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Old 06-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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toilet dumping into grey wate tank

Just purchased new 2010 rockwood mini lite from a bk dealer. After having a different dealer check out the unit, he tells me that the toilet is dumping into the grey water tank and it was plumbed from the factory like that. Also all the wires for the tank monitors were cut under the trailer . this unit is brand new nothing was put together yet with plastic still on the bed . Was it unhappy soon to be laid off workers or bad engineering?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Did they physically verify that or are they just going by the monitors? Mine were reading backward when I got it new. The black monitor registered the grey tank level and vice versa. There were some other issues and they ended up having to replace the monitor panel. Don't let this surprise you. I think quality control issues in the RV industry have become the norm rather than the exception.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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If the unit is home, open the gray water valve and pipe to to the yard. Then have someone go and flush the toilet and see if water comes out, with the gray valve open. If not, then open the black valve, and see if water comes out. That is the only way to know for sure. I hope the tanks are empty before you perform this test.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
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If the unit is home, open the gray water valve and pipe to to the yard. Then have someone go and flush the toilet and see if water comes out, with the gray valve open. If not, then open the black valve, and see if water comes out. That is the only way to know for sure. I hope the tanks are empty before you perform this test.
If not, it would make a great "remember when we first got the TT..." story, LOL!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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plumbed into grey tank

The rv mech was under the trailer and found the head pipe go directy into the grey tank . The wires were cut to the monitors but 100% verified that the toilet is going to the grey tank. I`m going to check myself to see if my plumber can swap things around
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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Is'nt the toilet generally mounted right over the black tank so the waste just falls in? I thought that was why the wands work so well. Didn't think they were piped to the tank. Can't see on ours how it gets to the tank, so I am curious now.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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Would improper plumbing (waste going into the gray tank) cause problems with odors in the camper? I am under the impression that only the black water tank has a vent stack. In any case it seems odd that the factory plumbing would have been done this way, as well as the wiring being clipped.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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My Mini Lite has two vents on the roof and from best I can tell one goes to the black tank and one to the gray tank.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
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I've owned them with a single stack but vents were Y connected(inside the interior wall ) in route to the roof. Without a vent, the tank would collapse when drained. Odors wouldn't change, but would be nasty if the common practice of forgetting the gray tank level resuls in common shower basin filling, I believe this one has two, there there just not sure how thy are plumbed. NO dwgs from FR.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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One way to check this out. The gray tank(s) will have a smaller drain line, The black tank will have a larger 4 inch diameter drain pipe. I really suspect that these people telling you this are looking at the lables on the handles instead of actually verifying the situation. If this is really the case, let the dealer deal with it, since this is a brand new trailer (yea I know 2010) but still brand new and under the 1 year warranty.
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