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Old 07-14-2021, 11:59 AM   #1
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Small Grey Water Receptacle - Ideas?

Our little Campster does not have a grey water tank. It has the standard outside drain with a hose connection. I'm looking for ideas for a small, 2 gallons or less, wastewater tank that would be portable. I think that most campgrounds prefer/require that it be sealed as opposed to something like a bucket.

I have done the searches but have not found a suitable solution. I had a 5 gallon blue tank that was too big. We lost that on our last trip. Most of those are way too big for our needs.

So, I'm thinking of a small container with a hose type connection. I donít need the type with the 4" opening. A collapsing one would be a great option.

Any ideas on solutions or search criteria is welcomed.
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Old 07-14-2021, 12:55 PM   #2
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How about a couple plastic gallon jugs, like RV antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, and so many other things come in. Screw on cap and a handle to carry it, and you can see how much is in it.
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:42 PM   #3
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Two options:

- drill a hole in the cap of the jug large enough to accommodate the hose connected to the grey water drain (We actually added a Y hose threaded connector at the grey water drain to eliminate back pressure in the hose.)

- bypass the exterior grey water drain and just re-direct the sink drain into a jug under the sink
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:38 PM   #4
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Recycle a liquid laundry detergent container. They come in one gallon and larger sizes. Redrill the cap as described above to fit the hose.
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:00 AM   #5
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Will the grey water container be inside the camper or outside when you are using the container?

When we had the trillium the grey water hose was outside the camper and we used a translucent 5 gallon retangular container where the cap had a female threaded hole. We screwed the other end of the grey water hose end into that hole. We used the compartment for the fresh water tank for storage and had 2 1gallon container fresh water containers under the sink.

In the boler 17 the water system is a work in progress, so I am using a 2.5 gallon rectangular blue Hudson Exchange container for fresh water under the sink, and a 2.5 gallon F style translucent plastic jug in the kitchen cabinet for the grey water. I wanted the sizes for fresh and grey water matched because I didn't want to overflow the gray water inside the camper. Also wanted the different colors so that I wouldn't mix up the containers.

We sometimes bring the grey water from the end of the trip home with us, so I wanted a container that I felt was sturdy since it is in the car with us.

All water containers were purchased on amazon.
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:03 AM   #6
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I use a waste oil container which I purchased at autozone or one such place. Holds 2 1/2 gallons with a leak proof cap and handy handle.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:02 AM   #7
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I used a used (DEF) Diesel Emissions Fluid container. About 2 Gal., Blue DEF comes in a semi clear container, Walmart DEF comes in a blue container. The containers have an adaptable hose connection. Just find someone with a late model diesel or check out trash cans at service stations that sell diesel fuel.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:25 AM   #8
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FWIW, you can get a screw top lid to convert to a 3 or 5 gallon bucket. See Amazon for choice. Modify for direct hose connection.

I prefer a bucket over various collapsable products due to ease of cleaning. A smaller container means you have to empty it a lot sooner.

If cleaning is not an issue, then one of these would work:

https://www.amazon.com/WaterStorageC...3&sr=8-29&th=1
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:51 AM   #9
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Thanks all for your ideas. I will leave the wastewater receptacle outside since storage under the sink is precious and I don't want to redo that plumbing. Based on your suggestions and a couple if DIY videos I found, I ordered the following hose adapter on Amazon that I will install in the lid of a wide mouth jar. My wife suggested an empty Costco mayonnaise jar to start, but may look for something closer to a gallon later. We really don't put much water down the drain.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll post pictures of the completed project.
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:19 AM   #10
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https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1000_.jpg

google 5l collapsible water jug, something like this might work
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2-1/2 gallon collapsible water jug

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Our little Campster does not have a grey water tank. It has the standard outside drain with a hose connection. I'm looking for ideas for a small, 2 gallons or less, wastewater tank that would be portable. I think that most campgrounds prefer/require that it be sealed as opposed to something like a bucket.

I have done the searches but have not found a suitable solution. I had a 5 gallon blue tank that was too big. We lost that on our last trip. Most of those are way too big for our needs.

So, I'm thinking of a small container with a hose type connection. I donít need the type with the 4" opening. A collapsing one would be a great option.

Any ideas on solutions or search criteria is welcomed.

This seems to be perfect: https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/p...s.php?mi=60451
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:22 AM   #12
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We've used a collapsible/foldable water carrier with a water filler spout on grey water catchment set-up for our `88 Westfalia's sink drain for 33+ years, & for our 1970 Eriba Puck since we got it in 2018 (with drain size angle adapter), and the same would work for your Casita.

While GoWesty doesn't list the collapsible containers right now, they're readily available at all camping outlets, online (Amazon as noted above), Walmart, etc.

Water Filler Spout for insertion into the container - clearly mark as "Grey Water" if you use them to also fill your fresh water tank:

https://www.gowesty.com/product/fauc...ler-nozzle-?v=

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90 degree Drain Adapter if needed for your set-up:

https://www.gowesty.com/product/fauc...ipe-adapter?v=



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Another example of a collapsible container:

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/fold...E&gclsrc=aw.ds



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The above adapters & fillers are probably also available elsewhere wherever camper & camping supplies are sold.

We've recently upgraded our `88 Westy with the Euro supplied Grey water holding tank, but we'll still carry the collapsible container etc. for easier draining of that tank if needed where a drain/RV Dump isn't available. The Euro Westfalia/"Joker" Camper tanks hold about 10 gals - as do the built-in Fresh Water Tanks on all Westfalia Campers of that 1980-92 Vanagon era (see attached pics below).

Unfortunately, there isn't a built-in grey tank made for our 1970 Puck due to it's mission to stay light for car towing at only 660 lbs empty/dry & max. 1000 lbs GTWR - so we'll continue to use a drain hose &/or collapsible container set-up with it.

Casita may have an aftermarket or factory optional grey water tank that you could add under or in yours, as another option - similar to the one on our Westy.

The above collapsible set-up should work fine for you - plus many campgrounds are getting smart again about using reclaimed/grey water for irrigation again in many places due to expanding droughts (it used to be widely allowed, until folks let the food crud run out too).

So you may find many will let you run your garden hose type drain hose into a planter to help water their plants - but make sure to use an in-sink drain strainer to keep the crud out of the discharge.

Happy Camping!

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Old 07-21-2021, 11:24 AM   #13
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Don't forget to vent

Well Dave your low use of water is exemplary and it looks like you have a nice fitting lined-up for the connection.
Don't forget to install a vent in the 'tanks' lid as the air in the tank takes up space. The least expensive option is to bore a small hole in the lid and put in a male-threaded hose barb. Fix it to the lid with a washer and nut and put a six-inch length of clear tubing sticking straight up from the hose barb. This will give you all the venting you need for less than $2.
Here is a container-tank you might enjoy. I like that the container is not clear because who wants to really look at the contents?

https://www.containerandpackaging.co...hoCHIoQAvD_BwE
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:02 PM   #14
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Our little Campster does not have a grey water tank. It has the standard outside drain with a hose connection. I'm looking for ideas for a small, 2 gallons or less, wastewater tank that would be portable. I think that most campgrounds prefer/require that it be sealed as opposed to something like a bucket.

I have done the searches but have not found a suitable solution. I had a 5 gallon blue tank that was too big. We lost that on our last trip. Most of those are way too big for our needs.

So, I'm thinking of a small container with a hose type connection. I donít need the type with the 4" opening. A collapsing one would be a great option.

Any ideas on solutions or search criteria is welcomed.
5-gallon buckets ($2-$3/ea) w/ lids make great multi-purpose; can even drill and attach plumbing if needed?
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:27 PM   #15
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Wallyworld has 5-8 gallon containers cheap. I use one for potable water for my Scamp when on the road. Cheap and with a pour type nozzle which will accomodate a drain line into it from the camper Make sure to properly mark it as "not potable water".


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Old 07-21-2021, 08:38 PM   #16
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Based on your comments, here is my almost final solution. We'll try it out this weekend. It consists of the hose adapter I posted above plus the short piece of hose I had for the container I lost. I will add a Y to the top for air release and to improve the angle into the jar. I'm sure I have a Y here someplace, but my wife seems to be using all of them right now. If I can find a little bigger container, I'll switch that out, but for now this should work.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-22-2021, 01:55 AM   #17
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My gray water is mostly water, which I just let it drain onto the ground. Use very little soap and not much water as dry clean mostly.

I use this

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/c...-0401900p.html
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