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Old 04-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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We recently purchased a new fifth wheel, it has three sewage outlets. Are there any gadgets on the market whereby the ports can go into one solid pipe all three feeding into it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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It's possible to tie together grey water tanks...wouldn't recommend it if you're thinking of tying together two black tanks.

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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You can purchase a "Y" that you can run the two hoses to then to the sewer opening of the CG. There are many different types. Check out camping world or you local RV dealer.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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the black tanks you shouldn't leave open when camping . they should only be dumped when full . and the grey water should be dumped after the black to flush down black waste still left in pipe. so I see no reason to do what your thinking . jmo
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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The reason I ask is when emptying tanks it is cumbersome and awkward with the slinky style piping!

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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When you empty your waste tanks are you using a rigid pipe or the slinky style pipe
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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Heres the problem I see with what you are suggesting now that I see what you mean.
unless you are at a seasonal site not all "on site" dumps are the same distance from parking pad so you may be perfect on one and 3 foot short on another .
and you still have to store/haul your rigid tube around .
adding a slinky hose to either end to make up difference just defeats the purpose !

am I correct on what your thinking ?
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Actually, I am more confused now.

We talking about a seasonal permanently plumbed camper or one that gets towed to different campgrounds.

If you are mobile, I don't see how you are going to get away from the slinky type. The Rhino's I just got are the best I have used. Semi Rigid yet collapse and store easily.

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If it were me, I would hard plumb the 2 galley tanks into the black tank with an additional slide valve next to the black tank valve and use one slinky hose.
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your not confused herk I just merely suggested that if it was a seasonal unit that a solid pipe could be used in the way he wants .

but I assume that its not so I am not sure if it will work the way the op thinks
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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If you are mobile, I don't see how you are going to get away from the slinky type. The Rhino's I just got are the best I have used. Semi Rigid yet collapse and store easily.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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The OP has a Flagstaff 8528BHSS that has 2 gray tanks and 2 black tanks. It would appear that the sink water in the half bath goes into the black tank at that location. He also mentioned that he has 3 sewer connections. There must be one connection for the main bath (combined black/gray), one for the galley tank and one more connection at the rear for the black tank under the half bath.

Understanding this layout, it would be possible to tie the galley tank into the black/gray at the front or the black tank connection at the back and eliminate one of the sewer connections. It would be impossible to tie all tanks into one connection as that long piping run and waste solids would be a invitation for block-ups.

If tying the galley into either front or rear sewer connection, the piping should be heated traced if you do any cold-weather camping. Rockwood/Flagstaff use Ultra-heat pads on the tanks and valves.

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the black tanks you shouldn't leave open when camping . they should only be dumped when full, and the grey water should be dumped after the black to flush down black waste still left in pipe.
I told my wife that very thing... but she didn't listen. She only made that mistake once because when she when to disconnect the Rhino hose it was not a pretty site. And visually it wasn't good to look at either.
If CW didn't have anything perhaps you could make one with home drain fittings from HD or Ace...
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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Is OP saying he has to move his sewer hose to each tank to dump them seperately? Is that typical in a Fifth Wheel?
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Actually, I am more confused now.

We talking about a seasonal permanently plumbed camper or one that gets towed to different campgrounds.

If you are mobile, I don't see how you are going to get away from the slinky type. The Rhino's I just got are the best I have used. Semi Rigid yet collapse and store easily.

Amazon.com: Camco 39861 RhinoEXTREME 15' RV Sewer Hose Kit: Automotive=

+1... I bought the Rhino and added a Camco clear piece so I could see all the lovely stuff coming out. Definitely lets you know when things are clean though.

Best part is you get caps for both ends
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We have two outlet on our TT. We use a "Y" connector. If he has 3 outlets he might have to use 2 "Y" connectors to make it to the sewer inlet.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:19 PM   #18
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I am confused, on my 5thwheel the black water tank & grey water tie together just down stream of the black water dump valve the grey water also has a valve just before they tie together. One sewer dump hose is all that is needed. I dump the black water first and flush out with a hose hooked to the flush line to the black water tank. Last I dump the gray water, I never have to unhook the sewer hose untill I finish dumping. I keep both dump valves closed and only open them one at a time when its time to dump
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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Your not confused, sounds right to me..
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Your not confused, sounds right to me..
I am not confused on how I dump, just on some of the commits on dumping the holding tanks, seems pretty straight forward to me.
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