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RE: black tank overflowed, figure out how

We have a winner! Actually several of them: 1) The black tank was overfilled via the sink drain ("vanity" per Conquest's build sheet). Renters are just devastated that their intent--to prevent the valves from freezing--has destroyed my property. For future searches: black tank fills from toilet and bathroom sink drain. 2) Happily, the RV sharing platform did as they said they would. So the deductible on the insurance claim comes out of their deposit. 3) So far the insurance firm has done as agreed: they inspected, got 2 estimates on the damage and have estimated the cash value of my RV at a fair % of what we paid for it 5 years ago. Now, we got a good deal on exactly what we needed at the time, and I shopped it hard, and we had to spend 10% of the purchase price that week on tires & suspension work to make it safe to travel...but we got 5 years from that set of costs. 4) The guy upthread who went on the attack was a stand-up person of character who looked at it again & said, whoops, my bad. That's another winner in our increasingly harsh culture of negativity. When we complete this process I'll post a thread for future owners considering a sharing platform, and include all the numbers from this 6 month adventure. This board has helped me many times over the years & I want to give back by offering a transparent, ask-me-anything 'review' of the sharing platform rental experience from the owner side, so others can evaluate for themselves. A lot of people say 'I'd never rent out my RV' based on something they saw someone do to a Cruiseamerica rental at a rally one time, their cousin who breaks things he borrows, or feeling that their RV is family/personal space. I'm not hoping to persuade anyone of anything, just want to offer the facts for your review.
PonyGrrl 12/19/18 08:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank overflowed, figure out how

In reply to the questions: Yes, I used a sharing site with a long, good reputation to rent it out & of course they require insurance for exactly this type of problem. There were 2 apparently responsible adults in this group; I picked them up at the airport, and they assured me that they knew how to use the toilet. I suspect that, rather than simply turning off the pump and opening the valves up for the night, they decided to 'protect my plumbing' by dripping the faucets. And thus good intentions went awry. I'll follow up once I hear from the adjuster, but I strongly suspect that it is going to be totalled. Someone should definitely salvage & rebuild, but that's not in my 2019 plans so...good opportunity to get meticulously maintained vehicle in need of new interior, I'll let you know more when I do.
PonyGrrl 12/09/18 09:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank overflowed, figure out how

If you have to do that to make money from a 15 year old rig, you shouldn’t own one. Thanks for your valuable input on my finances. I'm betting you are over 65 & my taxes pay for your medical coverage. So it's important to me to earn enough, even in really tough years, to make sure you can see a doctor when something happens. Brutal, but honest. (There is no reason to be obnoxious & rude to strangers. Ever. Except if they ask for it.)
PonyGrrl 12/09/18 09:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank overflowed, figure out how

"There is also a marine toilet and lavatory that empties to a Black Water Tank"-page 30, owners' manual. I'm going to emphasize this for future searchers of this forum. Black water tank drains bathroom sink in 2005 Gulfstream Conquest class c I think this is an expensive way to find out things we didn't know about our RV. Thanks, all. PS learn from my mistakes, making your own costs real money
PonyGrrl 12/09/18 04:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank overflowed, figure out how

But it's your RV so you should know if bathroom sink drains to black tank or not ...is that info potentially available online? Because I don't know. Additional fact that makes this the likely solution: The stopper to the sink had been removed from the drain & was laying on the counter when I got the keys back. I've never done that & never seen it done, but I wonder if they noticed the problem there. Holy ****. (You saw what I did there...) I'm gonna go ahead & award the prize of 1 free night of the next RV we offer for rent. You won! Sad to say, it's not happening in your lifetime or mine...but thank you.
PonyGrrl 12/09/18 04:18pm Class C Motorhomes
black tank overflowed, figure out how

First, you're going to love this post because you get to tell me how stupid I was to rent out our beloved 27' Gulfstream Conquest class C, 2004. There's also a mystery and whoever can solve it before the insurance adjuster gets to it wins a valuable prize*! Here are the facts: I emptied both waste tanks, had my repair guy install a new valve on the black tank (old was was hard to move), filled fresh tank & sent off my renters to...a cold place. RV came from Alaskan dealer via CO, we've never had anything on it freeze. They're doing a 4 day trip in a rural mountainous location, visiting family & parking in the yard (their trip plan). I showed them where the waste tank drains were, assured them that the gauges aren't trustworthy, and let them know that a gray tank overflow comes out in the shower but I don't expect them to experience that condition. If they do, they should let water out until it doesn't slosh over the edge then dump at first opportunity. When I got the camper back, they told me that the black tank valve had frozen shut and they had overfilled it. As in, I opened the potty & there was sewage to the edge of the bowl. The overflow had clearly ended up on the bathroom floor, based on odor (distinctive blend of sewage & tank deodorizer, like an un-serviced port-a-potty, you just wrinkled your nose because you know that smell). Now the floor in the bathroom plus the 2 panels in front of the bathroom door are garbage--if you stand on that area, your feet sink 1cm into the substance that was formerly subfloor. Like, I left prints in the linoleum just now. I've already called the insurance company, and my repair guy says it's totalled. What possible explanation is there for HOW 2 people could, in 4 days, overflow a black tank? I'm reeling from the prospect that our camper is trash & would be less concerned about meeting w/adjuster if I had some type of credible story about how such an outcome could occur. *The prize is, you get a free night in the next RV we rent out!
PonyGrrl 12/09/18 02:15pm Class C Motorhomes
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