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Alternative grey tank options?

Postby MartMX » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:53 pm

On my cargo trailer, I have the grey water just running on the ground (which is ok for most places I go). But, are there any options for putting some kind of ~small tank under there without buying a big/expensive RV grey tank?
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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby George Taylor » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:20 pm

Our pop up camper is the same way, we have to supply the tank. You can get mobile grey tanks at camping stores, and I think that Wally world has them also. However we forgot ours one trip and got from Wal-mart a blue Aquatainor jug to use. It is a 5 gallon container and was about $15. It does the job.
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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby 48Rob » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:55 pm

George offers good solutions!

We've used plastic containers, and a 3 gallon bucket (like a typical 5 gallon, just smaller).
Something with a closed top is better though, as there are always enough bugs when you go camping, no need to invite extras...

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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby kudzu » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:31 am

My camper came with a Barker 5 gallon tote. Lay it flat on it's side while in use. At first blush the price seems ridiculous but it's sturdy, is a pretty closed system & includes the hose.
http://barkermfg.com/tt5.html
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If it hadn't come with my used trailer I think I'd opt for something like the Aquatainer or maybe one of the collapsible gray water containers like this: http://www.rvstoredirect.com/gray-water-holding-tank-p-3754.html
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[But I'm a newbie to all this so don't know much.]
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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby George Taylor » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:39 pm

We had the exact same blue gray tank you pictured, it went away with the Scotty we sold, and now have a larger version of it whit wheels. I recommend the wheels!
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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby oddie121 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:23 pm

If you have enough room in a cavity you could use some 4 or 6" PVC in a U shape to create some storage with an outlet on the side and a valve to let you empty it. I'd share pictures but i can't find the post i found it on a long time ago either here or on a popup forum. I'll be doing this on my cargo trailer. Just ensure it is secured extremely well for the weight it will hold.
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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:13 pm

Here is mine for the tiny house........

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Re: Alternative grey tank options?

Postby lrrowe » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:19 pm

Bob, boy you must have some under carragie height to fit these under it? :lol:
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