What Is It For?

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  1. Babyell

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    Hi, we have just returned from our first night away and came across a few things that I was unsure about??

    When we emptied out our toilet, other people had the same toilet base but the also had a plastic tub thing on wheels?? what is it for? and do we need one?

    Also when we filled up with water, the generic B&Q tap connector we have didn't fit properly resulting in a lovely cold shower!! is there one we can get that is purpose made to fir on camping taps?

    thanks for you help and advise :)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The 'tub' thing was probably a wastemaster.. or similar.. for dumping grey water

    Buy a selection of Hozelock tap adaptors .. 1/2 , 3/4 and 1 inch, threaded .. that will cover 90% of taps..
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    as a backup.. one of the rubber push on connectors for taps without threads..

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    just looked and yes it was a wastemaster. stupid question but how do you get the water from the MH into the wastemaster?
     
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    There's no such thing as a camping tap. They are all generic sizes.

    As @ScotJimland says buy the proper Hozelock adapters. The B&Q ones might look the same but the quality is cr@p and they never fit properly. Saying that I have a locker full of them because they are so cheap and I have a habit of leaving them on taps on aires when I fill up (y)
     
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    a short piece of hose from the grey waste pipe into the wastemaster
     
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    Put it under your gray water drain before you open it (y)
     
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    Position the wastemaster under the grey tank tap and hope you postioned it correctly or get grey waste everywhere.

    The other option......attach a short hose to the waste tap and place the end in the wastemaster.
     
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    thanks, we need to get used to the MHing ins and outs.....so any tips and tricks.. (y)
     
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    Yes agree with others, buy every different one you see. You never know when you will come across a different one.
    As for grey waste water have a look around underneath your MoHo for a tap, anything from 3/4 inch upwards. Ours is on the near side just too the rear of the back wheel. Park over a drain or put a bucket underneath and open it to drain.
    Most campsites if set up properly for MoHo's have a bay where you can drain grey water, empty black water (toilet) and fill up with fresh water. :)
     
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    Wastemaster is handy as a wheeled trolley for your cassette as well.
    the cassette sits on top secured with a bungy strap
     
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    sorry for coming across as a complete thicko....it just seems scary in case we break something or put something in the wrong place!
     
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    Haha, yes it does seem like that sometimes. Putting a bucket under the van, turning a tap on and water pours on the floor at the other side of van! Don't worry there's not too much you can do wrong with dirty water :whistle::LOL:
     
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    only just recently bought a new one.. great bit of kit.. gave my last one away with the caravan.. :rolleyes:

    some of course don't use or need them :LOL:

    and when too far for a hose.. an Aquaroll ..
    saves a lot of heavy carrying.. or multiple trips with a watering can, but you do need a submersible pump to transfer to the motorhome tank..
    and kids love them.. even a five year old can pull 45lt of water
     
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    When we first started in our van we had the same panicky thoughts. Should we have all those trundley things that other people have got??? Where do we put them??? What do we do with them??? Why are there different taps for different things??? We learned so much, mostly through asking the helpful wardens on sites (it didn't seem as embarrassing as asking fellow campers on site), including:

    (1) No you do not need a wastemaster. They take up storage space that we certainly can't afford to lose.
    You can drive over a grey waste drain to empty. You can do this as you leave the site or if necessary take the van to the drain during your stay (making sure you leave an "in use" marker on your pitch).
    NB: "Grey waste" is from sinks and shower. "Black waste" is from the loo.
    Of course there are sites without a drain so you 'carry' your grey waste in your waste tank under the van till you get to a site that has. Or you can put a bucket under the drain tap and empty that way if you're not using too much. When we're on a site that doesn't have a drain for us to empty into as we leave, we use a bucket and empty regularly.

    (2) In our experience ALL campsite taps will give you a shower! :LOL:
     
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    Uphill in 12" deep grass....now that i must see. :LOL:
     
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    as you wish ..
    1993 Gower . Jon, number four son..

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    and Paul.. number five son helping with hose..

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    We use both as well. Wouldn't be without either.

    The Aquaroll/pump combination is especially good. 3 trips/15 minutes and our 120l tank is full from more or less empty. Can't be faffing around with a watering can or anything else slow.

    Same with the Wastemaster, if there's no drive over drain it gets rid of a full waste tank in about 3 trips. There's no way I want to be messing around with a bucket every time someone washes up.

    If any van I happened to be interested in didn't have the space to carry both I wouldn't buy it.
     
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    I guess it's a lot about how you use the van.
    I don't think our waste tank has ever been more than an indicated half full by the time we leave a site, and we rarely put more than half in the fresh tank when we arrive.
    But then we don't stay long in one place, we haven't done much in the way of wilding yet, and we haven't been over the water either.
    When we bought the van, a bit like @Babyell , we didn't even know such things existed! :)
     
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    yeah.. Jan got fed up filling the RV up .. 325 lt.. = +30 trips... so I bought her an Aquaroll.. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    Haha... That watering can would just about fill our tank in one go! :LOL:
     
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