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Old 06-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Using two waste hose for 8285ws

I guess you thought I still had to crawl under the 8285WS to hook up kitchen gray tank waste hose ?

Here is my solution.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Good idea! Where did you het those parts especially that "Y" connector?
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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But here they are!
That's the exact same set up we are using including the wye connector that we picked up off of Amazon.com.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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Good solution!
It's a pain crawling under the slide out of my 2904SS to drain the tank from the kitchen sink.

Here is an idea that I'm toying around with.
I've done several searches on this idea and haven't found anything similar.

Has anyone used the grey water from the galley tank to flush out the EMPTY black tank?
By using one of these caps on the grey tank drain.

Then using an old garden hose with one of these type drill pumps or something similar to pump the grey tank water up to the black tank flush.

One problem might be that those drill pumps might not build up enough pressure to operate the one way check valve in the tank sprayer?
Food particles might be a problem, so might could install an small piece of window screen inside the drain cap to catch food particles.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Our Solution

Here is what we do. Has worked well for three years now.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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Here is what we do. Has worked well for three years now.

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Great idea!
I had been wondering if there was such a thing as that angled sewage hose adapter with a hose connector and I hadn't thought about the male to male hose adapter.
Now, to do a search and find both of those.
Do you keep the valve open to your galley tank at all times?
Unless I'm missing something, I don't see a problem in doing so.
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Great idea!
I had been wondering if there was such a thing as that angled sewage hose adapter with a hose connector and I hadn't thought about the male to male hose adapter.
Now, to do a search and find both of those.
Do you keep the valve open to your galley tank at all times?
Unless I'm missing something, I don't see a problem in doing so.
Smell is the not the only reason I keep my gray water dump closed.

Keeping the gray water dump valve open allows sewer gas from the sewer (or holding tank at the campground) from going through your open valve and out the stack on you camper. At a shared sewer holding tank like that found at many park and military campgrounds, gas is vented out your stack when your neighbor dumps his tanks. If your roof vents are open you will know when he does.

Additionally, I always try to have a mostly full gray tank when I dump my black tank when I dump that, so I can flush out my pipes and hoses after I dump the black tank. The soapy gray water helps keep them clean of solids and easy to wash out with a hose when breaking camp.

Some campers also use the full gray water tank to back flush the black tank after it is empty. You will need to install an "end of line" valve on (they twist on right before the hose) the end of the sewer output.

You can then close it and leave the black tank valve open after you dump it. Opening the gray valve will push a large volume of Gray water into the black tank through the open black tank valve. Quickly closing the gray water valve before the two tanks equalize will prevent black tank liquid or solids from entering the gray tank. This "back flush" can loosen stuck on stuff and add soapy water to your black tank. Then you can open the end of line valve and continue dumping in the normal sequence for a second black tank dump, followed by the remaining gray water.

I have used this technique when dry camping to get an extra day on the gray water before dumping both tanks into the portable holding tank (Blue Boy) or breaking camp just to dump the tanks. This technique will work PROVIDED your black tank is less than half full and your gray tank IS full. Just remember that the sewer connecting pipes in the trailer will be FULL of water when you do dump. That "end of line" valve will be holding back a sea of worry.
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The main grey holding tank will be used to flush out the sewer hose after flushing the black tank.
The water hose and connectors are possibly going to be used on the galley or grey tank #2.
The valve to the #2 grey tank is under/behind the slide out and is a major pain to open and close.
If nothing else, I'll just put a valve inline with the hose that is hooked up to the tank and drain the #2 tank that way.
I have 2 15' Rino Hoses that I can use, it's just the matter of crawling under the slide out to open and close the valve to the tank.


I'm still working on my 1st idea of draining the #2 tank by pumping it through the black tank flush.
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Great idea!
I had been wondering if there was such a thing as that angled sewage hose adapter with a hose connector and I hadn't thought about the male to male hose adapter.
Now, to do a search and find both of those.
Do you keep the valve open to your galley tank at all times?
Unless I'm missing something, I don't see a problem in doing so.
I got the elbow with the hose threads on it at Camping World a few years back.
There is a knock out in it that you can remove with a screwdriver and a hammer.
I also bought a screw on cap for it so I can close it off when needed.

I do keep the kitchen galley grey valve open.
To open and close it I would either have to close the slideout or climb under it.
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I have not experienced any gassing effects as of yet.
(except for yours truly)

The male to male hose adapter was available at my local hardware store.
I also bought a good quality grey water hose and then split into 2 pieces.
One piece is 2/3 of the total length and the other is 1/3 of the total length.
I find that the RV parks sewer connections are usually very close to my galley grey valve.
It seems to drain better with the shortest hose possible.
I almost always use the shorter (1/3) of the grey hose.
I bought replacement hose ends at the same hardware store I got the coupler from.
The grey sections of hose are never used for anything but my grey tank.
So far so good.

Here is alink for the sewer hose adapter:
Amazon.com: Valterra Products, Inc. F02-3103 Red Bulk EZ Coupler Universal Sewer Adapter: Automotive

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