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Old 01-07-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Larger Gray Water Capacity Please!

I have noticed that Jayco now only has 32.5 gallon gray water tanks in the Jay Flight and Eagle lines. I wish they would double that. We always dry camp and the small gray water tank is a deal breaker for me. We should have purchased the 2013 Jay Flight 29 RLDS model last year but were not quite ready to pull the trigger. I hope they bring that model back again next year when we are ready to buy. I love the rear living and big back window. That model had a 64 gallon gray water tank and it had the wardrobe slide that we really want. Please, Jayco, bring that model back for 2015 with the larger gray water tank...
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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We almost bought that TT for the same reason. We opted for the 33 RLDS for the extra slide and room but lost the big back window and gray water capacity. We did gain a fireplace though. If it had the bigger gray tank it would be perfect..
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:10 PM   #3
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Don't know whether or not you're interested in the White Hawks, but the 29REKS has a similar floor plan and a 61 gallon gray water tank. We opted for the fire place so "lost" the big back window, but it's still plenty bright back there.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Grey water isn't really that big of a deal especially if you're out dry camping! Just water the trees. No different than if you did your dishes outside or used the outdoor shower. Black water is a different story, but that tank doesn't fill at the same rate as the grey with normal use. If my grey tank got full early when dry camping, I'd just let some of it out but keep enough to flush out the sewer hose after a black dump.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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I have suggested (rather inquired) in another post that it would be an idea to have some sort of xfer pump setup to take some of the grey water out of the tank and send it over to the black water tank as it shouldn't get filled up as quick. Also... Using an outdoor shower with bio-degradable soap would both help with filling the gray tank AND not do any harm to the environment.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:18 PM   #6
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We bought a 2012 26rks. It lists our gray water tank at 65 gallons. I thought that was great for the shower with the kids. However thats not the case. We have two 32.5 gallon grey tanks. One for the kitchen sink and one for the bathroom shower and sink. After 3 days of camping with showers and bathroom hand washing after a pit stop, the tank is always filled to the top. But the kitchen tank is not even close to being half full. So in my opinion it is a little false advertising.
We try to save space by brushing teeth and washing hands in the kitchen but it only saves a little volume. We already take Navy showers so there is no more water to cut. I wish it would have been one large tank or a pair of tanks that are connected to each other.
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One way you can combine your gray tanks is to open the valves but leave the cap on the drain pipe. this will basically equalize the tanks. You just gotta be ready for the flow of water when you take the cap off!!! (Make sure you close the valves first, otherwise you've got a LOT of water to worry about).

I agree though, the gray tanks on these trailers is just too small. I have a 32BHDS, and you'd think on a trailer this big that you'd have more capacity. I'd prefer to have a single large tank, but wouldn't mind dual smaller tanks either. As it stands, I only have 32.5ga capacity, which fills up QUICK with a wife and three kids (all girls, no less).
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I have 90 gallons of fresh water space. I would gladly trade 40 of those gallons to add to the grey water tank.

As I have stated before....the RV design engineers are NOT campers. They have no feel for what is needed or how things should be arranged in these campers. It's cost and production efficiency that takes precedence over practical end user issues.
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You can purchase a valve that fits over the drain and replaces the cap. This way you can equalize the greys without getting wet then you remove the cap.
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One way you can combine your gray tanks is to open the valves but leave the cap on the drain pipe. this will basically equalize the tanks. You just gotta be ready for the flow of water when you take the cap off!!! (Make sure you close the valves first, otherwise you've got a LOT of water to worry about).

I agree though, the gray tanks on these trailers is just too small. I have a 32BHDS, and you'd think on a trailer this big that you'd have more capacity. I'd prefer to have a single large tank, but wouldn't mind dual smaller tanks either. As it stands, I only have 32.5ga capacity, which fills up QUICK with a wife and three kids (all girls, no less).
Sounds like typical "Aggie" engineering to me , Just kidding... GO AGGIES... Now, my novice question is, what harm if any would that do to having black water and "solids" going into the gray tank?

By the way, really was kidding about the Aggie engineering thing.. Lot's of family have graduated from that school... Big Fan here...
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