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Old 11-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #11
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KarenH do you not have to winterize a 15a?
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:59 PM   #12
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There is an exterior outlet for the sink drain, to, of course, an "approved receptacle", such as my handy-dandy 5 gal. bucket. We tend to use a Rubbermaid tub, in a sink, for significant water uses like washing dishes, so disposal of the grey water is as-is-typical for campers in general, anyway.
If the bucket doesn't have a fitting in the lid so that the hose can be attached to it (i.e. if you plan to just hang the hose in an open bucket, then put the lid on it only for transport), then I suggest adding a fitting. Some campgrounds will not permit an open wastewater bucket, and I wouldn't want one beside the trailer.

If you get tired of carrying a full 5-gallon bucket, there are small wheeled totes intended for this use, and small wheeled freshwater totes that can be adapted.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:23 PM   #13
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KarenH do you not have to winterize a 15a?
The only thing I do is empty the freshwater tank, run the pump dry, and put a tiny, tiny amount of RV antifreeze down the sink drain to protect the "P" trap (although I don't know that it's called a "P" trap)--and I'm not even sure that's necessary in my climate with closed and covered storage for the trailer.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:36 PM   #14
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...although I don't know that it's called a "P" trap...
It's shaped like the letter "P" (if you look at it the right way... nothing about what goes through it...
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It's shaped like the letter "P" (if you look at it the right way... nothing about what goes through it...
Yes, the ordinary "P" traps look like a "P" but mine looks more like filled-in "P"--sort of a "P" with a bowl. Didn't know if it was still called the same.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:50 PM   #16
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Stick with your guns on the "A" model. You will get a lot of advice regarding re-sale and other factors that may or may not even apply to you. I am extremely happy with my 15A and love not having all the issues with winterizing and taking care of black- and gray-water tanks. You have put a lot of thought into every decision and, given your camping lifestyle, these are sound decisions. Congratulations!
Thanks, Karen, for the confirmation. I remember being glad when I first saw a post of yours and seeing that I was not the only one in the world who thought an A model was a good selection.

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Old 11-24-2014, 09:07 PM   #17
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A lot of campgrounds require self contained as well as sealed sewer hookups, you may have an issue with your bucket.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:10 PM   #18
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A lot of campgrounds require self contained as well as sealed sewer hookups, you may have an issue with your bucket.
I have yet to run into anything like that. But the addition of a gray-water tank to a 15 or a 17 is an option if desired.
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I have yet to run into anything like that. But the addition of a gray-water tank to a 15 or a 17 is an option if desired.
Here is one thread and there are others
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This refers to connecting the trailer's sewer to the campground's. Can't see how that would apply to the discussion here but I'm going to give in and concede that everyone should have a shower and toilet in their trailer and let it go at that.
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