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Old 08-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #11
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Our 2011 Rockwood shower drains into the black water tank. I guess Forest River was to cheap to run an extra 24" of pipe to the gray tank. We have to empty the black tank every couple of days. When I get Back home this fall I am going to plumb the shower to the gray tank

To confirm this, be sure the black tank is empty and clean. Close it, and then run the shower. If water comes out, then you have your answer for sure.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:42 AM   #12
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Yep you flush the toilet and it comes out of the black water tank.
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I am 100% sure that they hooked up the shower to the black water tank. I did a quick test after our first trip (did not have time to pull down under belly) I opened the black water tank then ran the tub and water came out of black water tank. This fall it goes back to the dealer (or factory) for repairs, if things are not fixed correctly then we will look at other options.One of them being selling the unit, we actually were in Conway NH this week looking at Carriage Fifth wheel units. Forest River Really dropped the ball (again) on the 2011 Rockwood.

This is going to sound a little crazy. My brother's new trailer tank drains were labelled backwards. It is his first trailer so he did not realize that the pull valves are grey for grey water and black for black water. He couldn't understand why he emptied his grey water tank and it was still full! I spotted the mix up after having a look at it...

sounds like your problem is a little different. I have heard of some grey water tanks that will go to the black water when they are almost full.

Makes you wonder who does the final assembly inspections.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #14
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Yep you flush the toilet and it comes out of the black water tank.
Well, when you flush the toilet it is supposed to come out of the black tank. Now try it with the shower.
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This is going to sound a little crazy. My brother's new trailer tank drains were labelled backwards. It is his first trailer so he did not realize that the pull valves are grey for grey water and black for black water.
That is a good possibility that the labels are reversed. Also, beside the handle color differences, the black water pipe should be bigger than the grey water pipe.
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That is a good possibility that the labels are reversed. Also, beside the handle color differences, the black water pipe should be bigger than the grey water pipe.
Absolutely, even more obvious. My DW was holding the hose in the sewer drain for him ( long story, first trip out for my brother's family ) and it was just long enough. He assured her a couple times that it was just grey water so if she spilled any it wouldn't be that gross.

He didn't realize, and neither did she that she could have been covered in poop if things had went really bad. I was busy packing our trailer at the time and missed the whole thing until my brother asked why only a little bit of water came from his grey water tank when it was supposed to be full. That's when we found the reversed labels...
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Ahhh yess, conjours up the image of that scene in the movie "RV" at the dump station
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Yeah, thats the one. And its a Forest River Georgetown used in the movie too!

Classic.....
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Yeah, thats the one. And its a Forest River Georgetown used in the movie too!

Classic.....
That FR product took a beat'n and kept going.

Of course, they most likely had a dozen to make the movie.
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