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Old 05-25-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Stupid Question From a New Owner

I bought a used 2002 Ford EWB Sportsmobile and love it. I have a stupid question though. I took off the screw on cap to the drain for the sink. I went back inside and turned the sink on. It drains, but it isn't draining to outside of the van. I have inspected everything and can't find a back up anywhere. Is there a grey water tank that I am too stupid to find? Any advice is appreciated...
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

although it depends what floorplan you have a gray tank is standard equipment in most vans.have you looked under the back end
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

You could easily have a grey water tank. Not sure if it would be installed directly under the sink, underneath the van, inside a cabinet, or underneath a couch.

If you don't know the SMB configuration/model number, some interior pics might help us help you.


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Old 05-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

Definitely sounds like you have a grey water tank. I think the standard configuration would put it in the galley cabinet under the sink, but as others have said, it could be mounted under the van. TO make it a little more complicated, there is no real standard size for a grey water tank. Ours is small and is located in a little nook between the body and the end of the suspension.

I would look for the end of the drain line, which should have a screw on cap and likely a gate valve of some sort, and then track back to find the tank.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #5
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

After removing the screw cap you will need to pull the gate valve that Greg mentioned. It should be located very close to the cap.
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After removing the screw cap you will need to pull the gate valve that Greg mentioned. It should be located very close to the cap.
The handle is sort of T-shaped, immediately to the right of the screw cap as you are looking at it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:09 PM   #7
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

The previous owner had broken the handle off the drain release, under the van. He kept a pair of plyers under the front drivers seat to pull the screw which pulls the release.

Thanks for the help in trying to figure it out.
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I don't think it's on their webstore but if you call SMB West they can send you a new one. I've broken mine twice.
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

the valve is about 12 bucks at a rv store, I picked up a rock or something on the 101 coming back from Pismo and had mine broken off.
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Re: Stupid Question From a New Owner

Not wanting to hijack, but if someone could answer....

I have an 08 SMB, and it only has a black water tank, no gray water tank. I've traced all the lines, and they all empty into the black tank, including the sink drain. But in threads like this I see that some older SMBs have gray water tanks. Wasn't there a rule or law after a certain year that RV's have to have gray water tanks? Or am I totally off base here?
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