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Old 05-14-2017, 11:33 AM   #1
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Sink drain pipe

Ready to go camping in our 13' Boler. Drain pipe from sink exits close to rear wheel. Being so low to the ground, what do owners do to catch the grey water? Running an extension with elbow won't help in height and seems a flat open basin would have to be used, then emptying the basin into another taller container. Thoughts? Photos?
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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so far my cheap solution is those 1 gallon plastic juice containers from Costco, the kind with the handle. I take 2 and change them when full, save the caps
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:51 PM   #3
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Grey water jugs...

These jugs have to be upright when being filled, correct? There isn't enough room underneath Boler to have upright underneath...
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:00 PM   #4
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We use an old 5 gallon-ish clear plastic jug. It sits upright with the 3" screw cap removed. Cut-off piece of garden hose is screwed into the grey water outlet on the camper and the cut-off end is draped into the jug. Let me know if this is enough info or if snapshot is needed...

Edit: We used the same jug with our Boler 13. My DW recently reminded me that with the Boler 13 we inserted a plastic T at the grey water outlet for aeration (prevents water from backing up in the sink when the hose drain is submerged in grey water in the jug).
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:04 PM   #5
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When we had VW camper vans we used a 5gal water jug. The vans have a garden hose style connection under the van. I used a short piece of garden hose, female connector on one end, the other end fit over the nozzle on the water jug. Later I used a piece of 6in pvc with caps on both ends with rigged hose fittings for in and out and a valve for connecting a piece of garden hose to to drain it. I mounted this pipe tank to frame members with plumbers tape and self drilling and tapping screws. I don't know if either of these WIll work for you. The pipe tank allowed use of sink on lunch stops.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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Grey water draining

Howdy, folks. I will not expect water to flow uphill so I will try a washer fluid bottle laying flat, not upright. I will have to monitor the level and simply remove end cap and pour into another container for transport to waste station. This should work but I shall ponder other ideas as proposed by all you helpful members!
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Ronald, I don't get it. How LOW is your grey water drain? On our Boler 13 the grey water drain was well above the our 5 gallon jug, at least 2 feet off the ground. Got pictures?
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Grey water pipe

I just went out to the garage and got out the tape measure. If I cut the plastic drain pipe a bit shorter, I will have about a foot of clearance between the ground and tip of drain pipe.
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Am I understanding your drain exits through the floor?

Something like this might be low enough, but pricey:
Thetford 12 gallon portable waste tank
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OK got it. On my Boler 13 (sold) and on my Trillium 4500, the grey water outlet is on the side of the camper 3 or 4 inches below the bottom of the sink. It has garden hose threading. Looks like this:

Flexible Camper Drain - Camco
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:12 PM   #11
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The drain on the VW was low, I forgot, the 5gal container waa a fold up one and was used partial collapsed to be able to be low enough.
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my hose hangs down about 3 inches below the body, I just tip the jug a bit to inset the hose, works just fine
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:23 AM   #13
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drain tank

I use a 3 gal oil change tank its only 4" high .works for me but gets funny looks and comments . Happy Trails
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:38 AM   #14
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We have a 11 gallon Tote-N-Stor tank that is just like the Thetford that Jon shows. It is 10" from ground to top of it. If just draining the gray tank I can do it using the short "garden hose" type hose that comes with it. I'm thinking Ronald's trailer does not have a gray tank, just a hose out the bottom? Maybe the portable tank is low enough to drain into ??
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:52 AM   #15
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Hi Ron,

If you could post a photo of the problem area, I'd bet someone in a similar situation will chime in. It seems that no other Boler is exiting the same way as yours.

Maybe yours was modified by a previous owner. Fiberglass owners seem to be a tweaky bunch, after all.
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