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Old 08-16-2009, 09:31 PM   #15
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Not sure what the big stink about Black in the grey tank is. There are AS out there that have combined grey and black tanks and don't have problems... As long as you monitor them...
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:55 PM   #16
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Have you considered an aftermarket tank rinser? Prior to owning my Bambi, I added a Tornado to my Class C, and loved it. I just added one to my Bambi a couple of months ago (although it took some creative disassembly to get at the desired spot on the tank).

I usually flush my blackwater first, run the Tornado for a bit, then flush the grey to rinse the hose.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:24 PM   #17
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Airstream did this 50 years ago, only difference was grey teed in below black stop valve.
Uh, I think maybe there was another significant difference.........NO grey tank.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:51 AM   #18
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Not sure what the big stink about Black in the grey tank is. There are AS out there that have combined grey and black tanks and don't have problems... As long as you monitor them...
I appreciate the word play, but I think the point is to keep the grey tank grey and not have two black tanks. There are places you can dump grey water that you would never dump black water.

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:05 AM   #19
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Thats true Gene. I dump my grey down my hill side if I don't have to dump my black... I was just saying some people have a combined. My friends 04 safari does.. But it is nice just to pull the vavle on the Grey tank as you leave camp Opps was I thinking out loud...
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #20
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Looks like a good idea to me.
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Our house has a grey water system that empties about 150' from the house. I think there's an outlet from the French drain around there too. Only the toilets go to the septic tank and leach field. So in the spirit of our land, we empty grey water when we get home if we have had no opportunity to empty it before. Unless the ground is frozen, it disappears in less than a minute into the usually parched earth.

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One other consideration-- my gray tank came with a 3" outlet, and I attached a 3" gate valve to it. It dumps much faster than the standard 1.5" gray outlet does on other RVs out there.

I have a separate black and gray dump valve, so I must disconnect the line and reconnect once when dumping both. Just a little bit of extra time, not really a big deal. And like I said, with the 3" gate valve, the gray dumps VERY quickly.

I tried to figure a way to use one of those combined units that "Y" together and have separate valves for each tank, with only one sewer connection-- but the way my tanks are configured, and the lack of space, convinced me to just keep them separate.

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