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Old 04-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Black Water Flush

We just picked up a 2008, new, Rockwood 8287SS ultralite which the features show as having a black water flush. Where is it and how do I use it since I can't find anything in the mounds of manuals that came with the trailer. We had it out once so far but with limited water so we didn't use the toilet very much, and no solid waste at all, so it cleaned out nicely after I dumped a gallon or two of water down the toilet while draining the tank but I really want to try the flush feature on the next outing.




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Old 04-22-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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if it's like the 8314ss, it's the inlet underneath the city water inlet.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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It will look like a city water inlet, and be above or close to above the black tank dump valve.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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AND it's a must have as far as I'm concerned! Who wants to drag that dirty dump hose into the camper to wash out the tank!
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks, I have some paint work I plan on doing this weekend on the axles and I'll look for the hookup while I'm at the yard doing that.
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If they included the extension hose from the tornadoe out to a remote location there should be a standard female hose connection convenintly located somewhere around black tank waste gate valve. if the extension hose wasnt added then the hose fitting is on the side of your black tank and you would connect there, would require a little climbing below camper to connect.


all you do is connect your water hose you use for waste cleanout and fill till you think it is full, it is good to estimate how long it will take to fill your waste tank to prevent unwanted geysars. i have a small flowmeter i use, but you can check how much flow you have from the hose by pouring a gallon in a bucket and timing it, that will tell you gallon per minute and then knowing the gallonage of your tank volume you can estimate a turnoff time limit, ie 30 gallon tank, est 2 gpm, you could run for less than 15 min but to be safe you could leave the black tank gate/slide valve partially open for protection. The tornados do a really good job keeping sensors clean, sometimes a little sensor cleaner is warranted.

Although not too desireable , i still need to use a wand in the commode sometimes , for paper lodged around the flusher of commode.

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:07 PM   #7
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Looks like they didn't put an extension on since I only have the city water hookup on the side wall. I looked underneath and there are two pipes that have plastic caps on the ends right near the black water tank. Since my grey water is split into 2 30 gal tanks one could be for the rear grey water and one for the black water. I'll check with the dealer I bought it from next trip I make there. The next outing is scheduled for the Offutt FamCamp which has sewer at each pad but even then I probably will limit use of the toilet as they have full facilities to relax in versus the tiny cramped bathroom.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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We just bought a used 2008 8318 and according to the literature it too is supposed to have a black water flush. Although we have not used the trailer yet this season, I have not found a connection either. BTW, those to hoses with plastic caps you are referring I bet are the low water drain points for the hot and cold water tanks.
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if the connections are near top part of black tank with a fpt connection it is probably a tornado flush connector.

the low water drains will probably have either blue or red lines

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It should look something like this.

Top is the city water connection.
Bottom is the black tank flush.

Not real sure of the location on the 8287SS, but my guess would be just past the large slide-out, near the outside shower.
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