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Caring for the RV Galley Tank / Grey Tank

The grey water tank which holds water from the RV kitchen is often referred to as the ‘Galley Tank’. In some of today’s floor plans, a large amount of water is in demand for the clothes washer, dishwasher, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Because of this demand, the  RV manufacturer will place a second grey water tank on board which will divide out the water usage, leaving the kitchen grey water to be called ‘Grey Tank 2’ or ‘Galley Tank’.  All manufacturers are not the same so please refer to your monitor panel for specific names used.

Follow these rules for keeping your galley tank healthy:

  • Keep plenty of paper towels on hand. Wiping out soiled pots and pans before washing will keep food particles from accidentally going down the drain.  Be aware that many foods contain oils that will eventually clog your kitchen drain.
  • Never pour hot or cold grease/oil down your drains.  My favorite way to dispose of hot oil is to first cool slightly, and then pour into an empty can or left over empty container/bottle then cap tightly closed. Once cooled completely, place in the trash can.
  • Use natural cleaners like white vinegar or baking soda to keep your family and RV kitchen plumbing safe.
  • Keep your galley tank clear of grease build-up and organic sludge by dropping in a dissolving deodorizer tablet(s). These can be purchased at most all RV supply stores.  Continue to use these tablets to keep the galley and grey water lines open, flowing and odor-free.

Happy RVing – Lady E Cooper

Caring for the RV Galley Tank / Grey Tank

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