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Old 05-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Where does the galley grey water go?

Not exactly the best title for this thread, but here's the deal. Just bought a brand new Wildwood 32BHDS - used it for the first time this weekend. The trailer has three waste water tanks - a galley tank for the kitchen, a black tank, and another grey tank for the bathroom. In using it this weekend, we discovered that all of the grey water (including from the galley/kitchen sink) was draining into the grey tank for the bathroom. None of it was going into the galley grey tank - thus my bathroom grey tank filled very quickly, while the galley one remained empty all weekend. I was never shown a bypass valve (if it exists) during the walkthrough of this unit when I bought it. I crawled under it looking for some way that the grey water would be diverted from the galley tank to the rear grey tank. I am stumped. I am going to call the dealer, unless I get an answer more quickly here. Any ideas?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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My Wildwood also has three. Grey is indoor kitchen, bath sink and shower. Mu galley is my outdoor kitchen sink only. Do you have the outdoor sink?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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On my trailer 33' silverback 5th wheel I also have grey, galley, black tanks. I always leave the galley dump valve pulled open then the grey and galley should equillize. thats how my trailer is setup. First time out with mine I notice same thing, grey was getting very full after several shower etc. but galley was empty. Walked around trailer and pulled the galley handle I could hear a hush of water equillizing into the galley tank.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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@ leencharlotte - I do have the outdoor sink. So the outdoor sink has a holding tank just for that? I guess I assumed that the front grey tank was for the inside kitcen sink and the rear grey tank was for the bathroom grey water and the outdoor sink (just based on their proximity). I may have a problem with filling the main grey tank very quickly every time then...maybe time to invest in a portable tank for dumping grey water!
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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aboard! You are going to have lots of good times in your new Wildwood!

With most newbies there's a learning curve for adapting to water usage. It can be as simple as turning off the water in the shower while soaping up or not letting the water run as you brush your teeth. If you do not have hookups then you will really need to adapt sooner than later.

Even with turning off the water while showering my gray tank fills quickly. I am working on not using as much water for dish washing but with hookups I can dump when the tank gets full.

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@ Terier - I'm not a newbie, but I am new to a camper with more than one grey tank. My last one had one larger grey tank, so it took longer to fill it than these two smaller ones that I have now. I will have to try to book sites with full hookups from now on, since I am camping with three kids plus my wife - we use lots of water no matter how disciplined we are at conserving it. Looking forward to all of the advice and comeraderie on these forums.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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On my Lacrosse the galley is to the kitchen sink and it is linked to the other gray tank via a 1.5" pipe. One tank will read higher than the other for a while and once the water gets high enough they will equalize.
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Yes a solo tank for the outdoor kitchen sink. So far never filled but grey fills fast as well. I do not know if mine are connected together as i have not seen any additional valves and i have 3 pipes leading to my sewer connection. Thus i have to stay at campgrounds with sewer so i can leave grey open until the night before
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I also have two grey tanks and a black tank. One grey sits under the shower and holds all the shower water (20 gal). The other grey handles the bathroom and kitchen sink (27 gal). At first it bothered me that I had two greys but I'm used to it now. Also, the grey for the shower has to pass through the black to exit. It is nice as it serves as an "extra" flush for the black tank. This also means that my two gray tanks are not connected so there can be no "sharing" between them.
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@ Terier - I'm not a newbie, but I am new to a camper with more than one grey tank. My last one had one larger grey tank, so it took longer to fill it than these two smaller ones that I have now. I will have to try to book sites with full hookups from now on, since I am camping with three kids plus my wife - we use lots of water no matter how disciplined we are at conserving it. Looking forward to all of the advice and comeraderie on these forums.
Oops...sorry about that. I was going by the number of posts you have made. Got to love full hookups for sure! I know I do.
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