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Old 07-11-2014, 07:29 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by 12VOLTMAN View Post
I have the Atwood quick recovery tank. Is there any danger in setting the tank for electric AND gas? And also, if most RVs are limited by grey water capacity, can you leave the gate valve open during shower time?

The ability to run on gas and electric at the same time is what makes it a "quick recovery" tank, so no, no harm in running both (assuming there's water in the tank of course). Most people will run it on electric at a CG because electricity is built into the nightly cost whereas propane is purchased separately. We only run the propane at night when we're running back to back showers.

As long as you are hooked into a sewer, there's no harm in leaving the grey gate open all the time. I would avoid letting it flow out on the ground though, that will likely result in a request to vacate the facility. Close the gate for a while before departure so you can use grey water to flush out your sewer hose after you dump the black tank.


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Old 07-11-2014, 08:05 PM   #22
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Thanks Camper Bob,
I'm planning my first trip with two teenage boys and the woman next week. I'm sure I'll need that hot water! And yes, we have full hookups where were are going (except for cable and wifi) so no worries about the grey water... Now the 'no wifi' on the other hand, might prove to be a huge issue for the two online gamers! Hehehe

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #23
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Walked the dog and must have tripped coming in as the main breaker somehow tripped as well.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:30 AM   #24
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Walked the dog and must have tripped coming in as the main breaker somehow tripped as well.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:28 PM   #25
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12voltman, if I understand your question correctly, grey tank capacity only matters when you are not hooked up to a sewer but are dry camping. With full hookups we always open the grey water valve, closing it long enough for it to get at least half full before draining the black tank. Then there's grey water to flush the sewer hose.

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