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Old 05-23-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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They make a clear flush elbow that attaches were you sewer hose goes with a garden hose fitting on it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #12
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Yeah i saw those, wondered how well they worked. I was hoping we could maybe put something permanent in since they will have to take it all apart to replumb the pipes. I would like to put in a regular tank rinse but since I have the sealed/heated underbelly I dont want to take anything apart, its only a month old lol
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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I had "heated" underbelly as well but had the dealer disconnect it because I had low or no heat flow to the bathroom and master bedroom.
Then they installed shut-able registers in the bunk house ,dining and living area to provide more flow to upstairs. This was all done under warranty. We will see this fall how that worked.
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Well at this point I am confused, one guy from coachman said yeah it was plumbed wrong, dealer told me they are gonna fix it next week when we get back, then last night i get a phone call from a very odd number. I almost didnt awnser because of the odd area code, but I did. Ended up being a rep from coachman forest river, nice guy, told me they are going to make it right for me, however, he is saying that its is the way its supposed to be! Said it was one of the things the engineers cut out on my model for whatever reason! Told him it was rather stupid since if your someone who camps without sewer hookups your screwed! He agreed and said it was something they were going to look into changing. So now, I have had 3-4 people say its wrong, including a service guy from coachman, then regional rep says no no no its right but they are gonna change it to make me happy no charge. Not sure if its just a cover up for a factory screw up or he's right. Never the less they are gonna make it the way I want no charge so I am happy!
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #15
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Good luck. Make sure you let everyone know how this turns out.
Id actually like to know why they thought this would work?

Actually I do "get" why they did it.
I just get why they think the grey wouldn't fill up first. 9 times out of ten the grey will fill first . Hmm
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Well they are having the dealer replumb the lines for me, thats a definate. The rep didnt have an awnser for me on why they thought this would work, just said maybe the engineers should camp more! One thing I can say is so far any problem I have had its been taken care of, coachman has been good about that, which they should since its a brand new trailer!
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Mine appears to be similar on the 2012 Salem. However the black water drain lever is higher and to the left of the hose attachment and the grey water is to the right of the hose attachment point and has its own release. I was told one should always drain the black water first and the grey second which assists in a pre wash on the sewer hose to the tank in ground...
I had a different problem this year... the lines to my galley tank were put together at the factory wrong and stress cracked.
I had my water dumping on the ground until the 82 yr old gentleman next to us pointed out we were in trouble. He did a temp fix until we got home
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Mine appears to be similar on the 2012 Salem. However the black water drain lever is higher and to the left of the hose attachment and the grey water is to the right of the hose attachment point and has its own release. I was told one should always drain the black water first and the grey second which assists in a pre wash on the sewer hose to the tank in ground...
I had a different problem this year... the lines to my galley tank were put together at the factory wrong and stress cracked.
I had my water dumping on the ground until the 82 yr old gentleman next to us pointed out we were in trouble. He did a temp fix until we got home
Dumping the black tank first is not in question, that is how I do it at the dump station, its common sense. My problem is, on long weekends, with my wife and teenage daughter at state parks with no sewer hook ups I need to dump the grey tank midway through the weekend, I use a blue tote to do this and take the tote to the dump station to empty. I cannot do this with the current set up! I am not wanting to dump my black tank into my blue tote! At the end of the weekend I dump as usual at the dump station, dumping black then grey.
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so instead of being in a Y pattern the drain lines are one behind the other in the same line with only one release valve to pull?

If so whats stopping your grey and black water from mixing together when your on a pad sitting for a week or so?
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so instead of being in a Y pattern the drain lines are one behind the other in the same line with only one release valve to pull?

If so whats stopping your grey and black water from mixing together when your on a pad sitting for a week or so?
A picture is worth a million words.
I know a pic would be great but unfortunatly I havent been able to grab one, too busy! But the y thing, the large diameter pipe comes straight out of the bottom of the black tank, the smaller diameter pipe comes out of the gray tank, before the grey tank pipe connects to the black water pipe there is a valve to control the grey water, the grey water pipe then connects to the large diameter blackwater pipe on a angle and the one large diameter pipe comes out to the side of the camper. Just before the end cap there is another valve then the end cap you remove before hooking into your campground sewer connection. My blackwater goes straight to this valve. There is no other way of draining the grey tank without fisrt having to dump the black water. As I stated earlier, thats not a problem if you always camp with sewer connections, but we dont, and we spend several long weekends at state parks without sewer. I didnt spend the money on a camper with a bathroom just to take a shower in a state park bath house!
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