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Old 02-28-2015, 12:00 PM   #11
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I use the small hose connection too. I just use the black tank flush hose to drain my galley tank.You will only need to drain every two or three days. I did move my drain valve and pipe to the rear about three feet.It was under the slide and about 6 in.behind the back tire.When a tire would come apart ,I could see it taking out the plumbing.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:00 PM   #12
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Well at first I found a fitness instructor to teach me deep bends at the waist and how to crawl and stay low to the ground. Then I bought a three way manifold with a shut off valve. I attach the galley hose before the slide goes out and attached it to the up side of the shut off valve. Then I close the shut off valve and open the galley valve before putting out the slide. Then I connect the hose from the black water/shower valve to the second port on the manifold and a hose to the dump hole to the third. Then I open the valve that stops the galley drain and leave it open. When I want to empty my blackwater and shower tanks, I simple close the valve for the galley drain (on the manifold) and dump as usual . When done, close the black/shower valves and reopen the galley valve at the manifold. Simple, inexpensive and requires no rebuilding. The three way manifold is available at every RV dealers.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:28 PM   #13
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I own a 2004 Georgetown 370 TS with bath-and-a-half. That results in two sets of grey and black water tanks. The outlet for the kitchen and 1/2 bath black and grey tanks is forward of the rear axle and the outlet for the rear bath black and grey tanks is at the backend of the MH. I bought it new and so have had it for going on 11 years now. I ultimately decided that there was neither benefit nor utility to connecting both outlet valves via a "Y" connection to a single dump station. No time would be saved in either case as I'd have to hook up and disconnect at the two outlets no matter how I did it, and with the two hose, "Y" connector setup, ID have to figure out storage for 2x the amount of hose I'd otherwise have with a single hookup setup. The other thing to consider is that to be able to setup two hose connections, you'd have to be able to position the RV just right with the dump station to permit your hook-ups. That isn't always the easiest thing to do. So I would advise to not get all wrapped around the axel on how to hook up both outlets at your site. Go with a single hookup setup and transfer the hose from front to back to empty all your tanks. It's a lot simpler that way, cheaper, and less time consuming.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:39 PM   #14
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Funny thing I got the wye for the gorilla hoses it says dump two hoses into one drain but neglected to say you need a 3 hose because the wye won't connect to the in ground elbow? Advertise it right for once.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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Just a lot simpler to have one common discharge and forget the wyes.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:33 PM   #16
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I own a 2004 Georgetown 370 TS with bath-and-a-half. That results in two sets of grey and black water tanks. The outlet for the kitchen and 1/2 bath black and grey tanks is forward of the rear axle and the outlet for the rear bath black and grey tanks is at the backend of the MH. I bought it new and so have had it for going on 11 years now. I ultimately decided that there was neither benefit nor utility to connecting both outlet valves via a "Y" connection to a single dump station. No time would be saved in either case as I'd have to hook up and disconnect at the two outlets no matter how I did it, and with the two hose, "Y" connector setup, ID have to figure out storage for 2x the amount of hose I'd otherwise have with a single hookup setup. The other thing to consider is that to be able to setup two hose connections, you'd have to be able to position the RV just right with the dump station to permit your hook-ups. That isn't always the easiest thing to do. So I would advise to not get all wrapped around the axel on how to hook up both outlets at your site. Go with a single hookup setup and transfer the hose from front to back to empty all your tanks. It's a lot simpler that way, cheaper, and less time consuming.
This is fine if you are at a dump station but is hooked up for a longer term and the second valve is under the slide out you have several choices
1Pull in slide so valve is easy to reach
2: crawl under the trailer to reach valve
3:try to make a longer handle for the dump valve (still have to have a second hose or crawl under slide.
4: have second hose with a wyes and second shut off at wye (this is the easiest way that I could find)
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:48 PM   #17
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My Phoenix 28BH has the 2nd Grey valve for the outdoor kitchen in the rear, but mine is behind my slide, not under it. It did present a challenge for me the first time I used it because my forward Black/Grey valve is near the front and my hoses wouldn't reach from where I parked. I have done the laziest thing of all... I dump the front black and grey, then disconnect and reconnect to the back grey and dump it using the same hose. I have to ensure that I park equal distance from both valves to the inlet in the ground now.
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I also have a valve under the long slide, however I learned to dump this tank before setting up. Because it only services the kitchen sink I haven't had any issues with doing it this way.
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I also have a valve under the long slide, however I learned to dump this tank before setting up. Because it only services the kitchen sink I haven't had any issues with doing it this way.
Just curious why you dump before setting up vs. after tearing down. Wouldn't you want to empty the tank for towing?
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I own a 2004 Georgetown 370 TS with bath-and-a-half. That results in two sets of grey and black water tanks. The outlet for the kitchen and 1/2 bath black and grey tanks is forward of the rear axle and the outlet for the rear bath black and grey tanks is at the backend of the MH. I bought it new and so have had it for going on 11 years now. I ultimately decided that there was neither benefit nor utility to connecting both outlet valves via a "Y" connection to a single dump station. No time would be saved in either case as I'd have to hook up and disconnect at the two outlets no matter how I did it, and with the two hose, "Y" connector setup, ID have to figure out storage for 2x the amount of hose I'd otherwise have with a single hookup setup. The other thing to consider is that to be able to setup two hose connections, you'd have to be able to position the RV just right with the dump station to permit your hook-ups. That isn't always the easiest thing to do. So I would advise to not get all wrapped around the axel on how to hook up both outlets at your site. Go with a single hookup setup and transfer the hose from front to back to empty all your tanks. It's a lot simpler that way, cheaper, and less time consuming.
That said I would be at three disconnects and reconnects and there's crawling under the slide(s), and allowing for the continuous drain(s) grey tanks. Wow!
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