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Old Yesterday, 08:57 AM   #21
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Just remember not sure if all units are like this but when washing the grey tank has to be open. On ours the washing mach puts out water to fast and the tank will not take it fast enough unless the grey is open. It back flows. Found this out the hard way.
We could run our Splendid unit with the tank closed without issue. You could possibly have a tank vent problem.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 AM   #22
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We fulltime & put a small stand up 3.5 cubic foot freezer in the washer dryer area so we can stock up on steaks & other favorite meats at sale prices.
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We could run our Splendid unit with the tank closed without issue. You could possibly have a tank vent problem.
Yea i need to look more into this next year. We were new to us camper happy and the dw just wanted to see how it worked and bam. Im just glad i was in the bedroom checking out the tv and stuff when it happened. Funny thing is she walked in and said whet did you do.
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Pro is convenience and you know they are clean inside. Only cons is they are slightly smaller but still take fair size load and secondly our washer will not work off generator ( Onan 5500). Washer will only function properly when shore power is hooked up (50amp). Both are splendid brand and work wonderfully for us
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Pro is convenience and you know they are clean inside. Only cons is they are slightly smaller but still take fair size load and secondly our washer will not work off generator ( Onan 5500). Washer will only function properly when shore power is hooked up (50amp). Both are splendid brand and work wonderfully for us
Seems odd - so your washer is pulling more than 45 amps? Sounds more like a wiring issue rather than generator vs. shore power. Can you elaborate on this a bit? Thanks!
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Just remember not sure if all units are like this but when washing the grey tank has to be open. On ours the washing mach puts out water to fast and the tank will not take it fast enough unless the grey is open. It back flows. Found this out the hard way.
Well, thats good to know! No one has ever mentioned that aspect! I will certainly remember that.
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Well, thats good to know! No one has ever mentioned that aspect! I will certainly remember that.
Yea im not sure why or whats up with that. Some on here said to keep the gray tank open
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I have an lg true spin. It works great but when it drains that sucker drains fast and hard.
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Well, thats good to know! No one has ever mentioned that aspect! I will certainly remember that.

We do not have a backflow issue if the drain is closed. We did however decide to leave it open after one use. We know our usage, timelines etc. for dumping tanks. We keep them on the same timeline vs running out to dump (rain, wind, snow etc.) whenever one might get full.

On wash day the gray tank valve is open and we do our weekly wash - no muss, no fuss then close. The rest of the time is normal then I dump on "dump" day. To leave the drain closed would totally put "drain day" into a "what is it, where are we" kind of mode most of the time. Much easier ways to handle it.
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Maybe i can put a valve on the output. When this thing drains its like a pressure washer. Is the gray tank vented like the black tank up top.
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Maybe i can put a valve on the output. When this thing drains its like a pressure washer. Is the gray tank vented like the black tank up top.
I wouldn't restrict the discharge hose as doubt the hose or fittings are designed to operate under pressure. The gray water tank should have a vent thru the roof top.
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We do not have a backflow issue if the drain is closed. We did however decide to leave it open after one use. We know our usage, timelines etc. for dumping tanks. We keep them on the same timeline vs running out to dump (rain, wind, snow etc.) whenever one might get full.

On wash day the gray tank valve is open and we do our weekly wash - no muss, no fuss then close. The rest of the time is normal then I dump on "dump" day. To leave the drain closed would totally put "drain day" into a "what is it, where are we" kind of mode most of the time. Much easier ways to handle it.
Most likely we will be following this advice. Just to be on the safe side.
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We fulltime & put a small stand up 3.5 cubic foot freezer in the washer dryer area so we can stock up on steaks & other favorite meats at sale prices.
Now, THAT'S a great idea! DW liked that one too. We will look into this. As we will be stationary for a few months.
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