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Old 03-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Fleetwood tank interconnect?

Does Fleetwood use a grey water to black tank interconnection? I have a 2009 Southwind 35J. Replaced a Winnebago that had this feature.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Hi Art, I just purchased a new 2012 Fleetwood Bounder Classic. It does not have a grey water to black tank interconnection that I'm aware of. I had a 2000 HR Admiral which I just traded and that did not either. Why would you want this feature?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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There is an external connection between the grey and black water, but there are separate valves.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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Glen: It was a one-way valve, grey to black, that was provided to bit more space for grey when full. On occasion, it was nice to have.
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You can install the RV Sanicon macerator pump system and get the gray/black connect as a fringe benefit.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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I put a clear 90 elbow on the outlet then connect a twist on gate valve, close the gate valve, open the grey valve let pressure fill the 90 then open the black. The water will seek level thenlose the black, water transfered
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Does Fleetwood use a grey water to black tank interconnection? I have a 2009 Southwind 35J. Replaced a Winnebago that had this feature.
Our 2012 Providence does have the grey to black interconnect. I dump both black and grey at the same time, when empty close the black valve open the grey. Grey water then flows into the black allowing more room for laundry etc. Best feature it keeps soapy water in the black tank thus helping with sensors and a cleaner black tank. Hope your system has this feature contact customer service with your FIN number.
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I plumbed a spare water pump from my grey to black. I even put a mechanical timer switch on it. I take long hot showers and don't like standing in grey water.
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No, not at least on my 08 32v Each has its own shutoff valve which feeds to a common dump outlet.
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From what I have been told by others (NOTE: I have not personally researched this) To interconnect the tanks is not allowed..

If someone wishes to research it and post the appropriate hunk of law.. I'd would appreicate it.

But as I understand it there can be no flow from one tank to the other, by law.

That said. When I dump via macerator I normally dump the black, then leaving the black valve open I open the gray, which allows gray water to back flow into the black tank, Then I close the gray and continue till it's empty, And keep doing this till I run out of gray to pump.

OF course that is ONLY when I use the macerator, Normally I use the 3" hose.
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Not that I actually care, but I wonder if having a one way pump is also against the law.
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My 5er had 118 fresh and 40/40 black/grey. There was no way I was going to fill up the black, so instead of standing in grey in the shower, I pumped some of it to the black tank.

Last trip with the MH, I pumped too much grey into the black tank to the point of filling the black to inches from the bottom of the toilet. Turns out I need to jack up the MH with the levelers to get all of the fluid out of both waste tanks. When I jacked it up, I got at least 5 more gallons out of each. I always wondered why it took so long for the tanks to completely drain.
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