Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
Junior Member
cjthies's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 17
Question What's the "Poop Scoop"?

I have a 2008 Jay Flight G2 20RLS TT with 32.5 Gal grey and black water tanks. The TT is in a temporary "permanent" location on my property. As a "newbie" I don't have any idea how often I will need to empty the tanks. We will have one 86 year old Mom type staying there for a while. She sometimes leaves the water running in the sink and is a frequent urinator (even if only small amounts). Do any of you TT pros have a good guesstimate on how often I will have to empty those tanks? I have read that I can't really rely on my gauges for an accurate reading. Are there any other ways to determine this?

cjthies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
Site Team
WVDusty's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Charleston
Posts: 1,274
The black tank SHOULD last about a week? As for the grey probably will have to empty every other day or so.


TV 2005 Ram 3500 CC LB SRW Cummins POWER
2014 Jayco Jayflight 32BHDS Prodigy P3 brake controller.Reese dual cam 1400/14000
WVDusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
Arefbee's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Haycock Twp
Posts: 193
If there is a chance the sink can be left on, hook up the grey tank to your household sewage clean out or install a dry-well if your local codes allow it. A sink overflow in a camper can be disastrous.

I'd say every two weeks on the black tank. Make sure to add plenty of water to it after it has been emptied so solids don't get a change to build up in one place as easily.

If the unit has a black tank flush, use it. If it does not have one and it also does not have an enclosed belly, install one.

I'm afraid the only other way I know to verify the tank level usually involves a flashlight and maybe a stick...

There are some aftermarket sensors that are more reliable and worth the investment for someone who is full-timing.
Arefbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 03:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
Skaling's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Langley (Vancouver)
Posts: 397
If it's your own property just run the grey open all the time into a grassy area and never worry about emptying it.
TT: 2015 Jayco Jayflight 26BH Elite
TV: 2014 Ram 1500 Sport, 5.7 HEMI 3.21, Firestone 1000# air suspension. WD hitch w/800# bars
SOLD: 2012 Jayco J-series 1007
Skaling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 1,375
Your elderly GM won't do much damage to the black tank, but running water at the sinks can be very problematic for a number of reasons. She needs to be taught the difference between a brickand mortor home and an RV. If you can teach teenage girls, you can work with a senior.

Many of my houseboat friends ran into a similar problem with visitors wasting water on the boat. Out there its not only the holding tanks, but also the fact that you are always using a fresh water tank. The solution to the teens was when we run out of water we go home. That wouldn't work with the grandmom but you might want to turn off the city hook up and turn off the pump when its not needed.
Bassdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2014, 12:21 PM   #6
Junior Member
cjthies's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 17
Yes, I thought about doing this. It might be a solution to the leaving the water on in the sink too. She doesn't always do that, but there are times when she forgets. The water would just run right out into the yard that way I believe.
cjthies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ninilchik, Alaska
Posts: 94
Many years ago (30) while out boon docking with my young family and visiting aging parents (totally unfamiliar with RVing) I was pouring 5 gal jugs of water into the little scoopy thing on the outside wall of the rig. While doing that I looked into the kitchen window and saw my mother running the water and checking it with her finger. After a few yells to shut it off I asked her what she was doing. "Letting it run to get it cold" she exclaimed. I should have given both of them basics on boon dock RVing.

2012 JAYCO BUNGALOW Jayflight 40FER
2004.5 Dodge Ram; CTD; 3500 Dually; CC; 4x4; 6 spd. 5600; Smarty Jr.
Jack in Alaska is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.