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Old 08-10-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Black tanks / Gray tank

My fifth wheel has a control that checks the levels in the tanks...why would there be two level buttons for what I guess is two black tanks? I have only one toilet, shower, bathroom sink and kitchen sink...I thought only toilet goes to black tank....the master control panel has level indicators for "Black 1," "Black 2," "Gray 1," and Freash water tank.... This is a Coachmen Brookstone.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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They use the control panels for many models. The second black tank sensor is most likely for a second restroom on a different floor plan
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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We have a Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL and the control panel shows two black tanks. After doing some online research and talking to others on this forum, I found out that a lot of units have a generic control panel. The two black tanks would most likely be for a unit with two separate bathrooms. We just ignore black tank #2
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Does Black #1 and #2 both register contents when being used?


Based on the specs of a 395RL, it appears it probably has 2 gray tanks.
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Right now, both register with red light at 1/3 full, however we have only been using it for one week.....(both blacks that is)
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Right now, both register with red light at 1/3 full, however we have only been using it for one week.....(both blacks that is)

My guess is that Black #1 is for the black tank, and Black #2 is actually for one of the grays. Do you have 3 handles to pull for dumping (1 is for black, the other 2 for each gray)? They may not be marked.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:16 AM   #7
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On this subject while I was dumping my tanks at the weekend I noticed that there was a second black water valve handle near the rear of the trailer. My panel shows 2 black tank sensors, but I do not know where the second tank is as I only have 1 3" line and 1 bathroom.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:24 PM   #8
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On my model I have two valve handles. The rear one is for the kitchen gray tank (mine has rear kitchen). Then I have two valves near the front. Forward valve is shower sink gray tank. The middle valve is black tank. If you only have two valves. One is black and one is gray.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:27 PM   #9
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We also have a Coachmen Brookstone, and as mentioned they use a generic panel for all units. We also have two black tanks showing, but only one sensor is hooked up to the one black tank on the rig.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:20 PM   #10
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Dang I just seen my post. Meant to say I have three valve handles
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