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Old 03-28-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Black and Grey tank valves.

My trailer has the black/grey dump valves for the bathroom in front of the axle and the separate grey dump hookup in the rear for the kitchen. My only issue is the black and grey valve right next to each other are both black handles. Does anyone else have this issue, and could someone that has the proper colors let me know if it's the front or back dump valve that's supposed to be grey? I keep thinking I've figured it out but I always forget to write it down, and I'd also like to know I'm correct instead of guessing.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:13 PM   #2
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I don't have your unit, but mine also has identical coloured dump valves. Don't really remember seeing any rigs with coloured dump handles all too often. In my case (aside from just memorizing them) I was able to tell by the diameter of the pipe. The grey is significantly smaller than the black. Don't know your setup but if you can see yours, this may help.


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Old 03-28-2016, 11:54 PM   #3
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I wish that was the case, but it's the exact same diameter pipe for each valve. And then the pipes head Up into the enclose underbelly so I can't see what the tank they're plumbed into looks like.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:07 AM   #4
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I believe the Gray Y's into the black. Or also on mine, the Gray valve is located behind the outlet where you attach your hose.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:13 AM   #5
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On mine the gray valve is the one closest to the front of unit. Black valve is closest to wheel.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:34 AM   #6
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The standard under the trailer dump valves are not color coded or labeled they are for the most part all black in color. You just have to learn which is which by doing.

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Old 03-29-2016, 06:37 AM   #7
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Our Crusader has black handle on the black pull and both gray pulls have gray handles....


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Old 03-29-2016, 10:11 AM   #8
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The standard under the trailer dump valves are not color coded or labeled they are for the most part all black in color. You just have to learn which is which by doing.





I've never had a trailer that didn't have them color coded before. And it's especially odd since the handle for the rear grey tank is grey, just not the front
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I've never had a trailer that didn't have them color coded before. And it's especially odd since the handle for the rear grey tank is grey, just not the front
We have owned 4 trailers over the years the handles have all been black. Never seen one with gray handles. But I see that some are.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:46 PM   #10
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Alot of times, the grey tank valve will be smaller on a 2" pipe vs the black on a 3" pipe. If you can see the lines or the valves themselves you may be able to tell from that. Beyond that, the grey typically T's into the black like others have mentioned. Only other way would be to get a clear elbow or extension and use that the next time you dump. You'll know quickly which one is which, then you can label them if necessary form there.
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