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Old 05-04-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
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Fullway termination valve???

What is this valve and how do I make sure it is open? This is on my new 323 MK Wildcat.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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I would think your black tank valve. Probably just another name for it.


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Old 05-04-2016, 08:55 AM   #3
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That is your black Tank drain valve. If not open it will pressurize black water storage system and cause something to fail.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:59 AM   #4
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So how do I know if it is open or closed? And how do open or close it? Is this the rod I pull out to drain the tank?
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So how do I know if it is open or closed? And how do open or close it? Is this the rod I pull out to drain the tank?
Yes. You need to have the tank drain open. I occasionally close it for a minute or two to get a little more water in the black tank, but I never walk away from it with the black tank valve closed.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:02 AM   #6
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As said, the fullway termination valve is another name for the black tank 'blade type' drain valve.

The disclaimer is there to hopefully prevent you from flushing the black tank with the drain valve closed. Should you get sidetracked while flushing, the tank could fill, bust, squirt crap (literally) out the vent pipe on the roof, or leak inside around the toilet.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:03 AM   #7
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A fullway termination valve is a gate valve by its proper RV name. So they are saying that the black tank dump valve must be open during the use of the black tank flush system. This is so you do not have sewage blowing out the vent on the top of your RV, breaking the black tank or coming up through the toilet. All things that you never want to happen. People tend to forget that the water in the flush system is running that is the reason for the warning.
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It's also know as the flux capacitor.

Took me a while to find out (from the forum) what they were talking about when the printed that sticker. Doing a google search only brings up references to it on RV forums and sites...nowhere else. I would have been a lot simpler to just say black tank drain valve, but I guess some college boy that just got hired was trying to impress someone.

If left closed while flushing the tank won't pressurize and the only bad thing that will happen is the tank would overflow into the camper...probably come up through the open tube toilet.

After draining and flushing I always close the valve and let water run into the tank for about two minutes. Since I started following other members suggestions here I put water softener and a dash of pinesol in the tank. Having that 3-4 gallons allows complete dilution and also keeps it sloshing around as I drive down the road.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:06 AM   #9
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Like Scott said, it's OK to close the valve for a minute (while flushing) to allow a LITTLE water build up in the tank for a better flush of the tank. DO NOT walk away when flushing with the valve closed.

Didn't your dealer discuss the flushing procedures with you during your PDI?
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