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Old 06-24-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Question? How many days could you camp with grey and black water holding tanks at 23 gallons each?
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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Almost a week on the black. Day and a half on the grey.... To extend grey, we typically wash and rinse dishes into a dishpan, then dump the dishpan into the toilet.
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Question? How many days could you camp with grey and black water holding tanks at 23 gallons each?
that's tough to answer, since it's really varies from camper to camper.
too many variables, like how many are using the RV, how much do you use the CG's bathrooms, how good are you at conserving water usage, do you plan to use the shower, do you wash dishes in the RV's sink and so on.

for the two of us, we can go for weeks on the 25 gallon black tank and about 5 days on the 25 gallon gray tank.
but we are former popup owners and know how to conserve water usage.
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I agree that it depends on how conservative you are or want to be. We probably could make it for 2 or 3 days with the black and 2 with the grey. We use our camper to the max of its capabilities and enjoy the amenities. That's just us. I have not used the cg baths since we got our pup with a shower/potty.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:13 AM   #5
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Almost a week on the black. Day and a half on the grey.... To extend grey, we typically wash and rinse dishes into a dishpan, then dump the dishpan into the toilet.
I thought I was the only one to do that !!!! I think the dawn dish soap is good for the black tank also...
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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Like others have said, there are many variables, such as number of persons and how conservative you are. We have a 30 gallon black tank and with a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) it is currently our limiting factor for our length of stay. We can make it last at least 7 days. Have made it last 9.
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Thanks all for the feedback. Very helpful
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The majority of the waste water I produce goes into the grey tank. It is surprizing how fast the grey tank fills up. I have seen camper who have a hose attached to the dump opening to run grey water into the surrounding high grass and trees. I assume this is ok since I have found covers at Walmart and other places that have a garden hose attachment built right into the cover. This most certainly would take the worry out of overflowing the tank.
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The majority of the waste water I produce goes into the grey tank. It is surprizing how fast the grey tank fills up.
One thing I have done to extend the use of our grey tanks and my fresh water is to have a pitcher available for whenever warm water is needed, whether for the shower, bath sink or kitchen sink. We run the water into the pitcher until it becomes warm for use. I then pour the initial water from the pitcher back into the fresh water tank. It is amazing how much this extended both my fresh water and grey tank capacity. A lot of fresh water was being used to fill our grey tanks just waiting for the water to get warm.
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One thing I have done to extend the use of our grey tanks and my fresh water is to have a pitcher available for whenever warm water is needed, whether for the shower, bath sink or kitchen sink. We run the water into the pitcher until it becomes warm for use. I then pour the initial water from the pitcher back into the fresh water tank. It is amazing how much this extended both my fresh water and grey tank capacity. A lot of fresh water was being used to fill our grey tanks just waiting for the water to get warm.
I sometimes do sorta the same think when dry camping, except I use the catch water to flush the toilet. Same results.....that water is not going down the grey water drains, and the water is being used in place of the water from the fresh water tank to flush the toilet.

Personally, I would not want to drink the water from the hot water tank....that is what happens if you put it in the fresh water tank.
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