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Old 06-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Liquid Tank Capacities

Although I'm somewhat new to this, I never considered bringing along a water container to replenish my fresh water supply. I've found that if I don't have a water connection it is unlikely that I will have a sewage connection. You can't keep adding water to the fresh water tank if it has no where to go. Unless you're driving over to the dump station and then putting the camper back into its' spot. Is this done often? I fill the fresh water tank at home and make do on the 3 or 4 day trips we take. Does the fresh water tank capacity equal the black and gray water tank capacities? Just curious.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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For example my sabre has a 34 gallon fw capacity plus 10 gallon in hw heater total of 44 gallons.
Then I have a 34 gallon black and 3- 34 gallon grey .

5 of us don't go thru the fw supply in 4 days , your results may vary.
Get yourself a barker blue tote for those time when u fill a tank.


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Old 06-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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it would help a lot more if you posted what kind of camper you have, the brand and the model number, since you don't have it listed in your signature line.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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many campsites will have water/electric and no sewer.
many campsites have no hookups at all.

we dry camp almost exclusively(no hookups) so we take a 6 gallon water jug and a 15 gallon blue tote tank, which we only use for the gray tank, since it will fill up 10x faster than the black tank.

usually adding the capacities of the black and gray tanks together will be way more than the capacity of the FW tank, in most TT's. rarely would the FW tank be equal to the added capacities of the B/G tanks.

so, if dry camping, you'll never exceed your holding tanks with a full FW tank.
your trailer has a 36g. FW tank, which includes the 6g. in the WH. your B/G tanks are 30g. each. this are pretty standard numbers for smaller TTs/HTTs.
you can go a long time without filling a 30g. black tank but not so with the gray tank. we can go weeks without dumping the black tank but the gray will have to be dumped every 3-4 days, therefore requiring the tote tank if you don't want to have to move the trailer.
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Thanks Dan, that answered my questions.
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