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Old 05-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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I ordered my 2013 8280ws Diamond package, at the Boston camper show Feb 2. It rolled off the assembly line April 10th and was delivered to my local camper dealership April 20th. Though I love the camper the two tanks really ticked me off. I usually camp in friends and family’s back yards and the 38 gal gray tank fills very fast, when I looked in the Rockwood brochure and saw 76 gallon gray tank I thought “Perfect!!”.
Other than that It is a beautiful 5er.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #12
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I thought the same thing. The tanks are split, one for galley and one for bathroom so we'll see how it works. Maybe we can hook up a pump and transfer water from one to the other.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #13
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The extra keys fit your outside shower door???
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #14
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Two gray tanks fix!

I too had the same problem with the two gray tanks dumping when set up! My fix was to install a remote dump valve on the rear tank with the remote dump handle just aft of the large bump out. When setting up, I use two sewer hose, one hooked to the rear gray dump, one to the front tank. I use a "Y" (by rhino) connector and a 5" Rhino short sewer hose to connect the two gray tanks together at the RV parks sewer connection.

This setup works very good for dumping both tanks. I also use two flexible
sewer hose supports to achieve good drainage. I know it is a PIA for two connections, but this is the best solution I have come up with to prevent crawling under the 5VER to dump rear tank.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #15
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The extra keys fit your outside shower door???
There is a separate key for the shower door. I did get an answer from the dealer who said that it's for cargo doors that every Rockwood owner gets however I have the new slam doors with their own keys. It's a key for nothing I have and they didn't need to give me one. Thank you.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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follow up on eco boost after our first outing. I am impressed! This 6 cyl hauled the 8280 up mountain roads without slowing down and even accelerated on hills from a stop. Pin wt wasn't a problem in the bed. I got to highway speed long before the end of the ramp and it got 11.2 mpg on mostly secondary roads. It was probably hauling 8000# and performed much better than expected. Again, impressed!
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #17
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I too had the same problem with the two gray tanks dumping when set up! My fix was to install a remote dump valve on the rear tank with the remote dump handle just aft of the large bump out. When setting up, I use two sewer hose, one hooked to the rear gray dump, one to the front tank. I use a "Y" (by rhino) connector and a 5" Rhino short sewer hose to connect the two gray tanks together at the RV parks sewer connection. This setup works very good for dumping both tanks. I also use two flexible sewer hose supports to achieve good drainage. I know it is a PIA for two connections, but this is the best solution I have come up with to prevent crawling under the 5VER to dump rear tank.
I just hard plumbed the galley tank (rear tank on our trailer) to the front discharge outlet and added a valve. Use one sewer hose and have no problems whatsoever.
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I just hard plumbed the galley tank (rear tank on our trailer) to the front discharge outlet and added a valve. Use one sewer hose and have no problems whatsoever.
I saw in a earlier post by you that you had posted pics on how you did this. Can you post a link?
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I saw in a earlier post by you that you had posted pics on how you did this. Can you post a link?
It is an easy but time consuming project (about 6 hrs). You need a dremel or other small hand grinder to contour the holes in the existing sewer lines. You just have to take your time to make the connections fit so the abs cement will work. Even tho I didn't have any leaks with just the abs cement, I used a black rtv silicone to smooth the outside and insure a somewhat nicer looking connection.

I used plain old rubbing alcohol to clean everything before using the cement.

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dunnnc: with this setup can you open both grey tank gates to equalize the amounts in the tanks?
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