Grey water tank add on

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  1. GreyFox

    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    This I completely agree with, if you're camping where there are no dumping facilities available then no method of off loading waste water is going to be useful

    Does your '06 Niagara not already have an underfloor grey water waste tank? Regardless, yours is a great solution if you can find the space underfloor to mount an additional tank.
     
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    100_0874.JPG 100_0884.JPG 100_0859.JPG 100_0874.JPG 100_0884.JPG 100_0859.JPG 100_0874.JPG 100_0884.JPG 100_0859.JPG 100_0874.JPG 100_0884.JPG 100_0859.JPG I did this. Pump grey water into barrel in truck and empty at dump station.
     
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    Sorry, did not mean to post all of those photos. New at this.
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    Photos good. No apologies! :)
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    That's pretty ingenious!!!
     
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    CamperChrissy Well-Known Member

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    I have an 06 Niagara and it does not have a gray tank. Built in black tank under the base of the toilet, 6 gallons I think. Has the outlet thing (sorry, don't know the proper name) on the outside just like a travel trailer where I can hook up to a sewer connection or dump at a dump station. Clean water tank underneath.
     
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    Same with mine CamperChrissy. I believe the 2007 and newer models came with a grey tank.

    As for the 6 gallon black tank, yeah it also didn’t work for me LOL. With 2 adults and 2 kids, it would be full after a weekend on only nightly uses for the kids and DW while using the campground facilities during the day. I also ended up adding a 22 gal tank below the floor so now I have 28 gal and can go 6 nights of dispersed camping
     
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    Hi cabranch47 - I agree with the above genius comment. That's a really thoughtful approach. Could I trouble you to comment on:
    - how many gallons does that tank hold?
    - once full, how long does it take to drain?
    - do you have any problems priming the pump, and if so, how do you handle that?
     
  9. GreyFox

    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    Your Niagara has a 9 gal black water tank that serves as the base for the flush toilet which IIRC is a Sealand.
     
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    So how does this work @GreyFox ? IE, what drives the water from the first tank into the second tank, versus it just backing up the drain? (The drain looks lower than that clear PVC pipe)
     
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    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    Grey water in the sink drains under the force of gravity, once the first tank fills water flows through the interconnecting tube to the second tank. For best performance it's important to drill out the threaded vent without damaging it so water will flow easily from the first tank to the second. I used this system for years with our Fleetwood Santa Fe as an alternative to dragging around a heavy wheeled tote tank.
     
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    It’s PFM:smiley:
     
  13. GreyFox

    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    That works like a charm. [A]
     

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