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Old 04-16-2014, 09:44 AM   #11
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Thanks, everyone. I will share this with my father and brother in law this weekend. I am not so handy, but they are. . I am hoping it is a disk or something as I have read that happens a lot. I am sure the tank is full as we had been using it for a few days. Again, really appreciate the feedback. Seems like sometimes the dealership service department just wants your money and you are on your own to figure things out. I will post an update as to what happens.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:53 AM   #12
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Had a similar slow drain issue with our Coachmen Freelander. I finally took the gray valve out and found the plastic disk blocking the line. Back flushing it into the tank will only delay needing to take it apart later. R&R is an easy and quick 30 minute fix and the issue fixed not postponed. Thankfully it is the gray.
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Exactly what our Coachman Freedom Express had. Tried to dump as much at the dump station, but there was a line behinds us. I ended up pulling the trailer next to the street drain, removed the valve, and pulled the plastic disc out. I'm pretty sure it was the cutout from the tank when the pipes were installed.

Like you said, thankful it was the gray.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:59 AM   #13
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Was the plastic disk lodged at the valve or inside the tank?
We were lucky that on ours the disk made it down to the valve. If it was obstructing flow from the pipe at the tank, it would have been more difficult. I think in that case I would use a toilet auger or something to push the disc out of the way as a temporary fix.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #14
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We were lucky that on ours the disk made it down to the valve. If it was obstructing flow from the pipe at the tank, it would have been more difficult. I think in that case I would use a toilet auger or something to push the disc out of the way as a temporary fix.
Yes...ours is in the tank. I've removed the valve and nothing was there. Then I snaked a stiff cable up into the tank and it moved something to the side and the gray started draining so I know that the problem is up in the tank itself. A pain in the butt but got it figured out how to live with it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #15
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Quick update. Arrived to the coach this evening and gray tank was empty. We left the valve open. Do you all think I should try to replace the valve or try to clear the piece of plastic if that is what happend? Or, see how it goes? Can you tell I am new to this? Just seems odd, but I have read that it can slowly drain out....just not for sure of next steps. We leave in the early morning for about a 5 hour drive. Will see.....
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #16
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Quick update. Arrived to the coach this evening and gray tank was empty. We left the valve open. Do you all think I should try to replace the valve or try to clear the piece of plastic if that is what happend? Or, see how it goes? Can you tell I am new to this? Just seems odd, but I have read that it can slowly drain out....just not for sure of next steps. We leave in the early morning for about a 5 hour drive. Will see.....
You won't have to replace the valve if it's working (opening/closing, not leaking). Just remove it to see if you can see the obstruction. If you are lucky you can reach it and pull it out.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:51 AM   #17
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Camping world has a fitting that you can get at the campground store too
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Weight: Less than 1 lb.

Manufacturer: Valterra Products Llc

Mfg Part #: F02-4100

- See more at: RV Hydro Flush 45 Degree - Valterra F02-4100 - Sewer Flushing - Camping World

If you need to dislodge the disk it will work fine by blowing it clear of the hole with water. It is an easy quick temporary fix that will work until you have time to try to get the plug out.

Have the dealer work with FR to cover this under warranty.
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Just happened to me I pulled the gray knife and there was plastic and wood when they cut the floor and fell in gray tank
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:56 AM   #19
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It sounds like this happens way too often.
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It sounds like this happens way too often.
YEP

Being a 2X forest river customer I was interested in all the problems we have experienced. with the 360.
I found a new (to FR) acronym on wiki.

QC

ďa process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.Ē
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