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Old 08-09-2019, 12:46 AM   #11
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Thanks Army Vet, fingers crossed we can have dealer repair or find a repair shop that Dutchmen will authorize.

Wild West, I took those photos straight on while crouching down near where holding tanks should be. I think they rotated on upload. I’ll try again tomorrow for a better pic. One of the photos shows the black PVC elbow pipe that leads to nothing except to send kitchen sink water to ground. I’ll repost that tonight and try to have it orientate as I had taken it. Thank you!!

Ugh! It rotated again. That black open pipe in middle is sticking out from under trailer. I’m sure it should be attached to a feed line to gray tank, but the tanks and their plumbing are covered by the underbelly.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:25 PM   #12
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I was able to acquire a pic of what your dump valves are supposed to look like, you do indeed have 2 gray water tanks on your 213, which seems strange, but it is what it is. It looks like they didn't put the dump gate on it, so that's an easy fix if you are at all handy. If water was coming out of there it's likely connected as it should be underneath. It's less than a $30 fix if you don't wan't to mess around with the dealer for weeks. I'm assuming something else is connected to that tank and it was full and started overflowing out of the end when you ran the sink.

On my 213, you can see how most of the drains are routed by opening the outside kitchen and pulling the drawers out. there's also a panel below the fridge next to the furnace( if your fridge is on the slide side by the bathroom) you can remove to see the shower drain. If they did manage to tie everything up underneath, it's easy peasy, if something under the belly isn't connected, i'd raise holy hell on the dealer. That's a big, not so fun job to tear the underbelly off.

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If it's possible, I would try to tie that line in with the other gray water line so you didn't have to connect or move another sewer line. If you have good ground clearance you may be able to go under the black water line (picture a p-trap) and put the valve in front of the other gray water valve. More work initially, but easier to maintain in the long run.
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Thank you WildWest. My husband is going to check all of this out and see if we can just add another gate. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help and posting the photo of what it should look like.
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No problem, please disregard what I said about the gray tank being full, I was thinking septic tank, any water going into the gray tank should come out, especially when the end is open
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As has already been mentioned, I would certainly raise a ruckus over this with the dealer I bought it from. Doubt things will improve much if we continue to just deal with it ourselves rather than seeking repairs for something that is not normal wear or tear but outright criminal neglect and oversight. Well, “criminal” may be a bit strong - but not by much IMO.

Along these lines, I have to say that since getting into RVing I am amazed at the poor level of manufacturer warrantees and the obvious issues some units have coming right out of the factories. Although generally not a fan of government interference, sometimes it is a necessity. So I am surprised that the government, at least at the state levels (to begin with) have not taken steps to insure that certain quality levels are established before these things hit the roads. After all, if due to gross neglect, oversight, or quality control, something were to go wrong and caused an accident, maybe a fatality, it would be a pretty big deal. When you look at the levels of inspection and safety vehicles are subjected to, it is surprising that other rigs that are on the road as much as trailers are are not under stricter supervision from government safety agencies.
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Researchhound - I agree 110%. It’s mind-boggling that these trailers and motorhomes are not regulated, at very least for safety issues, as motor vehicles. I’m willing to pay a bit more for a safety and security.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:12 PM   #18
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Here is a corrected picture...

Yes someone at the factory AND the dealer screwed up. Shouldn't be too hard to fix.

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Maybe that's a stealth dump for campgrounds without full hookups.
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