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Old 09-14-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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dump tank levers

I just bought a 306 wp and the dealer wasn't able to tell me which lever was which for the black / grey water tanks. On the side of the trailer there is a sticker showing the levers in a vertical arrangement, but when I look at the lever they are of course, horizontal. The dealer says they don't know which is which, anyone know? The belly of the trailer is enclosed, so i can't see where the cables are going to.

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:01 AM   #2
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Are your tanks empty? How many grey tanks do you have? If you have 2 grey tanks I would pour water down your kitchen sink with the valves closed, then I would open each valve until you see the water come out of the tank then I would label it. Same thing with the black tank, just pour water down the toilet, then you will know the other valve is for your shower and bathroom sink..Hope this helps.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:28 AM   #3
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On my trailer the grey water drain pipe is smaller than the black water drain pipe.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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On my trailer the grey water drain pipe is smaller than the black water drain pipe.
Same here, as I think that is the case with most campers. Also, the black tank valve on mine is black, and the grey tank valve is gray.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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Figured it out. I could see a smaller pvc pipe connecting with the larger 3 inch pipe. I wiggled the handle and could feel the valve clicking through the pipe.
On my unit both drain handles are the same size and colour. I asked the Forest river tech why they just wouldn't make them gray and black and he said he would pass it along (why would this not be a common thing to eliminate any confusion). For a first time camper owner all this is a little confusing at first, especially with an owners manual that is next to useless as it is too general.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Figured it out. I could see a smaller pvc pipe connecting with the larger 3 inch pipe. I wiggled the handle and could feel the valve clicking through the pipe.
On my unit both drain handles are the same size and colour. I asked the Forest river tech why they just wouldn't make them gray and black and he said he would pass it along (why would this not be a common thing to eliminate any confusion). For a first time camper owner all this is a little confusing at first, especially with an owners manual that is next to useless as it is too general.
the dealer should have known which is which .
Its plain stupidity that they did not. Glad I did not buy from them .
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:53 AM   #7
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On my trailer the grey water drain pipe is smaller than the black water drain pipe.
On our Salem Hemisphere 262RL the gray handle is attached to the black water tank, and the black handle attached to the gray tank. By the time we figured out the problem there was a serious accumulation of solids in the black water tank which required a lot of backflushing to get it cleared up.
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