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Old 05-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #11
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Soap, food particles, human waste from showering, etc.
I know my gray tank for the kitchen smells pretty rank at times.

And, I should post to the secrets thread- but I make peepees in the shower! (And on trees when tent camping. Maybe it's a moot point! )
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:57 PM   #12
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OK, I found several pics on the CPU of the grey water drains. Some have signs, some don't, but they are all the same thing. Look for the blue rings sticking up out of the ground. They are plastic 55 gal barrels buried in the ground. I have no idea how deep they go, or what is in them, since I have never, nor do I plan to dig them up to see, but it should be rocks, gravel, and sand to allow for drainage. Some do not drain well, which is why my hose goes down the hill, and into the culvert, which runs into the woods. And I should add that there are no sites below us, I would never let my water drain where it might have a chance to run into someone else's camp sight.

BTW, the camper with the bunk end torn off in the one pic was our camper until the big wind storm that came through Ohio last July. We upgraded to our XLR the next week.

Edit to add; The one in the top pic is the white ring, and the one in the last pic is steel fire ring, inside the blue ring, since the blue ring has been damaged.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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I apologize if this has already been asked and answered. I did a search and didn't see any hits.


We have a 2860 that we picked up Thursday. Headed out for our shake down cruise this weekend. We learned a lot but also now have many questions.

During the walk through they pointed out that we have 2 gray tanks and a black. On the panel it is labeled black, gray , galley.

The issue that I find strange is that there is a separate external drain to empty for each. Yes there are two sewer connections.

The black and gray are on one connection enclosed in the compartment, and the second grey(galley) is external and lower further back.

After 3 days and a few showers the 1st grey was full. We were not at a location with sewer hookups. On the way home we stopped to dump and I had to dump the grey / black and then disconnect to dump the other grey.

So now to my question, Is this normal? I have not seen any documentation that shows dual grey tanks. Also how do you mange that? Even at a campsite with full hook ups I will be manually dumping the second gray.

Thanks for helping a newbie.
The only unit that we have 2 gray tanks is the 2860. That 2nd gray tank (the lower one outside of the heated utility station) is ONLY for the outside kitchen sink. Frankly, other guys will drain it into a 5 gallon tank that you manually dump. We couldn't drain it into the main gray tank due to sink height/drain/vent location. So we were forced to use a 2nd tank. I doubt you'd need to dump that one very often. I think we used a 12 gallon tank since it was a standard size.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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The only unit that we have 2 gray tanks is the 2860. That 2nd gray tank (the lower one outside of the heated utility station) is ONLY for the outside kitchen sink. Frankly, other guys will drain it into a 5 gallon tank that you manually dump. We couldn't drain it into the main gray tank due to sink height/drain/vent location. So we were forced to use a 2nd tank. I doubt you'd need to dump that one very often. I think we used a 12 gallon tank since it was a standard size.
Thank you for the explanation.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #15
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Had the same issue when we picked our TT up last spring. I was able to plumb both grey tanks together though. The added capacity is nice and now I only have one connection to deal with.
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That's weird. My second RV was a 2860 and I had the dual gray tanks. I don't remember having to move the sewer hose. I left the sewer hose on where it hooks up, and when I needed to dump the shower tank, just pull the plug and it would go.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #17
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That was before we added the outside kitchen to the 2860
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