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Old 05-03-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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First camping trip... Couple of questions!

Great experience! Love the 327DS!

First question:
Saturday morning, it got chilly and I turned the furnace on to take the chill off. Heat came out of the floor vents but the fan for the overhead vents ran too. Is this normal? Seemed odd to me. My last motorhome (Itasca) when I ran the furnace, warm air came out of only the floor vents and the AC fan never ran blowing air out of the overhead vents. I just had the mid coach thermostat repaired (in/op) and I'm wondering if they crossed wires somehow.

Second issue:
The camp site was water and electric, no sewer. After stowing everything at the camp site and going to leave, I stopped at the dump station there and dumped the Black tank, then the Grey tank. I was very patient and waited minutes for each tank to finish dumping. Everything seemed to go normally. Went to check the tanks level at the storage site after parking (no dump station there) and it says I'm still 1/3 full on the Grey and 2/3 full on the Black. ?!?!?!!? I've never had this happen before. Those tanks were 2' higher than the dump station inlet. How could they possibly not dump all the way???? Baffled. Now I have to go find another dump station and unload again.

Third question:
I'm finding little ball bearing on the bathroom floor. I'm assuming one of the rollers for the curved shower doors is shedding it's ball bearings. Sound about right?
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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How were you sitting when you checked the level.
There is always a little left in the grey, IMHO.
For the black, odds are you have a piece of paper stuck on the side where the sensors are and are getting a false reading. I used to show 2/3 most of the time unless I ran A LOT of water in there and drove awhile to slosh it around, then dumped.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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How were you sitting when you checked the level.
There is always a little left in the grey, IMHO.
For the black, odds are you have a piece of paper stuck on the side where the sensors are and are getting a false reading. I used to show 2/3 most of the time unless I ran A LOT of water in there and drove awhile to slosh it around, then dumped.

At the storage lot, the back end is quite a bit low. But... when I was there before the trip, they all read Empty.

What I didn't mention before is, when I noticed back in storage that the levels were still 1/3 and 2/3 full, I went out and uncapped the outlet and cracked open the GREY valve and grey water came pouring out. I just cannot understand how this is possible from what I did at the dump station. Both tanks should have been completely empty. Still baffled.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:12 PM   #4
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Set thermostat to auto.

Waste tank sensors are known to be very inaccurate.

Could be the rollers. someone did post about the door not moving in their unit but I do not recall who it was.
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Regarding the heat set your fan to auto and ac will not come on with the furnace. I have not found that the you can depend on the indicator for the tanks on any rv we have owned. If this is a new unit I would put it on the list for the dealer to fix.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:52 PM   #6
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You need to get a clear hose fitting so you can see what's coming out of the tank and use the black tank flush to make sure all the stuff is out and water running clear.....or it may be the 'hole' they cut out for the toilet is still in the tank, blocking the drain. If it is then let the dealer remove it.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:56 PM   #7
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Yes, the tank sensor can be a lot like politicians...they LIE!! It's very common. (The do have aftermarket sensors that are supposed to be better but who wants to mess around with tanks?? eeeeck)

Did you fill the black tank as much as possible before flushing? This is always a good idea to get a good flush and, when we are within 12-hours of leaving, we'll run the water in the toilet a long time with each use to get it full.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:24 PM   #8
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Hey Folks!

Remind me please... is the Auto setting set in the Fan mode on the Dometic thermostat? At 5:00am, I wasn't even thinking about the Auto setting... I just wanted the chill to go away.

On the tank dump... I cannot believe they didn't totally drain with all the time I gave it. Re: the clear connector... I have one. Other than the hole cut remainder blocking the hole, what other reason could there be for the tanks to not drain? Like I said, I've never had that happen before on the previous coach. Weird.
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Select the Fan, and move the + - until the display says AU. once set you can select the appropriate climate control device. if it is the furnace, only the furnace will blow.


For AC, Fan, and Heat Strips the ceiling fans will blow.
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Hey Folks!

Remind me please... is the Auto setting set in the Fan mode on the Dometic thermostat? At 5:00am, I wasn't even thinking about the Auto setting... I just wanted the chill to go away.

On the tank dump... I cannot believe they didn't totally drain with all the time I gave it. Re: the clear connector... I have one. Other than the hole cut remainder blocking the hole, what other reason could there be for the tanks to not drain? Like I said, I've never had that happen before on the previous coach. Weird.
The fan setting is the Domestic thermostat. I had the same problem the first time I used the furnace. I also asked about it on this forum. I still think that your your tanks are empty.
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