Originally Posted by kylerlaird
Is there anything I'm missing here? This seems like a major change. If it's such a good idea, I expect others would have already done it but I haven't found any mention of such a modification.
Just my 2¢ worth…
The main thing you might
be missing is ergonomics. If you cut off the manifold— what's left of it— and install individual valves at the cut ends, how easy will it be to reach them? Will you have to crawl underneath to hook up the slinky? Will you have to crawl underneath to open and close the new valves?
It may be possible to cobble together a removable
manifold. Two elbows, a T, all with bayonet fittings for quick assembly, possibly some short sections of rigid plastic pipe to connect them all together depending on how far apart the black and gray tanks are, a 5-gallon bucket with lid to carry the parts in when the manifold is disassembled (and to facilitate washing the parts, fill the bucket with soapy water, let the trip do the agitstion). It would take some extra work when setting up or breaking camp, but it solves both problems.