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Old 04-10-2016, 06:15 AM   #1
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New 29HFS Owner Wants To Know

I just bought a 2016 29HFS and it's up in Michigan waiting for the Tundra to thaw out.

While I was contemplating what to do about pumping the Black and Gray tanks (it's gonna sit on Private Property most of the time)...

I was wondering...... Does our Bathroom sink empty into the Black Tank or the Gray tank?

I want to know so I can try to calculate how long before I have to tow it up to the Septic Tank to empty it.

My situation is somewhat unique, as I am learning. I'm going to keep my trailer on my buddy's little 'farm' about 450 feet from his Septic Tank. Until I figure out what to do as far as a pumping station -- If anything.

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My 2014 27HFS has 2 grey and one black tank. Bathroom sink goes into a grey tank.
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Thanks, but I'm old. And out of shape. And a little lazy.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:03 AM   #5
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My 2014 27HFS has 2 grey and one black tank. Bathroom sink goes into a grey tank.
Thanks for the feedback. Unless I hear otherwise, I'll assume mine does too.

But that sounds like a whole different ballgame..... Two grey tanks?? Oh well. Thanks again.
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That sewer tote has a handle that can fit over your cars hitch. You don't have to drag it by hand.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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Thanks, but I'm old. And out of shape. And a little lazy.
Dig a hole. Brick in a little cespool, run a leach line out a ways . or just tow that portable tank with a car,tractor or golf cart. Still lots easier than moving the rig.
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Farm you say? Why can't grey go on the ground? I'd ask. Im tryingvto remember but I think greys (2) are 27 g each black 54. If you keep the dump cap on and open both grey dump valves the bathroom sink and shower could make use of the other (kitchen) grey. You could then close both valves before opening the cap but will spill a gallon or so of grey (stand back), but do not open the black until you are dumping whether at his septic or into a tote. Being lazy myself, it would be easier to drag a tote with the truck rather than tear down an move the whole rig. How often a person needs to dump is very very arbitrary with too many variables. The level sensors steps are empty, 1/3, 2/3, and full. Count days until the 1/3 lights the multiply. They are fairly close to reality. Never ever run your black tank over.
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The only thing that dumps into the Black Tank is the commode. The shower and bathroom sink dumps into the rear grey tank, and the kitchen sink dumps into the front grey tank.
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Farm you say? Why can't grey go on the ground? I'd ask. Im tryingvto remember but I think greys (2) are 27 g each black 54. If you keep the dump cap on and open both grey dump valves the bathroom sink and shower could make use of the other (kitchen) grey. You could then close both valves before opening the cap but will spill a gallon or so of grey (stand back), but do not open the black until you are dumping whether at his septic or into a tote. Being lazy myself, it would be easier to drag a tote with the truck rather than tear down an move the whole rig. How often a person needs to dump is very very arbitrary with too many variables. The level sensors steps are empty, 1/3, 2/3, and full. Count days until the 1/3 lights the multiply. They are fairly close to reality. Never ever run your black tank over.
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My main concern was the bathroom sink or shower emptying into the Black Tank.

I do plan on emptying the gray tank into a nearby cornfield.

According to the specs I'm looking at, my rig has 1 32 gallon Black Tank and a 57 gallon Gray Tank....

2016 XLR Hyper Lite 29HFS Toy Hauler Travel Trailer by Forest River Stock# 161162 Inventory - The Original RVWholesalers

The dry weight is in their dreams. The tongue of the trailer had "7,220 lbs" written on it when I picked it up.

If things work out and my friend and I don't get on each other's nerves, I'm thinking about putting in a simplex pump system in order to pump the effluent and the gray water into his septic tank..... 450 feet away. With about a 6 or 7 foot overall climb. And 450' of 2" PVC ain't cheap neither.


But that gets a little on the spendy side. OTOH, staying there on 5 Acres and only paying his electric and mowing the land with his John Deere ain't all that bad of a deal -- If it works out. It should. I see no reason why it shouldn't.

We're so new to this, we don't know what to expect. I tell people, "We don't even know what we don't know"

I'm in SW Florida and I love it overall. But the Summers down here just simply S^(K. And Michigan Summers are beautiful. All three weeks.

So, here we go. I'll keep you updated if I survive. If not......

Thanks for all the tips and I appreciate the thought put into them
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