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Old 09-02-2010, 08:28 PM   #11
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I wonder that if the shower drains into the black tank, Forest River clearly identifies that this is the "design" for this particular model.

Unfortunately, I think we all know the answer to that!

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #12
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I have one gray tank. Only the sinks go to the gray tank. Seems to be a bit of a waste, but I have not have any trouble making it work. With some calgon in the tank and the shower water, the poo slides right on out.

You know the more I think about it it may be a good idea as long as you don't over fill and backup into the shower pan.

It always seems that you don't have nought liquid in the black water tank to really flush it out. This way you cantake a good shower before you leave the campground and fill up the black water as much as possible.
They do suggest that you should have at least 3/4 of the black water tank full to get a good flushing.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #13
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You guys are kidding, right?

I rather only have to empty the black tank after 10+ days of camping. The gray tanks fill about 5 days and I'll deal with that without pulling the camper to the dump station. I don't want to deal with black tank anywhere other than the dump station.

On weekend trips, I put two or three 5 gal pails of gray water down the toilet at the end of the weekend to help the black tank to drain better.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #14
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My 2004 Lexington model 270s motorhome also has the shower draining into the black ta

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The shower on my 2604 also goes into the black water tank. Only the sinks go into the gray tank. This sure makes the black water tank fill up fast during a weekend of dry camping.


Has anyone had any luck with the dealers correcting this problem?
My 2004 Lexington 270S model motorhome also has the shower draining into the black water tank.
How I found this out ?
My wife took a shower and the water accumulated on the shower floor. It woud not drain.
I then flushed the toilet bowl, which is located next to the shower.
Green water started to come up the shower drain.
I then realized that the black water tank was full, and that both toilet and shower were draining into the black water tank.
The toilet and shower both sit on top of the black water tank.

Dry camping is a restricted choice for us.

I sympatize with all campers who are in the same situation.

From what I read, FR seems to have the same attitude towards its customers, as did General Motors before they went bankrupt. This is a sad situation for everybody.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:59 AM   #15
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You guys are kidding, right?

I rather only have to empty the black tank after 10+ days of camping. The gray tanks fill about 5 days and I'll deal with that without pulling the camper to the dump station. I don't want to deal with black tank anywhere other than the dump station.

On weekend trips, I put two or three 5 gal pails of gray water down the toilet at the end of the weekend to help the black tank to drain better.

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I agree, I'd rather empty my gray water.

I spoke with the service manager today and he told me that they contacted FR about this issue when they tested the tanks. He was told it could not be replumbed into the gray tank because of the bathroom design.

Next trip I'll have record usage so I'll have some idea of what the black tank will hold.

So my wife has 38 gallons of gray water tank for the sinks.
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These things are built quick and cheap, so if Forest River can save a couple of bucks in labor and parts by cutting corners thats what they will do. Forest River are low cost RV's with nice floor plans. Then again this is last Forest River we will own, we have a 2011 Rockwood. Our next RV is going to be a Tiffin coach or a Carriage 5th wheel.
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