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Old 05-23-2012, 06:41 AM   #11
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Forgive me, but what is a "vault" toilet ?

It is a Bank that pays low interest rates! Youroo!!

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:16 AM   #12
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It is a Bank that pays low interest rates! Youroo!!

Seriously, a vault toilet is like an old fashioned outhouse. It is a big hole in the ground, with a toilet on top, and hopefully an enclosure around the toilet.

Some of the newer ones really look nice, with better ventilation than the older outhouses.


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Old 05-23-2012, 08:16 AM   #13
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This sounds like a lot of work for you (inconvenient)...
what would it take to have a gray water tank permanently installed on the TT?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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The campground I spend a lot of time at has a sign that says no gray water dumping in the toilet or in the utility sink. I guy near me who was camping in a little Casita walked to the bathroom every morning with a 5 gallon bucket that really reaked... I can only guess what he was dumping. I don't use the CG rest rooms they gross me out...
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #15
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When we had our Coleman pop up I would carry 2- 7 gallon jugs for gray ( sink water )
I have never had to dump , but seen a few people use the restroom for there container

Dump away my friend.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #16
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Grey water dumping

I have been a camphost in several places in Colorado. The best way is to ask the resident host what are the rules and what is ok with the host. Some CG have the old style grey water dump tower that is seperate from the vault. Many of the upgraded CG only have the vault toilets. These vaults are nothing more than large holding tanks that have to be pumped when full. This is a costly part of the running of the CG. Some hosts are open to this way of grey water disposal. Some of the new ones will object. Some campers just dump on the ground. I do not think there is one answer that fits all situations for this, so when in doubt ask the host. Good luck and safe and happy travels. Tom-s
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
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We do a lot of camping in Bear Country, dumping gray water on the ground is not a good Idea. You may wake up with a unwanted visitor...
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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Is the vault toilet a "pit" toilet?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #19
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We are all talking about grey water here right? Potable water that came from the ground into your fresh water holding tank out your showerhead down your body down the drain into your little 5 gal pail or whatever your using. Then your going to carry that pail carefully as to not spill a drop to a dumping station/toliet. ???? There are many countries in the world that go though great challenges to get drinking water that is much worse than your clean grey water. I love the environment and suport solar, wind power research etc.etc. But I would not be carrying it anywhere. It came from the ground and wants to go home. lol Cant find the smiley face icon or I would have one at the
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #20
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Maybe easiest to get a "tote" tank with handle. Can drag or tow with vehicle to CG dump station as desired and meet all "the rules" Clean and easy.....

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