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Old 09-20-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Seperate Galley/Grey Tank

Anyone else have a separate galley tank? I have a 2008 829BHS, where my galley tank drain is under the slide out and my Grey/Black tank drain is near the rear of the trailer. Has anyone devised a way to empty these tanks while utilizing a "Y" so can just use one (main) sewer line when emptying these tanks? More like running a drain line from the galley tank, then have that line go to a "y" and meet the Grey/Black sewer line, ultimately ending in the sewer line? I hope you understand what I am asking?????

The problem is, reaching the galley tank drain while the slide out is extended....You have to go underneath the slide out to hook-up and drain.....

I am glad my wife is small.....she can fit right under the slide out and drain it with no problem....I am more than willing to do it when the slide out is in.....

Any ideas would be appreciated....

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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You might try something like this:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...nnection/31209
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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I have a seperate galley on my Rockwood 5th wheel.

Go get something like this Valtera 3" cap (this one from Camping World) And one of these sewer elbows (this one from RVWhosalers). Note the attachment for the garden hose you just run between the two.

No muss. No fuss. No extra sewer hose or bulk "Y" to lug around.

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Radio, I like your thinking.....easier that totin' a "Y" around and extra hose and then a slunky and so forth.....
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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I think what nomoreosama is saying is that having to climb down under the slide to open/shut the valve is a pain... and I agree. I like to keep my galley tank closed so that when I do open it up, any food particles etc go out with the mass rush of water.

So, if I understand correctly, he (and I) are both wondering if anyone has done anything to basically "connect" the galley drain to the back where the other 2 tanks drain? That would allow for one location to open/close the tank valves.

Still can't figure out why they would put that valve right under the slide....just to save a couple bucks and run the dump back to the back....
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:05 PM   #6
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I understand all that...but I am not one to do major surgery on my trailer.

It is a goofy location to put the gally drain under the slide. We do a lot of state park camping with no sewer and when we get to the dump station the slide is in so that's no big deal for us. But for those rare times we have full hookups, I like the garden hose method.

Also, we use a food strainer that sits on top of the drain to minimize food bits in the gally tank, (not just the little basket that goes in the drain) and we treat the galley with chemicals and laundry soap the same way we do the black.

This works for us, it's easy and cheap.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #7
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First off, I have used a simple solution similar to Radio's for the past two season's on a seasonal site with no problems.

Milzat did re do his plumbing to combine them into one drain. Here is a link to what he did.

http://rocky06fs.forumco.com/topic~TOPIC_ID~1064.asp

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"Y"

Several trailer supply houses have the "Y" in stock. The will attach at the sewer dump. It works!
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #9
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Thank you all.....I greatly appreciate ALL of your help.....I am not ready to do surgery on her, so I will use "Radio's" idea.....sound's the easiest and fastest.....Plus I do not want to deal with all the other "y"'s and sewer hoses.....
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