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Old 01-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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1961 Overlander Holding Tank Question

It's my new toy and I don't know much about it. I know there is only one tank.Since there is no grey tank, does that water suppose to just run out from the drain underneath?
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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Cristobal -

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on picking up a great trailer.

You're right that there is only one tank -- the black water tank -- for holding toilet waste. The grey water -- shower and sink water -- used to be dumped right to the ground. Back in the early '60s, they would dig a "gopher hole" and let the water run right into it.

That's illegal today, but you can get a Blue Boy that will allow you to collect grey water and properly dump it. Eventually, you may want to install a grey tank within the frame. Frankly, I'd spend some time getting to know and enjoy Airstreaming before getting too carried away with renovations. The motivation will help tremendously.

You will find this forum to be a gold mine of Airstream knowledge. The search function will bring up quite a few threads on Overlanders and will hopefully answer a lot of your questions. If not, just post here. You'll find the Overlander group to be a great resource.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Yes. The grey water is piped directly to the outside.
To be legal in most places, you will need to be hooked to a sewer hookup. Or use a "Tote", a portable tank for the grey water. Blue Boy is the brand name of one tote. There are others.
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Yes. The grey water is piped directly to the outside.
To be legal in most places, you will need to be hooked to a sewer hookup. Or use a "Tote", a portable tank for the grey water. Blue Boy is the brand name of one tote. There are others.
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Thanks for adding that. I think like a dry camper most times. Of course, you can use full hookups. Should have mentioned that.

BTW, your Bargman handle is working beautifully.

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Glad you like the handle.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Good luck and have fun with your new Airstream. Neither of my Airstreams have a grey tank. When we are at a campsite bring along a portable grey tank. It works fine for me.

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