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Old 08-19-2015, 09:21 AM   #15
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Jennifer,

You may also want to check all of the LP line fittings for leaks either with the soap and water, or the pre-mixed red bottle methods.

I can't tell from your photo if it has the new 2-stage type of LP gas regulator. You may want to upgrade to that also as well as the new hand-screw type of regulator/tank fitting if it doesn't already have it.

The safety chains look new, but you may want to check the fitting of the trailer hitch when on the TV ball hitch to be sure it is adjusted tight enough so it doesn't pop off when towing.

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:43 PM   #16
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what am i missing here?

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About the drain.


More and more parks (National, state and local) are requiring closed circuit grey water capture systems. This means that you have to have a hose that attaches with a fitting not only to the RV but attaches as well as to the drain tank.


This is now required primarily to prevent drain containers from becoming water sources for critters, big and small, as well as to reduce the chance of spills.


In short, the hose into a bucket or a jug is no longer acceptable in many venues. Plan accordingly and be sure.
Just came across this discussion and wondering what i'm missing? Isn't the grey water holding tank supposed to accomplish the capture of grey water. Are there instances where holding tanks are not being used? Is that what this response was about? Please enlighten me or add some additional information regarding this topic.....thanks in advance....ramsey
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #17
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Just came across this discussion and wondering what i'm missing? Isn't the grey water holding tank supposed to accomplish the capture of grey water. Are there instances where holding tanks are not being used? Is that what this response was about? Please enlighten me or add some additional information regarding this topic.....thanks in advance....ramsey
Older small campers don't in general a grey water tank, they have a direct line from sink drain to outside. This is our second with no inside grey water tank.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:38 PM   #18
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Jennifer,

You may also want to check all of the LP line fittings for leaks either with the soap and water, or the pre-mixed red bottle methods.

I can't tell from your photo if it has the new 2-stage type of LP gas regulator. You may want to upgrade to that also as well as the new hand-screw type of regulator/tank fitting if it doesn't already have it.

The safety chains look new, but you may want to check the fitting of the trailer hitch when on the TV ball hitch to be sure it is adjusted tight enough so it doesn't pop off when towing.

Jim
Thanks for the tips! I'll check all of those things out in the next few days. Safety is huge....great list of things to check on.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:58 AM   #19
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Just came across this discussion and wondering what i'm missing? Isn't the grey water holding tank supposed to accomplish the capture of grey water. Are there instances where holding tanks are not being used? Is that what this response was about? Please enlighten me or add some additional information regarding this topic.....thanks in advance....ramsey
I would add to the previous answer that the sink drain ends in a male (outside threads) hose fitting on the outside of the trailer.

So what is at issue is some parks now require a hose directly attached between that hose fitting and a portable tank fitting. In the past one could just run a short hose into a bucket or jug. No need for the hose to attach to the collection jug.

Considering that the fitting is right by the sink and does look a lot like the city water hookup..... see where I'm going with this? Have to wonder if anyone has ever taken their just purchased old camper out and hooked the drain fitting to city water? That would be impressive I would imagine.

Yeah I know city water is female fitting but you know how guys are, we see mis-matched fittings and will immediately fail to consider "it don't go here" in favor of "Hey I have just the thing to splice the connector I need on".
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