5th SWheeler Newbie Question(s)
Hi all, we are new to this Forum - just traded in our 2003 Terry TT for a 2006 Forest River Cardinal 362-BLE 5th Wheeler. We are towing this set-up with a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD w/Duramax/Allison combo. We are seasonal campers in the Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo Devils Lake area and we bought the camper via an internet ad from a dealer located in Ottumwa, IA (fictional home of Radar O'Reilly in MASH). I am looking to talk to anyone who would be familiar with the black/gray water tank(s) and how they are set-up on this unit. There appear to be (2) separate 80gal black water tanks and at least (1) 80gal grey water tank(s). There are 2 dump outlets on the passenger side of the trailer about 10' apart.
Question 1) I assume that these tanks are not connected and that to dump them, each one needs to be dumped separately?
Question 2) If my assumption for question 1 is correct, then to create a permanent dump connection at my seasonal site, I will need to add a Y connector and have each of the clean-out connections in turn connected to my main 3" PVC permanent dump pipe?
Question 3) Does anyone know where I can get a layout of how these tanks are connected for future use? Maybe I should just talk directly to Forest River??
Because this unit was purchased from a non Forest River dealer, and they had taken it in on a trade-in for a new unit, they had "limited" knowledge of how it was set-up. There are (2) separate bathroom/Toilet/Sink combo's in this unit. I believe I read somewhere that there are (2) separate 80gal grey water tanks as well as (2) separate 80gal black water tanks, but I could be wrong. Anyway, if anyone has one of these units set-up on a permanent site, I would really appreciate hearing or seeing (pics) of how they are set-up.
Thanks in advance!