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Old 08-13-2018, 05:25 PM   #1
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My new 2018 Thor Windsport 29M drains its bathroom sink water into the black tank. Is that correct or should it be draining into the gray water tank? I worry that the shower may also be draining into the black water dank. Thank you.

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Old 08-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Normal...A lot of Thor's are that way. They do it so you can pee in the sink and the wife doesn't know.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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Its very common for the Bathroom sink to drain into the Black tank - that helps keep the black tank flowing better (when draining). Many new RV'er dont keep enough water in the black tank which will cause problem down the road. Mine does the same thing (2017 Axis).
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Many rigs do this. As said many times here "water is your best friend" in the black tank. You'll find the grey tank will fill up much faster than the black. The extra water added to the black tank helps flush the solids. You should also get in the habit of adding water in the privy after the flush. Do this by depressing the lever part way.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #5
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Normal...A lot of Thor's are that way. They do it so you can pee in the sink and the wife doesn't know.
LOL. Sound like something my brother would have done when we were kids.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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LOL. Sound like something my brother would have done when we were kids.
But who would have talked him into it?
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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My new 2018 Thor Windsport 29M drains its bathroom sink water into the black tank. Is that correct or should it be draining into the gray water tank? I worry that the shower may also be draining into the black water dank. Thank you.



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I have the same RV. Built that way, no worries. Better for the black tank too.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:46 PM   #8
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But who would have talked him into it?

Talk him into it? Heck he if he thought of it he would just do it and be laughing about it. Or wait until im brushing me teeth then tell me what he did. LOL
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:20 PM   #10
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This A.D.D. is getting to us...we can sure take a thread down a dirt road real quick. We need to work on this!
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:34 PM   #12
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Thank you all for your responses. Very helpful.

When my radio is on, turning the volume up will make the screen go black for a second or two. Then it will change channels. It works correctly with the remote but not with the dial.

Also, when I have the rear camera on and turn on the left or right signal, the side camera activates as they should. However, when I turn the signals off, it does not revert to the rear camera. It reverts to the home screen and then I have to manually click to rear camera. Should it revert to the rear camera automatically or is this normal?

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:03 AM   #13
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Thank you all for your responses. Very helpful.

When my radio is on, turning the volume up will make the screen go black for a second or two. Then it will change channels. It works correctly with the remote but not with the dial.

Also, when I have the rear camera on and turn on the left or right signal, the side camera activates as they should. However, when I turn the signals off, it does not revert to the rear camera. It reverts to the home screen and then I have to manually click to rear camera. Should it revert to the rear camera automatically or is this normal?

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If you haven’t done so already go to mods and updates and look for Jerry’s Hurricane mods. Lots of great ideas for 29M coaches, one of them is adding a dash top monitor that allows you to see all three cameras at the same time on one 9” screen. Easy mod using existing wiring, took me less than 30 min to do.

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If you select the rear camera view on the radio display when you first start up the rear camera should come back on automatically after using the turn signals.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:26 AM   #14
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Thank you. That is what I thought. Taking the RV in to Camping World tomorrow for our warranty check list. I will look at Jerry’s mods. Sounds great.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:52 PM   #15
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Its very common for the Bathroom sink to drain into the Black tank - that helps keep the black tank flowing better (when draining). Many new RV'er dont keep enough water in the black tank which will cause problem down the road. Mine does the same thing (2017 Axis).


I have a 2018 Vegas 24.1. How would I know that the bathroom water is going into the black tank? I have only been out with it for four weeks this season and the grey tank filled quite quickly, much faster than the black.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:55 PM   #16
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Had to respond to this....Shower water into black tank is the first time I have ever heard of that. Tested mine today and yep, that's what is happening. All sink and shower water goes to black. he only water that goes to gray is kitchen sink water.

I have had a Newmar Scottsdale, National see breeze and last a Sprinter van and all water except toilet water goes into the grey water holding, the way it is supposed to be. You can always add water to the black tank with the flush, thats why you have a smaller 30 gallon black water tank and a larger 40 gallon gray water tank

Ridiculous morons Thor is....Anyone know a way I can correct this myself instead of having to take it in. I've done everything else, not sure I can do this.

So to answer the OP question...The answer is no it should not be going to the black water tank
Yes, the bathroom sink water is supposed to go to the black tank.

No, the shower water is not supposed to go to the black tank.

Lotsa 24.1s on here and this is the first complaint about shower water going to the black tank. Might want to double-check that.
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:11 PM   #17
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My apologies to all for the panic and my pissy attitude. More investigation reveals that my shower water is going to the gray tank. I was wrong and sorry for firing anyone up. I haven't needed the dealer yet with the exception of an unconnected dash AC and I am happy self repairing as I go and thought this was beyond me.

I see that Thor routinely sends sink water to black as a standard. I'm not totally opposed to that however I would prefer to save black water holding capacity for what it's for. I can add water as needed. I suspect it was a convenience design by Thor rather than designing it so we have more water in the black tank.
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:12 PM   #18
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FYI, Post from me earlier with incorrect info has been deleted.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:08 PM   #19
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I have a 2018 Vegas 24.1. How would I know that the bathroom water is going into the black tank? I have only been out with it for four weeks this season and the grey tank filled quite quickly, much faster than the black.
Simple: with both black and grey empty run the bathroom sink a while and see which one fills up. If yours is built like any other Thor it will be the black.

The shower will go to grey.

You can also call Thor with your VIN and get your construction drawings. They will at least show you how Thor intended to plumb things.
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Simple: with both black and grey empty run the bathroom sink a while and see which one fills up. If yours is built like any other Thor it will be the black.



The shower will go to grey.



You can also call Thor with your VIN and get your construction drawings. They will at least show you how Thor intended to plumb things.


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