wife would let me.....her Suburban). On the other hand, I have a nice rear view camera that allows me to see the tank directly behind me. Like all things in life, there are trade offs.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #31
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Where do you think the guy in the tent or pop up next to you is draining / dumping their wash water? Most likely on the ground. After all, it is just soap, water, maybe a few food particles. Been done that way for decades. Airstream pioneers used a "gopher hole." Then the goverment had to step in, show us a better way.
Chap me if you want, but I drain off a few gallons of wash water in the cloak of darkness, using a 10' black hose so I can direct it towards some thirsty bush or ditch. I am country, where slinging stuff out the back door is a way of life.
I've had a blue boy for 25 years, never used it. If you have one by all means use it if you want to, it's a good thing. A little wash water on the ground is not a bad thing. BTW, it was a veteran Airstreamer that turned me own to the covert method.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #32
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I've done it! We use all earth friendly products but even if we didn't I'm sure the poor plants enjoyed their water during this last heat wave.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #33
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Where do you think the guy in the tent or pop up next to you is draining / dumping their wash water? Most likely on the ground. After all, it is just soap, water, maybe a few food particles. Been done that way for decades. Airstream pioneers used a "gopher hole." Then the goverment had to step in, show us a better way.
Chap me if you want, but I drain off a few gallons of wash water in the cloak of darkness, using a 10' black hose so I can direct it towards some thirsty bush or ditch. I am country, where slinging stuff out the back door is a way of life.
I've had a blue boy for 25 years, never used it. If you have one by all means use it if you want to, it's a good thing. A little wash water on the ground is not a bad thing. BTW, it was a veteran Airstreamer that turned me own to the covert method.

Shhhhhh....the Feds and State boys monitor this forum. Don't be givin' away the SECRET. They'll be stopping by at all the silver trailers now!

I must confess, if I'm leaving in the morning and I'm just a little too full to make it, I put on the camo, face paint, and sneak a little out....
There, I feel better!

In all seriousness, my brother will be retiring in 2 weeks after 32 years as a Forest Service Asst. Ranger. He sees no problem in gray water dumping in remote or sparsely used sites. It IS A PROBLEM in heavily used and densely populated grounds. Be smart about it, please.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:49 PM   #35
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Yup I have that same cover!
Ive noticed a few times when we went to bed the grey water indicater showed full and when we woke up in the morning it showed empty.

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Old 12-04-2011, 06:54 PM   #36
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80 gallon fresh water, 43 gallon black water, 45 gallon gray water. Really no need to worry, but I do plan on camping in State Parks for the most part. 2 weeks with no way to empty the tanks without breaking camp can be a bit of a hassle. Of course, IF I do buy one of these things, I've got to figure out where I'm going to store it. Sure as heck don't want it inside......
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #37
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I don't do GI showers

It takes almost a gallon of water to get hot water to the shower, and I really hate taking GI Showers. I am a bit more conservative when I'm in a no-hookups or water only site, but I used to regularly fill my gray tank in 4 to 5 days.

I went through a phase where I plugged the shower drain, then used a small pump to pump the water down the toilet. That turned out to be overkill: more work than it was worht. Now, I take a used gallon milk jug and cut the top off, leaving the handle intact, and simply transfer as much water from the shower to the toilet as is easily gotten into the jug. The rest goes down the drain to the gray tank. I use paper plates whenever practical, and if I do a lot of dishes, carry some of that water to the toilet too.

I've gone 8 days without totally filling both tanks. I've wished I had a blue boy a couple of times, but for the most part, it wouldn't be needed. I've talked to people who camp in dry areas of the country, and one or two have mentioned using an evaporation tray for gray water. Sounds like a good idea in dryer climates.

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Now, don't we all feel better, getting this wash water thing off our chest?
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #39
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When we first started RVing I obsessed a lot about whether we should get a tote for the extra waste and/or grey water. We never got around to getting one and now I don't think we would. We can go a week on the black tank (two of us) and we sensibly release some of the grey water when we can...if it can't be drained slowly to water a bush or tree, we can always take a bucket or container to the dump station and get rid of it. I don't think I'd want to use a tote for black water.
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When we first started RVing I obsessed a lot about whether we should get a tote for the extra waste and/or grey water. We never got around to getting one and now I don't think we would. We can go a week on the black tank (two of us) and we sensibly release some of the grey water when we can...if it can't be drained slowly to water a bush or tree, we can always take a bucket or container to the dump station and get rid of it. I don't think I'd want to use a tote for black water.
The macerator pump makes using the portable a nonissue as it turns the contents into a slurry. It is easily emptied from this portable after being pumped out. The remaining residue is rinsed quite easily. We put some water and chemical in for a final freshening. I would not want to use it for the black tank without the macerator.

It works well for longterm boondocking. Easier and faster than hooking up the unit. The pump also empties the tanks more effectively than gravity.

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #41
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Definitely, a macerator would be the ideal way to deal with hauling black water in a tote...that's the ONLY way I'd care to do it.

By the way, pumping-to-a-tank-in-the-tow-vehicle for waste water and pumping-from-a-fresh-water-tank-in-the-TV-to-the-trailer is a great set up... If anyone wants details about a very cool set up, contact "jimmini" here on the Forums...he does a lot of boon docking and has it all figured out. He can go for what seems like forever without issue.

Also friends of our use a 35gal bladder for fresh water and use a 12v pump to fill their trailer tank when they are where there is no water supply..works great. (We try to park next to them whenever possible! They share.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #42
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My only concern with dumping grey water on site is specific to organized campgrounds - where virtually everyone's rig would be dumping in the same general area at each campsite. Multiply that by 365 days/year times "X" number of years and you could get a fairly messy build-up of grime - not to mention attracting the little fuzzy rodents we all try so hard to keep out of our Airstreams. You can't help the normal food litter from dropped sandwich pieces, cookies, hamburgers, and the like - but most of that gets taken away by the bigger guys - i.e. crows, skunks, raccoons, etc. They aren't too interested in the leftovers from washing dirty dishes but hey, it's caviar for a mouse and, from their viewpoint, there surely must be more of same in that big silver box!
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