I'm sure as many of you have gathered, I'm very inexperienced at camper camping.
My loflyte has a water jug thing under one of the front dinette seats. This is obviously for "fresh" water and we poured bleach in it after we filled it and then drained it onto the street a few hours later.
When we went to hook up the water that comes from the hose, the pipe split but that's an easy fix.
However ... and here's where the inexperience comes in ... where does the water go after it's been in the sink? I look underneath and I see a PVC pipe and there's a hole on the outside that you can attach 1/2 of a hose to it but what do I do with it?
I know it's technically "gray water" but how do I get rid of it? Where does it go? Can I hook up a tank like the fresh water one? The freshwater tank has a pipe coming out of the bottom of the camper and when you uncap it, the water drains out.
So ... what about gray water? As for black water ... I have a chamber pot ... do I just dump that in the toilet if I have to pee in it at night?
Boy you must have ESP ... I actually read that before I posted. Where does the water go now? I don't have a gray water tank. Does it just run out of the camper out of the hole where I screw the cut piece of hose? I'm assuming that's what happens and I probably need a cap or something.
I gather I need to have one to empty the gray water into but how do most of you do it? Do you have a permanent holding tank that you just remove when you're done camping?
Post by hastashasta on Dec 19, 2010 21:41:01 GMT -5
In my '65 16-SC, the sink drain goes into the toilet area and tees into the standing (?) pipe, and right into the toilet/black water tank. The sink drain line can be seen coming through the wall on the right and into the standing pipe tee in the picture below...
In the late 50's -early 60's, it was considered ok to just let the gray water hit the ground. So people did. Then the DEQ and other gubmint agencies decided it should be contained, so hence the gray water tanks we have now. The problem is trying to retrofit the earlier campers that weren't designed for one. Watch my blog, I will be tackling this one very soon.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2011 13:42:13 GMT -5 by roothawg