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Old 03-23-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question Rockwood Mini No Black Flush

New to RVing. Thinking of getting Mini Lite 2504. Really like floor plan. But no black tank flush. How much of a problem will this be? I've read a lot about maintaining black tanks and importance of this. Would it be better to look at another unit with the flush? A dealer told me that Mini tanks are rigid molded plastic and are therefore easier to clean.

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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I know a lot of people who buy that wand attachment, that they swear by. You just hook it to the hose and insert it. It cleans as good as a built in flush. I wouldn't let that be a deal breaker at all. I think that they may even work better. Look it up at CW web site. Hope that helps you out. Maybe someone can help you more on it. stay turned in to the site.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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I know a lot of people who buy that wand attachment, that they swear by. You just hook it to the hose and insert it. It cleans as good as a built in flush. I wouldn't let that be a deal breaker at all. I think that they may even work better. Look it up at CW web site. Hope that helps you out. Maybe someone can help you more on it. stay turned in to the site.
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We have had our Surveyor for 6 years, and no problems without a built-in black tank flush.

I do this wand similar to this every couple of trips: Flexible Tank Wand - Valterra A01-0187VP - Sewer Flushing - Camping World
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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New to RVing. Thinking of getting Mini Lite 2504. Really like floor plan. But no black tank flush. How much of a problem will this be? I've read a lot about maintaining black tanks and importance of this. Would it be better to look at another unit with the flush? A dealer told me that Mini tanks are rigid molded plastic and are therefore easier to clean.



Thanks!

We just bought a 2504s (haven't camped yet). Love the floorplan and many of the features. I am disappointed that Forest River doesn't make the black tank flush standard (or even an option) on the Mini Lites. Had a smaller Vcross Vibe previously and black tank flush was standard, and it worked well. Our tank was rigid plastic on the Vibe... Not sure what tanks aren't or what difference it makes.

I went ahead and had the dealer install one of the Camco Torpedo tank flushes before I took delivery of the new Mini Lite 2504s. As I said I haven't camped or de winterized yet, so I can't tell you how well it works. Will test it out in April.

As others have stated, you have other options for black tank rinse (wand, for example). While I wanted a built-in black tank flush, it wasn't a deal breaker. Good luck on your decision.
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