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Old 12-20-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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New 2280BH

Hi all,

We just purchased a new 2280 bh. This is our first trailer so we're trying to figure everything out. When we bought it the dealership spent quite a while going over everything but we've since forgot a few things.

1. The shower and sink drain are on opposite sides. They (the RV dealership) had told us to get an old garden hose (so 2, one for each grey water drain) cut the top off and shove it up there and the water wil drain out of there. This makes no sense to me. You can't just hope it stays in place..it'll fall out and water will be everywhere, right? So I was going to the the connection on Amazon to put a hose on it and then drain it into the sewer. While someone is showering well just switch the hose to the shower side, otherwise we'll keep it on the sink side. Does that sound like its a functional idea? I do not want to have to purchase one of those rolling totes.

2. If anyone has this model, we can't figure out what one of the connections on the left side is for. I'll try to post a picture if I can figure it out. But I'll explain it the best I can. On the opposite side (side where the grill is and the door is) there a connector for the propane, for the grill. Well on the left side there a black opening that looks exactly like that, but nothing inside. All I can see is wood from inside the camper. We can't figure out what this is. It's wired for AC but does not have the AC unit. So is this where it would plug into?

Please excuse any spelling errors. It is by far not my strong point.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new rig!
Not sure about an answer for number 1.
But number 2 is an extra hatch if you had your shore power line inside the camper. It is that way on my 2317g.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Question 2 it might be the opening for the AC power cord. If you had AC you would have to plug it in b4 you raise the top.
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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Congrats on your camper. I have the same model, unless you only camp at parks with full hook ups you will have to get a portable holding tank. Its not that big of a deal. I use a 5 gallon water bottle for the sink drain. Each morning I would go dump toilet tank and grey water tanks took all of 10 minutes, just make sure you have some latex gloves. We love our camper and can't wait for spring to get here so we can enjoy another season. Have fun with all the mods you come up with
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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Question 2 it might be the opening for the AC power cord. If you had AC you would have to plug it in b4 you raise the top.
I don't have air, but the trailer was pre-wired for air and my belief is it goes through the fuse panel and to the plug via the same plug I used now.
The dealer told me what that hole was for, but forgot.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:00 PM   #6
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My pup hw276 came with a factory AC and I have to plug a 110v 20a cord that comes out of the lower side of the pup and plug it into an outlet on the side or the roof b4 I raise the top. I'll see if I have pics on the computer.
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:33 PM   #7
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1. I used a 5 gal Barker with my Coleman for 20 yrs. Didn't have a shower, only needed to deal with sink drain.

Here's the Barker site:

Original - Barker Manufacturing

Here's a 15 gal low profile made for pups. Probably better than a 5 gal one since you have the shower.

http://www.barkermfg.com/uploads/5/4...ent_camper.pdf

I would think you'd need to run one hose from your sink drain and one from your shower drain to the tank. Would have to swap them as you use each one, unless you can get a Tee or Y connection and hook them together.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:51 AM   #8
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You need two of these... Amazon.com: Valterra T01-0091VP 1-1/2" x 3/4" 90 Drain Connector: Automotive

For your hoses.......buy two 25' rubber hoses, not garden hoses. They will kink and not allow water to flow.......been through two sets of vinyl garden hoses until I learned.
I came up with an idea for the shower side of our 2516g.... One Solution
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:28 AM   #9
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I guess I went to the extreme. I relocated the shower drain to the left side of the camper using 1 1/2 pvc pipe and fittings so it will exit on the left side of camper just in case I ever get to go to a park that has full hook ups. Used the 1 1/2 inch to 3 inch adapter that was here on the forums. If no full hook ups, at least the the tank is on the side of camper where no one will trip over it.
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My pup hw276 came with a factory AC and I have to plug a 110v 20a cord that comes out of the lower side of the pup and plug it into an outlet on the side or the roof b4 I raise the top. I'll see if I have pics on the computer.
Ok, I get it now.
The cord you plug into the unit is coming from the converter box, and the standard power cord from the converter is plugged into the pedestal or generator! Got it! So you have two cords coming out of the side.

That explains the label on my converter for a 20A AC breaker that would be installed in breaker located C if I had AC installed.

But, I also have some very heavy gauge wire running up to the roof along with rather thin gauge wiring used for lights/fan. And I know the thinner gauge wire runs the lights and fans cause I disconnected it once when troubleshooting an electrical problem.

I always assumed the heavy gauge wire was for future AC install, since the dealer told me it was framed and wired for future AC. Not going to worry about it, since AC will never be installed, and with the trailer buried in the snow, I ain't going anywhere near it, except to sweep off the roof after each storm. (Keeps snowing, I may lose site of the trailer till spring.)
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