RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 198
Sanicon Question?

Read a post on facebook where a guy said to never leave your sanicon hooked up all the time. We are at a CG for a month and my DW likes to wash clothes a lot. I have always just left the grey open. Am I doing something wrong or did I not read his post correctly? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Bill and Alice
2000 Winnebago (sold); 2005 Tiffin Phaeton(sold)
2008 Phaeton (sold) ; 2017 Newmar 4037; 2019 Dutch Star 4369(last one)
taratiffin is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-13-2019, 02:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
redbaron73's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,799
Blog Entries: 4
I leave mine connected all the time with gray open. Any other way would be inconvenient
__________________

__________________
2019 DSDP 4369 * FREIGHTLINER XCR * HWH ACTIVE AIR

NHSO (Newmar Hoot, Sevierville Original), Kindness Matters
redbaron73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 02:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
ThomB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Posts: 955
I added a sanicon and itís hooked up with the gray open all the time. Thatís SOP for us.
__________________
Thom and Diane Boles
2010 Winnebago Vista 32K **2013 Mini Cooper S Roadster ** 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 at home...
ThomB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 02:31 PM   #4
srh
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,311
The idea behind not having the gray tank valve open is when you dump, you do the black tank first and then the gray to wash out the crud. If you use your washer, then it would be better to leave the gray open and the water will flow through the bypass of the Sani-Con.

Having said that, if you have Black Tank Rinse and use it then it wouldn't matter, you can leave your Gray tank open.
__________________
srh
srh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 04:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,472
There are RV parks were there are sewer flies that can enter your coach if leaving either tank valve open all the time. Over time grease, hair and other things that are in our sink and drains that will settle on the floor of either tank that will built up because they aren't go down your sewer hose. Yes it's easier to leave the grey tank valve open but would recommend because of the above mentioned issues you don't. I have gone to many seminars on tanks have always been shared it's not recommended. No sewer flies or sewer gas for our Newmar.
Newmar Man
tom chelbana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 04:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
oregonhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Springfield,Oregon
Posts: 304
I used to do that also but don't anymore. If we are going to run the washer or dishwasher or take the long hot shower I dump the grey beforehand. I was told that leaving the grey open can have a negative outcome in that grease or solids if you aren't careful that go into the grey tank can sit and harden. Now whether that is true or not I don't know. It kinda makes sense to me so I don't leave it open anymore. I just monitor it daily. I wished I had one of those electric valves to open the grey from the inside somedays. I can't see putting one on my black tank as I always rinse/flush the tank after dumping.
__________________
Rick and Jenn and Lizzie our GSD
2017 Mountain Aire 4519
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
oregonhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2019, 06:26 PM   #7
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 15,335
If you read some posters on the open forum, they claim everything from sewer flies to alligators will climb up your drain hose and into your tank/coach. I've been RVing for 43 years, the first 30 years, I used a 3" drain hose and always left the grey valve open all the time and never had an issue. The last 13-14 years, I've been using a SaniCon macerator. I never worry about flushing the hose with grey water or even flushing it with fresh water, unless I'm parking the coach for a couple of months. That's the beauty of the SaniCon system. Dump and cap the end.

If you have the SaniCon installed, it has a grey water bypass. With the original unit, it was a small 3/8" hose that let water trickle through. It was pretty much full of water all the time, not letting anything pass up stream. I haven't torn a new SaniCon unit apart, but I'm guessing it's still tough for something to crawl or fly up it.

As redbraron73 stated, it's an inconvenience, at least for me, to not be connected with the gray valve open. I never worry about flooding or full tanks at an inopportune time.
__________________

__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanicon and grey water...newbie question Geomon Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 07-03-2018 09:35 AM
Sanicon or no Sanicon ?? StuartS Newmar Owner's Forum 33 10-21-2016 08:31 AM
Sanicon question Chuck&Pam Monaco Owner's Forum 18 08-14-2015 04:03 PM
Sanicon macerator question bigdomino Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 03-31-2012 04:52 PM
Diplomat & Sanicon setup question MotionGrantd Monaco Owner's Forum 7 09-28-2010 03:17 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×