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Hi all, my dad has dementia and it has progressed to the point where he needs a live-in carer. Due to lack of space, we have decided to use a static caravan for the carer. We have purchased one from a dealer, and the seller have already viewed the site, he will be preparing the site, delivering the caravan, siting it properly with stands, etc. However, he won't do the utilities, as its not his business. That said, he gave us a bit of advice regarding electrics, water, grey & black water, etc. Electrics and water is sorted, but not grey & black.
For the black water system, we've decided to get a holding tank and get it pumped out by an outside company when full.
For the grey water system, we have decided on a sump and pump system.
We will get a professional to install and connect everything up.
But here is where my meager knowledge ends.
Which holding tank should we buy for the black water, and where from?
I've found most sump and pump systems are 12v, but our static caravan doesn't have a 12v system (I believe?) so we need a 240v sump and pump system. Is this the right idea or should we get a 12v inverter? Either way, we need a sump and pump system, again, how do we figure which one to get? A dedicated set-up, or a simple plastic tank and a separate grey water pump with a float switch?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.