- June 21, 2018 at 07:35 #22770VinceParticipant
I wasn’t aware until recently when looking into their new flatbed version that Alaskan has never put gray tanks in their campers. I contacted Alaskan…President Bryan Wheat responded and confirmed this but said they could put a gray tank in the flatbed if requested. Bryan said he personally uses a 7 gallon container outside the camper for gray water and empties it when full. No gray tank seems like a downside to me. Thoughts from others?
- June 23, 2018 at 07:25 #22839Mello MikeKeymaster
This is pretty common in pop-up campers. Alaska is not alone. You won’t find a grey tank in a Four Wheel Camper either. Some of the larger Outfitter, Northstar, and Bundutec campers have them, but the smaller ones don’t. Personally, I like having a grey tank, even it’s a small one. They’re nice to have when you’re overnighting in a place like Walmart.
- June 23, 2018 at 08:08 #22840VinceParticipant
Thanks for the reply. I enjoy reading your website…keep it up! I guess what surprised me most was that Alaskans are large and EXPENSIVE…so I was expecting a grey tank. They haven’t had inside showers for years either…even in their largest models; I’ve always thought that was really a downside although an inside shower is an option in the new flatbed. So if one is boondocking for a week, I guess the grey water must be dumped somewhere on the ground…is that environmentally responsible?
- June 23, 2018 at 08:17 #22841Mello MikeKeymaster
It depends on where you’re dumping the grey water. I would never dump grey water near a fresh water source or out in the public, but wouldn’t have a problem watering a thirsty bush or tree in the middle of an arid, drought-stricken desert. Of course, we only use biodegradable soaps, detergents, and shampoos, so we can do this without harming the environment.
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