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Old 07-11-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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Black and gray water tanks

Has anyone ever pulled their black and gray water tanks and just hard plumbed them? I have a fair amount of frame damage in the rear and the easiest and cheapest way I can figure out to fix this is to remove the tanks and add support for the frame in that area. Any thoughts?

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Don't you want to be able to travel with your trailer? You can't "hard plumb" and use camp/RV park hookups effectively, IMHO...
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yes, we plan on camping with the trailer. What keeps it from being about to use RV hookups without the tanks?

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Aside from running into any number of situations where "hard plumbing" is just not practical in an RV park or campground (location/availability of the sewer hookup, etc), it would require far more water volume to operate properly than a standard RV toilet and holding tank situation does. Without the water volume for flushing you'd end up with blockages before long. Not pretty. You'd most likely need a household toilet to make it work, and there would still be the possibility of sewage backup, etc. The only time this is really practical is when you're in a "park model" that is intended to be stationery and not move from location to location. Not even sure RV parks would allow it. IMHO you'd be far better off to stick to using holding tanks if you want to move from campground to campground (or RV park to RV park).
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You can do it if you use a blueboy portable tank to capture the waste and store it until you can find a dump station.

You can even gopher-hole the waste if no one is watching. Just don't forget to use the blueboy if I'm in the neighborhood.
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You can even gopher-hole the waste if no one is watching. Just don't forget to use the blueboy if I'm in the neighborhood.
I wouldn't counsel someone to do that; it is strictly illegal, not to mention totally unsanitary. I don't think it would be difficult for the camp owner to find out who did it, either.

How would you like to get a summons in the mail for doing something as irresponsible as that?
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