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Old 05-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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My camper sits low to the ground. To drain into a tote I connect the hose to the tote and the drain. I remove the small air vent cap and then pull the handle. The water drains for a while, then slows to nothing. I then lift the hose near the drain and go hand over hand down the hose toward the tank, thus draining the hose. I repeat as needed. Slow, but it works.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #12
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snip My question is...How do the larger ones drain into the grey water, especially when the opening is 3 ft off the ground and they are way too heavy to lift?
Perhaps I misunderstood your question but I will give it a shot... in the photo I posted, you will see a blue flex hose. You connect that to the drain on your TT to fill the blueboy (top). Once it's full (as seen by a little float valve you monitor), you shut off the drain and cap both it and the blueboy.

When you get to the dump station, there is no need to lift the unit... simply connect the little flex hose (side), place the other end in the dump tube, and open the valve on the blue boy.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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Perhaps I misunderstood your question but I will give it a shot... in the photo I posted, you will see a blue flex hose. You connect that to the drain on your TT to fill the blueboy (top). Once it's full (as seen by a little float valve you monitor), you shut off the drain and cap both it and the blueboy.

When you get to the dump station, there is no need to lift the unit... simply connect the little flex hose (side), place the other end in the dump tube, and open the valve on the blue boy.
I was wondering if you're using it solely for grey water & want to dump it into a grey water reservoir that are all around the CG. They all seem to be 3 feet off the ground.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:17 AM   #14
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I have never used ours for the black water, we use it for gray water only. The cover on our trailer hookup has the garden hose fitting built in to it with a cap. I hook that up to the garden hose fitting on the blue tank with a 3/4" x 3' hose that has female fittings on both ends. You can then take the 3" cover off the blue tank to watch the fill level, I do not trust the little float gauge that comes with the tank. It takes longer to do it this way but gives much more control and less chance for spillage. With the trailer tanks up inside the chassis and the blue tank on the ground I have never had a filling problem, even if the blue tank is above the discharge. As long as the trailer tanks are above the blue tank it will flow. A 3" hose with black water and solids with the blue tank above the discharge is completely different animal.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:50 AM   #15
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Dwight

Thanks for the info. My thoughts on my usage is what you are doing although I did not consider using the garden hose.

Kim

I assume the majority of the users of these tanks tow or pull to the designated dump stations at the campgrounds. Don't really think you would want to lift a full tank 3 feet in the air.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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I assume the majority of the users of these tanks tow or pull to the designated dump stations at the campgrounds. Don't really think you would want to lift a full tank 3 feet in the air.

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I know that. We were just pushing around the idea of a 10 gallon one, which could be lifted by my boys/hubbie to give some slight relief to the grey tank and give us the opportunity to use it more instead of washing dishes outside & dumping everything via a 5 gal bucket, which we've been doing. My guys are used to slinging bales of hay/straw and 100 lb bags of feed around!
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I was wondering if you're using it solely for grey water & want to dump it into a grey water reservoir that are all around the CG. They all seem to be 3 feet off the ground.
I get the question now... I haven't seen these 3' high dumps you're referring to. I always take the blueboy to the standard dump station.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #18
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I get the question now... I haven't seen these 3' high dumps you're referring to. I always take the blueboy to the standard dump station.
Yes, they have several grey water receptacles placed throughout the CG's or at least the ones we been to. Would be nice to have the option of filling our grey tank and filling a 10-15 gallon portable & dumping at the grey water receptacle.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #19
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I have seen the ground level receptacles that look like a sink. I would suspect the high ones are for campers to dump dish water and such.
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I have seen the ground level receptacles that look like a sink. I would suspect the high ones are for campers to dump dish water and such.

I assuming the taller dumps are something like this?




All the ones I've seen around here are like the one pictured below.

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