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Old 09-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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2014 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26 DBH

Hey everyone....

We just purchased a new Grey Wolf 26 DBH. We really like it. The floor plan is perfect for our family and everything seems to work great.

Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated since this is our very first travel trailer.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Grey Wolf 26 DBH.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Welcome from mid California - Enjoy, if this is your first camper be sure and research proper methods for using and emptying the holding tanks.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone. Ah yes, the wonderful holding tanks. My favorite part of camping! LOL. Got some good advice, but the one thing I keep getting opposing opinions is when to empty the black water. Some say it's okay to empty before it's full, while others say to wait until its full. Not to sure what to do in this case.
Also, I ordered a small fan for the fridge. I heard it helps to keep things cooled down.
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Think about the logic involved, you have a tank with both liquids and solids. The solids need to stay submerged for the treatment chemicals to be able to disolve it, the toilet paper has to have time to come apart and disperse into the liquid, (make sure you don't use home TP quilted and such will not breakdown in the tank and it will eventually plug things up and/or get hung up on your level sensors). You want that black tank as full as possible when dumping this way as much decomp has taken place as possible (even if you need to run more water in to get the level higher before dumping) then when draining the larger volume will help float the remaining solids out and down the drain. Drain the Grey tank last so the soapy water can clean your drain hoose of the black tank material.

If you allow the liquid to run out without taking the solids with it, it will form whats referred to as a pyramid (guess of what) then it will be very difficult to remove (you don't want to go there). Do as many clean water flushes as necessary until only clear water is coming out of the black tank. Using a clear plastic adapter between the tank connection and the drain hose so you will be able to confirm when only clear water is draining out.

If you listen to those that say you can drain a low level black tank or even let it drain down the sewer as you camp you will regret it, I guaranty that.
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That makes perfect sense. It was never really explained to me. My thought was why drive around with a half full tank of Black Water when you can just empty it? But I understand now. The last thing I want is to have a problem with the black water tank. Since this is our first camper, I still have a lot to learn about them in order to properly maintain it. I am not one to learn things the hard way. LOL.
If there are any other things I need to know, I welcome the feedback.
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Welcome from Arkansas. Newbie here too
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We also just purchased a Grey Wolf 26 DBH. We pick it up on Oct 4. and planning on using it for the first time on Oct 10 for 4 nights. Can't Wait!!!!
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That makes perfect sense. It was never really explained to me. My thought was why drive around with a half full tank of Black Water when you can just empty it? But I understand now. The last thing I want is to have a problem with the black water tank. Since this is our first camper, I still have a lot to learn about them in order to properly maintain it. I am not one to learn things the hard way. LOL.
If there are any other things I need to know, I welcome the feedback.
Depends on how far you are going or how long it will be in the tank, sometimes I add more water and get the tank up to 3/4 and dump it before breaking camp. Be sure to have grey water available to flush out your hose.
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We got one of those small fans also. It does seem to help on really hot days. Don't forget to prop your fridge doors open when it is off, so it doesn't get moldy in there.
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