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Old 04-30-2014, 03:42 PM   #11
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Like the idea of "Yellow"...one cannot forget what it's for...lol and ependydad...thanks for the blog. I did go and read it. A lot of good common sence ideas.
Kerrlakelover - Thank you...and we look forward to meeting a lot of nice folks along the way. Kathy (my wife of 40yrs) and I had to laugh the other day at ourselves the other day. Here we are at 60 and were "newbies" to the RV world and we're trying to figure all this out. We only wish we'd done this..say in our 40's....oh well...we're having a good time and making new adventures for ourselves...btw...did get a clear elbow.
gasman6674- that's one of the things we did pickup. So we can now go from 50 to 30 to 15 if need be.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:17 AM   #12
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Maybe someone can give me a logical answer to why if your trailer came with a black tank flush inlet, why would you need a second hose. I can see if you use a Camco jet flush system where the hose hooks to the drain adaptor, but not in a factory black tank flush system. It would be impossible for any waist to get into that hose under pressure with the drain open. If you are getting waist in that 5/8" line, you have a bigger problem then using a different hose. The inlet is 4' above the tank, and your valve is in the open position. How can you contaminate your hose?
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:36 AM   #13
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Welcome Grampa from Florida. It's never to late!!
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:41 AM   #14
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Maybe someone can give me a logical answer to why if your trailer came with a black tank flush inlet, why would you need a second hose. I can see if you use a Camco jet flush system where the hose hooks to the drain adaptor, but not in a factory black tank flush system. It would be impossible for any waist to get into that hose under pressure with the drain open. If you are getting waist in that 5/8" line, you have a bigger problem then using a different hose. The inlet is 4' above the tank, and your valve is in the open position. How can you contaminate your hose?

It's mainly a physiological thing. It just doesn't sound or look right using your fresh water hose to clean your poo tank. Aside from that there is some risk involved. I know a lot of guys run the tank flush and shut there valves to fill the tank up for 30-60 seconds then dump and repeat a few times. Mfg will tell you not to but I've been doing it for five years that way and no problems. I can see how someone would get distracted and leave it unattended and that's one reason for the risk involved.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:02 AM   #15
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Tank flush

We couldn't see that it did much if you leave the valve open so DW watches the lights and when the Full light starts to blink, I pull the handle. You get a lot cleaner looking clear elbow by doing it that way. Not my idea, U-Tube instructional video.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:35 AM   #16
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:52 AM   #17
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Maybe someone can give me a logical answer to why if your trailer came with a black tank flush inlet, why would you need a second hose. I can see if you use a Camco jet flush system where the hose hooks to the drain adaptor, but not in a factory black tank flush system. It would be impossible for any waist to get into that hose under pressure with the drain open. If you are getting waist in that 5/8" line, you have a bigger problem then using a different hose. The inlet is 4' above the tank, and your valve is in the open position. How can you contaminate your hose?
There is also a backflow valve on the black tank flush. I also have a shutoff valve that screws into the side of the flush valve connection so I can shut the water off. I use a separate black expanding hose for the black tank, but would not hesitate to use the white hose with the valves.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #18
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extension cord with same amp rating as your rig, one night without A/C because your cord is not long enough to reach the outlet had me at the store the next day.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:31 PM   #19
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Nice looking rig. I use a different hose for my flush inlet.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:48 AM   #20
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Great looking rig. I think my next buy will be the clear elbow for flushing.
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