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Old 07-25-2016, 10:58 PM   #11
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My normal procedure when closing up shop is to start by opening black water valve and let things start to drain. At this point, I move my water hose over to the black tank flush port and turn it on. When I hear only the water from the flush passing through the lines, I open both gray valves to push everything through and flush the slinky.

Last night while testing for leaks was the first time I ran the flush with the black water valve closed with the idea of getting the tank completely full. To your point, I remember a sticker inside the water door that states something about running the flush and sanitary contamination.

What am I missing? Can you explain what happened in your case a bit further?
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:58 PM   #12
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My normal procedure when closing up shop is to start by opening black water valve and let things start to drain. At this point, I move my water hose over to the black tank flush port and turn it on. When I hear only the water from the flush passing through the lines, I open both gray valves to push everything through and flush the slinky.

Last night while testing for leaks was the first time I ran the flush with the black water valve closed with the idea of getting the tank completely full. To your point, I remember a sticker inside the water door that states something about running the flush and sanitary contamination.

What am I missing? Can you explain what happened in your case a bit further?

I made the mistake one time and turned on the flush without opening the black valve and it resulted in water in my underbelly. I'm not sure if there is a blowoff on the top of the tank or what. When I partially removed the underbelly to dry things out I didn't get a good look at the black tank.

Bottom line is I haven't had any more issues since I make sure the black tank valve is open before flushing.




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Old 07-26-2016, 09:19 PM   #13
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Ok, thanks for the info.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:52 PM   #14
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I just got home from Myrtle Beach and found the sagging underbelly. I notice while flushing my black tank that the tank was not draining very well. I had the water running into the black tank flush for quite some time. The other option is I drove through hurricane Hermine Friday night and it could be rain water. What has everyone used to seal the underbelly after drying it out? Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:14 PM   #15
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Had a sagger so bad it fell down n was dragging down road on my first trip out with a brand new unit. Found a clamp not tight on fresh water tank in rear. Fixed clamp and repaired underbelly. Had it sagging again bad enough I too poked a knife in it and it drained what seemed like forever....pulled belly down on one edge that I had already repaired and could see a drip just in front of axel from opposite side. took in and told them I had a leak...they said it was rain water as your guys suggested...I said no way as I had the belly down for a couple hours in my shop and I could still see it dripping, there is no way that wet insulation is doing this....it is leaking. After an hour of heated discussion with service guys they took underbelly down and did a complete check of fresh water system...darn right, there were 2 more clamps that did not get crimped at factory and every time I hooked up to put water in fresh system or flush tanks just in case....I was shooting water all over underneath. Now, there could have been some rain water splash in from the original shabby seal....but check all the darn hose clamps you can. Been dry for a month now
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:59 PM   #16
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Excellent advice by all.

Those enclosed underbellies are a blessing and a curse. A blessing when camping in cold weather and a curse if you ever have to get into them to repair anything.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:04 PM   #17
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I had it happen once. Water in the sagging plastic belly cover. Never found the problem and never happened again. Its been about 2 years since. ??
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:05 PM   #18
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I think the water in mine is due to driving in very heavy rain for four hours. I will never do that again unless I can help it. I have tried all sources of water and nothing leaks.
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Hope you made sure they replaced the insulation.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:10 PM   #20
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how does everyone get the black underbelly off? it doesnt seem to be attached with normal screws. mine has some sagging, but i assumeed it as frfom just being almost cardstock like. although i had that suction leak that WWwas talking about i think...

i wanted to drop the cover so i could check 4 more leakage and for the future planning of putting in pitbull motorcycle restraints and e tracks
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