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Old 03-18-2014, 02:15 PM   #11
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Being an older person, I don't like crawling around on my knees under the slide to pull the slide open. Much easier to just to spend a couple of hrs and about $25 and hard plumb the rear tank to the front. Permanent fix to a dumb design that FR should take into consideration.
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Pictures my good man, Pictures I say!!! (your brilliant idea of hard plumbing make great sense!)
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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I have seen the pics of OC's tank mod. I think I will try and do it on my rig when the weather warms.

The problem is that OC just very matter-of-fact like says "I did this" and makes it sound simple. Those of us who are mere mortals and not quite as handy will have more difficulty.
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Pictures my good man, Pictures I say!!! (your brilliant idea of hard plumbing make great sense!)
He has an album with pictures off of his profile:
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:20 PM   #14
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Now that I think about it,the galley tank is under the slide..I'm not Into crawling myself...your idea does make sence oldcoot,but I'm a horrible Plummer ...and your right...FR needs to address it
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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I have seen the pics of OC's tank mod. I think I will try and do it on my rig when the weather warms.

The problem is that OC just very matter-of-fact like says "I did this" and makes it sound simple. Those of us who are mere mortals and not quite as handy will have more difficulty.
Sir, I am just a mere mortal also, but I do have the stubbornness to "Correct some design flaws" and have been lucky enough to acquire some tools and knowledge over the last 50+ yrs to do just about what I want to do. It might take me several attempts to get it the way I want it, but being retired I have the time. Just have to get the "gumption" to do it.
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All depends on how they build them. My 831FKBSS has the two grey tanks plumbed together with a single handle right next to the black handle.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #17
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On my kitchen sink gray tank I use a garden hose and connect it to the 90 degree fitting that enters the CG septic. You need a short female to female adapter. This has worked fine for us for 3 seasons.
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On my kitchen sink gray tank I use a garden hose and connect it to the 90 degree fitting that enters the CG septic. You need a short female to female adapter. This has worked fine for us for 3 seasons.

I like this idea...thanks
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As said before, just hard plumb them together and forget it. One hose, 2 or 3 tanks empty. No pain, no strain. $25 and a couple hours work and it's a permanent fix.
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