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Old 09-27-2018, 01:19 PM   #1
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Drain valve question

After 26 years of Coleman popup camping, we have purchased our first travel trailer, a 28DSBH. To say I'm on a learning curve is an understatement. Towing to start! But I did successfully tow it home, about 600 miles, after purchasing. It's in storage and awaiting our first camping trip. The White Hawk owners manual seems vague or lacking on certain issues. For one, we have 3 pull valves. The grey water and black water valves are clear. Is the third pull valve for the fresh water? I'm sure this is the first of many questions to come. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your first TT and welcome to the forum.

I'm sure someone will be along with something helpful regarding the tanks on your TT, but my guess is that you have two separate grey water tanks.

And you're right about the manuals! They are often much too general to help with some questions.
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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I have never seen a fresh water tank with a pull valve. They always stem to have the little white pastic 1/4 turn valve, hanging under the TT. On the exterior wall of my tt, I have a sticker that says where each of the exterior valves are located. Most fresh water tanks are above the axles, so check that area, probably right behind the wheels.

Now, to drain the pipes, we have two low point T-handled valves. Typically they are under the bathroom sink. You have to reach your hand into a small opening to grab the handle. Just pull up, no twisting. Some TT's do have low point valves in multiple locations.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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If this is your first trailer, I would do a driveway (if you have space) over night/weekend campout and test everything. Ensuring your battery is charging, your appliance's operate (furnace and AC too), all exterior and interior lights work.

To often we expect more (from used) than what the out come is....

Don't push it, camping is suppose to be relaxing and fun.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:45 AM   #5
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spec clearly shows 2 grey water tanks and 1 black tank.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:22 AM   #6
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Most modern larger rigs have one grey tank for the kitchen and another for the shower/ bath sink.

Rigs with washer/dryer prep may even have a 3rd grey tank or it may be plumbed into one of the other tanks. Same with a outside kitchen drain.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:41 AM   #7
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A picture of the valves in question could help get more accurate information.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:27 PM   #8
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I have a new White Hawk, and as everyone else said the reason there are three pull handles is that there are three waste tanks. 1 Black tank, 2 Gray tanks...and the handles are colored accordingly.

There is a gray tank for the bathroom shower and another one for the kitchen sink. Not sure which one the bathroom sink in your unit goes into since your bathroom and kitchen are next to each other, but 5 min of investigation could tell you which.

Pull the black handle...wait till it empties, hook up and flush black tank with the dump valve still open, stop flushing and unhook, close black valve, open first gray valve until empty, close and open second gray valve, close that one when everything is empty and you're done!

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Old 10-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone for your help. 2 grey water tanks is correct. We had the camper inspected by dealer service before buying. All systems passed and they kept saying what a great camper we were getting. Apparently they always find something is broken, but not with this one. The roof did need the expected cleaning and sealing, which was done. We have a nice state park nearby for a test run which we will do soon. The driveway isn't an option. Expect more questions! So happy to have this forum.
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and thanks for letting everyone know.
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