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Old 05-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #11
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Our #1 recommendation is pay the $30-40ish and get a Rhinoflex system. That solves 75% of the problems.

The ONE thing I will NEVER understand is watching amateur hour sewer 101...

1. Guy dumps his tanks - check
2. Guy unhooks his sewer hose - check
3. Guy proceeds to rinse his sewer hose with his DRINKING water hose by putting the hose INSIDE the sewer hose

I still throw up in my mouth a little every time I think of that! (Some things cannot be unseen!)
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:37 PM   #12
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It's funny. On a boat forum I am on, we also call it "amateur weekend" It gets so bad/dangerous that I don't even put my boat in on Memorial day weekend anymore.

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Old 05-26-2015, 12:53 PM   #13
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Check out the geo method for tank management. The clear elbow will only get you some help with flushing out. The wand is better but if there is a line it is too long of a process. We have a built in black tank flush and love it. To get the wand to your bathroom you may need to run it through a window. We used to lay a tarp down so as not to take the nasty hose and drag it over everything. Also make sure you use a separate hose for this. We keep a pocket hose in the trailer for this purpose.
On my old TT (now have a 5er) I cut into the cold water line under bathroom sink.....installed a "T" connector with a short piece of pipe and a shut off valve......on the very end I installed a "quick" hose connector......I had a short piece of water hose that I used specifically to rinse out the BW tank with wand attached.....No mess!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #14
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Wow, I think I will stay away from cutting my fresh water sys near black water, bit sure wish I had avtank wash. Too hard to get to and we e too hate dragging a hose in to wand the tank.
Instead, I lift the sewer hose up, ( with glove) above the black tank level and run water, full blast, in to the tank that way. 3 minutes full blast refills our little 30 gal black tank, then drain and repeat until clean.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:36 PM   #15
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Before we had a built in turbo rinse system we used this:


Amazon.com: Camco 39062 Dual Flush Pro Holding Tank Rinser with Gate Valve: Automotive


Less than $25 and worked like a charm!
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #16
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On my old TT (now have a 5er) I cut into the cold water line under bathroom sink.....installed a "T" connector with a short piece of pipe and a shut off valve......on the very end I installed a "quick" hose connector......I had a short piece of water hose that I used specifically to rinse out the BW tank with wand attached.....No mess!!!!!!
I've done the same thing and it works great. even made a "holder" out of pvc pipe for the rinsing hose to go into so that there is no chance of any mess in the camper.

and for those worried about adding a t-fitting in the fresh water line so close to the black water tank....remember....your fresh water line connects directly to your toilet! Can't get any "closer" than that!
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:23 PM   #17
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Or... you can just buy and install the kit to your fresh water feed to your toilet. It's a snap to install!


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Old 05-26-2015, 02:39 PM   #18
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For those that have the black tank flush, when/where do you hook up to it? At home? At the campground dump station? I ask because the campgrounds we camp at, the hose that is there usually has metal (non threaded) nozzle clamped to the hose. There is no way to attach it to the black tank flush. This is my first camper to have the black tank flush so I am curious. We will be camping with full hook-ups in a few weeks. (that is rare for us) I guess I could hook up to it then.
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For those that have the black tank flush, when/where do you hook up to it? At home? At the campground dump station? I ask because the campgrounds we camp at, the hose that is there usually has metal (non threaded) nozzle clamped to the hose. There is no way to attach it to the black tank flush. This is my first camper to have the black tank flush so I am curious. We will be camping with full hook-ups in a few weeks. (that is rare for us) I guess I could hook up to it then.
Howie,

We usually camp with full hookups, so my method will differ from yours.

I dump black, then gray, then my galley. I then start the black tank flush and run it until the water is clear (I have a 2" clear insert in my sewer hose).

Typically, because of water & associated air pressure, you MUST do a black tank flush with your black tank valve open and hose connected to the sewer.
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Thansk Bob. As I mentioned, it is rare for us to camp with full hook-ups. We are usually at state parks or National Forest campgrounds. Some will have water hook up, but none that we have stayed at had sewer. And as I said, the hose at the dump station can't be threaded on to the flush port.
Thanks for the reminder to have the black tank valve open for when I do get to use it!
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