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Old 10-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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The sensors are garbage as they foul up all the time. Black tank if you can't look direct into it, will usually bubble just before it is completely full. You will notice an air bubble coming up when you flush it. If this happens you need to dump. Gray water fills fast especially if you shower and wash dishes. My gray water tank in the kitchen will fill within 2 to 3 days. When hooked up to sewer I leave the gray valves open.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:53 AM   #12
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There is a trap in the shower drain preventing the fumes back into the TT, just like your shower at home. Have NEVER had a problem with oder. Makes emptying the black tank easy as there is plenty of water to move out the solids.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:22 AM   #13
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There is a trap in the shower drain preventing the fumes back into the TT, just like your shower at home. Have NEVER had a problem with oder. Makes emptying the black tank easy as there is plenty of water to move out the solids.
Curious about your shower draining into your black. You sure? I would think this would be a no-no. If you ever overfill your black you will end up with quite a nasty surprise in your shower. Is there some kind of one way valve to prevent this?
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #14
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Is there some kind of one way valve to prevent this?
They make them for home plumbing; I installed one when I put in the plumbing for my basement washroom. I would think something similar could be installed between the trap and the black tank.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:13 PM   #15
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They make them for home plumbing; I installed one when I put in the plumbing for my basement washroom. I would think something similar could be installed between the trap and the black tank.
Sure, but did FR install that in his unit or did he? I've never heard of a unit coming from the factory like that. Makes me curious if FR has that as an option now or what the story is. There was a thread not to long ago that talked about doing something along like that and it was discussed how it would be nice if we had that option.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:18 PM   #16
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we are going tomorrow to pick up our first camper,,it is an 2008 Maverick Palomino 9ft. just saw it bw and gw tanks are about 7 gals,,,having had a 34 rv with 50 gal tanks,,,how do campers deal with 7 gal tanks,,,,
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:57 AM   #17
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Yep, I'm sure. I have full hookups next to the house where we keep the TT. I emptied and cleaned both the gray and the black tanks. Dumped 5 Gallons of water down the drain in the shower. Opened the black tank valve, and watched through my clear 45 deg adapter. About 5 gal of water came out. I opened the gray valve... no water. As far as when it fills up; this has only happened once while I was taking a shower. The water just stops going down the drain. We were hooked to sewer so I dumped. I don't know about a check valve on the shower drain. Like I said earlier in this thread, I like the shower going to the black tank, more water with the solids, better tank cleaning.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #18
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I agree- I would like that as well. But like LFugate I am curious; did your trailer come like that from the factory, or was it something you installed yourself?
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I agree- I would like that as well. But like LFugate I am curious; did your trailer come like that from the factory, or was it something you installed yourself?
The TT came like that.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:39 PM   #20
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We just picked up our new 2012 Roo HTT, and our shower drains to the black tank. We were told it helps to keep fluids in the tank and to empty the solids when draining.
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