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Old 11-05-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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I have just purchased a 65 GT and am trying to figure everything out, I do not really know what type of septic system is in the trailer. Can anyone tell me what I have? Everything on the trailer is original. what is the difference between Blue and Black and Grey water?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to airforums.com!

You have a "black" tank which your toilet sits directly on, and there is a Thetford valve on the outside underneath of your trailer to allow the sewage to be drained out. Look in the rear bumper compartment, there may be a "slinky" there to allow connection for draining.

Your sinks and shower are connected directly to the same waste valve; there is no holding tank for them. You need to be connected to a sewage system in an RV park in order to use them, or parked in an area that allows the draining of so-called "gray" water right onto the ground. Such places are very rare these days.

Hope this helps you understand, but if not, just fire away again with the questions!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
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The 65 did not have a gray tank,unless 1 has been added,black water is from toilet,and then you have fresh water tank,you could call that a blue tank,if you are so inclined.However blue normally refers to a blue roll around tank,that you would use to drain your gray water into when you don`t have sewer hook up.Dave
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Congrats! The blue must be fresh water? The grey is sink and shower water and the black is the toilet. I'm not sure of your system but I'd bet if you post pictures pleny people here can help you. Have fun with your new baby!
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So on my system I would have to re-plumb to separate black and grey water? and then I could add either a grey water tank or a Blue portable tank?
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Adding the grey tank is the real work. You need to find a spot with enough space and in a spot that will not adversely affect the trailer's balance.

Connecting it to your drains is the simple, easy part.

Or, you can travel with a blueboy (an external blue tank on wheels with a handle and/or ability to be towed). This tank will be carried in your tow vehicle, and used when you are in a place with no sewage connection. (i.e. you only use it when you are NOT in an RV camp.)

When the blueboy is filled, you transport it to a dumping station to empty it.

When you are at an RV park/camp, you simply connect the outlet for your sewage system to the drain assigned to your parking place, and leave the valve for the black tank closed, until the black tank fills. At that time you empty the black tank.

The grey water (sinks shower) simply flows into the drain whenever you use your sinks or shower.

Getting more clear yet?
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