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Old 02-13-2016, 07:16 PM   #11
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I had considered doing something along this line with our 19 for our grey water too, as for us it fills up quicker than the black, just so long as there is an outhouse around.
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As I recall from previous discussions, an outhouse may not be suitable for dumping grey water - depending on the location and details of the facility - since they are not intended to take a large volume of liquid. It may be fine... just check.
Ummmmm..... the outhouse is used in order to keep the black tank levels down in the trailer, not for dumping grey water. If no outhouse around, then the black tank fills faster too.
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I often used an Airstream bucket for my grey water.........
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:18 PM   #13
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Ummmmm..... the outhouse is used in order to keep the black tank levels down in the trailer, not for dumping grey water. If no outhouse around, then the black tank fills faster too.
Ah, that makes sense - thanks for the clarification. It just sounded like the outhouse was the grey dumping location, which it can be.

Balancing fresh, grey, and black tank capacities is usually a challenge. There's often more than needed of one when another one runs out.
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Thanks for all the responses. I'll be trying my own DIY project using the special output cap, hose and collapsible water container. Good ideas which will extend our boondocking trips.

This is a very helpful forum!

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Here is a link showing a ready made grey water collapsible tank.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:54 AM   #16
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Although the "non-collapsible tanks add bulk, they really don't add weight and are well designed. As long as the capacity is not high, you won't be tempted to move more weight than is comfortable. I believe that it is" a guy thing" to always fill to the top. Just because my water container holds 6 gallons, doesn't mean that I have to lift and pour 6 gallons.
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Here is a link showing a ready made grey water collapsible tank.
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Those buggers stole my idea...
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #18
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DIY portable grey water tote.

when we boon-dock watching the grey water tank slowly fill has been an annoyance since we didn't want to be dragging the trailer to a dump-station. the problem is now solved.

I've posted pictures ... (sorry I was holding my iPhone the wrong way)

Before starting this thread I had no idea that VELTERA sewer caps existed. But thanks to Jim (CPAHARLEY) I learned about them and picked one up at our local RV Dealer.

I bought the collapsable water container at Canada Tire - thanks to Jim Bennett for this idea. I don't want to fill up the truck bed with another container.

Then off to RONA and with the help of their helpful plumbing department guy outfitted the collapsable water container with some tubing and bought a hose ending (I think I'll switch out the ending I bought for a plastic ending which won't ruin the thread of the Veltera cap.

I tested the system at home and it seems to work !!! Thanks to both of the Jims for their helpful advice. I'm looking forward to the camping season.
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I first used that set up but instead put the hose into a bucket that had rusted through, the bucket was always empty for some reason and it is often referred to as an "Airstream" bucket.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:41 PM   #20
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Hey, that's pretty cool. It can double duty refilling the fresh water tanks.

Separate topic: any suggestion on how to make camping coffee tastes better?
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