Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2021, 12:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 495
Water Storage Grey, Black, Fresh Water?

Hi,

I'm confuse to this spec. I got a geo pro 20bhs with the following spec:
Fresh Water Capacity 37 gals
Grey Water Capacity 30 gals
Black Water Capacity 30 gals

When I"m filling up the water do the fresh water fill full 37 gals? the Grey Water to 30 gals full? and black water to 30 gals full?

I'm still a bit confuse. can someone educate me on how this water work. Can someone give me an estimate on how much a 37 gals can shower how many people average?

Thank you
__________________
2021 Geo Pro 20BHS
2020 Tacoma TRD SPORT 4x4
aboyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 12:46 PM   #2
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 24,825
The 37 gallons of fresh water also includes 6 gallons in the WH. So the actual available amount would be 31 gallons.
Can't estimate since everyone showers differently, especially newbies who don't know how to conserve water in a RV.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 12:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Posts: 429
At home, you only fill the fresh tank with tap water. While out camping, the Grey tank fills from the sinks and tub/shower. The Black tank fills from the toilet.
glen1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 01:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 495
Quote:
Originally Posted by glen1971 View Post
At home, you only fill the fresh tank with tap water. While out camping, the Grey tank fills from the sinks and tub/shower. The Black tank fills from the toilet.
just so i understnad this clearly. I just need to the fresh tank to full.

when using the sink and tub/shower the water goes into the Grey tank for storage right? and the toilet goes to the black tank for storage?

at the end of camping I just need to flush those grey and black tank out.?

Am I understanding this correctly?
__________________
2021 Geo Pro 20BHS
2020 Tacoma TRD SPORT 4x4
aboyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 01:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BillyBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownsville
Posts: 1,080
Yes dump the black first then the grey that helps clean out your hoses
__________________
2019 Flagstaff 26 RBWS
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 camp 17 nites. Bill,Alley and are two kids Sierra,Ivy. 2020 camp 9 nites
BillyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 02:17 PM   #6
code.org
 
moff34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 259
Managing your tanks

Here are two articles that may help. My wife and I can both take showers without the 6 gallon water heater running out of hot water using the Navy shower technique.

https://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Navy-Shower

I am also very anal about keeping my tanks clean to the point of installing a dump station at home where I park the trailer. Here is the cleaning method I use.

https://kleentank.com/the-geo-method...0onto%20debris.
__________________
Randy, Mary, and Mojo
Rockwood Signature UltraLite 8329SS
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel / Allison Trans
2015-14 Nights, '16-90 Nights, '17-101 Nights, '18-146 Nights, '19-76 Nights '20-56 Nights
moff34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 02:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by aboyz View Post
just so i understnad this clearly. I just need to the fresh tank to full.

when using the sink and tub/shower the water goes into the Grey tank for storage right? and the toilet goes to the black tank for storage?

at the end of camping I just need to flush those grey and black tank out.?

Am I understanding this correctly?
I hope this helps.

Fresh water is added and stored until used which will reduce the amount in the tank.
Grey and Black water are both collection tanks, gaining water, until disposed of at a dump station.

Empty black tank first then using the grey tank to flush out the hose so you don't have fecal matter remaining in the hose when stored.
bzac1954 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 03:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Central Alabama
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by moff34 View Post
Here are two articles that may help. My wife and I can both take showers without the 6 gallon water heater running out of hot water using the Navy shower technique.

https://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Navy-Shower

I am also very anal about keeping my tanks clean to the point of installing a dump station at home where I park the trailer. Here is the cleaning method I use.

https://kleentank.com/the-geo-method...0onto%20debris.
Nice choice of words!!
boogiejack75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 03:34 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 3
black water

Do you add the solution before or after dumping the tanks?
flatendresse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 03:38 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
BillyBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownsville
Posts: 1,080
Another thing u can do is if u r not hook up to water.U can take a half of 55 gal plastic drum and a submerge pump..if you run out of water u can drive up to the water fill up the drum then back in and run a hose from trailer to the pump. Drop pump in water plug it in and walk away . Better dragging 100 ft of hose around
__________________
2019 Flagstaff 26 RBWS
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2019 camp 17 nites. Bill,Alley and are two kids Sierra,Ivy. 2020 camp 9 nites
BillyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 05:06 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mid Michigan
Posts: 986
When you fill your FW tank make sure to fill the hot water tank also. Otherwise the first 6 gallons will go to fill the hot water tank and the fw tank will then be 6 gallons shy of full. You can fill the hot water tank by connecting the supply hose to the city water connection first. That will fill the whole water system without having to use the pump to fill it.
markb422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 05:07 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogiejack75 View Post
Nice choice of words!!
Saving the recipe
bzac1954 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 07:43 PM   #13
Just as confused as you
 
Scrapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: south central Wisconsin
Posts: 4,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by flatendresse View Post
Do you add the solution before or after dumping the tanks?
Once your camping season starts add the solution to your black tank before you start using the toilet so the solution can begin breaking down the solids while it is filling. Then after you dump the tank and flush it out if you have the black tank flush, put more solution along with 5 gallons of water in your holding tank so your ready for your next trip.

As a warning those who are new to RVing: Never, ever leave the black tank dump valve open if you are connected to a full hook-up site.

If you use the search function for any of the following you will find enough to keep reading for days.

sanitizing fresh water tank
black tank maintenance
gray water odor

Geo Method https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...?do=file&id=88

There are instructions in the Library section of this forum for many appliances used in your rv. https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/downloads.php
__________________
Richard & Jill
2014 Flagstaff 832IKBS Classic Super Lite
2018 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 4WD All Star Edition
Camping since 1989
Car Shredder Op/Tech, Scrap Metal Recycling - retired
DW says I'm nuts, the bolts have been missing as long as we've known each other.
Scrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 11:44 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: 8300 Feet - Rocky Mountains
Posts: 1,512
Dumping grey and black water:
__________________
Jim & Renee
2020 Jayco Jay Feather X-213
previously 2014 Forest River/Rockwood HW 277
2006 Ram 1500 4WD Crew with Firestone Airbags
Every weekend boondocking in the National Forests or at Lake Wellington
jimmoore13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 11:59 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: 8300 Feet - Rocky Mountains
Posts: 1,512
Filling the freshwater tank presumes you are NOT going to an RV park that has what's called a "city water" hookup. If you are in a park with city water, you just need a clean fresh water hose to connect to the city water and the city water connector on the rig.
https://www.rvrepairclub.com/video/h...-inlet-007908/

But if you are boondocking or going to a campground that does not have city water, then you fill the fresh tank. This video is simplistic, but useful.
__________________
Jim & Renee
2020 Jayco Jay Feather X-213
previously 2014 Forest River/Rockwood HW 277
2006 Ram 1500 4WD Crew with Firestone Airbags
Every weekend boondocking in the National Forests or at Lake Wellington
jimmoore13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black, fresh water, storage, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.