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Old 10-16-2016, 05:55 PM   #11
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The wye goes into the sewer pipe
You can do it that way, I saw a three hose setup in Riverside RV Park outside of Oregon City, Or. it seemed to work well enough.




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Old 10-16-2016, 06:08 PM   #12
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Hello all. We just got our 2nd travel trailer, but this is our first with holding tanks. I've read several threads about emptying and cleaning the black and gray tanks and I understand all that. But I need advice from others who know more about this than me. We are weekenders with the occasional weeklong trip. We have a 2016 Palomino 318tshbk and the gray tank valve is near the front of the trailer while the black tank valve is near the rear. When at the campground, do I hook up the sewer hose to the gray tank and then hook it up to the black tank when I'm ready to empty it? Or do I get two hoses with a Y connector. I've seen both, but not sure which to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Stickman instead of this Mess of Big hoses and Y's,just buy a Sewer cap that has a garden hose outlet and a 90 that also has a garden hose thread as well as the Standard hose connection for the final termination! Valterra Gray Water drain adapter # SKU T1020-5 and Valterra EZ Coupler Sewer adapter# SKU F02-3103 and a 5/8 garden hose for connection! Youroo!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:16 PM   #13
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:00 PM   #14
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The wye goes into the sewer pipe
OK. Two hoses is still one more (actually, two more -) than I want to deal with!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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The three hose set up looks neat, I'm just not sure about all you'll need to get a good fall to make sure it drains ok.
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We stay for 7-10 days during most outings. When sewer is available, I leave all valves closed watching our gray gauges. I'll empty my gray when needed but our 38 gal black tank is never close to full. I try to have at least 1/2 tank of gray before we depart. I drop the black, rinse and then drop the gray. Been doing it this way for 12 years without a problem.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:24 PM   #17
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I also found this handle next to the gray water valve. The specs say I only have one gray water tank and I can't find any info in my paperwork. Any ideas? Sorry the picture is upside down . Not sure how that happened. Dang technology!!
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #18
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Hello all. We just got our 2nd travel trailer, but this is our first with holding tanks. I've read several threads about emptying and cleaning the black and gray tanks and I understand all that. But I need advice from others who know more about this than me. We are weekenders with the occasional weeklong trip. We have a 2016 Palomino 318tshbk and the gray tank valve is near the front of the trailer while the black tank valve is near the rear. When at the campground, do I hook up the sewer hose to the gray tank and then hook it up to the black tank when I'm ready to empty it? Or do I get two hoses with a Y connector. I've seen both, but not sure which to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
We have owned a few trailers with one connection for grey/black tanks. Currently rig has 2 sets of grey/black - one set at midship and other at rear. Bought the Y and extra hose extra elevator to support hose, used it one time. Not worth the time to set up or$$$ expenditure unless your going to OFTEN be in one place 2 months or more. Also takes up storage (extra hose) Easier to move hose from one discharge outlet to the other. It takes time to fill the tanks up to dumping level. I ll not dump after each trip - this depends upon the level of tanks, the time to next campout and what dump facilities will be available there. Use common sense. Just my thoughts. Keep it simple. Use your unit a while and you will find your answer
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youroo has the right idea for an easy setup. We have a front kitchen grey water hookup and the usual bathroom black and grey tanks. The front kitchen is separate and I did the same thing. Found an old piece of hose that I wasn't using for the garden anymore and cut it to length to fit from my front outlet to the rear tank outlet. Didn't realize there was a 90 connection with a regular sewer and a hose connection, so I used the Y connector and added the cap with a hose connection to it. Put another cap with a hose connection on the kitchen outlet and put the garden hose between them - but at the Y where the grey water and black water meet, I put one of those plastic ball hose shutoffs in between the hose and the inlet cap. When I drain the black water, I just shut off the valve to the kitchen (my actual kitchen valve on the trailer is under and in the middle of the living room slide out so it is very hard to reach) drain the black water and after closing the black water valve again, open the kitchen valve. Everything is in one spot and it only takes a couple of minutes. I also put a Y in the water hose with shutoffs and a short hose up to the cleanout inlet and the other to the fresh water filter and then to the city inlet. Since we usually stay a week or more at a time, the couple of extra minutes it takes to set this up is well worth it. Hope that makes sense.
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