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Old 05-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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Outdoor sink drain: PROBLEM SOLVED!

Used this set-up this weekend and it worked perfect. 2.5 gallon utility jug from JEGS, bilge pump and a float swtich. About $50 in parts. It is a little over the top, but it was fun to make. It's automatic and simple to hook up. Used the same power source that I used for my outdoor kitchen lights. We use our outdoor kitchen a lot more than most. We are the only trailer with an outdoor kitchen in our group, so this set-up comes in handy. I'm glad the outdoor kitchen doesn't fill up our grey thank, so I was more than happy to come up with this.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:02 PM   #2
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Nice! A little more extravagant than I did without the pump.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:13 PM   #3
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Very nice improvement!!
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:59 PM   #4
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That idea works great if you are hooked up to sewer, but what about guys that are on sites without sewer? Guess they can run it to the inside kitchen sink when it gets full...still a pain, They still should be like mine and plumbed to the proper tank.
You should not have to jury rig a way to drain so the company can save a few bucks by not suppling a horizontal trap and 5 ft of pipe.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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Nice work.
I have a 5 gallon diesel jug i used for the drain on our old popup. Will use the same setup next time we camp with no sewer.

As little as i use that sink, its not worth all the effort you put in.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:15 AM   #6
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Generally if I'm dry camping somewhere then I will let it drain off away from the camp. I'm ok with it not filling the grey. The fresh water and grey tank(s) on our S.T.R. are way smaller than our Komfort we had. We actually keep an old ballast sack and 12V pump from our ski boat in the trailer to add water on long dry camping trips. It's an easy way to full your fresh water tank back up without moving your trailer and it doesn't take up too much room in storage. You can find used ones cheap at your local boat shop.
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I do agree that having it drain on the ground was a way for the manufacturer to save a buck. This project for me was mostly about the joy of tinkering.
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Ben,I still like it.
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