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rindi
Very nice job. You took my idea and multiplied by 4. I think I was at that West Coast RV recycling about 15 years ago. It was definitely a DIY RVers Dream. 
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rindi
My Bad. The RV recycling place I was at years ago was a farm in the hills between Rochester and Centralia.
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rsfisher
I think they consolidated to one location on the East side of I-5. We will put it to the test this coming weekend! Our first trip of the season to the Ocean! 
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Pboonevt

I mentioned eariler the option of adding a "Y"pipe for the grey water.  This isn't as slick as rsfisher's tank, but is a low dollar way to elininate having to use two hoses.  One thing I like about it is that it is constantly rinsing the sewer hose, which helps keep things clean.  I run the fresh water in the sink when I am dumping my grey water to keep a positive flow and prevent black water backing into the grey water...

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rsfisher
That could have saved me a days work, I think! Looks like its a good setup. We took ours out last weekend and the tank worked like a champ. Went almost the entire weekend before needing to drain. One reason i wanted the on board tank is we do a bit of dry camping and this should help eliminate the need to dump a bucket every time we wash dishes or brush our teeth
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Pboonevt
Yours is definitely the preferred setup!  I'm just lazy...lol.  We usually go where we have full hookups, so it's not a big problem...
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Tom

Bumping this old thread because our 155 did not have a gray water tank
and in the process of replacing the floor:  http://www.riversidervowners.com/post/replace-floor-retro-155-9777812?pid=1305179844

I rerouted all the utilities under the bed to add Mrs Tom's under bed drawer.
So, dropped the sink drain straight down outside the cabinet into new 3/4" PVC,
and made a tank from some 5" square PVC fence post, fittings and "Goop" glue
I had left over from the sewer hose box project:  http://www.riversidervowners.com/post/sewer-hose-box-8247732?pid=129555987

Drilled 3/4" holes in post for threaded fittings and secured them with female thread fittings on the inside, then capped ends.
Also added a 3/8" elbow from the waterline project to serve as the vent and overfill protection.  

Used the Goop to seal up all the seams and reinforce the fittings.  Added T for the shower connect and valve at the drain.  Done.
I figure 30" of fence post give about 3 gals of storage.  Enough so Mrs. Tom can wash her hands on the road.  

That makes her happy. 🙂

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Tom
Forgot to add that it's hurricane season and now the "escape pod" is READY!  ðŸ˜Ž
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mikes
Pboonevt wrote:

I mentioned eariler the option of adding a "Y"pipe for the grey water.  This isn't as slick as rsfisher's tank, but is a low dollar way to elininate having to use two hoses.  One thing I like about it is that it is constantly rinsing the sewer hose, which helps keep things clean.  I run the fresh water in the sink when I am dumping my grey water to keep a positive flow and prevent black water backing into the grey water...

FYI, leaving the black tank gate valve open while camping with hookups can result in a stalagmite of poo and paper in the tank because there's not enough water flow to push everything through. Leaving it closed until the tank gets at least half full then dumping works better. Repeat.

We often don't even dump at the campground as we leave, but stop a few hours down the road (the State Parks here are pretty good about letting you do that if you have a pass). That lets stuff get mixed into a slush from road movement so it dumps even better.

Mike
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Tom
Correct use of "stalagmite" but ðŸ˜œ
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sunvalleyjoe
just came back from camping/fishing trip in Calf. I noticed no one in RVs had their gray water running out in the brush. Campground host said all waste from RVs need to be dumped at station for $5. In the camp sites on both side s of us people are tent camping. We watched them wash dishes and sometimes themselves and throw  the gray water into the brush.Which according to campground host was ok??I guess there is a diff in our gray water and theirs. Guess that is why I do not live in The Golden State.Hope all had a safe and fun Labor Day. GBA!!SVJ
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gelswick
I learned the hard way about "pyramids", left a 5th wheel sitting in the Florida sun for a month or two. What fun getting it blasted out when we returned.

Gary
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sunvalleyjoe
easy way to flush tank. 5 gal bucket of water to flush both tanks after they have been dumped. Sometimes 2 buckets  then a little Pine sol to keep tank smelling half way smelless .GAB!!SVJ
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sunvalleyjoe
ps tried the wand they sell but sort of messy.
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