Originally Posted by alumascoupe
Have any of you serious boondockers ever successfully collected rain water for use as greywater for things like flushing toilet etc. ? I have a thought to add some aluminum extrusions to the roof "edge". Out of sight above the awning rail, directly alongside the solar array. The extrusions could act as bracing for solar, concentrate water spots in a smaller area, and could potentially be used to divert rainwater or nightly dew/condensation to a collector to prolong the time in the boonies. I have a wild grapevine living off the nightly condensation dripping off our metal roofed building, and there is a beetle in the sahara that survives collecting morning dew off its back so it works in nature. Any thoughts on the use of rainwater/dew in an AS anyone ?
Actually, we have put dish pans under the end of the awning during downpours while boondocking, and used this to flush the toilet and for the dog to drink. (She drinks out of puddles, anyway!).
Seemed like a shame to let gallons of water just disappear into the ground. And, why not?