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Old 10-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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A few basic questions - Black and Grey Valves, leveling

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On a 2005 Tropi Cal, which valve is for the Black and which is for the Grey Water dump? Somebody spray painted the plastic cover, handles, and any instructional markings before I got it.

Also, How does the Power Gear leveling system work? I looked up a manual that had too much information and no simple instructions.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Steve, the black tank is usually the bigger of the two. Other one gray. Usually only 1-1/2 to drain only water. Someone else with your unit will have to jump in on level.
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Steve,

In most instances the grey water valve is about 2 to 3 inches across and the black water is about 1 to 2 inches larger.

Sorry I can't help with the Power Gear our unit has an HWH system. In our case the emerge brake must be on
the system is then turned on
when the four 'jacks down' lights are lit
you keep pushing the buttons (my case move the joystick) with the triangle indicator lit
when the unit is level all pointers are off.

Hope that helps.
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On your jacks, you are going to have to bite the bullet and read the manual. I don't know which model of Power Gear system you have. Skip all the installation instructions and go to the section on how to operate. If they are 'Auto Leveling' you might have to read the section on how to recalibrate the system to make it know level. If they are operable manually, it is practice to put down two jacks at a time, either both front, both rear, or both left, right. That way you don't 'twist' the frame and cause new problems.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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My gray and black valves are the same size and were not marked. First time out, I dumped both, then added a lot of water to the gray. I then opened each valve and labeled the one that had water in it as gray and the other as black.

My powergear jack panel is pretty easy to understand. The engine has to be on, the parking brake set. I turn on the panel and hit auto level. when I am ready to leave, engine on and air pressure up, I turn on the panel and press retract all. I visually check to see that they are up, switch off the panel and hit the road.
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Submustang,

My valves are also the same size. On yours, which is black and which is grey?

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Steve, we've got a 2005 Dolphin. I would imagine the plumbing bay lay out is the same on ours as yours. The gray valve is on the left. The black is on the right. I'm looking to see if I have a photo of the bay somewhere.

Just looked and can't find photo's. Let me know if you need them and I'll take a few low res (640x480) pics after work today.
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My layout is the same, Gray is to the left or forward and the black is to the right or aft.
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Thanks for the help!
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Steve, we've got a 2005 Dolphin. I would imagine the plumbing bay lay out is the same on ours as yours. The gray valve is on the left. The black is on the right. I'm looking to see if I have a photo of the bay somewhere.

Just looked and can't find photo's. Let me know if you need them and I'll take a few low res (640x480) pics after work today.
Our 2005 Dolphin: Gray to the right, Black on the left.
Gray valve handle is gray and a 1-1/2 valve
Black valve handle is black and a bigger valve
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