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Old 05-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #41
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Sergei, you can move the grey water tank to between the axles, and have more grey water capacity. The '70's Argosies had a 7-10 gallon grey water capacity, so anything more you can put in would be good.
The black tank, however, usually rests on the floor in the bathroom, under the toilet. You really can't do much moving around there without major surgery. Black tank capacity uis about 10 gallons.
Now if you think about it 10 gal. is a lotta poop ! Newer RV toilets probably only have a cup of water in the bowl, and unless you just need to go crazy with the sprayer, you don't use much more when flushing.

If you've got 5 or 6 people in your Argosy, then 10 gallons will fill up fast, but with one or two, you won't fill that tank for two weeks or more. I agree with the experienced rebuilders, moving the black tank... simply not worth the effort.

Keep your current black tank, and find somewhere else to spend the money!

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Old 05-28-2006, 10:47 AM   #42
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people do things for different reasons....

I agree. 10 gallons of black is generally enough, even if some new Airstreams come with 35 gallons.

We rebuilt the whole system because we wanted the black tank UNDER the floor, with a new ceramic toilet on a FLAT floor.

It was a design consideration.

12 gallons of grey was unacceptable. We now have 36 plus gallons there.

The money has been spent, happily.
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You got the wrong trailer

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These definitely aren't trailers you want to be hauling in to the deer shack.
Your delima is exactly why Airstream built the Argosy!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:48 PM   #44
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I agree. 10 gallons of black is generally enough, even if some new Airstreams come with 35 gallons. We rebuilt the whole system because we wanted the black tank UNDER the floor, with a new ceramic toilet on a FLAT floor. 12 gallons of grey was unacceptable. We now have 36 plus gallons there.
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A flat floor and ceramic head is a nice design touch. I can live with the "port-a-pottie" look. Shoot, it may even help convince a few people to hike over to the camp ground toliet

The added grey water capacity is really important. As you say, 12 gallons is unacceptable. Now I know why so many people hook up their sewer hose at the campsite. One reason I can think of for having the black water above the grey water tank is you could then use it to "flush" the black water tank and/or use it as overflow for extra capacity.

I'm sure the vast majority of our grey water is from washing in the kitchen sink, although making the shower more useable is also high on the list before cyclocross season. Any simple ideas on how grey water can be diverted to a hose for "old school" direct discharge? The easiest I suppose would be a "drain cap" that had a hose fitting glued on. To make it work well it would be nice if the drain cap provided a better seal and the additon of an elbow with the hose fitting centered and pointing down would help. Don't worry, I'm not going to do this next to you in a paid campsite

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CW has the "garden hose cap" for attaching a hose. http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...fm?skunum=4181
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