Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Pirates55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 297
Gray Tank Leaking

so my front gray tank leaks on my 2015 Sabre 36QBOK-7. It only leaks when the tank is really full. I normally leave the gray tank open unless I'm going to be dumping my black tank and then I will shut off the gray tank to collect water to run through my sewer hoses after I'm done dumping the black tank. It doesn't leak when I leave the valve open.

My dealer is trying to tell me there is an expansion joint in the top of the tank that will leak if the tank gets real full. He says its some kind of safety feature to keep from running water in the floor from the shower. I told them that the tank has been full enough that water has been standing in the shower when I was finished with my shower. My dad's, Cousin, neighbor and another friend all have campers of different models and there tanks don't do this.

So my question to you all. Have you ever been under the underbelly and seen the gray tanks and do they have this valve. None of my other campers have been this way. I've had the tub in my last camper standing with water after giving my kids a bath and when I tried to drain the tub the gray tank was full and it wouldn't drain and I had no leaks.

Please let me know if any of you have had this problem. I sent an email to Gary Grisby but haven't gotten a response from him. I'm not really sure what to do at this point. I really feel like there is an issue with the tank and the dealer is giving me the run around.

I'm going to try and upload a video of how much water leaks out when it leaks.
Attached Files
__________________

__________________
Pirates55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2015, 07:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jtstromsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stromsburg, Nebraska
Posts: 1,654
Or Sabre did as you say, grey tank full + shower = tub full of water. No leaks. Think they're full of it
__________________

__________________
Joel and Teresa
2016 Sabre 34TBOK
2006 GMC 3500 CC LB DRW 4X4
jtstromsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtstromsburg View Post
Or Sabre did as you say, grey tank full + shower = tub full of water. No leaks. Think they're full of it

X2
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Your dealer is blowing smoke! He knows not of what he speaks.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2015, 09:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Pirates55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 297
I emailed Gary Grigsby. I hope he will email me back. If not I will give him a call on Monday.
__________________
Pirates55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 09:34 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Pirates55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 297
From what I can tell from google searching and reading all morning is they use some sort of rubber connection and this is what's leaking. It's not a valve it's a connector.


2015 Sabre 36QBOK-7
2007 F-350 Diesel FX-4
China Grove,NC
__________________
Pirates55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2015, 12:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Pirates55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: China Grove, NC
Posts: 297
I spoke to the factory today and my dealer was wrong. I explained that I argued with the dealer for quite some time on Friday and had no luck so the factory guy (Gary) agreed to call and explain that its a sealed system and shouldn't leak.
__________________
Pirates55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 08:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
jtstromsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stromsburg, Nebraska
Posts: 1,654
Good deal. Gary has always impressed me. He's a big part of the reason I'm replacing my wrecked Sabre with another one just like it (except I special ordered this one with the "no-fall-over" option
__________________
Joel and Teresa
2016 Sabre 34TBOK
2006 GMC 3500 CC LB DRW 4X4
jtstromsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 08:09 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41
Yes, the kitchen gray tank in our 2013 CKTS leaked as well and had to be done! We had no problems getting it looked after though. Gary at Sabre is wonderful to deal with!
__________________
janice parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 01:31 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 8
My 320RS is in for repair. While camping about 3 weeks ago, about 9:00 pm, my wife was rinsing dishes and we heard this loud thump. I went to check, but didn't find anything. Next morning, I looked under the rug and saw some small leakage and a buldge in the underbelly. I figured the tank must have fallen off the cradle/support. The dealer just got to it and reports that the Taj is CRACKED all the way tithe top of the tank??? My warranty stopped in April of last year. The repair facility is hesitant to submit a claim to Forest River. I'm getting a lawyer. This is the 15th trip into repair and my rug is a 2013.
__________________

__________________
rvjoea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leak, tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 AM.