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Old 10-17-2016, 08:47 AM   #91
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You seem a little confused. The water pump does not pressurize the potable water tank it pumps water from the tank. Maybe now it makes more sense.
Some RV's have an external shower, or external hose connection that is part of the "normal" plumbing ... it's just like another water faucet.

In our case, it has a hot and cold knob, and comes out to the absurd fitting that you plug a blue spiral hose into. Other people might have a shower head, or a garden hose type fitting.

So we just TEMPORARILY connect that hose into the receptacle for the black tank flush device.

SAFETY NOTE - although there is (usually) a vacuum breaker / anti siphon device on those black tank flushers (installed at factory) it is still important to never connect and leave in place, that hose back to your potable water system.

In another post, we put a picture of what the "interface" (Forest River / Tracer calls it a "Docking Station") looks like on their contemporary models ...
Link -> Newbie
(link name is thread name only, NOT labelling anyone.)

The blue hose plugs into the "faucet" where the pink tag is hanging. That is just a hot/cold water tap, pressurized by either internal pump when turned on or city water when connected to same. The other end of the blue hose has a regular "garden hose" connector and that screws into the "Black Tank Flush" receptacle.

We actually put an "On-Off" shutoff on between the garden hose thread and the tank flush receptacle, and close it before we turn off the water pressure at the hot/cold knobs. When we disconnect about a half cup of water runs out of the receptacle and stops, which proves there is a vacuum breaker / anti siphon behind it - but not everyone should presume that is there. And we still disconnect it EXCEPT when in use.

If we could find the obnoxious little fitting then we would make up a dedicated hose for this purpose only. So far have stumped our dealer and a lot of parts places.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:57 AM   #92
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Thank you for the explanation.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:52 AM   #93
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I meet the nicest people in campgrounds ...
So true

We try to be quick-and-efficient in dump land, if we want to do the "heavy" cleaning we use that as an excuse for an overnight at the Casino (or is that the excuse to hit the Grand Buffet ???)
Waiting in line, you can get your pump turned on, doors unlocked, hook up that flush hose, misc etc.

If we pull up behind someone, will often say "we are NOT in a hurry" and let the person in front of us know. Dump station at the campground is still better than being at work/office.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:02 AM   #94
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If we pull up behind someone, will often say "we are NOT in a hurry" and let the person in front of us know. Dump station at the campground is still better than being at work/office.
Dump station or work, either way, you still have to deal with the crap

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Old 10-17-2016, 11:50 AM   #95
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Dump station or work, either way, you still have to deal with the crap

That's a perfect statement.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #96
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I'm dumping and flushing and not feeling bad for using something for its intended purpose. The entire premise to this thread suggest the guy flushing his didn't also wait for somebody else which isn't known. Flushing is part of dumping and after owning many TTS over the years I've found that it's like anything else, if you put off for tomorrow what should be done now, it'll only give you grief. Do you also blame the guy in the ER for getting sick before you? Or the guy driving in front of you who makes the red and you dont? Those are some very fine high horses you ride...
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:48 PM   #97
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Maybe be issued an appointment for the dump station?
Life is full of waiting and people who feel their time is more important than others.
I'll bet some of these guys curse when a table is served when the parties arrived after them. How dare people be served ice cream before i get my steak! Lol
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Am I the only one that before I leave my campsite, I use my toilet to drain any leftover freshwater I have left into the black tank?

Then I drive to the dump station, dump black, dump gray, spray out dump hose with the water hose, and am on my way? like 3 minutes or less.

I really don't understand the complication here. This ain't rocket appliances.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:37 PM   #99
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I do the same thing but I still have debris left in the tank. I takes at least 2 more fill and dumps before my tank is clean.
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Am I the only one that before I leave my campsite, I use my toilet to drain any leftover freshwater I have left into the black tank?

Then I drive to the dump station, dump black, dump gray, spray out dump hose with the water hose, and am on my way? like 3 minutes or less.

I really don't understand the complication here. This ain't rocket appliances.
You're the guy we want to be behind.

However, apparently you've never gotten behind someone that dumps his black tank, then wants to refill and/or flush it out (maybe a couple of times, even) while you sit behind him waiting.
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