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Old 07-06-2015, 02:34 PM   #11
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Thanks Mike. Sounds like a handy thing to have though.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:49 PM   #12
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We use our black tank flush all the time. it is great but it does present a question. There is a warning to make sure that the tank is open before using the flush. I know we have a large black tank and the best flush we get is if we empty a fairly full tank. Going out for just a weekend doesn't really get a lot of water into the tank and I find myself emptying the tank with the flush running and then closing the valve for a few minutes to partially fill the tank and drain it again (still flushing). The big rush of water from a partially filled tank really help carry the debris out and makes the flush work better.

My question . . . is leaving the tank open necessary to prevent an overflow of water through the toilet in the trailer or is there a pressure build up I am not aware of if the valve is closed and I'm adding water through the flush inlet?

How do ya'll do your flushing?
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #13
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My question . . . is leaving the tank open necessary to prevent an overflow of water through the toilet in the trailer
That's exactly it. It's amazingly easy to turn the water on and then get distracted for one reason or another.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:02 PM   #14
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Pull the valve open turn the water on. When it is clear turn the water off and dump the grey tanks.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:40 PM   #15
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Black tank flush

I have a 2015 V-lite 26 fkss. The black flush is located on the opposite side from the dump valves.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:55 PM   #16
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master. That seams odd. Wonder why they did that.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:10 PM   #17
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Just flushed mine a few minutes ago before leaving for a trip. Did like everyone said open the black tank valve and ran the flush for about 30 minutes. The gauge works fine now. Also added some laundry detergent and calgon water softener to coat the sides of the tank as we go along the road.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:12 PM   #18
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I have a 2015 V-lite 26 fkss. The black flush is located on the opposite side from the dump valves.
Are you sure that is the BLACK TANK FLUSH and not the inlet to the fresh water tank?

I would think they would put it near the dump valve.

If you close your valve for a period of time while the flush is running(I do), don't become distracted. 2 minutes is all the excitement I can stand. Set a timer if you have to.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:35 PM   #19
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Tank flush

Definitely, Have used it often. Just need to have a longer hose to use it
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:48 PM   #20
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Our flush is on the opposite side as well ironically not far from the fresh water fill. I will backfill mine but only for a few seconds and I would never walk away from it with the valve closed while flushing. Read stories of black water geysers erupting from the roof vents when someone got distracted.
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