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Old 04-24-2018, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hello all, I may be in the wrong forum but it's active so thought I would post here. I recently purchased a 2006 Forest River Cardinal LE29 Fifth wheel. Everything is set up on a permanent lot and going fine. Question, In my marked waste water compartment (a cap screws off for access) there are 2 t-handles side by side. I would think 1 is for black, the other for grey but no markings to know??? Anyone have this type of set-up or possibly a Forest River that does also? Thanks!
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Sometimes the black tank handle is black and the grey is grey in color but not sure in your case.

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Sometimes the black tank handle is black and the grey is grey in color but not sure in your case.

Both are black, a head scratcher.
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Hook them up, dump both handles, then fill up the gray through a sink or shower. Pull both again...question answered. There may not exist an easier method.
Then place labels!
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Hook them up, dump both handles, then fill up the gray through a sink or shower. Pull both again...question answered. There may not exist an easier method.
Then place labels!
Much easier if I can ever get a Forest River customer service rep to answer the phone and ask.
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Much easier if I can ever get a Forest River customer service rep to answer the phone and ask.
Pokey, not sure if you'll get someone to answer on a 13 year old RV.
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Easy, when you pull a handle and it comes out brown it is...... black
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Much easier if I can ever get a Forest River customer service rep to answer the phone and ask.


This isnít something you need a rep for. Just hook up to the sewer and pull the handle, wait for the tank to drain, then close it. Do the same for the other handle. Easy peasy...

Let us know if you have other questions.

Also, you can ask almost anyone at a park where you are hooked up and they should be able to show you.
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On my Berk the black is for black and grey is for grey but your unit is 18 years old and there is no way to tell what has been changed or replaced and a rep would probably say the same. Take the advise of all who have responded above and pull one and after it drains, pull the other. There are several hose components available that are clear or semi-clear if you are hesitant about being able to see exactly what's draining. Good luck!
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Hello all, I may be in the wrong forum but it's active so thought I would post here. I recently purchased a 2006 Forest River Cardinal LE29 Fifth wheel. Everything is set up on a permanent lot and going fine. Question, In my marked waste water compartment (a cap screws off for access) there are 2 t-handles side by side. I would think 1 is for black, the other for grey but no markings to know??? Anyone have this type of set-up or possibly a Forest River that does also? Thanks!
Why not get a clear plastic L=-fitting and attach that to the exit fitting. Attach your hose and use both tanks as you would normally. It will be readily obvious, which is which... not to be gross. If you can see the pipes that come from the tanks to the exit valves, the grey pipe may be significantly thinner than the black pipe.
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My pipes and handles are also all black. The way to tell is the size of the pipe prior to each valve (handle). Black water is bigger because of the product that it transfers, mine is 4". Grey water is shower and sinks so larger pipe not needed, mine is 2" pipe. Good luck.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:53 PM   #12
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I opened one valve and ran water in sink, if nothing came out I closed it and opened the other. If you have flow it is grey, paint the handle.
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Are both handles different sizes? Then..."B" is for "big", and "B" is for BLACK... The small handle is for grey tank.
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Go poop and pull the handle of poop comes out you know which it is.
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On my Berk the black is for black and grey is for grey but your unit is 18 years old and there is no way to tell what has been changed or replaced and a rep would probably say the same. Take the advise of all who have responded above and pull one and after it drains, pull the other. There are several hose components available that are clear or semi-clear if you are hesitant about being able to see exactly what's draining. Good luck!
Spoke with customer service this morning. They said it was marked from the factory but after all these years just doesn't show. But ca chinga the one on the right is for the black water. Mystery solved.
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Why not go and purchase a clear elbow ----install and---observe!!!!!Simple problem solved.......
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Don't rely on your memory.

Mark or paint them.
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Don't rely on your memory.

Mark or paint them.
I plan on replacing the grey t handle with an aluminum one just for that purpose. Thanks
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My Blue Ridge has the same and the black is on the right gray from bathroom is on the left and then I have one under my slide out for the galley tank. Hope this helps
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Spoke with customer service this morning. They said it was marked from the factory but after all these years just doesn't show. But ca chinga the one on the right is for the black water. Mystery solved.
Why spend the money, either print a label and stick it on the handle or write "B" on one handle and "G" on the other with a white permanent marker.
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