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Old 10-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Question Gray tank overflow

I recently purchased my 2010 Rockwood 8317SS Signature Ultralite, hence I'm new to this forum. My question is regarding the overflow for the gray water holding tank. Recently I did not keep track of my tank levels and my gray tank overflowed witht he overflow coming from the belly of the unit. Now my last TT backed up into the tub and I know that most units still do. THis doesn't seem right...FIRST any "waste" water should be contained for proper disposal; SECOND why would FR have the tank overflow from the top of the tank and drain thought the belly and get the insulation wet? This makes no sense.

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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I'd agree...if the tank gets too full, you'll see it in the shower stall. I'd suspect that you may have a leak where the drain shower/wash basin drain connects into the gray water tank. It may only leak if the water level gets that high in the tank.

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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All tanks are vented. Water overflows at the lowest point. I am surprised that the overflow was at a vent and not the tub. Was the tub stopper installed?
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:23 AM   #4
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All tanks are vented, agree. Where are they vented? Black will always be vented to the roof. Our gray tank is vented under the bathroom cabinet, much higher then the shower stall. If your shower/tub did not overflow, I would suspect a leak in the plumbing for the gray water system. Guess you'll have to pull the belly and inspect, unless it is under warranty and you can get the dealer to do it.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:36 AM   #5
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Times four. You have a trap plugged up with something. The overflow should never come out the vent.
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There have been instances of tanks where the vent pipe wasn't sealed to the tank body and they would overflow around the vent pipe when over filled.
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Thanks all...back to the dealer it goes...good thing it's under warranty still. I'll also have them check the converter since my battery isn't charging, and the support arms on the awning are not seating properly when it gets rewound...Gggggrrrrrrr. Don't know what's worse having a boat or an RV always something new to be fixed
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Hey, you could be like me. I have both What a glutton for punishment I am!
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herk3769 - I see your from southeastern PA, I'm in Lancaster PA - do you know of any other Rockwood dealers other than Shady Maple RV, Family Camping Outlet, and Driftwood RV in NJ?
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There have been instances of tanks where the vent pipe wasn't sealed to the tank body and they would overflow around the vent pipe when over filled.
Yep, that too.
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