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Old 06-11-2019, 12:15 PM   #11
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I dump the gray each evening before I am dressed for bed. Start each day with an empty gray tank.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:59 PM   #12
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Theres the prob.....unless you want to be dumping the gray from the shower/bath/sink every other day or less to prevent overflow; you leave it open on long term stays. Its no different than your house. You have functioning traps to prevent gases from coming back and all tanks are vented to the outside anyway
You dont turn your house/apt sewer on and off do you???
It is different from your home. Your drains at home go directly into the sewer not a holding tank first.
Just FYI for newbies, or anyone for that matter, that may be reading, you can leave grey tanks open if you wish, but NEVER EVER under any circumstances leave the black tank open, it's nothing like your house & you will have issues that are not pleasant to resolve.
If you don't put the sag in the drain hose it is possible for gases/fumes to enter the holding tanks & escape through the tank roof vents. As long as the P traps & Hepvo traps on all drains inside are working you should not get odors back inside the rv from the park system.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:16 PM   #13
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To add to TT's last sentence: "As long as the P traps & Hepvo traps on all drains inside are working you should not get odors back inside the rv from the park system."

But you will have those sewer gasses "floating around on your roof" as they escape from the vent stacks. If you have a roof vent open, a roof vent fan pulling air out of the trailer or a leaking HEPVO or dry P trap, you will get the "sewer smell" in your trailer from the open vents on the roof as the campground sewer gasses flow up through your tanks and out the roof vents on those tanks.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:39 PM   #14
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I don't see why some of us feel that dumping the gray tank every day or 2 is such a big pain. Takes less than 5 minutes and I'm sure I have enough room in the tank to take a shower and leave the water the running. YMMV
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:02 PM   #15
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I don't see why some of us feel that dumping the gray tank every day or 2 is such a big pain. Takes less than 5 minutes and I'm sure I have enough room in the tank to take a shower and leave the water the running. YMMV
Murphy's Law!!
Every time I didn't dump it as needed DW would be in ankle deep dirty shower water.
To the OP, if you want to leave the greys open, DO IT! If it starts to smell close them.....
But DO NOT leave the black open!!!!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:50 AM   #16
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X2 what Traveling Texan said about the sag in the sewer hose to form a p-trap. Also my unit has a front bathtub (lots of gray water!) so I leave both grays open.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:54 PM   #17
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Mohead1, I don't think there is a right or wrong way on the gray tanks. I certainly do not care how you or others do it. I like opening them when there is many gallons and it rushes out. For me opening and closing them on a trip with hook ups is normally once when their full. But, to open and close them is like others mentioned, 5 minutes. I have time and energy to do it. I also dry camp a lot and so the route is about the same, except shower is outside when dry camping.
I will say for the years I had a extra RV parked at our extra beach lot for use of guests. I had to leave the gray valve open into the septic since they all used the RV like a home build house and ran water as much as at home. Many forgot to dump the black before they left and we knew right away a week or 2 later. We had a park model 40 ft for 10 years, no holding tanks in that. The sewer line was open into the septic full time.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:48 PM   #18
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Still trying to understand why with 2 gray and 2 black tanks Montana thought it a good idea to have water from the washer go into the 1/2 bath black tank instead of the gray..
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:58 PM   #19
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Diaper issues, perhaps?
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #20
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Here is the routine I have developed over many snowbird winters.

1. Get a clear sight adapter and put it between the trailer and the sewer hose.
2. I leave the black tank closed for a week at a time. Grey tanks open.
3. I form a pee trap in the sewer hose with a couple boards, one 2x and a 4x4.
4. To dump and flush, I remove the pee trap boards.
5. Close the grey water tanks.
6. Open the black water tank and turn on the hose to the built in flush system.
7. Watch the sight tube until I am down to just hose water coming out.
8. Go inside and do two full bowl super flushes. "Bomb the Pile!" Note: Full bowl means filling the bowl to the bottom of the upper rim.
9. Go back outside and view discharge.
10. Close the black water tank and run the flush water in for four(4) minutes. Do not let anyone distract you at this point.
11. Open and drain and repeat 10 again.
12. Flush a bit and verify that you have nice clear water coming out of the tank. If not go back to step 8 and start again.
13. When you have nice clear discharge, put the pee trap boards back the sewer line and fill the pee trap.
14. Close the black water tank and add about a minute worth of water to the tank with the flush hose.
15. Secure the flush hose. I have a little inline valve adapter at the side of the trailer and the other end gets turned off.
16. Open the grey water tanks and go add your chemical to the tank.

I have had the burping a couple of times, however the super flushes seem to have fixed that issue.

Having piles in not good!!

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