ghetto sink?

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ghetto sink?

Postby curiouswill » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:09 pm

Just wondering how I would be able to make a collapsible sink with some extremely cheap stuffs such as a tupperware with some hose and a 1 gal bottle for rinsing and stuffs. I have a several ideas but I would like to see y'all ideas too so I can refine my plans some of your ideas are good enough.

Just one requirement, it should have a pretty shallow depth so it can fit inside one of the storage space in my trailer galley
Even if it is not shallow, I still wanna see your idea so maybe there is a element that i can integrate in my design or something later on.

(Sorry But I haven't decided on the exact mesurement cause I don't have a trailer to build it on top yet)
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Postby madjack » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:43 pm

Will, checkout Big Lots, Dollar Genral, Target, Wal Mart or whatever you have in your area...they will have all sorts of tupperware/dishpan type have used a faily deep tupperware type container to carry kitchen items in and once at the campground and the items removed for use it becomes a dish washing sink...have done this for years...
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Postby curiouswill » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:34 pm

yeah that was what i was thinking and i just wanted to see what ideas anybody here might have that could make it more convient and stuffs that all.
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Postby Blue_Collar_Kuztoms » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:08 am

Hey Will,

Cabela's (you know, the outdoor people?) has a foldable sink in their catalog. Check their website...might be there too...
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Postby Finntec » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:37 am

I think we have been doing things like Jack.
Deb, (cheif dishwasher) uses a small container from Wallmart as a dishwashing container. We got a small dish rack from Camping World which fits inside with a small bottle of dishsoap and towels when not in use. The other one we have is used to store our shoes in under the TD at night. If we really do a lot of cleaning we use that one too. Wash & Rinse. Sorry no Sanitize. I'm off duty on TD time.
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Postby dacrazyrn » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:56 am

Can't remember if I posted this before
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Postby Sandy Claws » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:47 am

8) What I used before when buckskinning was a large stainless steel bowl I got at Walmart. It's great because I can put water in it and put it right on the stove or fire and then you can put it on your ceramic tile counter and do the dishes. I plan to use a plastic jug with a spigot for my water supply. Very simple and no pumps or plumbing, and you can put stuff in the bowl during travel so it won't take up that much room. 8)

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Postby asianflava » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:43 pm

I have a Coleman wash basin, 10 bucks on Amazon. ... B0009PUQVY
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Postby Laredo » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:09 pm

also check out -- they do a lot of stuff that would be good for TD camping. They're somewhat backpacker oriented so much of their stuff is lightweight and tough.
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Postby Joanne » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:51 pm

Hey Will,

There are some other ways to approach having a sink. Here's a great idea from the IRG.


If you find a large mixing bowl at the thrift store, you have a sink! You don't have to have double sink unless you want them. The faucet is convenient, but not a necessity. Using a rectangular stainless chafing dish from a restaurant supply would work as well.

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Postby chezrad » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:07 am

I use a stainless mixing bowl. When it's not used as a sink I can mix pancakes in it! Push up from the bottom and toss the water out o drain. It's about as simple as it gets. I think the mixing bowl cost $2.00. If I had to do it over again, I'd get one a little larger though. :)
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Postby Denny Unfried » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:51 am

I found a plastic kitty litter container which is low profile and large enough to be useful. When traveling it's used to hold supplies. It works well especially if there is a table at the camp site. Nobody likes to slop up the back of their tear with dish water. I also prefer to cook on a camp table which keeps the galley grease free.

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