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Old 10-24-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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Black, gray and fresh water tanks

I plan on spending as much time as i can boondocking as possible. My skoolie will be completely self contained but my question is. What are the sizes of these tanks that are best for this? Im hoping there is no equation for poo, gray water to fresh water.
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I plan on spending as much time as i can boondocking as possible. My skoolie will be completely self contained but my question is. What are the sizes of these tanks that are best for this? Im hoping there is no equation for poo, gray water to fresh water.
One thing about boondocking on forest service land, unless it's changed recently your allowed to bury your waste as long as your away from a water source, I believe it used to be 150 ft but don't quote me on that number I'll have to go back and research to be certain but I'm certain about the burying .
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Are you talking dumping my black tank and burying it, or digging a cat hole make a deposit then backfill it?

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I plan on spending as much time as i can boondocking as possible. My skoolie will be completely self contained but my question is. What are the sizes of these tanks that are best for this? Im hoping there is no equation for poo, gray water to fresh water.
How long are you going to be boondocking at a time? And how many will be using the plumbing system? This will determine how much water capacity you need to build in. The grey and black tanks combined need to be at least as large as your fresh water supply. A good ratio would be 3:1 grey to black, equaling or exceeding fresh water.

As an example, with 100 gallons of fresh water capacity, your grey tank would need to be 75 gallons and your black tank 25 gallons.

This is not a hard and fast rule, of course; only you can decide what will work best for you and your situation. But that seems to work well most of the time, thus it will make a good starting point.
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How long are you going to be boondocking at a time? And how many will be using the plumbing system? This will determine how much water capacity you need to build in. The grey and black tanks combined need to be at least as large as your fresh water supply. A good ratio would be 3:1 grey to black, equaling or exceeding fresh water.

As an example, with 100 gallons of fresh water capacity, your grey tank would need to be 75 gallons and your black tank 25 gallons.

This is not a hard and fast rule, of course; only you can decide what will work best for you and your situation. But that seems to work well most of the time, thus it will make a good starting point.
I want to go as long as possible. I knew there had to be someway to figure it out. There will be only 2 of us out there. I fiure on being out as long as possible. Thanks for the help!

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