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Old 03-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Question 2013 Thunderbolt XLR 380 AMP (Grey & Black water Tanks)

Can any one else owning a '13 XLR 380 AMP can explain to me why I have 2 grey water tank level indicators and one black water tank level indicator inside the unit. Yet inside the service compartment (on the outside the RV) on the drivers side I have only 1 each dump valve for grey and black.

BUT if you look back behind the wheels on the drivers side as well there is another T handle valve which dumps BLACK water, which must be from the 1/2 bath toilet.

Dazed and confused, but that does not surprise me! lol
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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The one black tank level gauge inside rv is for the front bath,one grey tank gauge is for shower and sink in front bath ,the second grey tank gauge is for the garage toilet ,sink and kitchen sink ,
So the pull stations in the compartment black water handle dumps toilet only,the grey water handle dumps shower and bathroom sink,
The pull station behind wheels dumps kitchen sink,garage toilet and garage sink.
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Then your saying that the grey water tank 2 for the 1/2 bath in the garage is not actually grey water at all?
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[QUOTE=dhatfield6;561909]Then your saying that the grey water tank 2 for the 1/2 bath in the garage is not actually grey water


When you dump your tank with the handle that's located Behind the wheels you are dumping grey and black .The kitchen and the garage toilet dump into one tank only .So it would be mixed.
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Sorry I didn't answer question ,Yes it's not actually grey water.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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I would not want to eat anything out of your rig if the kitchen sink drains to a black tank. I would check with the dealer, your rig shows 1 back tank and 2 gray. I would bet the one in the back is the gray water from the kitchen. Better safe then sorry.
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I would not want to eat anything out of your rig if the kitchen sink drains to a black tank.

Out of curiosity, why not?
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Out of curiosity, why not?
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- my whole house, 4 bathrooms, 2 washing machines, and kitchen- all drain into 1 septic tank. An rv like a house has p-traps at all fuxtures, EXCEPT the rv toilet.



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My issue would be if you overfilled your waste tank it would back up into the sink. When that happens there is no air on either side of the p-traps and the black waste could reach the sink. I would also think the p-traps could dry out when not in use in area's like Arizona.
I did a search online because we also had bought a new xlr and found that there are some rv makers running both the black and gray into the same tank to save money on plumping. It said that it would be gray water from the bathroom sink and shower into the black. The kitchen would be the gray water tank.
I have to say that surprised the heck out of me that they would mix the two to save a few $$.
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My issue would be if you overfilled your waste tank it would back up into the sink. When that happens there is no air on either side of the p-traps and the black waste could reach the sink. I would also think the p-traps could dry out when not in use in area's like Arizona.
I did a search online because we also had bought a new xlr and found that there are some rv makers running both the black and gray into the same tank to save money on plumping. It said that it would be gray water from the bathroom sink and shower into the black. The kitchen would be the gray water tank.
I have to say that surprised the heck out of me that they would mix the two to save a few $$.

An overfilled tank is going to backup into the toilet first, being the lowest point, followed by the next lowest point, like a shower. It would never reach the kitchen sink without flooding the trailer first.

But still, if it's got black going into it, it should really be labeled black, not grey. I have heard of some sites allowing people to drain grey to ditches. I'd hate to be around the site where somebody allowed that tank to drain to a ditch instead of dumping at a station.

Easiest way to test is to dump with a clear elbow. If you see 'stuff' then it's black. If not, it's grey. Of course you'll need to put 'stuff' in the toilet for that test.
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