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Old 03-09-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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We just purchased a Crossroads rv with an outdoor kitchen. The sink doesn't drain to the gray/black tanks, it just has a plug to drain technically out on the ground. We haven't had an outdoor kitchen before so I was wondering what you guys use to collect the water? Is there something other than those blue tanks that is specifically designed for this situation? I just don't want standing water around the camper and I know we can't just dump it out on the ground.

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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Yeah, that drain location is a tough design decision. I think in the future, CR is going to try and route it into the grey tank, if the RV floorpan will accommodate that.

In the meantime, we use an old length of water hose to drain the water away from the RV. You'll need to check the park's rules as many will not permit grey water to be drained directly onto the ground.
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I haven't used my outside kitchen sink yet but if I do I'll just put a bucket under it and then take it inside and dump it in the kitchen sink I guess. Or shower.
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I was thinking about this situation and realized that I really only use the outdoor sink as a food prep area so what I'm draining out there really isn't much.

I make much more of a mess when I fill a bucket with water and Dawn and clean the grill and that water just goes onto the ground.
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Really it does not matter what goes down the drain , How an companies not figure out how to put a drain to the grey tank ? Or is it another cost cutting idea so they do not have to buy the horizontal trap..? Mine goes to tank . and has the trap mentioned.
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Maybe they had some problems with the system and are looking for another solution, but the slide out sink in my outdoor kitchen has a flexible drain hose that is connected to the gray tank that serves the shower and bathroom sink.
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I find that so odd. I have a 32BH and the outside sink is connected to the grey tank. I saw a family that had a bumper mounted sink the fabricated. They ran a hose from the sink to to a fitting connected to the sewer hose. Sort of like those adapters to flush the black tank but instead it flows out.
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There was a very long and contentious thread about this once before.

We drain into a bucket and then I use that water to douse our camp fire at night. The only thing I use the sink for is to wash my hands and we use a biodegradable hand soap, so it isn't hurting anything.
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we just purchased a 2015 sunset trail reserve 30rk with outside kitchen and the sink drains to the grey water tank. we must be one of the lucky ones.
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we just purchased a 2015 sunset trail reserve 30rk with outside kitchen and the sink drains to the grey water tank. we must be one of the lucky ones.
Congrats on the trailer, and I would say, YES, you are one of the lucky ones that CR done it right on.
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Congrats on the trailer, and I would say, YES, you are one of the lucky ones that CR done it right on.
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I may be wrong , but if the out kitchen has a slide out sink,then on the ground it goes .If the sink is permanent then to the grey tank . Probably cause of not being able to do a flexible drain hose that doesn't leak.
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I may be wrong , but if the out kitchen has a slide out sink,then on the ground it goes .If the sink is permanent then to the grey tank . Probably cause of not being able to do a flexible drain hose that doesn't leak.
Mine doesn't leak.
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Mine doesn't leak.
And mine doesn't have a slide out sink, yet just goes onto the ground.
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I have/had the same concern. Who puts a drain that dumps on your feet. I solved it by buying a connector on Amazon that has a hose fitting on the sewer hose. It can either be used as a back flush or a just a hose drain. I believed I paid $20.00 for it. Now I can comply with all the campgrounds that prohibit any fluid being dumped on the ground.
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I have/had the same concern. Who puts a drain that dumps on your feet. I solved it by buying a connector on Amazon that has a hose fitting on the sewer hose. It can either be used as a back flush or a just a hose drain. I believed I paid $20.00 for it. Now I can comply with all the campgrounds that prohibit any fluid being dumped on the ground.
That works when you have sites with sewer hook up. What about the guys that never have hook ups?(like me) And camp where there are bears? (like me) The smell from soap attracts them...Glad my TT has sink that goes to tank. Maybe Trailer companies should re think the cheap out of not buying some abs pipe and one horizontal trap to connect to the tank properly......should not be up to the buyer to add parts.
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That works when you have sites with sewer hook up. What about the guys that never have hook ups?(like me) And camp where there are bears? (like me) The smell from soap attracts them...Glad my TT has sink that goes to tank. Maybe Trailer companies should re think the cheap out of not buying some abs pipe and one horizontal trap to connect to the tank properly......should not be up to the buyer to add parts.
Put a bowl of dog food out and the bears will leave your sink alone
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Can you describe the part you bought a little more? I'm interested in seeing what I can do with ours this summer. Thanks
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Can you describe the part you bought a little more? I'm interested in seeing what I can do with ours this summer. Thanks
I purchased the Valterra F02-4110 Hydroflush, then I drilled out the hole a little more to allow an food particles to drain through. It is important to close the valve on the hydroflush after you are finished using the sink, otherwise waste water from the grey and black tanks could enter the hose..
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I purchased the Valterra F02-4110 Hydroflush, then I drilled out the hole a little more to allow an food particles to drain through. It is important to close the valve on the hydroflush after you are finished using the sink, otherwise waste water from the grey and black tanks could enter the hose..
If you don't close that valve, you'd also likely be getting sewer gas coming back up that hose into your outdoor kitchen area.
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