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Old 05-11-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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Grey Water Tank ?

Who has a grey water tank?
...and who doesn't?

If you have one, what size is it?

If you don't have one, how do you handle your grey water?

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Old 05-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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I have both issues...

10 gallon kitchen sink drain on the passenger side.

None on the rear shower. I'd use a bucket
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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No grey water tank. We very rarely go to campgrounds so just dig a hole where our sink drain comes out of the van. When we are in a sensitive area, we carry a folding bucket and catch the stuff and dispose of in a better area.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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If you have a built-in sink, you have a grey water tank, most likely directly under the sink against the outer wall. I've always assumed that the grey water tank is sized to the standard 10-gallon fresh water tank. When you fill your fresh water tank, it is about time to empty the grey water. There is a vent on the outside of the sink (which serves the same purpose as the sewer pipe sticking through the roof of your house). If water is coming out of it, your grey tank is full...
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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If you have a built-in sink, you have a grey water tank, most likely directly under the sink against the outer wall. I've always assumed that the grey water tank is sized to the standard 10-gallon fresh water tank. When you fill your fresh water tank, it is about time to empty the grey water. There is a vent on the outside of the sink (which serves the same purpose as the sewer pipe sticking through the roof of your house). If water is coming out of it, your grey tank is full...
Sink does not equate to grey water tank. I only have a threaded hose adapter, and require the use of a bucket under the SMB.


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Old 05-11-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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Due to other options, SMB can not install a gray water tank in our rig. SMB is providing us with a collapsable water tank to use in State Parks, which do not allow RV's to directly dump sink water on the ground.
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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We have an 8 gal grey water tank, with a 16 gal fresh water tank (no shower). We requested this in our SMB, because in our previous VW camper experience (of 27 years), it has worked out very well. We empty it usually at the side of a back remote road or some non-sensitive area. We use biodegradable soap, and always wipe off dishes and pots with paper towels first, so as not to have any "grease" go down the drain. If we stay in one remote spot for 4 to 7 days, we will empty some of it out at the site, when we need to. (We also always carry an extra 6.5 water container with us).

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Yes, a sink does not equate to a grey water tank.

Due to other options, a grey water tank would have been mounted in a location to dramtically reduce other storage.

We are opting for a hose adapter and are looking for a small small container that would extend the grey water capacity beyond the normal drain pipe capacity (but it will have to fit in an intersting little spot).

So it sounds like for the most part not having a grey water tank is not a big deal, but you need to be prepared in State and I assume, National parks.


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Do you guys drop anything down the sink to keep the grey tank from stinking?
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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Ive got a 7 gallon gray water tank. Like it was said above, i empty it when i fill my fresh water. Havent had the need to drop any kind of odor killer down the drain yet, but have though about it.

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