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Old 05-03-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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Black tank flush

Hi there, I recently just purchased a new TT and I am quite new to the trailering scene! A question about cleaning the black tank, I do have a black tank flush port to attach a hose. Now does this have to be pressure regulated like the city water connection? Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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At campgrounds yes, I use a pressure regulator! Also, remember to leave the drain valves open!
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In a classic forum moment, two answers that are complete opposites. I do not use my regulator for my black tank flush.

I also alternate between open and closed for my dump valve as I run the flush.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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In a classic forum moment, two answers that are complete opposites. I do not use my regulator for my black tank flush.

I also alternate between open and closed for my dump valve as I run the flush.

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In a classic forum moment, two answers that are complete opposites. I do not use my regulator for my black tank flush.

I also alternate between open and closed for my dump valve as I run the flush.
I don't use a regulator either, mine has a spinner inside the tank that sprays water in all directions to clean the tank walls etc. a regulator would defeat the purpose of the spinner.

I also open and close the drain valve while the water is washing, building up a level helps flush the debri out when it is opened, just don't over fill the tank.
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Thank you very much for all the information. These forums just show you the wealth of information/experiences that help us newbie's out.
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Let the water flow a good 30-45 minutes to give it a good flush. At least until all your level lights are out and your reading empty. Also don't forget the geo method after the flush..
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Let the water flow a good 30-45 minutes to give it a good flush. At least until all your level lights are out and your reading empty. Also don't forget the geo method after the flush..
Please don't get in line on a Sunday afternoon at a busy park/campground to dump your tanks if you're going to flush for 30-45 minutes or there may be an angry mob scene! If someone in front of me (with 5 or 6 waiting behind me) tried that, I'm afraid him and I would have "words."
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Maybe I should clarify "while overnight camping with full hookups".
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In a classic forum moment, two answers that are complete opposites. I do not use my regulator for my black tank flush.

I also alternate between open and closed for my dump valve as I run the flush.
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