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Old 09-19-2008, 02:51 PM   #29
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So far we have had no problem. We camp at Ca. State camp grounds and USFS campgrounds. If there is a question I use the blue boy and dump it at a restroom (I've watched campers dump their dishwater there) or a dump station or I run a garden hose to nearby brush. Some gophers have also 'benefitted' by a shower hose in their homes too. I have camped in various forms since the 50's and have had no problems with dumping gray water.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:22 PM   #30
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When you have full hookups are you able to just drain the grey tank continually?
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When you have full hookups are you able to just drain the grey tank continually?

Yes, but don't make the rookie mistake of draining the black water continuously!


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When you have full hookups are you able to just drain the grey tank continually?
You could, but you want some in there to rinse things out after emptying the black tank.


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No grey tank

I guess I should clarify, I have no grey tank. It just drains onto the ground but I could hook the garden hose up to the grey water drip ad let that drain. How do I flush the black water tank with grey water if I don't have a grey water tank?
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I guess I should clarify, I have no grey tank. It just drains onto the ground but I could hook the garden hose up to the grey water drip ad let that drain. How do I flush the black water tank with grey water if I don't have a grey water tank?
Well, I would guess you wouldn't.

You will have to flush your drain hose another way.

Be aware that most campgrounds don't allow grey water draining onto the ground. Someone here familiar with those older systems will have to advise you on what to do and how.

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Older Airstreams without grey tanks have the grey water lines connected just downstream of the black tank dump valve. With full hookups, there's no problem. Grey water drains all the time and black water drains when the valve is open.

With no sewer hookups at a park where grey water dumping is not allowed, it's time for a blue tank. Make sure the dump station is within reach, because you'll have to take the blue tank there every once in a while.

In places where discharge of grey water is allowed, connect a water hose to the cap on the trailer sewer line (get one if you don't have that style of cap) and let the grey water drain in an appropriate location.

I carry a separate water hose with a nozzle so I can clean out the sewer hose after dumping.
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I have camped for years and have never stayed at a campground where dumping gray water was allowed. Breeds flies and stench. Would you want your kids to play where the previous camper let his gray water drain? Same thing goes to men who think they have to pee on a tree. What if your kids played there next? Jim
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