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Old 03-12-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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Need small water pump to pump gray water to blue boy.

We work it out so we never have to use the blue boy for black tank but use it for gray water when we stay for more than 2 days at campgrounds that don't have sewage. Many times the location of the camper drain valve and the layout of the ground makes it difficult to get the full blue boy to the back of the vehicle to drag to the dump. Anyone use a small water pump to get the water to where the blue boy is hooked to the vehicle? At most a 30 foot run using a garden hose.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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I do not do that but the best way would be to simply buy a cheap electric power drill and use a drill pump like plumbers use to drain out hot water tanks. they are very small and simply attach to a standard drill. Basically a simple paddle wheel design.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:02 PM   #3
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You can find them at Home Depot: 200 GPH Drill Pump-DRP-1 - The Home Depot

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I wonder if you had the blue boy in the bed of the truck if that drill pump would work to pump the gray water uphill.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:54 PM   #5
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You can find them at Home Depot: 200 GPH Drill Pump-DRP-1 - The Home Depot

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Yep. That is what I was thinking. Should work out well for very little investment.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #6
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Just an option.

12 Volt Marine Utility Water Pump

Might last longer, take off the clamps and install a 4 pin connector and plug it into your TV.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:16 PM   #7
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Good ideas on the drill pump and the electric pump. I am leaning towards the electric because it would be my luck (read: carelessness) to have the drill run down and then I am out of luck. Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:24 PM   #8
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Another option may be to use the sewer cap that has a garden hose hookup and use a short piece of hose (just used for grey water) . I'd think the bit of pressure would get the water to the blue boy. Maybe not though?
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:43 PM   #9
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Pump

I have the HF pump and use it to refill water tank from 6gal jugs. Use lengths of garden hose. Wired a 12v outlet by the fill and use a cigarette style plug. YOU MUST prime the pump first, but yours should do itself as it will be lower than the tank. As mentioned, get the cap that takes a garden hose.
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12 Volt Marine Utility Water Pump

Might last longer, take off the clamps and install a 4 pin connector and plug it into your TV.
I have this exact one and it will pump up into your truck bed if desired.
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