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Old 03-31-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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California "legal" sewer connection

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We ran into a problem in California, which has a law that all sewer connections must be airtight. One campground we stayed at wouldn't allow us to run our greywater hose into the sewer . (But they did allow us to drain our greywater into an open bucket )
I pondered on how to be legal, and of course, look good too!
I found the first part below at Camping World. It's supposed to go into the sewer drain at the end of the drain hose, with a rubber washer thing to seal it into the sewer drain. But when I connected the hose to it the drain plugged up due to air locks in the hose. Then I realized that the grey part will screw directly onto the sink drain on the trailer. So I bought the red universal sewer connection and a length of slinky hose and voila! There's no way this puppy will plug with an air lock.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Of course it has to start in Ca.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Phil, that's the exact part I had for my Scamp. The part came for the trailer from the factory that way.

I'm actually glad there's a requirement for sealing the sewer. More than once I've had to change sites because someone hooked up before me and it wasn't!
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Phil, that's the exact part I had for my Scamp. The part came for the trailer from the factory that way.

I'm actually glad there's a requirement for sealing the sewer. More than once I've had to change sites because someone hooked up before me and it wasn't!
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I agree Donna, I was feeling a little guilty about the open sewer drains with my little hose poking into them... I assume people realize that the Escape doesn't have a greywater tank, which is why I had to rig this setup.
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I have one of those too. The Kit had a grey water arrangement much like a truck camper, but I use a blue boy or, when in a park, I use the thingy like yours.
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I use the red one. California isnt the only place that requires it to be sealed have been a lot of private RV parks have that requirement in a number of different states.
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I have to laugh at this, because I just came back from almost four weeks on the road in Texas and Arkansas. In several campgrounds, there was not even a cap on the sewer drain inlet when I pulled into the site !
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That red fitting fits tight to a standard sewer opening, and I often use a little duct tape to secure it. Once I had to unseal it and install the rubber plug, not as good a seal, but it met what they thought was the rule.
Once again..."for the letter...
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Hi Phil,
We have a grey multi screw-in that fits any sewer and than the grey thing slips into that. I have a couple of drain hoses, one long and one short. Keith
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Years ago we used an "Airstream Bucket" for our grey water.
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I have to laugh at this, because I just came back from almost four weeks on the road in Texas and Arkansas. In several campgrounds, there was not even a cap on the sewer drain inlet when I pulled into the site !
Yup what you find as the norm in some states may not be what you find in other states - this winter I was surprised to find recycling was not the norm in most state parks in Nevada and even stranger to me was there where no recycling bins in a number of them in California as well. go figure.
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