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Old 03-08-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Looking For Tanks

Just purchased a 2013 FR Surveyor, it only has two handles to empty the tanks, is there a third one hiding ? Always there was a galley, a Bath&Shower, and black
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Not always...what model of Surveyor do you have?

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Old 03-08-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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yep, without knowing what model of Surveyor you have, no one is going to be able to help much.
and quite a few Surveyors don't have a separate galley gray tank.
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We have a 2013 Surveyor Sport SP 296 and it only has the 2 pulls, one for the gray tank and one for the black tank.

Gray water from the kitchen and bathroom use same tank.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thank you for your response I'm new to this forum thing. I have a 2013 Surveyor 293 three slides. Thank you. There is one handle to winterize the unit. The handle marked Sewer is the grey tank and the other handle is the black so I don't know if they are missed marked or not. I wish I could find a source that would show a schematic of the undercarriage.
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I wish I could find a source that would show a schematic of the undercarriage.
Thank you again.
no such thing exists, nor will there be any such info in the generic owner's manual.

the black line will be bigger pipes than the gray line, that's how you tell for sure.

this is stuff that the dealer should have gone over with you, during the PDI.
if they didn't, shame on them for not going over something so basic and critical to know.
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My 264 has 3 tanks and 3 dumps as you describe. That was a selling point for us. It is not the normal situation, though. Most have only 2 tanks.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #8
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Our SP240 has two tanks, black is toilet, grey is shower and sink. Not heard of the three tank offer. Sounds interesting, good luck with trhath.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:58 PM   #9
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Our Salem has 3 tanks--galley, gray, and black. While I'm not opposed to the idea of 3 tanks, the issue is the location of the drains: gray and black are at the left rear (where every CG has it's sewer drain,) but the galley is up at the left front (where no CG has a sewer drain.) This necessitated me buying a second length of sewer hose and connecting 2 together so the galley drain could reach the sewer opening. PITA. If they had placed the galley drain at the back where the others are, it would have been great, but they way they did it sucks, IMO. New 5-er only has gray and black, and I'm looking forward to only needing one hose!
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Our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and our present 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS both had/have 3 tanks and the galley tank outlet under the slide which was a PITA for an old foggy like me. I hard plumbed both to the front, added a slide valve and forget the rear outlet as it is left open all the time and shut off at the front.
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