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Old 06-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Waste Tanks Outlet Mod

This is my modification to rectify what I perceived to be a design flaw. I know, others have done this as well (Old Coot comes to mind) but I thought I would share my mod with pics. The manufacturers' design provided 2 drain outlets for my 3 waste tanks. One for the grey and black and a separate for galley waste. The galley waste tank was located under one of my slides. Very poor location as it meant I would have to crawl under the slide to connect the sewer hose or at least I would have to disconnect and reconnect to each outlet to drain. Also the galley waste outlet had a side pull release valve that was very difficult to release. As a result, I decided to combine the 2 outlets. I will try it out this weekend.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Very nice mod!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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NICE job! Very professional
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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This is my modification to rectify what I perceived to be a design flaw. I know, others have done this as well (Old Coot comes to mind) but I thought I would share my mod with pics. The manufacturers' design provided 2 drain outlets for my 3 waste tanks. One for the grey and black and a separate for galley waste. The galley waste tank was located under one of my slides. Very poor location as it meant I would have to crawl under the slide to connect the sewer hose or at least I would have to disconnect and reconnect to each outlet to drain. Also the galley waste outlet had a side pull release valve that was very difficult to release. As a result, I decided to combine the 2 outlets. I will try it out this weekend.

Before (pic 1 & 2) and after pics (pic 3 & 4)
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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Would love to do that but mine are completely separate before and after the wheels. I have a y and 2 hoses. Pita.
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Would love to do that but mine are completely separate before and after the wheels. I have a y and 2 hoses. Pita.
Same here, but I don't find it a huge pita- just another thing to setup as I'm doing other stuff. But I typically have full hookups and once my hoses are setup, they're good for the duration of the trip.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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Would love to do that but mine are completely separate before and after the wheels. I have a y and 2 hoses. Pita.
I have the same problem.
Here is what I came up with.
Grey water hose is from the Galley Tank.

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This has been working pretty well for almost 5 years now.

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Very clean install, well done!!
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Lookin good !
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #10
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Would love to do that but mine are completely separate before and after the wheels. I have a y and 2 hoses. Pita.
So were/are mine. The galley tank was behind the axles on the 08Flagstaff 831RLSS and is on my 12Flagstaff8528RKWS. Not a hard thing to do and it sure is a lot easier than connecting two hoses and a wye or unhooking a hose and crawling under the slide to hook up another hose pull a handle. No reason FR couldn't do it. Just no other reason than just plan ignorance in the design shop.

Would rather spend about 3 hrs labor and $25 on permanently connecting them than put up with the hassle of multiple hoses, wyes, etc.
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