Originally Posted by amoretti
Does this mean that while boondocking I can leave the Tetford valve closed, put a 3" to garden hose adapter on the sewer connection and run the garden hose into the blue boy? If one wanted the gray water to flow into the black water tank then I could but a plug in the 3" sewer connection and open the Tetford valve. Is this correct??
Thanks, John in Wyoming
you have it right. If you just put on a cap with a garden hose outlet the gray will
drain to your portable tank.
If you cap it and leave the valve open it will back up into the black tank. The only problem is you will have some fluid between the cap and the dump valve you will need to be prepared to catch in a bucket as you pull the cap.
We prefer to use a small blue tank, i carry both a 5 and a 10 gallon. instead of a large one you have to tow. (try towing a tank up a mile of beach at Padre Island)
I can set a 10 gallon tank on the tailgate and drive it where it needs to be.
When using the 10 gallon tank I can empty the black at 4 day intervals with a safety factor ( 2 people) If there is no dump station I can use the 5 gallon tank at 2 day intervals and dump into a toilet or pit toilet.
When boondocking in the "conservation mode" we use about 5 gallons of water per day and generate less than 2 gallons of black sewage
My goal is to never have to hook up the trailer just to go to the dump station.