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Old 09-16-2016, 05:38 PM   #31
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I have read all the comments and still want to know....how the tank flush works. I left the tank valve open as it says, screwed in the hose turn water on and let run for 10 min or so and never saw any water coming out the black tank, so got a little paranoid, disconnected water hose and ended up using the clear back wash that is attached to the end of black tank
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:47 PM   #32
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I have read all the comments and still want to know....how the tank flush works. I left the tank valve open as it says, screwed in the hose turn water on and let run for 10 min or so and never saw any water coming out the black tank, so got a little paranoid, disconnected water hose and ended up using the clear back wash that is attached to the end of black tank
Sounds like yours does not work... There is a one way check valve or anti siphon valve installed into the black tank flush line. Sometimes when they build these rigs they install them backwards and thus no water can enter the black tank. Did you actually hear the water flowing? You should be able to hear it from outside but go inside and see if you can hear it. If you don't hear anything I bet yours is in backward.

If you ran water for 10 mins it should be pouring out somewhere if it was not getting to the black tank..
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:59 PM   #33
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I have read all the comments and still want to know....how the tank flush works. I left the tank valve open as it says, screwed in the hose turn water on and let run for 10 min or so and never saw any water coming out the black tank, so got a little paranoid, disconnected water hose and ended up using the clear back wash that is attached to the end of black tank
Could you have possibly been hooked to the wrong port?
You wouldn't be the first.
A fellow asked me for help in a campground once when he seen me flushing my tank.
I walked over and he had the hose hooked up to the antifreeze inlet.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #34
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Dalford I ask DH and he said he didn't hear anything but I am not sure because it was a while back. I agree water has to be going somewhere but without finding out the hard way how would you find out if check value is backwards
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #35
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No need for "Timer/smart phone/water flow meter/running in and out looking at inaccurate gauges" install a Clear outlet fitting on black tank and when discharge is running at Clarity you desire,Your done! If you want to add additional water with the valve closed,just use the Old Method,1000-1,1000-2,1000-3 then Open the valve! Youroo!!
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:57 PM   #36
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Dalford I ask DH and he said he didn't hear anything but I am not sure because it was a while back. I agree water has to be going somewhere but without finding out the hard way how would you find out if check value is backwards
I think you already found that out. When you hooked up and ran for 10 minutes and saw no water coming from your black tank and no water coming from under your RV then no water was flowing. This is somewhat of a common problem and you can probably search for reversed anti-siphon valve or something like that. Maybe someone will chime in and tell you where you might find it on your unit.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:43 PM   #37
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What I take from this post is that it was a senior member who did the damage. This is a good lesson for each of us. You don't have to be a newbee to make mistakes. That's why checklists and repetitions are good. Of course, you can checklist yourself to death . . . but it's good to be reminded to think about each task you do. Don't get in a hurry . . . even breaking down camp . . . enjoy it. You're in the great outdoors. You and the spouse have jobs that are done each time. Sometimes, I help and jump on something of the wifes. That throws her routine off. And then there's visitors while you are doing things. Life is good ! !
Well said TexasBuckeye!
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:15 PM   #38
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OMG... First time in our trailer husband hooked up both hoses n openned both lines sewer n regular water. Flooded one side of the camper. HELP. is it major damage?....
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