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Old 05-21-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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I just picked up my new 8285WS. It has a gray water drain for the bath/shower, along with the black water drain and one for the kitchen sink. Are there two gray water tanks? I have never seen a drain hose with a "Y" to allow for two drains. Or do you drain the bath tanks then the kitchen?
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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I just picked up my new 8285WS. It has a gray water drain for the bath/shower, along with the black water drain and one for the kitchen sink. Are there two gray water tanks? I have never seen a drain hose with a "Y" to allow for two drains. Or do you drain the bath tanks then the kitchen?

On my Salem we have black tank and shower grey come to a comman outlet and kitchen sink comes from a seperate grey tank up front.

When I drain the tanks I dump the black first...then the shower grey...then the kitchen grey from the second drain.

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Old 05-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,
That's what I figured.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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Hi fellow 8285 owner, I bought mine last year and was surprised the first time I went to empty it I drained the front GW/BW tank then moved the trailer up a bit to empty the galley GW tank, My question is which Handel is witch. Theynare not labeled and I heard to empty the BW first then the GW, the gate valve hand els are next to each other, and the same size. Which is it? We just got done de-winterizing, and love our trailer..
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Hi fellow 8285 owner, I bought mine last year and was surprised the first time I went to empty it I drained the front GW/BW tank then moved the trailer up a bit to empty the galley GW tank, My question is which Handel is witch. Theynare not labeled and I heard to empty the BW first then the GW, the gate valve hand els are next to each other, and the same size. Which is it? We just got done de-winterizing, and love our trailer..
Just watch what comes out when you dump then make your own lables.
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I can't believe how poor my spelling becomes when I text messages , its like I can no longer type, do to the iPad changing my words, I apologize for that one, I also can't see what's coming out of the tanks when daring so that won't work.
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I can't believe how poor my spelling becomes when I text messages , its like I can no longer type, do to the iPad changing my words, I apologize for that one, I also can't see what's coming out of the tanks when daring so that won't work.

If you have an electronic level indicator and both tanks show empty and they are actually empty then turn the shower on for 10 minutes until that tank registers part full. Go and pull one valve, if the shower tank level reduces to empty then the valve you pulled is obviously the gray if not it was the black then lable them.


This is assumes you are connected to sewer you don't want to nsk doing this if you are not.
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If you have an electronic level indicator and both tanks show empty and they are actually empty then turn the shower on for 10 minutes until that tank registers part full. Go and pull one valve, if the shower tank level reduces to empty then the valve you pulled is obviously the gray if not it was the black then lable them.

This is assumes you are connecvted to sewer you dont want to nbe doing thisd if you are not.
Nigels, thanks for the great idea, I'll give it a go tomorrow, Here's a tip for the manufactures, make the grey water tank handle grey and the black water tank handle black. Just a thought.
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Which drain is which one on the 8285ws

When I picked up my 8285WS in 6" snow & 21°, the decals removed themselves on the way back to Florida from OHIO. I had all the decals duplicated into engraved plastic plates to the tune of $81.00. Using double back tape, all are now labeled in place.

The two dump valve handles up front are, left (small) is the shower gray dump, the right one is (large) the black tank. I purchased a clear 45° elbow along with a 6"-8" clear extension that connects to the common outlet. Now I can see when the "BROWN GOLD FISH" stop flowing, the tank is clear after flushing with the flush hose.

Google "Rhino-Flex" on Amazon for the Rhino flex "Y" connection, also you will need to purchase extra fittings to connect to the 5' extension for the
"Y" hook up to go from the "Y" to the park sewer connection. I leave the kitchen gray tank open when the "Y" is used to connect both gray tanks together.

Today, I will investigate a "REMOTE" pull cable for the kitchen gray tank so I can open and close the valve without having to crawl underneath the 8285WS. I do believe I have seen the remote cables at "NORTHERN TOOLS". If I am right, I will do a follow up.
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Thanks a lot for your suggestions Daisy, Thats a great Idea as well.
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