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Old 03-09-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Outdoor kitchen sink drain?

Hi everyone,

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, 08:33 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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Old 03-09-2016, 03:39 PM   #5
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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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Old 03-13-2016, 01:09 PM   #9
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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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