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Old 07-15-2016, 11:16 PM   #1
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2015 Cougar 313RLI 2 black tanks?

My wife and I now being empty nesters traded in the bunk model for the new model in the title. The panel shows 5 tanks; fresh, grey, galley, black 1 and Black 2...our bunk had 2 blacks of course because it had 2 bathrooms but this 313 has 1...There's only 1 black dump handle, a grey handle and the galley, so I'm a little confused about the 2 black tank level indicators. Anyone have one of these units or know what the deal is? I kind of think maybe Cougar has a single panel for all units to save manufacturing costs and simplify install and warranty replacement, but if that's the case why would both be powered up?

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Old 07-16-2016, 06:20 AM   #2
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I can't see the point of 2 black tanks if you only have one toilet. So maybe you're right that it's the standard panel. I guess when you use it you'll see what happens. Or you could check with the dealer or previous owner.

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Old 07-16-2016, 03:59 PM   #3
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Be it a different model, our 16 Cougar has of course 2 "grey" tanks. I had to experiment and label which one was kitchen and which one was bathroom.. Would be nice to know, instead of grey1 and grey2.... Our model shows only one Black tank.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:34 PM   #4
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Yeah monkey ours says grey and galley so no confusion there on this one.
I asked the dealer (we just bought this unit new) and they are "looking into it". Like the dealer we bought our new car from, they don't know a lot about what they are selling either sadly.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:46 AM   #5
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Out '14 Montana HC has the 'standard' LCI panel that shows 2 black tanks. It has one. Most likely yours is hooked up as #1. You can think of #2 as a spare
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:09 AM   #6
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Don't worry. The indicator is generic. There is only one black tank. I know this because we had a 313rli 2014. I also know this for another very IMPORTANT reason. LESSON HERE:
I left the black tank rinser on with the waste gate closed for 30 minutes while gabbing with another camper. BIG MISTAKE. Cracked the top of the black tank, overflowed it, completely filled the belly pan with somewhat clean black water. End result, a new black tank. $2,400 Learn well from my mistake.
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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Wow...I don't close my valve while washing, but now I really know why the big warning sticker saying not to do that is there!!! That's a tough $$ pill to swallow!!

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