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Old 05-26-2015, 03:07 PM   #21
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Another thing you could check in to is some Flying J truck stops have dump stations ($5 fee). I believe they have threaded hoses that can attach to your black tank rinse.


Keep in mind that when I rinse our tank, I often leave the rinse on for 20-30 min -- something you may not be able to do unless you are at a full hookup site.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:28 PM   #22
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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.


I do very similar, only difference for me is I run black tank flush before the grey tank dump. I also close the black valve for a few minutes to accumulate some water in the tank to assist with flushing out anything not liquid. No problems filling with the valve closed (for a short time) as long as you don't try to open anything else hooked to the black tank before the valve is reopened.


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Old 05-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #23
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I never can use black flush. Same issue with no connection at the dump station. I rely on chemical and adding fabric softener and water prior to driving for the next trip. This summer we will be Glamping with 3 weeks of full hook ups.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:38 PM   #24
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I never can use black flush. Same issue with no connection at the dump station. I rely on chemical and adding fabric softener and water prior to driving for the next trip. This summer we will be Glamping with 3 weeks of full hook ups.
Brian,

We'll just hook up your black tank rinse in Nashville and run it for about 10 hours straight...that should fix ya up
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #25
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Sitting in line at the dump station today I saw this intelligent gentleman. He took the time to put on gloves, use his hose to dump his tanks then disconnect his hose and put it away. He then took the dump station hose and shoved it up his sewer pipe and invests time opened the black and grey tanks to run water in them and let the water run back out all over the pavement. No rinsing the pavement, just threw the gloves in the trash, rinsed hands with plain water and away he went. I was too chicken to suggest a clear elbow with a flush port.


So, if I understand your post, this guy flushed his effluent all over the dumpsite area and you thought it was amatuer hour. I suspect he is just a jerk that doesn't really care what he did.IMO
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #27
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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 ,go buy a (Water Thief) and a hose clamp! Now you put that on the ends of Hoses that are (Cut off/No threads/or Stripped)! Youroo!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:48 PM   #28
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I use a hose 'y' connector at the camper. Bought a 6' long black hose from home depot and connect it to the flush hookup.. More recently, because we never use the outside shower, and it is right next to the flush hookup, I bought a fitting to connect the shower hose to the flush. Can flush with hot or cold water, hooked up or on tank.
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Howie ,go buy a (Water Thief) and a hose clamp! Now you put that on the ends of Hoses that are (Cut off/No threads/or Stripped)! Youroo!!

X2! We keep a Water Thief in our water tool kit. Haven't needed it (yet,) but it's there when and if.


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While camping a few years ago, the people in the site next to us bought a camper and had the dealer bring it to the campground. The guy asked several questions all weekend. When they were packing up to go home, he was standing holding up the sewer hose and was trying to rinse the inside with his fresh water hose. The boys and I were walking up to our camper from the lake when I noticed him doing this. He looked up as we approached and the water started splashing up into his face and mouth. As he stood there spitting, I started laughing and had to run to the camper. That was a gross lesson learned I'm sure.
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