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Old 07-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Simple sink drain system....

I never had a camper before. I've got the escape hatch in the roof.
I'm feeling awfully stressed - thought I knew what was next...now trying to put an order together for parts....grrr
I don't understand my sink drain...of course I don't have all the parts but whats it suppose to look like and how am I supposed to hook up at the rv park (its a requirement)

What do you do? Can you send pictures please?
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Look on the side of the Scamp by the sink. In older Scamps and some newer ones there's a hose connection labeled "drain water" or some such. If you go to an RV Park (Resort), that's where connect then into the drain. Many RV Parks (Resorts) don't have sewage connections, in that case a bucket with a lid and a hole for a hose to go into. You have watch the bucket to make sure you don't overflow it.

If you got a campground or boondocking the bucket is required.

Some of the newer trailers will have the optional 26 gallon gray water tank. That's esay to detect, on the drivers side jut behind the wheel is a 3" pipe with a cap and a handle to open the drain valve with.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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I do not have a gray water tank.
There is a short length of green garden hose (I think that is what it is) connected to a 4-5" pice of pipe screwed into a connection similar to a city water connection. This is right against the city water connection. ..we can't get either loose So I took off the hose clamps so I can repair the floor. The city water hose we cut.

Doesn't seem right if one of those is the drain because it goes sideways out the wall not down through the floor?

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Old 07-08-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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From the outside, the female end is the fresh water in, the male end is your grey water out. When the grey water is connected, the sink water goes down then out, then down again. Think of the plumbing in your house, it goes down the drain, follows a floor then goes down again.

In your picture from the colour of the hoses the one on the left is your grey water.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Not sure why my pictures doubled up.

The left connection is a pipe
Outside the connections are the same. Both female.

Shouldn't I install a sink drain trap/air lock thing on the bottom of the sink? Do I use a Camco flexible style? But how could the left connection be a drain when so thin?

I wish I could see one done correctly
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One of those on the outside is the drain, the other in city water to the faucet. From the looks your other pictures it appears that neither are connected.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:35 PM   #9
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Most RV stores carry a sink drain trap kit. It has everything you need. Or order a trap from Scamp and use a water hose to the outlet.
Camco RV Flexible Camper Drain
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:40 PM   #10
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Thanks Eddie. I saw one of these kits before and wondered if it could work. I am wondering if I need to replace the connections because they are so old
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Looks like for some reason you have two input connections. They have check valves in them and won't work for your drain. The outside drain fitting should be a male hose fitting as found in the kit. The silver fitting is the orig. fitting and the white one is after market. The proper drain fitting should fit the hole for the silver input fitting. Or you might want to mount your drain fitting a little higher if you plan on using a 5 gal water jug for gray water if the silver fitting is too close to the ground.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:02 PM   #12
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With my simple 13'system - no gray water tank or bathroom. .. I am updating the city water inlet (ouch $27) and was advised to just add a male to male adapter on the gray water/drain flange.

I bought a new sink trap and removed and cleaned the sink. I will refit the basket it was installed crooked ( rolling eyes).
I decided to replace my faucet and I have found an old table top I will try to recycle into a counter top.



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