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Old 12-17-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Gray lever vs Black lever: which is which?

I have a 2013 17B. I am not sure which level to pull/close for the gray water and which one for the black water. Looking straight at both levers, I just noticed (after having the trailer for 2 and one-half years, one shorter lever (with a gray handle) is way under the trailer, and a longer level (with a black handle) is more or less in line with the bottom edge of the trailer frame.

So: which lever is for the BLACK (toilet) water release and which lever do I pull for the GRAY (sink/shower) water?

Thank you for your assistance. (I wish the Owner's Manual had a diagram and arrows to indicate different items on the inside and outside of the trailer. Oh well...at least we have this Forum.)
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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The smaller pipe coming from toward the center of the trailer is the grey water one and the big pipe coming from the front is the black. Best practice is to pull the black first, let it drain, then the grey to clean out the stinky slinky.
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I have a 2013 17B. I am not sure which level to pull/close for the gray water and which one for the black water. Looking straight at both levers, I just noticed (after having the trailer for 2 and one-half years, one shorter lever (with a gray handle) is way under the trailer, and a longer level (with a black handle) is more or less in line with the bottom edge of the trailer frame.

So: which lever is for the BLACK (toilet) water release and which lever do I pull for the GRAY (sink/shower) water?

Thank you for your assistance. (I wish the Owner's Manual had a diagram and arrows to indicate different items on the inside and outside of the trailer. Oh well...at least we have this Forum.)
If you look at the handles the grey tank handle is smaller then the black handle also . Pat
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The one furthest away is the grey water and should be pulled after you have pulled the one closer, emptied the black and closed the valve. This uses the ( usually soapy ) grey water to flush the slinky.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:04 PM   #5
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No, which is why I deleted, but you quoted Mental dyslexia.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:10 PM   #6
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I'm guessing after two and a half years it's time to take a chance on one of them handles.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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I'm guessing after two and a half years it's time to take a chance on one of them handles.
Yah, and I was wondered how huge his tanks must be to go 2 1/2 years without dumping.

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Hi: All... Ours are colour coded... but I never remember which one to pull!!! Alf
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:14 PM   #9
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Thanks. I have dumped many times, but I guess in the wrong order. (I NEVER go No. 2 in my toilet; I used the campground restroom.) Oh well...
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Thanks! I think I got it correct now.
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