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Old 07-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Gray Water Disposal?

We're headed out on a long trip to SD next week and I'll need to figure out how to dispose of gray water at the camp site.

Usually I just use a container and empty it at home, since I'm usually not out too long.

Should I use the RV dump station for gray water? If so, I have no idea how those work!

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Yes. Most places forbid releasing gray water onto the ground. The dump stations are basically an open ended pipe" @6" in diameter that you put you drain hose into then pull your gray water release valve. Same as at your camping spot if you've stayed at cg with sewer hookups. Simple. Of course drain black first then gray will somewhat rinse the hose out.

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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Do (A 122s) have a Black hose? Some C/G have a (Gray Water Only) location,and I don't mean the Sink in the Bath House! Youroo!!
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Rather than moving the TT to dump gray water I have used a 5 gallon bucket, put in about 3 gallons & flush it. Just don't make a mess for other campers that use the facilities.
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Using a closeable container, which you must be since you are taking it home, it is perfectly OK to empty grey water the bathhouse toilet.

And for other posters, this is the A-frame sub-forum and the OP has a very small camper with only a sink and no grey or black holding tanks.
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Correct, it doesn't have a gray water tank! I just have a hose from the drain running to a plastic tank on the ground.

I would feel a bit weird dumping gallons of sink water into a toilet, so I might try the dump station. I didn't realize it was just an open hole. I was imagining a fun time of unscrewing some sort of disgusting cap and trying to carefully dump water into a pit of pure evil.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
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You might consider a dedicated "tote" like a Barker. They come in a variety of sizes in two and four wheels or a 5-gl handheld.
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Correct, it doesn't have a gray water tank! I just have a hose from the drain running to a plastic tank on the ground.

I would feel a bit weird dumping gallons of sink water into a toilet, so I might try the dump station. I didn't realize it was just an open hole. I was imagining a fun time of unscrewing some sort of disgusting cap and trying to carefully dump water into a pit of pure evil.

My bad. I was on smartphone and its not as simple to check out your profile as on a PC. Maybe try the 5 gal portable water cans with the screw on lids. Like you see on the back of old jeeps. Some dump stations will have a screw on lid but most have a heavy metal hinged lid that you flop over. Just pour it in if there's no hose for you to use. Usually a water hose connected at the dump also to rinse the area when you finish. Stop by the next campground you pass and take a look. Probably simpler than you think.
The Barker wheeled tanks are a good option too and you woundn't need a large one. Can tow it slowly behind your Nissan to the dump station.
And when in doubt, ask a neighbor camper. Betcha they'd be glad to help.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #9
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I use a home made gray water tank. Got the idea from some mod crazy guy on this forum. It is a seven gallon reliant water jug with an adapter on the screw cap to which I screw in a short piece of garden hose. I use this Amazon.com: Valterra T01-0091VP 1-1/2" x 3/4" 90 Drain Connector: Automotive to connect to the garden hose. Pictures will be forth coming when I wander back out to the trailer
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When I had my popup I just used a 5 gal jug to collect the gray water and then went to the dump station. Was not that hard to dump it into the hole. Just try not to go when it is busy with TT's leaving or you may have to wait in line.
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