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JayGee

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Posted: 11/16/12 11:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone I know took their trailer in for service/repair and it came back with the black tank 2/3 full.

When it went in it came straight from a campground where the black and grey tanks were dumped and the fresh was filled. The toilet was cleaned and now it's not. After the service the trailer was brought home without checking before leaving the business, the fresh water was half or less and the black was 2/3 or more full. Who would think that they would do this? I have never checked mine after leaving it at the shop for anything.

What would you do? Obviously you could drive the 40 miles and take it back but would you do that or just dump it at the most convenient place and fuss about it to the management.


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Posted: 11/16/12 12:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Add a few bags of ice (removing the wrappers, of course), go for a drive, dump/rinse/flush, add water softener, some dish soap, and 3-5 gallons of water, call it done.

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Posted: 11/16/12 01:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure but I would sure let the shop know about it as I can't imagine the management approving.


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Posted: 11/16/12 01:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just to verify, the servicing didn't involve checking the plumbing, right? I could see, if I were "servicing" a trailer, I would make sure all the taps work, the toilets flush, the showers work correctly, etc. That might fill up a grey/black tank. I would of course EMPTY the tanks once I was done servicing the trailer and then refill the fresh water tank, but that teenager I hired as a gofer might be a bit slow...

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Posted: 11/16/12 01:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would definately let the dealership know. It is possible they have someone coming on the lot and "living" in various units and aren't aware. At the very least, they need to know if some of their employees are testing the units.

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Posted: 11/16/12 01:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Without knowing all the details it's kind of hard to say what one would do.

However, if I took my 5th wheel in for work not related to the plumbing, with an empty black tank, and it was 2/3 full when I picked it up, you bet your butt I would drive the 40 miles back and find out what the blazes was going on!!


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Posted: 11/16/12 01:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pull the trailer right up to the front door of the dealership and open the valves.

This is actually quite common. I can't tell you how many times I took a coach in for service and got it back in a "used" condition. Usually just holding tanks, but once had a tire/brake shop visit where I knew for sure someone had slept in the unit.

Now, I leave the valves open and cap off any time I take a unit in for service. I make them write that down on the service order and if the valve/cap position is different on pickup, I make them pull the valves open before they get paid.





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Posted: 11/16/12 01:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You said it was someone else's trailer. Why aren't they asking for advice?

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Posted: 11/16/12 01:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You mean the gauges actually work correctly ? It really is 2/3 full?

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