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Old 02-10-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed a second grey water with in the frame of the trailer for more grey water storage?
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I haven't, but I think it's a good idea. I always have to figure out some creative way to get rid of some of the gray water on our outings, since we tend to stay in one spot for up to a week.

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Jack, I've heard you can use 5 gal to put out your "campfire". I would think if you put out the fire 3 or 4 times a day you'd be okay. Never did it myself, of course.
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camp, I'd do a lot of thinking about the best way to plumb a second tank to the first for draining it. But it is a great idea, I'll look [I]under[I] today. Also gotta think of weight placement or ensure a dump before travel.
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Jack, I've heard you can use 5 gal to put out your "campfire". I would think if you put out the fire 3 or 4 times a day you'd be okay. Never did it myself, of course.
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Tree, that's one of my "creative" ways to reduce the grey water load. I use whatever it takes to make sure the fire is "dead out" (as Smokey Bear used to say). I don't feel bad doing it, and it IS only grey water!

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Tree, that's one of my "creative" ways to reduce the grey water load. I use whatever it takes to make sure the fire is "dead out" (as Smokey Bear used to say). I don't feel bad doing it, and it IS only grey water!

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And there isn't any reason to feel bad. I don't think there are many "tent" campers that carry their grey water to a dump site or toilet!
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Easier and cheaper to carry a “blue boy” with you than trying to figure out extra plumbing. I carry a 26 gallon model with me. It has a “popup float gauge” that tells me when it is full. Just attach it to hitch ball on truck and pull to dump site.
Just a suggestion.........

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From an engineer point of view would the extra weight throw the trailer off balance? Would effect towing,tongue wt. Depends if the grey tank was full or not.
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Bob, we take so much junk with us that the bulk of a "blue boy" wouldn't work for us. So far, we've never had to take the trailer to a dump site while camped. The fire pit has served us well.

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Easier and cheaper to carry a “blue boy” with you than trying to figure out extra plumbing. I carry a 26 gallon model with me. It has a “popup float gauge” that tells me when it is full. Just attach it to hitch ball on truck and pull to dump site.
Just a suggestion.........

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That's what I'm doing now just thinking of options always camping at campgrounds with dump stations so getting rid of 60 gallons of grey water wouldn't be a problem
Since I work at a sheetmetal shop I would make one out of stainless steel
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