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Old 04-10-2014, 11:13 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Camper_bob View Post
Luckily, I have a separate door for my bathroom, so total travel with bucket of grey water is about 15 ft outside and about 1.5 ft inside.

As an alternative to pumps and what not, why not have a selector valve for grey water waste to be routed into the black tank? It would be nice to have the sink water go into the black tank most of the time, and have the shower water go into the grey tank. But have a valve so you can choose which tank the waste water goes into... just thinkin' in text here...
Not a bad idea however it requires more complicated plumbing and valves.

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #22
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Water doesn't go away just because we use it, I would be more worried about the chemicals, poisons and drugs we put in the water supply.

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #23
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We conserve water in the fact that we don't use more than we need. We use it to wash, shower and flush. When I dump the tanks, I hook the hose to the connector that says Black Tank Flush and when the water runs close to clear, I shut it off. I'm not going to stand by the sewer pipe and collect grey water only to run inside and dump it in the toilet. Are you kidding???
I would ask the people who are so disturbed at how much water campers use, how long is your morning shower at home? Do you turn the hot water on and off as you are rinsing dishes at the sink? When you go to a restaurant, do you decline when the waitress refills your water glass? There's more to it than what goes in and out of your black tank. If I wanted to wash supper dishes down at the creek, I would take up primitive camping.. It's not going to happen.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:30 AM   #24
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Being in the RV and operating off the FW holding tank is a great way to conserve water. Flushing the black tank!!! not really that necessary very often.. after all you do not eat out of it... In the winter my black tank goes 4 weeks till full and I dont use RV chems in it. just a half box of septic treatment.. No smell no problems so far..
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #25
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Since I only boondock I try to conserve my fresh. My RV manual says to add more water to my black tank since flushing alone isn't enough. I just grab a bucket or two from the river. Try to pee outside and we do dig a pit toilet, but can be quite far from camp since it must be private and away from water sources so we do use the toilet. I do not put any paper in my toilet, that goes in a trash can for later disposal.

As far as Tank level Sensors, they start giving false readings so ignore them. The tanks will let you know when the need to be dumped.

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