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Old 04-28-2019, 01:41 PM   #1
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Water coming out of roof vent!

Ok...My husband was back-flushing the black tank when he noticed water coming off the roof from the roof vent. We also noticed more water come up into the toilet bowl. Not sure if it was water from the black or grey tank. It wasnít much as he caught it when it happened. Should we have any concerns? Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:50 PM   #2
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You need to have the black tank dump valve open when you run the tank flush or you will fill the tank and force black water out of the roof vent. Shut off flush and connect to dump station and open black tank dump valve.
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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Know a guy who totaled his camper flushing the black tank with the valve closed.
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If you werenít sure if the water was from your grey or black tank, the contents must have pretty clean. Back flushing the black tank is the tank thatís full of the yucky stuff.....from the toilet.

Make sure the valve is open when back flushing.
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... also if it's coming up in the toilet bowl, it ain't from the gray tank!
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:33 PM   #6
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My Freedom Express has a decal above the tank flush connection that warns to keep black tank valve OPEN when tank flushing!
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:11 AM   #7
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Know a guy who totaled his camper flushing the black tank with the valve closed.


How did it total his camper? Please share. Weíre definitely concerned.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:12 AM   #8
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Is there anything we need to check on the roof or at the roof vent? Anything we need to do to clean the roof vent? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:45 AM   #9
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When I use the tank flush, I'll close the valve...time about 1 minute and reopen valve. I'll do this a couple times, but I NEVER !!! leave. I won't walk away from that valve till I'm done.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:38 AM   #10
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I flush the black tank with the valve closed but always use a flow gauge/totalizer. If you know the tank size, you know how much water you can put in before it'll ever become an issue. If you know how much you are putting in...no issue. $15...never flush without it.
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