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Old 04-07-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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does my 71 safari have a grey tank?

or just a black?-how big are they?-thanx for your help--jim
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tanks but no tanks

The use of a grey tank came into A/S use with '73 models.
Sorry to say , just a black tank.
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...unless one has beem retrofitted in by a previous owner. Possible, but not probable ~

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The use of a grey tank came into A/S use with '73 models.
Sorry to say , just a black tank.
...and if so, it isn't documented in the owner's or service manual for 1973 models.

but it is in 74 and up.
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I read somewhere (?) that grey water tanks were an option on a few larger models in 73. They became standard equiptment on the 74's.
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or just a black?-how big are they?-thanx for your help--jim
Pretty small by todays standards. I think its around 12 gallons.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:06 AM   #7
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Tote Tank

Jim:

A tote tank is a pretty easy solution to the no gray tank problem. We use ours often, but never for the black water. Just be careful when you are towing it to the dump. They come with plastic wheels that don't like long trips. However, sometimes the dump is a long way from your campsite. My plastic wheels melted down on a long haul. They were a pain to find replacements for. Good luck.

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I read somewhere (?) that grey water tanks were an option on a few larger models in 73. They became standard equiptment on the 74's.
yep, that gets repeated over and over. (and it just got repeated again )

might be true, but I haven't come across one yet. and like I said, there is no mention of it in the 1973 OM or SM, which cover all models.
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Another thing I never see mentioned either. These very early gray tanks are very small. Somewhere around 8 - 10 gallons. Better than nothing sure, but hardly enough to take a shower or do dishes with.


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yep, that gets repeated over and over. (and it just got repeated again )

might be true, but I haven't come across one yet. and like I said, there is no mention of it in the 1973 OM or SM, which cover all models.
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thanx for the help!--was wondering about the grey-saw a page from a serv manual[ebay]1972-where it looked as if there were actually 2 tanks back by the bathrm.--holy smokes 63 bucks for it!--is it ok to use for a 71?--does anyone have that pic?-----------how about I stretch a tarp,using a rope from two trees--Ive parbonded the windows where the leak is but that didnt do it-guess Ive got to look higher--curses!-I hate leaks!
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wow tim--12 gal isnt much ,is it?--ok Im not going to do any dishes!--showers only[and short ones at that!-maybe 4 two gal showers-sounds impossible though]]--Bill--It looks like a tote--although it seems a royal pain!----Chuck- youd think that it would be in writing if and when it was done-thanx----jim
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wow tim--12 gal isnt much ,is it?--ok Im not going to do any dishes!--showers only[and short ones at that!-maybe 4 two gal showers-sounds impossible though]]--Bill--It looks like a tote--although it seems a royal pain!----Chuck- youd think that it would be in writing if and when it was done-thanx----jim
I was answering your question about the black tank size since the '71's don't have grey tank.

The black tank is 12 gallons. Shower water and sink water does not go in there. It bypasses the tank and comes out directly through the sewer drain.
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Right -I were confused
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I Have A 1973 Ambassador And I Have A Grey Tank Under My Bed In The Rear Its About 12 Gallons.it Doesn't Seem Like Enough To Take A Shower And Then Wash Dishes.
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