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Cmccain13

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Posted: 12/04/20 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

johnwalkerpa1 wrote:

I was going to guess the cutout falling down as well.... because I have actually seen it! I know it sounds crazy but it happens!!! With a brand new unit, I’d get the dealer to handle it.

With the cut out issue, it usually will still drain just slowly.,. The cutout does not block the drain completely just slows it down a lot


When you say the Cutout what is that exactly?

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When they are putting in the tanks, they have to cut a hole in the top of the tanks for the plumbing line drain and vent to enter the tank. They should cut it out and remove it. But they are sometimes careless and drop it in the tank and then say “oh well”. Then it’s just luck of the draw if it ever causes an issue. But I’ve seen it before!

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Was top of vent line even with roof line OR down below a few inches??

S/B even with roof line

Down a few inches...then it has slipped down
Waste tanks by design are not deep...they are long/wide to provide capacity
Vent line slipping down will block the end of vent line

Grab it with pliers ---pull it up then secure it with couple wood screw thru pipe into roof decking


Cutout disc.....
that will require access to tank dump valve, remove it and then hopefully one can reach/retrieve the disc with a pickup tool, long needle nose pliers etc and wrestle it out

Better YET....DEALER/WARRANTY
It's winter and best time to be w/o RV for few months (warranty work is rarely done quickly)


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Preface, my motor home is a bit off level to the front
How much is a bit? Being too much off level may not be good for your fridge either. Level it and see if the problem persist. If you are nose down and the vent pipe enters the tank at the front, this could be your problem.


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If it is new and under warranty, take i
t to the dealer and make them fix it or explain what you may be doing wrong!


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As others have mentioned, it sounds like the cut-outs were left inside during manufacturing. I would take the rig in for warranty work. Advise them to disconnect the gray tank and fish out the two large circular disks left inside when cutting holes for the vent and drain pipes.

If left in the gray tank, the line worker likely did the same in the black tank and fresh water tank. You might later have trouble draining the black tank and getting on-board fresh water.

I wonder if you could at home flush out the disks. Fill both black and gray tanks to the tippy-top with fresh water (and a cup of bleach in each), then open one tank at a time and release the full rush. To further encourage disk-movement, use your tank-flush feature during that time.

* This post was edited 12/06/20 07:55am by ron.dittmer *


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