First time in pop up at camp site

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  1. v1ru5879

    v1ru5879 New Member

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    First time camping in a pup for us and we are going to an RV park with full hook up. My question is we have a sink that we will use but as far as the water draining do we just connect a garden hose and feed it to the sewage hole?
     
  2. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

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    Yep. Use something like this at the sewer connection to keep gases from escaping.

    Camco 39322 Gray Water Seal Sewer Fitting https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002F676O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Pv0yBbE174854

    Be sure to mark the hose you use or better yet, use a red or gray hose so that it doesn’t get used as a freshwater hose after using it for gray water.

    You may also want to look into building or buying a vent for the line too to help it drain faster.
     
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  3. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    You also need the reducer for the camper so you can add the hose.
     
  4. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    I use a gray colored hose for the grey water. Sort of makes things simple. But note, I used to have a 1/2" hose, but ended up going with a 5/8" hose for faster sink draining.
     
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  5. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Lol I did this , as I couldn't see a lot of water draining with gravity pressure through a garden hose.
     

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  6. v1ru5879

    v1ru5879 New Member

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    I like that link you just sent, I will have to get one. Yeah the only water we will be using is for hand washing, teeth brushing ect no bathroom.
     
  7. 1380ken

    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    I just put a 5 gallon bucket on the side of the camper under the drain. You can either empty it into the sewer pipe or toss in the woods.
     
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  8. NorthernSpirit

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    We cut an old hose to about 18" long and attached the threaded end to the trailer and hang the cut end into the lid of a 20 gallon (I think) pail. Simple and easy.
     
  9. v1ru5879

    v1ru5879 New Member

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    Thanks everyone! I will take a 5 gallon bucket for this trip and look into some of the other options for next time since we are leaving tomorrow
     
  10. terry1419

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    I have been using a 5 gallon bucket with a hole in the lid and a short piece of hose for years with both a previous and now the present pup. Works for me.
     
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  11. emoney

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    An unused gas can, a sliver of garden hose and a “two way garden hose adapter” works perfectly. Btw, look under the sink all the way and make sure the hose is in position for gravity to do it’s job.
     
  12. NorthernSpirit

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    It's a 20 Litre pail which is approx 5 Gallons. Metric always confuses me!
     
  13. Mofonator

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    I'm know all sites are different, but how much hose do you need on average for source, sink, and greywater drain?
     
  14. WVhillbilly

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    Liter




    :p
     
  15. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    My fresh water hose is 25'. I do carry a spare 25' hose as well. In the 10 years since we had the pup I had to use it a few times. But, the one time I did not bring it I had to borrow our friends spare hose that he just happen to have for that trip. On another trip our friends did not have a spare and he had to borrow our spare. So having a spare hose is a good thing, you just never know if you will need it.
     
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  16. emoney

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    I use a 25’ white hose for drinking and probably less that 5’ cut off to drain into the 5 gal tank for sink drain.

    Side note; on the drain. Go to the effort of inspecting your drain hose from the sink to the wall and make sure it’s in a gravity drain position. I hear folks complain about slow drains and that’s usually the culprit. I installed a two way garden hose adapter on the outside and make sure it’s all downhill on the inside and my sink drains just like I was at home.
     
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  17. neighbormike

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    Hate people who do this! They need to learn to pick up after themselves!! [:D]
     
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  18. NorthernSpirit

    NorthernSpirit Member

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    I'm Canadian... It's Litre [:D]
     
  19. Sneezer

    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    I never knew there was an alternate spelling. It has always been litre for me. Liter just looks wrong. Then again I did grow up overseas.
     
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  20. WVhillbilly

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    I'm reading it in America. It's .264 gallons.
     

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