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Old 10-09-2016, 08:24 PM   #1
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1 Heater ? And 1 Black Tank ?

1) does the furnace have a filter that has to be cleaned and if so where is it located on a 2016 fr3

2) In the outside compartment where the black and grey handles are , there is a black water flush nozzle. What does that actually do and when should it be used. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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1. Furnaces do not have filters.

2. That is your black tank flushing inlet if I understand your description.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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You use the flushing connection by hooking up a water hose (don't use your clean city water hose!), opening the black water drain, and turning on the flush water. You can close the black drain valve to somewhat fill the black tank, but if you do, be careful. Open the black tank valve before the black tank fills up. You don't want to fill the black tank or you'll have "stuff" coming out where you definitely do NOT want it!

You might want to look at exactly where that flush line enters the black tank. Ideally, it should be directly opposite the tank drain. But I see on my Mini-Lite that it enters the tank just above the drain. Doesn't do much good there, IMHO. For that reason, I have never used it. I may actually buy a new fitting and install another one opposite the drain.

The Camco Tornado actually spins the water; I may get one of these.



I suspect the ones FR installs is simply a hole the water comes out of. I doubt it even really "sprays."
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Thank you for the in depth answer , think I will get the sprayer that you recommended.
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Thank you for the in depth answer , think I will get the sprayer that you recommended.
Before you buy a Tornado, you might want to use the flush system that FR installed. What it does is spray water into the black tank to flush after dumping. Leave the black tank valve open when doing this. Letting the black tank fill kinda defeats the purpose. I've had this flushing system on another RV we had and it worked quite well. JMHO
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:29 AM   #6
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For dumping the black water tank, I usually let it empty out, then close the valve and fill the tank a little with the black tank flush connection. Then open it and close it. I repeat this process until the water is clear. I use a clear section of pipe to see if tank is running clear. They come in different sizes and angles. Attached is just one sample...
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1) does the furnace have a filter that has to be cleaned and if so where is it located on a 2016 fr3
I know you mentioned a furnace... Thought I'd mention something about the water heater if you are doing routine maintenance on your FR3. If your water heater is the kind with an anode rod, be sure to clean out the water heater every so often. I'm doing it about every 6 months and I replace the rod. Below is a picture of mine after I removed the valve. The white/grey gunk can get into your water lines and plug up your shower, sink and even the toilet!
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Wow thanks , when should the anode rod be replaced
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Thank you for the in depth answer , think I will get the sprayer that you recommended.
You don't need to buy one.
It is already installed in the tank. You just need a hose to hookup and it flushes out your blank tank of al that solids.
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Wow thanks , when should the anode rod be replaced
Every year or two you need to inspect it and see if you need it replaced.
Don't worry now as your rig is new.
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