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Old 04-20-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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Shower drains into black tank????

I purchased a 2019 East to West 25krb. We did a test run yesterday and discovered the shower was not draining. Turns out it was draining into the black tank??? I tested this several times by running the shower and then draining both the grey and black tanks. Sure enough it is plumbed into the black tank. This can't be correct, right? This is my first travel trailer and I am completely new to this. I will see the dealer but not until Monday. Can anyone shed sone light n this for me? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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Could they have put the wrong valve in (swapped positions - grey handle is actually on black tank, etc...)?

Are both drain lines to the dump valve the same size? I have a different FR brand, but my grey is a smaller line from the tank to the valve also.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:19 AM   #3
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Probably as stated. Wrong handles. Gray drain is 1 1/2". Gray will transition into 3" for dumping. Black is 3". Sinks do drain into black tanks sometimes. It is by design. Showers only drain to gray.
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it's doubtful that any factory would intentionally plumb the shower(gray water) into the black tank, instead of the gray - as others say, you may be 'thinking' you're pulling the gray tank when you are actually pulling the black tank, or vice versa - the handle colors are not necessarily indicative of the 'color' of the tank... gray is 1 1/2", black is 3" sized tube. The handles can easily be reversed to 'solve' the problem. I believe they simply unscrew.
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We have seen examples on this site of showers being intentionally plumbed into black tanks but I don’t have time to search for the posts.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:31 AM   #6
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I checked and the handles are correct. It was obvious when I dumped the black tank because of the blue water.

I have little doubt that the shower does drain into the black tank. That leaves me with the question, now what? Will they fix it? I have had the camper less than 2 months. This was the first time I was able to test everything because of the weather in South Dakota. Thanks for all the advice and responses!
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I checked and the handles are correct. It was obvious when I dumped the black tank because of the blue water.

I have little doubt that the shower does drain into the black tank. That leaves me with the question, now what? Will they fix it? I have had the camper less than 2 months. This was the first time I was able to test everything because of the weather in South Dakota. Thanks for all the advice and responses!
Yes they have to fix it. Close the gray gate valve. open the black. Empty it. leave it open. Run the shower. report back. you may have two gray tanks.
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I have done that and it definitely comes out of the black tank. It’s crazy that someone would do it this way. The quality of the construction is above normal on the East to West. Especially in the price range. That’s why we bought it. I am just shaking my head on this.
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I have done that and it definitely comes out of the black tank. It’s crazy that someone would do it this way. The quality of the construction is above normal on the East to West. Especially in the price range. That’s why we bought it. I am just shaking my head on this.
So the gray tank is not plumb to anything or just not the shower.?
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It’s is plumbed to the bathroom and kitchen sink, that’s it. Makes no sense.
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