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Old 10-04-2006, 12:58 PM   #11
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I looked at the floorplan of your unit on the FR website and it would appear that the shower should dump into the grey tank and the kitchen and bathroom sinks into the galley tank. The easiest way to test where the shower dumps is to open your galley tank and run water into the shower to see if indeed it is coming out of that tank. Do the same procedure with the two sinks, one at a time, to determine which tank they are connected to. At this point you can then tell your dealer what is happening and have it rectified.

You can do this at home with fresh water and not need to be connected to a sewer line.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #12
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Another Update: Here's what the folks at Forest River had to say about the holding tanks on our Sunseeker:

The galley tank does hold the shower water and that it is plumbed correctly – it is 20 gallons. The grey tank holds the sink water (bathroom and kitchen) and is 27 gallons.

Their brochure shows that the grey is 47 gallons, so what they did was add the 20 and 27 together.

I would love for these to be reversed,but am not sure if that can happen or not. We've got a local RV tech in our area that is willing to look at it, so we may see what he can do.

I am surprised that it's taken several phone calls to the dealer and then to Forest River to get this simple question answered. This is our first FR product and I'm hoping not all of our issues will be handled like this.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #13
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Another Update: Here's what the folks at Forest River had to say about the holding tanks on our Sunseeker:

The galley tank does hold the shower water and that it is plumbed correctly it is 20 gallons. The grey tank holds the sink water (bathroom and kitchen) and is 27 gallons.

Their brochure shows that the grey is 47 gallons, so what they did was add the 20 and 27 together.

I would love for these to be reversed,but am not sure if that can happen or not. We've got a local RV tech in our area that is willing to look at it, so we may see what he can do.

I am surprised that it's taken several phone calls to the dealer and then to Forest River to get this simple question answered. This is our first FR product and I'm hoping not all of our issues will be handled like this.
What genius came up with that scenerio. Any dolt knows a shower will take a heck of a lot more water than the kitchen/bathroom sinks. Hopefully you can get it reversed. Both of my holding tanks will hold 25 gallons and it is a stretch for more than 3 showers unless we do it the "Navy" way.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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Holding Tanks

What genius came up with that scenerio. Any dolt knows a shower will take a heck of a lot more water than the kitchen/bathroom sinks.

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Ahhhhh....just what I said to the tech at the RV dealership.

Of course, he told me he just services them, he doesn't build them.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:00 PM   #15
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My father-in-law has a Salem LE model with a galley tank and it does drain into the grey water, same set-up as yours. His grey holding is 40 gallens though. One benefit of the separate galley tank and valve is that it stays separated from the other grey water tank and there are fewer odors as a result. But the trick is to keep the knife valve between the two tanks closed. That should also separate the water systems - sink into the galley and shower into the grey. When draining, open the gate valve to drain the grey water first, and when it is empty open the valve to drain the galley. Once the galley tank is empty, close the valve between them again and then close the main gate valve.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:06 PM   #16
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Whoa, I just read you note about the FR explanation. Well, that makes no sence at all. Again, father-in-laws has the same tanks and (I think) his tanks serve the logical drains - sink to galley and shower/br sink to main grey.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:47 PM   #17
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Gray tank not filling with shower running

I'm having the same problem and this is the first time I have used since I purchased it new last fall.

Today, I de-winterized my SS3100 and noticed the galley tank filling when I ran the kitchen sink and verified it on the tank indicator. I then turned on the shower expecting the gray tank to start to increase but instead the galley filled to capacity. I think the bathroom sink emptied into the gray but it was very slow coming out of the faucet. I'm going to work with it again in the morning to see what is filling up.

Update...galley is serviced by the shower and the kit sink...the bathroom has it's own tank...took water hose and filled tanks through the drains i.e. shower, galley, lavatory.....system doesn't make sense to me but I will be contacting manufacture and dealer.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:14 PM   #18
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Sounds like yours was plumbed on Monday morning or Friday after noon.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:12 PM   #19
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I have a galley and gray tank on my 2701SS. They both run to a single dump valve that then runds to a common 3" outlet with the black tank (black tank has its own valve as well). But the galley and gray tank drains Y together before the gray tank dump valve. This allows one tank to fill up the other tank making the two 25 gal tanks into one large 50 gal tank. I like this setup.

If you were to re-plumb your tanks in this fashion, you could have one 47 gal gray tank that serviced all drains.

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Old 02-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #20
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This discussion stirs my imagination. just got a new FR Wildwood LE 29BHBS with two gray and one black tanks. It has two valved gray lines with slide valves connected into a Y connections into the valved black waterline and they all go to one common outlet sewer connection.

My kitchen is near the front next to bedroom, and the bath is in the rear. It is my understanding that the kitchen goes to one gray tank, and the shower/sink go to second gray. After hearing all this discussion, it will be interesting to learn about how the piping is setup. The FR brochure says it has 66 gallons of gray water capacity, at this point i dont know how it is distributed. Life is a learning experience isnt it. It is good to talk through things you on FRF

Does FR supply any type of drain piping drawings to explain this type of info

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