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Old 04-18-2016, 10:01 AM   #21
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I remember when we were told to dump gray water on the ground, not haul it off! That was with our pup in the 80s.

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You mean back when you could drink from green garden hoses and before bicycle helmets? It's a miracle we survived!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:11 AM   #22
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I never got too excited about dumping the shower water. But, I can see the CG's point when it comes to galley water though. With the grease and food particulates (even with a strainer in the sink drain) in the tank, if everybody goes that route, the fly problems do get real annoying. If I'm out for over 3 days, the blue wheeled tote goes with.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:09 PM   #23
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I carry a 42 gal honey tank in bed of truck. Use a flojet pump to empty tank on 5er, Drive to dump station, drain with regular hose, then go back. I did it this weekend. Saves hooking 5er back up to TV, etc.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:24 PM   #24
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WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS OPPOSING OPINION TO "POPULAR" THOUGHT WHICH SOME MIGHT VIEW AS MICRO AGGRESSION(S). So please go to your safe zone instead of reading any further. I will not be held responsible if your feelings are hurt.

We are talking about grey and not black water.
I'm glad you clarified that as I was getting ready to haul as_ to my safe zone.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:22 PM   #25
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I carry a 42 gal honey tank in bed of truck. Use a flojet pump to empty tank on 5er, Drive to dump station, drain with regular hose, then go back. I did it this weekend. Saves hooking 5er back up to TV, etc.

Once I get a tote, this is exactly my plan. I'm just a little worried because my family is a buncha wookies.
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Once I get a tote, this is exactly my plan. I'm just a little worried because my family is a buncha wookies.
I'm with you, I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to dump and haul small quantities of black waste to the dump. I would settle for 5 gals at a time but I'm thinking, it's suicide to open up that 3" gate valve into a 5 gal bucket. They make a blue 6 gallon tank for about $50 or so but I'm wondering how I can safely, meaning not get splashed, dump 6 gallons out of a full tank. And then how do you flush the hose. I guess one could cap both ends and bring it to the dump station? I want an emergency solution that will do exactly as you say, to avoid hooking up and bring the entire trailer to the dump.
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I'm with you, I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to dump and haul small quantities of black waste to the dump. I would settle for 5 gals at a time but I'm thinking, it's suicide to open up that 3" gate valve into a 5 gal bucket. They make a blue 6 gallon tank for about $50 or so but I'm wondering how I can safely, meaning not get splashed, dump 6 gallons out of a full tank. And then how do you flush the hose. I guess one could cap both ends and bring it to the dump station? I want an emergency solution that will do exactly as you say, to avoid hooking up and bring the entire trailer to the dump.
I've dumped a partially full black tank into 5 gallon buckets and it wasn't as terrible as you might believe (no mess, actually). But, I do have a clear 90-degree elbow which points the poopy water straight down into the bucket.
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I've dumped a partially full black tank into 5 gallon buckets and it wasn't as terrible as you might believe (no mess, actually). But, I do have a clear 90-degree elbow which points the poopy water straight down into the bucket.
Yea, I need to get one of those. And I guess one could control the flow by raising the height of the bucket so the poop doesn't come out like a fire hose. Maybe I'll try it at home with a clean tank.
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I carry a 42 gal honey tank in bed of truck. Use a flojet pump to empty tank on 5er, Drive to dump station, drain with regular hose, then go back. I did it this weekend. Saves hooking 5er back up to TV, etc.
Honey, never heard it called that, ha ha ha. Doesn't the flojet add to the volume of waste you have to haul?
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Yea, I need to get one of those. And I guess one could control the flow by raising the height of the bucket so the poop doesn't come out like a fire hose. Maybe I'll try it at home with a clean tank.
Fill a gray with fresh water or something.

When I had my pop-up, we drained straight into a 5 gallon bucket. The biggest problem I had was getting it without spillage to the bathhouse toilet.

I personally want a blue boy that's equal in size or bigger than my actual tanks and I want that tote in the truck bed so that I don't have to drive at 1/2 the speed of smell to get to the dump station.
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