Emptying Grey Water

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  1. norfolkenchants

    norfolkenchants Read Only Funster

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    Please forgive what I am sure is a pretty dumb question but.... We pick up our very first motorhome in just over a week and I am just planning the first stay. My question is this: the site we would like to visit Run Cottage in Suffolk doesn't appear to have a motorhome service point for grey water dumping. I presume we have to attach a hose to the van drain to reach an emptying point. As I am trying to make this first trip as pain free for my hesitant wife - would I be better off choosing a site with an MSP?
     
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    Just use a bucket (or a waste hog if you want to carry one of those around with you) and empty it down the nearest drain or under a hedge - whatever the site owner prefers. :Smile:
     
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    Your grey water storage tank will have a reasonable capacity to store your waste water for a few days if you're carefull. Some people have a bucket which you can place under the waste water outlet and then empty at the campsite elsan point.
    Geoff.
     
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    Oh Boy am I going to follow this thread with interest

    :helpsos: :beerchug: :fatbuddha: :blonde2: :whistle:
     
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    I've never used a MSP yet! I either drain down at home or empty into a container & then down the sites drain point.
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    I have a Fiamma wheeled waste water container,I just put under the tap on the waste water tank, when required empty into what the site owner is happy with, saves faffing about with pipes and drains, easier for me this way.

    Enjoy your trip, it is a big learning curve, first time is the worst if you are not sure of what you are doing, just relax and enjoy the experience.

    Happy adventures.:thumb:

    Margaret
     
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    Is there a tap you close on your grey water?:Rofl1:
     
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    If I can't empty on site I just stop at the first convenient road drain and empty it there. It will all end up in the same place
     
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    now wait for the reprimanding posts to pour in...... :Rofl1:
     
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    Why stop? just open the tap and drive off- plenty others (NOT ME) do it.:cry::cry:

    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    [HI]Oh Boy am I going to follow this thread with interest
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    Ditto:cry:
    Never have trouble with Grey waste, water always seems to be clear and clean.
     
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    Creep out when it's dark and open the drain valve, make sure there's no debris in it to show up in the morning. :Wink:
     
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    once you get out of the site just crake the valve and leve a slippery trale of water no problem :Rofl1:
     
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    Just fit a Grey Waste filter, and loop the pipe back to your fresh water tank - no need to ever fill or empty again:thumb:
     
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    get a tesco bag put hole in it,put some grass in it put on the valve let drain,clean water.:thumb:
     
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    I use a bucket, unless there is a convenient drive over dump.
    Please don't follow the advice above about using any old drain as if you put it down a surface water drain it will stink for weeks especially in the summer when there's not much rain to flush it through.
     
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    It's storing it in the waste tank that makes it smell. So don't.


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    I have hard piped my waste tank to a valve and point. No messing with the flex hoses if I can help it. We carry a couple of washing machine flex hoses and a bucket to cover all eventualities.
     
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    Please oh please !!!do not do what some have suggested, it gets motor homers a bad name that is why some places have banned them, be a responsible motor homer, some may have been said in jest, if you are a newcomer you will not know this, but some do dump anywhere but the correct place, think it is clever, it is far from it when it affects all of us, it has the stigma like some dog owners who do not pick up after their dog, so please start as you mean to go on, motor-homers are not exactly welcome in this country as it is.:cry:

    Margaret
     
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    Outside the Windermere site is a lay-by in the wooded drive, last time we came out there was three neat trails of water coming out of it where vans must have pulled up to open their drains and carried on their way.:Doh:
     
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