Originally Posted by glbtrekker
We have a 28bhbe on order with the Elite package. Here's what I don't understand, what good does an 80 gal FW tank do when the grey tank is only 39 gallons? Most of the State/Federal parks around here have fresh water, but they don't always have a dump station. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to have 39 gals of fresh water and 80 gals of grey? How are people utilizing the extra 40 gals of fresh? Surely the black tank doesn't fill that quickly does it? Lol
I agree with you. Ours has 84 gallon FW capacity and only 33 gallon BW and GW tanks. I wish I had more GW capacity. However, we usually do the following:
1. We use a dish pan in our sink and catch all the wash and rinse water. We empty this into the toilet (BW tank) when done doing dishes. Keeps water out of the GW tank and helps add water, soap and lubrication to the BW tank.
2. We also have a portable outdoor kitchen set up. We connect it to the outdoor shower hookup and often do dishes and hand washing out there. We drain it into a 5 gallon bucket. If we're in a campground, it gets emptied into the vault toilet.
3. We have a shower tent and often take our showers outside. Some campgrounds allow this, others do not. When boondocking, it isn't a problem. We use Dr. Bronner's biodegradable soap. That keeps a lot of water out of the GW tank.
4. And when we can't do either of the above, we just are very frugal with our showers and water use. The two of us can usually go about a week without filling up the GW tank.
We do LOVE having the 80 gallon FW capacity.