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Old 04-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Hi;

I am new to RV travel. I have a 13' Trillium and the trailer has no gray water tank for the sink water.
I was just wondering how people deal with their sink water in RV parks and camp grounds with these small trailers.
Do they just put a container out to catch the water as it comes out the drain or do they hook up their sin to the sewer?

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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My Scamp sink drains to a male garden hose fitting outside. I put a short length of garden hose on it with the bare end stuck through a hole in the top of a laundry soap jug (free at laundromat). Relatively tight fit means I am not feeding flies and gnats.

When jug is full, I empty it down CG toilet. I just bungee jug and hose to trailer tongue when traveling.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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My Scamp sink drains to a male garden hose fitting outside. I put a short length of garden hose on it with the bare end stuck through a hole in the top of a laundry soap jug (free at laundromat). Relatively tight fit means I am not feeding flies and gnats.

When jug is full, I empty it down CG toilet. I just bungee jug and hose to trailer tongue when traveling.
Hi Pete;

I was thinking along that line. I just wanted to check what other people did.
I bought one of those flat plastic containers in Walmart ,26 L and was going to adapt a hose to the spout and just shove it under the trailer.

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Depends on how much gray water one generates and how far it is to the toilet or dump site. The free jug comes with a water-tight seal if you get a second cap from a similar jug and a convenient carry/tie-down handle, plus when full it doesn't weigh much. I use a second jug, also with the pour-spout stuf cut out, for my 'yellow-water' tank in the middle of the night. Off I go to the potty in the morning with my two jugs in hand -- Sometimes get asked if there's a washing machine in the CG...
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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We use a big blue (Reliance) water jug. The water spigot unscrews from the cap, and the resulting hole in the cap is a nice snug fit for the chunk of garden hose we run from the external sink drain outlet. I had considered getting one of the slightly larger jugs with wheels, but am satisfied with the one we have.
I've heard that some RV parks won't let you in if you're not fully self-contained, but I've never needed (or wanted) to stay in such a place.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #6
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I have holding tanks now, but in my 13 that didn't, I tried a variety of things.

I have lifting limitations, so first I tried a 10 gallon blue tote with wheels. The wheels are great getting TO the dump place, be it dump station or toilet, but lifting it to the pour place was difficult.

I dropped down to a small kerosene can that was easier to carry, and the smaller amounts could be dumped in a fire pit, or toilet without much mess. That meant more frequent dumping tho.

Now, I actually use a small kitty litter container. It doesn't hold much, maybe 2 gallons, but it is very easy to carry, the lid is water tight and frankly, works better than any "Made for this job" item I have seen. I rarely need to use it, but if my tanks get full, I have to relieve them somehow.

I still have a 5 gallon blue tote with a wide mouth for those black water emergency dumps. I have an old rolling suitcase that it fits in perfectly, and use that as the wheels. I can heft it to the toilet or dump much easier than the 10 gallon one.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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I removed the original (I think) grey water tank from our Scamp. Then I went with something similar to what Pete described above.

I checked at a local restaurant and was offered two yellow rectangular mustard bottles? that have a capacity of about 3 gallons each. With a drain similar to what Pete described I can move the drain hose to either bottle and normally dump them when each are about 1/2 - 3/4 full.

One trick I read on the Airhead toilet site is to drop a sugar cube in your "yellow water" container before use. That eliminates any odor build-up. I find it also works for the grey water.

Incidentally I am strongly considering installing an Airhead in our Scamp. Wonder if anyone else has done it?

(Air Head is a composting toilet that is specially made for boating/yachting applications. They also have a competitor called Natures Head.)
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...Incidentally I am strongly considering installing an Airhead in our Scamp. Wonder if anyone else has done it?
Not sure who has done it. but fwiw I plan to use a Compost and/or PETT system myself. Compost for long journey. PETT for short. Compost only works for long journey unless you let it finish composting between trips.
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