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  1. Dekka

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    Hi everyone just a few words to say I have just moved from a Swift Challenger 580 se and am now awaiting my new Elddis 180 six berth which is still in the factory.What I would like to now is do you carry drinking water in the on board tank while in transit to green field sites and what about emptying the gray water tank on a green field site is this o k or restricted.On arriving on a camping site is there a place to go to to fill the drinking water tank up and to empty the gray water tank these things I have never really looked into before.
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    Ha ha - grey waste question!

    I'm pretty sure everyone here will say it's okay to let your waste water drip out onto the grass :blush:

    As for travelling with a full fresh water tank. I do, some don't - it depends on your weight allowance and if you are worried by the minimal reduction in fuel economy
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, I always carry about a third of a tank of water just in case then fill up on site and usually dump grey water where theres a outlet but some site owners will ask you to dump your grey water in the hedge and nothing wrong it that, it's only washing up water but never dribble your grey water while driving besides giving all motorhomes a bad name its dangerous for other road users especially motorcycles. (y)
     
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    Hello :hi:, can't add much to the above
     
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    hi there and welcome to MHF(y) when we have had an on board tank we have always travelled full.we always take our waste black and grey to disposal points or grey to the hedgerow;)
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    Thanks all you lovely people especially scousebird for giving me a good laugh.
     
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    Hi everyone thank you all for your warm welcome . Dekka
     
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    It depends on where you are heading. If you are in France and heading towards an Aire then it is possible you may not be able to fill up the water tank on arrival. Many Aires have the fresh water tap too close to the toilet emptying point for our liking and many Aires require you to use a token. The tokens might be sold in a Tabac which has now closed. So in this situation we would start (if possible) with a full tank of water.
    As to Grey Water the problem is that it smells disgusting and some people will not like you emptying it at the side of the site, although the site in Slindon does not like you to use the drain but to tip in the bushed behind your pitch. Most UK sites will have a drain point, even CLs & CSs, the French consider it to be their right for all sites to have a drain to dump grey waste. In my opinion it is a crime to tip grey water down a drain and it should be poured over bushes or other plants, there will be nothing in it to harm plants (detergents are a fertiliser!!!) or to cause any pollution on such scale. Black waste is, of course, another issue - you MUST only ever tip it down the correct point!

    All pukka sites will have a fresh water tap as will many CLs & CSs. We take a couple of those Swiss metal drinking bottles with us to store water for drinking but use the MH water for making coffee etc - ie anything boiled.

    Hope you enjoy your new MH!
     
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    Hi @Dekka and welcome.

    Most has been answered. I like to have at least a third of a tank because I'd hate the water heater to be dry!

    You have a 90litre fresh water tank on that van, so when full, you're carrying 90kilos! However, there's nothing worse than being stuck with no water and you can't always guarantee a supply, especially in Europe.

    I always carry two x 5 litre flaggons of tap water (flaggons bought originally from Icelands) .

    Enjoy your new van. Another Elddis user - whoopee!
     
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    I learn sooooo many things about French people , it always amazes me.

    Oh and , welcome BTW Dekka!

    Frankie....the Frog!
     
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