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Old 06-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2014 Thor Challenger 37KT major problems

Has anyone out there bought a new 2014 Thor Challenger 37KT and found their gray water plumbed into the black tank. Ours is and we have yet to have it repaired. My understanding is ours is not the only unit that the factory screwed up the build on. If yours was screwed up and has been repaired can you tell me the procedure they used to fix the problem.
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Is it ALL the gray water or just a sink? I think it's fairly common to see one of the sinks drain into the gray tank due to proximity to the tank.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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It's all sinks and shower. The washer is on a separate tank. The factory admits they have found several units plumbed wrong as far back as 2013.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:03 AM   #4
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Yeah, that's a problem.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
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Yep as the saying goes. "Not a happy camper" I have owned it for 2 months and it's not usable. Spent most of my time fixing other issues avoiding going back to dealer which is 2.5 hours away. Now spending time corresponding between dealer and factory. Each are pointing finger at each other.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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We had a gulf stream that had the bathroom sink plumbed to the black tank due to its proximity to that tank. It stumped me for two years as to how our black tank would get so full so quickly until one morning I flushed while the wife was using the sink and discovered the cause. That sink being plumbed to the black tank was a problem in my book let alone the issues you have. I agree they need to do something to remedy the problem.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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Actually, good idea. Grey tanks fill up much faster then black tanks. I know people that wash dishes in a dishpan, then dump into the toilet anyway... Plumbing kitchen sink into black tank saves a lot of room for showers, etc.
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I agree. I'd be glad to have my sinks plumbed into the black tank. Not the shower & washer tho.

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Old 06-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #9
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All too often do I empty the kitchen dish water into the toilet to extend the ability to hold gray water. Count your blessings!
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If you dump the dish pan water into the black tank - DON"T do what my DW did, she missed a knife in the bottom of the dish pan and only heard it going down the toilet into the black tank. All came out OK though.
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I am wondering why the dealer is even considered in the fault factor ? did your dealer build your coach ? or did the factory that puts the name on the side build it ??? When do these manufacturers stand up and fix their obvious errors and stop putting the customer thru these delays ?
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If you dump the dish pan water into the black tank - DON"T do what my DW did, she missed a knife in the bottom of the dish pan and only heard it going down the toilet into the black tank. All came out OK though.
We've gone through that many times and more often, it's me that's doing the dumping.

Good advise though!
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Has anyone out there bought a new 2014 Thor Challenger 37KT and found their gray water plumbed into the black tank. Ours is and we have yet to have it repaired. My understanding is ours is not the only unit that the factory screwed up the build on. If yours was screwed up and has been repaired can you tell me the procedure they used to fix the problem.
Hi there, we purchased a new 2014 37kt and also had that issue. We notified Thor and they we had it re-plumbed under warranty. We found that the black water was backing up into the shower stall. Plumbing the grey into the black is a factory defect.
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