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Old 10-08-2014, 06:37 AM   #1
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Grey water and the T12SC

Looking at a T12SC at an RV dealer, listed as "new" even though 2012 model. The dealer says there are no grey water tanks, you just drain the sink and shower on the ground.

Is the dealer pulling my leg? Really no grey water tanks for the T12SC?

If that's true and I don't want to foul the campsite, can anybody give me suggestions on how to handle the grey water?

Thanks!!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:06 AM   #2
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Look at mods all sorts of gray water solutions. I use a blue 7 gallon water container or a house straight to the sewer connection Works and nothing on the ground except for the occasional unfinished cup of coffee
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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The dealer is half correct and half stupid as many dealers seem to be about pop ups. The correct part is that FR A-frames have no grey water tank. The stupid part is to say anyone should drain onto the ground. Most campgrounds take a dim view of this, because as you say it fouls the campsite. It is illegal in most state parks. For wilderness camping away from a stream, it can be OK if using biodegradable soap and solids are trapped.

Like dts3204, I use 7 gallon Aquatainers. They are available at Walmart or from Amazon. They are rugged, stackable, hold water without spilling when sloshed and are liftable when full. They can be dumped into a campground or home commode instead of at a dump station.

The large cap is threaded with a 3/4 FPT. I put a nipple into that to get a 3/4 MHT on the other side and connect a short piece of hose from the drain converter to the tank. The hose cap is attached to the container with fishing leader wire through a very small hole in the cap. Others have modded the top to accept a 1.5" hose to speed up drainage.

Here is one way they can be used.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this!

dts3204, I took a quick look at the mods section and saw lots of great stuff, will go back and browse in more detail. I'm sure there's plenty there to keep me busy for the winter!

Pooneil, thanks for the picture. Like they say, worth a thousand words. As luck would have it, I have one of these containers in the basement right now. I especially like they way you have two connected: more capacity without making them more difficult to carry.

This is my first trailer, but I knew that even in tent camping you don't dump grey water. In Ontario, it is a provincial offense and can bring on a $125 ticket. You would think that a major RV dealer would know that. Anyway, thanks again for the advice!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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You would think that a major RV dealer would know that.
One would think so. IME, RV sales people at lots that sell both big units and pop ups, are untrained on pop ups. They just smooth their way through questions they don't have a quick answer for to keep the sales pitch going.

To give credit for the photo, I think it is by legendary pop up modder, OzandUs.
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