Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: IN
Posts: 196
Found something very unusual in greywater tank

Our camper has been parked in our yard since we last camped about 45 days ago. We drained the black and greywater tanks at the campground dump station when we left. Despite putting chemicals and about 7 gallons of water in the toilet when we came home, there was a terrible poop smell in the camper lately. We decided to drain the blackwater tank and flush it out. That worked fine. My DH decided to see if the greywater tank was completely empty. He opened the valve into a bucket and out came about a gallon of water and a small dead FROG! I don't know a lot about campers but I am stumped as to how a frog could get in the greywater tank. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
2011 MicroLite 23LB
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
zinger60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
kennyairport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Monroe N.C.
Posts: 628
I know you're looking for a real answer, but all
I got is through a bad RIVET.
Sorry, I know it's bad.
On another thought...have you been to a Rally recently.

OOOOOOOhhhhhhh.
__________________

__________________
See you down the road. ;

Ken and Denise new SOB Imagine 2850mk
2015 shamrock23s,2015 Ram Eco diesel
previous 1997 coleman highlander pup,1994 35rb Vectra,diesel,2007 Fleetwood arcadia pup.2005 ram
kennyairport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 07:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
ramit315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 120
I wonder if you have a missing vent cap on top of your camper? Might have got in thru the vent if you do.
__________________
2018 Ford F-450 DRW
2017 Sandpiper 379FLOK
ramit315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 07:28 PM   #4
tjm
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 75
My guess would be the roof vent, depending on what you consider small.
tjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 1,104
If you leave the gray water valves open while connected to a sewer sometimes the crawlies will enter
tomkatb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 113
Do you have a R-pod trailer? Don't they come with a frog in the tank? They're all about the frog theme?
Ruggybuggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 10:46 AM   #7
Multi-Slacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,309
My guess is that it came in with the water as either an egg or tadpole. Had a 5 gallon water bottle for the cooler come with a mess of frog eggs at work. Supplier had some explaining to do.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sonoma 280RKS
2018 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L, 4:10 rear
Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
Andersen WDH / 2700 lb 2.5" Receiver

CurtPutnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 01:50 PM   #8
Member
 
frozen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 171
frogs

Has the trailer ever been stored with drain valve open and cap off?
frozen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 219
JWood422 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 02:19 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 219
My serious guess is a tree frog that came in through the vent. (I grew up calling them stink pipes.) We have tree frogs that love hanging out in our large tubular wind chimes.
JWood422 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 04:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Smiths Falls Ont
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWood422 View Post
My serious guess is a tree frog that came in through the vent. (I grew up calling them stink pipes.) We have tree frogs that love hanging out in our large tubular wind chimes.
We have an abive ground pool and its saltwater the tree frogs love it. Pulled nine out the other night. There was five of the riding around on the plastic lilly pads that are solar lights. At night they are so loud you cant talk to the person beside you. We just got back from 2 weeks camping and there are about 50 tadpoles swimming in the pool right now. Kids love them so i cant just toss em. Besides we need more frogs to keep skeeters at bay.
My bet is it was probably in your drain pipe and died just happened to come out with the water. Was it first or last out when you drained the grey tank lol
AceCombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 06:38 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 2,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by CurtPutnam View Post
My guess is that it came in with the water as either an egg or tadpole. Had a 5 gallon water bottle for the cooler come with a mess of frog eggs at work. Supplier had some explaining to do.
That would mean of course that they do not filter the incoming water.
__________________

__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Gladiator Qr35 ST235/85R16 Load rating G, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box, PI EMS HW50C
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tank, water, water tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 AM.


×