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Old 09-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #11
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My buddies pop up doesn't even have a gray tank. The water from his sink runs straight out a hose in the side of the camper and on to the ground.

If I am in a primitive site and there are not ppl jammed in right beside me, I don't think twice about dumping the gray on the ground. It's shower water....who cares. Most of you compalining about this probably go outside to take a leak so you can save fresh water and black tank space.......so what's the difference?

Don't take this he wrong way... If I am in amnice domesticated campground with neighbors around me, I would never do this. I respect my neighbors.....but I I have no neighbors, well......
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:57 PM   #12
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Dumping Grey Water

Dumping grey water for us depends on four things.

1. Type of campground we are in and how many people use it
2. Vegetation around the campsite
3. Is the forest dry or wet?
4. Where is the campsite fresh water pump

1. If campsites are so busy that they look like a WalMart parking lot on a Saturday super sale then definitely -- NO--

2. If the surrounding vegetation is trees and scrubs, not lawn, then yes

3. If the ground is dry, the trees will appreciate the water. Plus, it makes the camp area safer from ground fires.

You have to appreciate you are dumping grey water on the ground into the vegetation. Common sense tells you to use bio-degradeable soaps and all you are dumping is grey water, no tank cleaning additives.

4. If we are next to or close to the campsite fresh water pump, then don't dump.

If the campsites are so crowded one neighbor can see the next one then don't dump anything.

As you can tell, we really don't camp? in crowded campsites where being neighborly is necessary. We go out to get away from the crowds, not exchange them.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:02 PM   #13
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If we all considered it "acceptable" to do this, and everyone emptied their gray tank at the campsite or into the woods, just think what would would happen over time.

I like to think of the people who camp as true nature lovers who go out of their way to protect the environment.
In any 'protected park' you are not allowed to even take a stick or rock out of the park because you are disturbing the ecosystem.

Just think what dumping a tankful of water mixed with antibacterial soap , anti dandruff shampoo and the other various chemically laden products people use would do.

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Morally admirable people to the right thing even when nobody is looking =]
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:45 PM   #14
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I would never dump an entire grey tank LOL. Ihave 42 gallon tanks. That would be a lot. However when we hard our old KZ sportsmen classice with 12gallon tanks I had to dump a gallon or 2. My wife was showering and the tub got full. If I would have driven to dump station I would have had water all over interior. So I had to dump a little bit just so water would go down. I don't see anything too wrong with that but wouldn't go about emptying an entire tank though.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #15
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Can someone list the dangers of this activity? Not being smart aleck, but I'd like to be educated.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #16
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Can someone list the dangers of this activity? Not being smart aleck, but I'd like to be educated.
Aside from a muddy campground I don't think there are none. It's just water with a tad of soap. It's probably more danger to wash the darn car outside LOL.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #17
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Years ago i had an 8 foot truck camper and the drain went outside, but i had a bucket where the hose went into it, then i would dump it in the proper place, well maybe i care too much for the outdoors i guess,
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Years ago i had an 8 foot truck camper and the drain went outside, but i had a bucket where the hose went into it, then i would dump it in the proper place, well maybe i care too much for the outdoors i guess,
Hey TF- Kevin how dare you and I care about the environment and our fellow campers.

Tonight I think I will have all my kids wash their face and brush their teeth in a bucket. Then I will do the dishes maybe a little food scraps in there won't hurt. Let it sit in the heat for a couple of days and then dump it out on my neighbors lawn.

All in good fun everyone. I always use a dump station. That's just me.
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While these folks inappropriately dumped, maybe a good question is what we/you all do about this-- not pointing fingers, of course.
Obviously, taking the law into your own hands may get you killed, but a call to appropriate authorities seems plausible. License numbers, date, time, location, etc.
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Or you can rub their nose in it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #20
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For the record, I've always honored the wishes of every campground (none primitive) I've camped at--and have not dumped any waste water grey or black anywhere but in the dump station. Just sayin'.
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