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Old 09-07-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Where does the gray water go?

I was told that Forest River in general (and my 2010 Wildwood 26BHXL in particular) tub/showers drain into the BLACK tank. Hard to believe since the galley sink and bath sink drains all tie into the tub drain line. I checked under the bath sink. Can anyone give me any accurate info on Forest River gray water drains? Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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I would have a hard time believing that. Sometimes my gray tanks get full enough to come back up into the shower pan. That would not be very nice mixed with black tank stuff. Black should be all to its own. Period. I would be interested to see if anyone's is different.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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I do not know how your trailer drains but on my rockwood I have three tanks. One black water, one gray water for the shower and bathroom sink and one for the galley sink.
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i believe the bathroom sink drains into the black tank and the shower and kitchen drains into the gray tank, unless there is a separate galley tank....
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I have seen this come up a few times this summer in here. I don't remember which models but some FR trailers do in fact drain the shower into the black tank.

No way I would buy one like that.
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Shower in my Rockwood 2604 drains into the black tank. I did the "hose in the shower" test last weekend--drains out the black tank.

38 gal. gray tank collects the 2 sinks only!
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Can't be sure abt any other FR brands/models, but as for my 2010 Wildwood 26bhxl, by the water in the tub method, the tub drains into the GRAY water tank. I feel much better now.
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Shower in my Rockwood 2604 drains into the black tank. I did the "hose in the shower" test last weekend--drains out the black tank.

38 gal. gray tank collects the 2 sinks only!
Well, I stand corrected. I still find that a bit odd, especially since like I said, I have filled my gray tanks to the point where the water started backing up into the shower pan (tub in the old TT). I would not want that to happen if it drained into the black tank.
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Well, I stand corrected. I still find that a bit odd, especially since like I said, I have filled my gray tanks to the point where the water started backing up into the shower pan (tub in the old TT). I would not want that to happen if it drained into the black tank.
I'm not happy with this issue since we do alot of dry camping. I really don't want to be hauling black water to a dump station when I have an almost empty gray tank.

I will be talking to the factory rep at the Hershey RV show next weekend. This also will be a lesson learned when it's time for a new camper!
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Not sure which models/brands are being built at the Wildwood plant, but see the email below:

As per Gary Myers <gmyers@forestriverinc.com> (Wildwood Warranty rep)

I'm not sure who is telling you this but I have checked this out with this plant manager and all grey,the lav,tub and kitchen sink all goes into the galley/grey tank. The toilet is the only thing that is plumbed into the black water tank. He does not plumb any grey into black tanks on any model. Hope this help you. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
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Phone 574-534-4058
Fax 574-534-0541
E-mail gmyers@forestriverinc.com
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