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Old 03-06-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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We need to set up our 69 overlander permately, can we just put the dump hose on the black water tank, run it into the septic tank, and use it that way permantely. When we bought the camper, we bought it for this purpose, not thinking that it might not readily hook up to a private septic tank. Anyway the converter is shot, and we don't want to replace it, we just want it to be crappable.

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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Unless you are talking about bypassing the black tank altogther you will still need to fill and dump it. If you just let it sit with the dump valve open "black hills" will begin to grow into fecal stalagmites.

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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You will still need to allow the tank to fill up then dump,or you will end up with the black globs in your tank.Other option is to remove black tank,install a household toilet,and pipe direct,with your gray line tied into it. Dave
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I concur with the previous posters. Even though the trailer with be static, you must leave the black tank valve closed and allow it to fill and then dump it as necessary. Leaving the black tank open all the time will cause disastrous results. The tank will develop the 'black hills syndrome' which can require replacing the tank..

As far as the converter goes, the trailer will require some major modifications if you want to remove it. All of the trailer lighting and the furnace fan are 12 volt, and will not operate on 110. Also, if the refrigerator has electronic controls, these are also 12 volt.

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