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Old 02-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Does the water from the shower and sinks go to the black tank, since i dont see a grey water tank on my airstream?
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The shower and sinks go directly to the ground, unless a grey tank has been installed by a prior owner.

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Does the water from the shower and sinks go to the black tank, since i dont see a grey water tank on my airstream?
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The grey line cuts into the black and they out the back. You can quickly fill the grey lines and it come up in the shower.
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Airstream didn't install gray/wash water tanks until 1974. Back in the day you could dump wash water on the ground or in a what they called a gopher hole. (a hole dug at your campsite for dumping wash water) So unless your trailer has been modified you will have to use a 'blue boy' or have full hookups.

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You can short-curcuit by using the cap on the dump end and opening the valve, allowing gray water to back up into the black tank. (This is from our 67 manual.) I'd recommend it only for short stays -- and not a very pleasant prospect when it comes time to dump.

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You can short-curcuit by using the cap on the dump end and opening the valve, allowing gray water to back up into the black tank. (This is from our 67 manual.) I'd recommend it only for short stays -- and not a very pleasant prospect when it comes time to dump.

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This doesn't work well if you have an above floor black tank, since the bottom of the tank and the shower aren't very different in height.
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Probably wouldn't, Wayne! And, frankly, I haven't tried it with ours. The problem is the "material" that will collect in the small space between the cap and the valve on those rigs under that condition. To put it delicately, it's liable to contain a bit more solid and/or yellow material than just some residual gray water.

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