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Old 09-09-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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We bought a 2010 PUMA 5th wheel.The info on this trailer said it had a galley tank and a gray tank=64 gallons 32 gal each. When we went camping we found out that the galley and shower both drained into one tank. The only thing that drained into my gray tank was my outdoor kitchen sink. The dealer said this was the way it was made. I don't believe them.We think someone at the plant made a mistake and the dealer does'nt want to fix it (to much work) I was wondering if any body has the same problem?:
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the Puma, what size is it; is it a rear kitchen unit with the bath up front? I believe a seperate gray water tank for the galley and one for the bath is rare. Most have only one gray water shared by the galley and bathroom and one black water tank for the toilet with the possible exception of larger units.

My 26' Sportsmen with rear kitchen is one of the rare ones; it has two 32 gal gray water tanks and a 32 gal black water tank with a 55 gal fresh water tank. That makes it nice for 3 or 4 day trips without hookups.

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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I found the specifications for Puma on their website; it looks like several have 42 gal gray water capacity and others have 84 gal gray water capacity so it depends on which model you have.

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Old 09-09-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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There is really no reason to have two grey tanks on this model as all the grey water plumbing is all in the same place. Mfgs usually seperate tanks when the bathroom is near the front of the rig and the galley is in the rear. I am not sure how your outlets are done - if you do have two grey tanks there should be a grey #1 and a grey #2 valve - as well as the black tank valve. It would make since from the layout that the galley and shower would drain into the same tank - it also looks possible for the outside sink to drain into the tank as well - however they could have felt it necessary to place the black tank inbetween the two grey tanks. If that is the case then they really want you to do a lot of outdoor cooking
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We bought a 2010 PUMA 5th wheel.The info on this trailer said it had a galley tank and a gray tank=64 gallons 32 gal each. When we went camping we found out that the galley and shower both drained into one tank. The only thing that drained into my gray tank was my outdoor kitchen sink. The dealer said this was the way it was made. I don't believe them.We think someone at the plant made a mistake and the dealer does'nt want to fix it (to much work) I was wondering if any body has the same problem?:
Our TT has 2 grey tanks, 1 for the kitchen and 1 for the bath. If I remember right 1 is 40gal and the other is 20. Ours is plumbed with a valve at each tank and a valve at the drain. I just leave the tank valves open and they equalize. When I dump, I just have 1 grey valve to open. If I closed them all I would have 3 to open and close.
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My rear kitchen sink drains into my 70 gal grey water tank which is forward of the wheels. It is piped there with 1.5" ABS plastic pipe and drops into the top of the tank.
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We have two gray water tanks also. One accepts all gray water from galley and bathroom. The other_ it only accepts water from the clothes washer. My workaround is to carry a Twist-on Valve - Item - Camping World When I am boondocking or have only water/elect I install the valve, open both gray valves so I may utilize both tanks. When I get ready to move I close both gray valves, proceed to dump station-gently, the twist on valve is not designed for traveling, empty tanks, remove and store twist on valve until next time.
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We also have two grey tanks and one black.
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We have two gray tanks on our TT, one is in the front for the kitchen and the other one is in the back for the shower and bath sink. Each unit is independent of the other, both have there own tanks and drains. We usually drain the rear one first then the front one.
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