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Old 04-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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sewer garden hose hookup

Please help me here. I have a 831bhss camper and I bought it as a repo and it had the black tank full along with partially the others. Today I took it to a dump station at a campground around my town and emptied the galley, waste water and black tanks and noticed theres a sewer garden hose hookup with the city water hookup. Can anyone tell me how this works cause I plugged it up and it didnt fill much at all and tried forcing the water back out garden hose so I unplugged and done it the way I knew as to feed my hose through the window and toilet as I drained it and when I got home and filled my fresh water tank for the first time and check for leaks I heard a water leak in the pump section and ucover the door to it to find my water filter housing busted and wondering if me doin this busted it. Please give any advice you have on this as Im a new beggining camper owner and open ears. thank you for all advice.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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also I want to add the black water shows still full some of the times and I know its empty
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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You can rely on the factory probes in your tank to give you accurate tank levels.
Post a pic of the connection your speaking of.
Its a good chance that the filter canister was not winterized and broke.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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You might have something stuck on the probes. After I drain my waste tanks, I fill them back up with soapy water and bleach or whatever other tank treatment products I have around.

But I dump here at the house.
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thank you all so much. When you say stuck on the probes where do I look at this. Are you all saying i didnt try pressurising this 2 much and bust this canister myself. Like I said Im a begginer at this camping and really trying to learn. Im a mechanic on cars at my dads garage and this is a new ball game for me and my wife.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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also when i push on the valve on the inside of the city water valve should it at like it was under pressure and spit water back at me like its getting relieved
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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Your city connection has a check valve .
When you pushed on it you opened and the system was under pressure
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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The probes are in the side of the tank, under the trailer. I don't think you'll be able to get to them, as the 'stuff' on them is probably some toilet paper on the inside.

You can fill the tank up part way and drive around to slosh the water and clean it off.

Do a search for black water tank recipes, there are a bunch of different things people put down the toilet to help keep it clean.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:36 AM   #9
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ok thank you so much so your saying this was normal. Thats one thing along with the water spitting back out the garden hose i hooked up that made me think i busted the canister myself
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thank you all so much for helping me out. I wanna learn all about all these things and the only way is getting experience and asking you all with experience.
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