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Posted: 10/19/21 07:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, but we do empty the dish water tub in a 5 gal bucket and dump that on vegetation when dispersal camping.

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Never.

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We use our gray (shower and bathroom sink) to put out our fire. That's about it. If the kitchen sink tank gets full, we'll use that too, but try to maintain some in the tank to use to flush behind our black tank emptying.


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wa8yxm wrote:

RedRollingRoadblock wrote:

When I dribble it usually has a yellow tint to it.


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Yup know that feeling

Never Dribbled gray water"
Did dribble Wash water

There are 3 classes of waste
Black
Gray
Wash

What is the differfence between Gray and Wash? The kitchen sink is Gray. Shower/lav's wash.... Food particles.


Unless you're Kramer; then your gray and wash would be the same water...


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Heck yes. Would run a garden hose out into the foliage. Never any smell.


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No.


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Posted: 10/19/21 08:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If needed we have done this as well..

Like most stated, grey water is just dish/wash water and is not damaging anything.


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Posted: 10/19/21 08:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Gray water still has an odor to it, yrs ago a guy next to me did that at a campground where the ground was crushed stone, the gray water stained the ground & yeah it stunk. It also come downs to how well of a job over time are you removing the food stuff before it hits the drain, I'm sure most folks don't pay too much attention to this.

Now this said we have visited some OLDER parks in CT that allow or are grandfathered where you can dump the gray water directly on the ground, some of the parks have a pvc pipe that sticks shallow into the ground and some just let you run the hose on the ground and drain...Go figure as CT has to be one of the most regulated/permitted states in the US

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I attended an event this summer in a town where all the hotels were booked. A bunch of people rented TT's from a local shop. They set all the RV's up with the Grey (shower) cracked open. I'm sure it was so they wouldn't fill up over the 4 days we were there. I closed the one next to me as you could definitely smell the soapy water. I have had to open mine a few times depending on where we are and how long we are there. I always wait until it is full first, then find a way to drain off enough to get through the stay. I have a hose, so I connect my garden hose to it and drain it either under the trailer or off to some shrubs. I don't like doing it and can definitely smell it, but sometimes you need more space. I am discreet when I do it.

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Posted: 10/19/21 09:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I won't dump (or even dribble) gray. If each successive camper dumps their gray - it turns into a stinky/slimy mess. There's also food particles in it, which can attract unwanted visitors like rodents/skunks, etc

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