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Old 10-28-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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Warning/FYI to all Crusader 335BHS owners

and probably many other models as well.....happened to me this weekend & couldn't have happened at a worse time!

Last trip of the season we're closing up camp...I'm doing the tank emptying thang, hook up & turn on the black tank flush to give it one last good flush.......10 seconds later I have water gushing out of the bottom of the trailer where the low point drains are. After a quick shut off & some choice words I halted all flushing operations.
So......this eve. after work I decided to look into where this leak is coming from. Long story short...the vacuum break in the flush line failed. Where is it you ask? This is where I want to save ya'll the aggravation I went through finding it...behind the shower control valves...easy access!
Did some research and found out these (plastic) valves made by B&B have a high failure rate & most stores no longer carry them. I was able to find a brass version & ordered one. Not cheap though, $68 + $12 shipping...damn thing better be on my doorstep in the morning!!
Food for thought for anyone looking to "head off" a future problem.

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Old 10-28-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Can you post up your replacement one you ordered? Thanks for the heads up. I too was flushing out for the year this past wknd and noticed some water puddling up in underbelly and driving thru spray foam around dump valve.


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Old 10-28-2014, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm not to happy with Primetime. My nose Crusader decal is cracking.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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Can you post up your replacement one you ordered? Thanks for the heads up. I too was flushing out for the year this past wknd and noticed some water puddling up in underbelly and driving thru spray foam around dump valve.


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Old 10-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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Well that sucks,how wet did everything get? when I replace mine(before next season) I may find a new home for it at least a place that if it leaks again you will be able to see it. PDX Rv has that part on sale for $58.53 now call them and see if you can get a $10.00 credit. Keepaeyeonit
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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Well that sucks,how wet did everything get? when I replace mine(before next season) I may find a new home for it at least a place that if it leaks again you will be able to see it. PDX Rv has that part on sale for $58.53 now call them and see if you can get a $10.00 credit. Keepaeyeonit
Not too wet, I caught it less than 30 sec. after I turned the water on.

That's what I paid, but they hit me for $12 shipping! My first post was a typo, meant to say $58
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Did it leak/spray against the wood framing?

I don't use my black tank flusher all that much, but this definitely concerns me. Especially since we winter camp and we use our water system during the winter (we winterize after each trip during the winter months).

Thanks for the warning and the fix.
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Did it leak/spray against the wood framing?

I don't use my black tank flusher all that much, but this definitely concerns me. Especially since we winter camp and we use our water system during the winter (we winterize after each trip during the winter months).

Thanks for the warning and the fix.
yes it did, but I have it open now & dries quickly
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Thanks for the warning and the fix.
X2, Thinking mine could be in the same spot. I'l be checking next spring.
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