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Old 02-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #15
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The 13 did not have city water, only a "Supply Tank" as Fred would say. I filled it with a filler tube or my shower pump when boondocking.

This junk is ALL new to me!

The owners manual for the Burro says to open both valves when connected to a sewer line so everything just flows away down the drain. BUT, I have had a couple people tell me to never have the grey and black valve open at the same time...

who is right? Seems silly to let the tanks fill and dump when connected at the site, but then, I can see the balck grey mixing thing as hazardous as well.

Kurt, whats your hood look like? Ours was kind of a false alarm. I got about 1/2 an inch.
Gina, same-o, same-o. Major disappointment, we need some real snow pack. Problem is the ice underneath the 1/2" of snow for traffic. No sirens prior to about 10AM though! Maybe the locals have gotten the message that winter is upon us.
In regards to the drain valves. Finishing with the "soapy" contents of the gray tank will, more-or-less, clean the hose. I've found it advantageous to keep the valves closed for a day or two even when my park space has a drain. That way every thing drains clean. If you hook-up and leave the valves open, a trickle won't flush the hose adequately.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #16
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Gina has the black versus grey valve issue sorted out, but in a more general sense...
The blackwater (toilet) dump valve should be a significantly larger diameter (in larger pipe) than the greywater (sink) dump valve. The handles usually look the same, but if you follow the handle the valve itself, you can normally see what size of pipe it is in.

The other hint is location: the greywater tank could be anywhere that the sink and shower drain lines could run downhill to; in some cases, the shower water is pumped to the tank, so the tank could be anywhere. The blackwater tank is going to be directly under the toilet. In some cases, this can indicate which is which.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:06 PM   #17
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The valve that pulls to the rear of the trailer is the blackwater, and the one pulling to the side is the graywater.
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The blackwater tank is going to be directly under the toilet.
This brings up an interesting distinction. The 17' Burro Widebody, the Compact II, and the new Airstream Bambi are the only trailers I know of that place the bathroom on the [b]curbside. Most campsite utilities, as well as dump stations, are set up for the valves and fittings to be on the [b]streetside. This could make for some interesting, and non-standardized plumbing beneath the trailer.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:38 PM   #18
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Just a note on the city water/tank water plumbing.

If you don't have a good check valve preventing the city water from going into your holding tank, the tank WILL fill up and overflow. This could be messy. (from experience).

We use, from the campsite water, 1) pressure regulator 2) in-line water filter 3) white drinking water hose 4) angle connector to water inlet. Inside, copper connector to instant hot water, Y to sink faucet and holding tank, and check valve on line to holding tank, then pump mounted next to holding tank.

So far, everything works. I did have to replace the check valve once, as it leaked into the holding tank. For whatever reason, the brass, more expensive one, works better than the plastic one.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:44 PM   #19
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I noticed that placement in an Airstream. Yes, the black tank discharge pipe running right across the trailer seems like a strange choice to me, but I guess it was important to the floorspace allocation to put the toilet on the curb side. I haven't seen a case with the dump valve on the curb side, but I suppose that might be done, too. Out the back would probably be okay, as long as you can pull forward enough - it might even be an advantage for some dump sites, since it would be easy to go to either side.

One of the first things I did with my Boler was crawl underneath to get a good look at how everything is arranged, so I would understand how to work with it. I realize that this is not everyone's idea of a good time...
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:57 PM   #20
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I wasn't going to crawl under there in freezing rain, in the dark, in the mud, to be the analitical. I knew there was no contamination in the black tank, so it wasn't critical at the time.

At least I can get back at the toilet tomorrow. The big huge snow storm that was supposed to hit.. didn't.
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This brings up an interesting distinction. The 17' Burro Widebody, the Compact II, and the new Airstream Bambi are the only trailers I know of that place the bathroom on the [b]curbside. Most campsite utilities, as well as dump stations, are set up for the valves and fittings to be on the [b]streetside. This could make for some interesting, and non-standardized plumbing beneath the trailer.
I've been in an original Airstream Bambi and the toilet was on the curbside (and in keeping with the custom of the times, had no gray tank). Also, my '80s Jayco 16' had the toilet on the curbside, with the dump outlets on the street side. I don't recall what the plumbing looked like except it was to the rear, hung low, and was one of the reasons I did a springover on the leaf axle and put on larger wheels/tires.
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