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Old 10-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #31
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I looked at the sticker in the cabinet door. Doesn't say anywhere what size the tanks are. I looked all over the trailer to find another sticker. Was just the one in the kitchen. Just. Tells me what appliances are in it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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I just bought the exact same trailer and I have the exact same problem. Forest river said it was 38 gallon grey tank and that's about what I measured by running the shower for 22 or so minutes. They also said the clean water tank was 25 gallons instead of 32 it was supposed to be.
Extremely frustrating! Do I sell it and go try to buy something else!?
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #33
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Do not forget that freshwater capacity always include the water heater capacity. You have to add up the freshwater tank and the water heater to come to the advertised total.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #34
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Yeah it may include that in fresh water.
The grey was supposed to be 76 gal but is only 38 gal. It even still says 76 gallons on the manufactures website.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #35
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This happened to me when I bought my used 2009 Salem VERY annoying to find out you have ALOT capacity less than you expected. From 76 gals to 38 is ALOT we are not talking about a 10% difference that may not be worth bitching over. It's half of what was expected and ridiculous to not expect somebody to be annoyed about it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #36
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If they put something in the trailer stating that they had to eliminate one tank and now its only 38 gallons, then at least I would know when I bought it. I could choose to buy it or another trailer. Finding out after just pisses you off. Sorry to hear that "bon voyage" has the same problem. I thought that maybe it was just my trailer, so I emailed FR and asked if it was all 317bhsk. That was 3 days ago and no reply.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #37
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Well, thanks to this thread and another some of you have posted on, I have the exact same problem. Just bought my 317BHSK several weeks ago. One of the primary selling points was the larger tanks.

I'm camping right now as I type this. 3 night trip. I have a family of 5. I've already had to offload the black and grey tanks and just 10 minutes ago had to haul two gallon milk jugs several times to fill my fresh water tank, which was advertised as 32 gallons but I now find out is now 24.

One of the biggest reasons I switched from pop-up camping to this was to eliminate such tasks. $25 grand later and I'm still doing it.

This type of nonsense would never be tolerated with automobiles, motorcycles, homes, etc.
I'm going to walk around with a similar disclaimer printed on a TShirt just so I can say and do anything I want...I'll just point to the disclaimer. Bullsh*t.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #38
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Well, thanks to this thread and another some of you have posted on, I have the exact same problem. Just bought my 317BHSK several weeks ago. One of the primary selling points was the larger tanks.

I'm camping right now as I type this. 3 night trip. I have a family of 5. I've already had to offload the black and grey tanks and just 10 minutes ago had to haul two gallon milk jugs several times to fill my fresh water tank, which was advertised as 32 gallons but I now find out is now 24.

One of the biggest reasons I switched from pop-up camping to this was to eliminate such tasks. $25 grand later and I'm still doing it.

This type of nonsense would never be tolerated with automobiles, motorcycles, homes, etc.
I'm going to walk around with a similar disclaimer printed on a TShirt just so I can say and do anything I want...I'll just point to the disclaimer. Bullsh*t.
24 with the HW tank is either 30 or 34. Pretty close.
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24 with the HW tank is either 30 or 34. Pretty close.
And then the sink will probably hold five, then the bathroom sink.... Since when does freshwater tank size include the water heater capacity.That sounds kinda odd..
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To the OP sorry to hear that was done to you. I agree, you should have been notified. Changing the color of a chair is much different then changing the stated capacities of the trailer.

I think your only option is to work with FR and find out of the other tank can be added. And since I'm sure they didn't discount the trailer after removing the other tank, I would want the 2nd tank at no charge.

I doubt you have any legal options but you may be able to get some good will help to get it corrected. Good luck!
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