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Old 05-13-2016, 09:51 PM   #11
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Jayco does not plumb that way. I would be concerned with black water backing up into the sink.


The outside kitchen sink on my 2014 32BHDS is plumbed to the black tank. I am glad it does because I no that my two teenage daughters don't flush with enough water. So this ensures there is plenty of water in the black tank.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:49 AM   #12
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When dry camping, we put plastic basins in the sink when washing dishes. When done with the dishes, the water is poured into the toilet. This accomplishes two things:
1) limits volume of water entering gray tanks, which always seem to fill first.
2) puts extra water into black tank, which is always a benefit.

We can dry-camp for up to a week without filling black tank, but gray is an every day or two dump...
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Thanks for the info. Every time I think I know it all....
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #14
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When dry camping, we put plastic basins in the sink when washing dishes. When done with the dishes, the water is poured into the toilet. This accomplishes two things:
1) limits volume of water entering gray tanks, which always seem to fill first.
2) puts extra water into black tank, which is always a benefit.

We can dry-camp for up to a week without filling black tank, but gray is an every day or two dump...
Same here. The soapy dishwater certainly helps the black tank.
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We use the campgrounds showers majority of time. DW prefers washing dishes outside most of the time also, heating water on two burner on picnic table and then washing in a tub she brings along. These are probably really old habits from 40 years of camping w/o hot water, though we've had such for 6 years now.... Also with good weather we're rarely inside camper unless bedtime...
Thus we don't normally have much gray water, and generally use toilet only at night, again going to campground bathroom, yup an old habit that still works much of the time.. But we do try to get a fair amount in each tank prior to dumping...

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Besides Navy Showers, you might want to remind everyone to turn the water OFF while brushing their teeth. Also (if you don't already) switch to liquid hand soap. Put a couple of squirts on your hands, spread it around, add a small amount of water (then turn the water off), suds it up real well, then turn the water back on to rinse. You might also consider using paper plates/bowls and tossing them in the trash rather than washing conventional dishes. I've found using paper plates and only washing silverware every 2-3 days (just can't bring myself to use plastic knives/forks/spoons) has saved me a LOT of water!

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Old 05-15-2016, 07:30 AM   #17
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Besides Navy Showers, you might want to remind everyone to turn the water OFF while brushing their teeth. Also (if you don't already) switch to liquid hand soap. Put a couple of squirts on your hands, spread it around, add a small amount of water (then turn the water off), suds it up real well, then turn the water back on to rinse. You might also consider using paper plates/bowls and tossing them in the trash rather than washing conventional dishes. I've found using paper plates and only washing silverware every 2-3 days (just can't bring myself to use plastic knives/forks/spoons) has saved me a LOT of water!

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X2 Same here. Works really well for us. I use the campground restroom and showers and leave the rigs restroom and shower for the wife. She refuses to use campground facilities. Old habit also! LOL
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We are the opposite, I am always surprised how little water we use.

When packing up I add a lot of water (stand at the toilet depressing the lever for 10 minutes) to top off the black tank before we dump. So I know it is always full. But the grey water, I would be surprised after 2-3 days we have 10 gallons of water in the tank.
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Jayco does not plumb that way. I would be concerned with black water backing up into the sink.
With the sink being higher than the toilet it would back up to the toilet first.
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SWMBO is very guilty of 15-20 minute showers with the water running the whole time!


Then complaining, "The drain stopped working!"


We've been boondocking for 7 years and she still doesn't get the concept of a Navy Shower. Grrrr.
HONEY The showers backing up!!! equals quick trip the valves
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