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Old 05-29-2015, 09:52 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by vinmaker View Post
I simply do not understand the prohibition on dumping grey water. When I tented, one routinely would wash dishes in a tub and then simply throw the grey water off site in a bush or edge of the site. This was routinely done by all tenters. I remember brushing my teeth as a kid at the water faucet that tenters shared. This all seems a bit silly to me.

How does washing dishes in a camper sink differ from washing dishes in a tub outside? It is the same stuff. So a tenter can dump but a RV'r cannot?

So silly.

Yep, as a previous PUP owner myself, I totally agree with your tub water concept.

Just as RooVader stated, "it's all about having common sense", which I see could possibly be lacking if the rigs with larger holding tanks let their grey water drain ( sinks and showers both being utilized ) on their sites, and not be tossed into the weeds. Especially when the larger of the Rv sites are in the inner circle of some CG's. What a mess that would be, especially for the next camping guest.

Ohhh, what a "Mosquito Haven" that would make.

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Old 05-29-2015, 04:11 PM   #32
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Gray water

There isn't a person on this website that wants to pull into a site after the previous occupant has dumped grey. You don't want it around your trailer, you don't want your kids to step in it, or your pets to get in it. I like how some think it's only about THEM dumping a little and others shouldn't complain.

An occasional tub is not the same as your RV tank.

Ps. I like good camping neighbors. I like a camping community of considerate neighbors. I would say when you dump in a site you're not a part of that community. To the vast majority of people who are kind and considerate. Thank you.

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Old 05-29-2015, 10:15 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
If grey water doesn't belong outside why have a shower on the outside of an RV?

I can't speak for the intended purpose of the outside shower but ours gets used for basically three things:
1) rinse sand off our feet if we are by the beach
2) rinse the dog off if she has muddy paws
3) rinse my fishing gear off if it was used in saltwater

None of these involve soap - just plain water.

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Old 06-15-2015, 04:20 PM   #34
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Always an interesting topic.....What is the downside of being on a site will full hook-ups and letting the gray water empty all the time?
What do you use to keep the sensors clean in the gray water tank.
The led panel most of the time says 1/3 full after the tanks are empty..

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:59 PM   #35
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Always an interesting topic.....What is the downside of being on a site will full hook-ups and letting the gray water empty all the time?
I rinse the hose with gray water after draining the black tank. Without that accumulation, I couldn't. There probably are other ways to accomplish that but, to me, it's easier.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:42 PM   #36
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Just got a barker tank 22 gallon. Will be headed out this weekend for a 4 day camp. It's going to be nice to have insurance. Let ya know how it goes!
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:59 PM   #37
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Just got back from a 3 day weekend at a state park in pa. Dry camped for 3 days filled the fresh water tank when we arrived and made it throught. I brought the barker but after I got there realized that if I have 30 gallons of fresh water and 2 tanks to split the 30 gallons. Da not going to need the tank. So still have not used the tank. In 2 weeks doing 4 days in NH and 4 days in MA. Maybe I'll use it there.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:00 PM   #38
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For anyone that doesn't already know the first sign your gray water tank if full is water in your shower. I was down at the campsite office and I get this text "why is there water in the shower?" The sensors can't be relied on, mine just about always reads 3/4 full.

First time it happened for me in the last two years I've had a camper with tanks. I think I did alot of dish washing which contributed. For showers I normally go to the campgrounds site, much easier and alot more room.

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