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Old 01-21-2016, 12:21 AM   #1
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Black Tank Flush port, is it worth it?

So my wife and I are getting ready to order a 2016 Vibe 287QBS TT. I noticed that they no longer have the black tank flush port on the trailers. I mentioned this to the dealer and they said they could add it if we wanted. So my question is, is it worth having and would you trust the dealer to add it?
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:25 AM   #2
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Yes. They work really well.
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:44 AM   #3
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Yes they are worth it and whether or not to have the dealer install it depends on how handy you are. I'm pretty sure they have a lot more experience doing them than a one timer. Also, if it doesn't work, you have someone besides yourself to blame.
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:12 AM   #4
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Yes, worth it. With a clear elbow, you can really see what's going down the tube. After running water for 10 minutes and the repeated open/close flush cycles- you'd be amazed at how much and for how long stuff keeps appearing.

Well worth adding it after the fact. Be aware, it's a $30 part but a dealer install will be $100-150.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:22 AM   #5
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There are better ways to flush tanks....
Care to elaborate?
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:41 AM   #6
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Not sure I can understand how that flush procedure is 'better' than a built in tank flush.

Both methods allow you to fill the tank and release a large amounts of water to flush the debris. I would suspect you would need to turn off the water flow for the the one you mentioned to allow the exiting water to discharge effectively since it would be trying to push the water back into the tank. Whereas having the tank mounted flush running during discharge would help scavenge the debris out.

Also, many, (including mine) the sewer hose connection is nowhere near a straight shot up into the tank. The external mounted flush would be ineffective to reach the tank to actually 'flush' anything in either direction.
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I would add it. Well worth it.
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I didn't ask you to stand corrected or post to pick a fight and argue.

Help me understand how the one you mentioned is better.
That's what these posts and forum discussion is all about.

I gave you my reasons why I thought it wasn't.
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Mine along with clear elbow works very well.
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I have the sewer hose connect Flush King. I bought it for one of my coaches that didn't have the built in black tank flush kit.

Having used both, my preference is the built-in as opposed to the attachment. Not because the attachment type didn't work, it did fill the tank to rinse but relies on filled water to flush rather than sprayed water to rinse.

I have never used it when I've had built-in and don't feel the need. The built in works well with clear elbow attachment to see when clean.

Price wise? I'd still spend the $100-$150 if that's what it cost. On my DP coach, half the water bay had to be disassembled. Buying the $40 attachment was way easier.

I have also tried the spray stick in the toilet. $19. I quickly realized I'm not a fan of spraying water into a sewer hole. You need goggles and a haz-mat suit! Not doing that again!
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