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Old 05-21-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy Shower Water Backs Up

Problem with my 2017 Greyhawk 29W - water will back up through the drain if the gray tank is full.

Yeah I know, don't over fill the gray tank or it will come up through the low point drain which is the shower. That is pretty much a given and I see no way around it.

As most of my excursions are boondocking I sometimes have to travel home with full tanks. I am lucky to have a sewer tap at home where I can flush my tanks. I am wondering if sloshing water while driving will back up through the drain.

I have had water come up while cleaning my tanks because I fill them up until the sensors read full and then dump. Granted, when I do this I am in my driveway which is sloped which compounds the problem.

What I am looking for is a way to seal the drain when not needed, which is the majority of the time. It has a little grill at the top so no stopper can be used.

I may just put a piece of duct tape across the drain but am looking to see if anyone has come up with a better fix.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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The grill pops out very easily..
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. My wife said she tried to remove the grill without luck. Guess it will take a manly man to do it. Now if only I could find one.
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my 1 year old got ours out and attempted to eat it
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:29 AM   #5
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my 1 year old got ours out and attempted to eat it


Perhaps not a whole lot of help, but I used to carry a 15 gal water tote that I found washed up on the National Seashore. The idea was to use it to "bleed" water from the gray tank when needed, or even drain it completely if I had a place to dispose of the gray water.

We also routinely dispose of gray water in the black tank. I have a bucket that I can use with a hose adapter (so I can control flow) so I can take some of the gray water out of that tank and dump it in the toilet. Since we use MUCH more gray water and fill that tank up A LOT faster, this helps get needed water into the black tank without wasting fresh water, and stretches our time between disposal runs.

I'm just thinking of ways to limit filling your gray tank so you don't have to worry about sloshing out of the drain in the first place...
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Someone posted a picture (I don't know how to) of the Valtera Valve #89-8304. It allows both tanks to be tied together. It's cheap enough I am going to give it a try.
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Someone posted a picture (I don't know how to) of the Valtera Valve #89-8304. It allows both tanks to be tied together. It's cheap enough I am going to give it a try.
I gave this some careful thought and decided the bucket method as Camper_bob described, was better.

Letting the waters waters co-mingle, you're likely to end up with very nasty mix. With strictly gray water, in a pinch you could drain some off into a bucket and and not feel very guilty pouring that in an out-of-the-way spot. I'd NEVER consider doing that if it had black water in it.
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Yeah, I understand and agree. I would use in our state parks which have water and electric but no sewer. It would just make fewer trips to the dump station.
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I was reading in Trailer Life last night about a new Airstream "micro" trailer that has a "combined 30 gallon waste tank" meaning both black and gray go into the same tank.

I can see where that MAY be a benefit, but not for me. Gray water is MUCH easier to deal with than black. In a pinch, you could even "water the plants" with gray water (not recommending it, just saying it's a possibility in the right circumstances). Or even fill a bucket with gray water and haul it to the public toilets to dispose of.

It's much more difficult to deal with black water as there's really only one way to get rid of it, and that's an appropriate dump station. If ALL your wastewater becomes "black", you have no options.
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I saw a mod on another website where the poster added another pump and associated plumping, so whenever they flushed the toilet, it drew water from they grey tank instead of the freshwater tank. Saves your fresh water and cuts down on they grey water by “recycling” it.
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