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Old 10-11-2014, 11:25 AM   #2031
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Can I ask what is "Quickie Flush" and what will it do? Never heard of it before.....Thanks
It's a device that is installed to your holding tank that thoroughly flushes the tank. Another version of it is named 'Turboflush'.

We bought both versions just to see the difference - we found that the Quickie flush used a little more force and would fill up the tank faster than the Turboflush so that's why we went with the Quickie Flush. It took all of 15/20 minutes to install - easy peasy. Our dealer wanted to charge us $300 for the job

I have to say that after we installed it and flushed out our otherwise thought be clean tank, more stuff definitely came out. Also, for the first time since we bought the trailer, the tank is back to showing as 'Empty' instead of 1/3 full.

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Amazon.com: Camco 40123 Quickie Flush with Back Flow Preventer: Automotive

We also are using the GeoMethod and will periodically use 'Digest-it' to ensure we have our tanks as clean as possible
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:32 AM   #2032
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Thanks for the Quickie flush info. I'm sanitizing ours with bleech as I type this
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:40 AM   #2033
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Thanks for the Quickie flush info. I'm sanitizing ours with bleech as I type this

You're welcome! This forum is great! It's where I found out about this option and so much other helpful information

We also learned what was causing the funky smell in our trailer - not the black tank, it is the hot water heater! So now we know what to do about it "Keeping calm and camping on"
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:49 AM   #2034
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Yep I keep my hot water tank flushed out I learned that from my previous TT over the last 15 yrs. The water in it can go south on you fairly quick if not used often in my hot climate. Thanks again and its a great forum also.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:08 PM   #2035
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Only bad link is your wire size from 30 amp to 50 amp. Did you change the wire inside from the plug to the panel? A 30 amp cord and interior 30 amp wire to the panel will heat up using it for 50 amps instead of 30 amps. That's why they put a 30 amp breaker in your panel. I assume you checked the gauge to handle 50 amp compared to 30 amp?
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1 - Hope you changed the wire size to #6/2 with ground.
2 - 50 amp service is 230 volts, hope you're only using the ground, neutral and 1 hot leg.
3 - Make sure the panel is rated for the higher amperage.
Thank you both for your concern. I will attempt to answer your questions.
No, I did not change any of my wiring. When I did this wiring project 4 years ago, I anticipated the eventual change from my 30 amp trailer to my current 50 amp trailer so I used 4awg wire underground from my house panel to the 100 amp panel in my shed. I used 6/3+ground from my 100 amp shed panel in a 20' run to a 30 amp RV plug box (yes, for that configuration, I only used one hot leg and capped off L2). To make the subject conversion, I removed the 30 amp single pole breaker that I myself installed 4 years ago. [Thus, the statement "That's why they put a 30 amp breaker in your panel" is not technically correct.] I replaced the 30 amp breaker with a 50 amp double pole breaker and connected both hot legs of the 6/3 existing wire to it. On the other end, I removed the old 30 amp RV plug box and installed a new 50 amp RV plug box straight from Home Depot. And, yes, I used BOTH hot legs since the 50 amp trailer with its 4 prong plug likes both hot legs. My Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C unit (which I installed myself) shows correct voltage and amperage usage on both L1 and L2. I turned on both A/C units, the electric water heater element and the microwave and the rig passed all tests. I say I'm good to go.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #2036
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Sounds good to me Dan I did the same except it was 9 yrs. ago when I put in my 30 amp RV hook up in and anticipated one day of having to upgrade my hook up to a 50 amp hook up. This Aug. Our new 5er needed just that, a 50 amp hook up but only took a few minutes to upgrade it being I already had my wires sized properly. Like you said swamped breakers and installed the 50 amp plug. Yes did all my self along time ago. I also put a 50amp hard wire Progressive Surge protector on our rig.
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Sounds good to me Dan I did the same except it was 9 yrs. ago when I put in my 30 amp RV hook up in and anticipated one day of having to upgrade my hook up to a 50 amp hook up. This Aug. Our new 5er needed just that, a 50 amp hook up but only took a few minutes to upgrade it being I already had my wires sized properly. Like you said swamped breakers and installed the 50 amp plug. Yes did all my self along time ago. I also put a 50amp hard wire Progressive Surge protector on our rig.

How hard are the Progressive Surge Protectors to install, I am in IT and familiar with wiring and electronics but consider the Progressive over any portable one you buy at CW because I heard they get stolen sometimes and prefer to have something built right into the RV and not carry anymore stuff around with me.


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Old 10-11-2014, 02:41 PM   #2038
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Thank you both for your concern. I will attempt to answer your questions.
No, I did not change any of my wiring. When I did this wiring project 4 years ago, I anticipated the eventual change from my 30 amp trailer to my current 50 amp trailer so I used 4awg wire underground from my house panel to the 100 amp panel in my shed. I used 6/3+ground from my 100 amp shed panel in a 20' run to a 30 amp RV plug box (yes, for that configuration, I only used one hot leg and capped off L2). To make the subject conversion, I removed the 30 amp single pole breaker that I myself installed 4 years ago. [Thus, the statement "That's why they put a 30 amp breaker in your panel" is not technically correct.] I replaced the 30 amp breaker with a 50 amp double pole breaker and connected both hot legs of the 6/3 existing wire to it. On the other end, I removed the old 30 amp RV plug box and installed a new 50 amp RV plug box straight from Home Depot. And, yes, I used BOTH hot legs since the 50 amp trailer with its 4 prong plug likes both hot legs. My Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C unit (which I installed myself) shows correct voltage and amperage usage on both L1 and L2. I turned on both A/C units, the electric water heater element and the microwave and the rig passed all tests. I say I'm good to go.

My mistake, I thought the upgrade was inside the trailer. My apologies.
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My mistake, I thought the upgrade was inside the trailer. My apologies.
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How hard are the Progressive Surge Protectors to install, I am in IT and familiar with wiring and electronics but consider the Progressive over any portable one you buy at CW because I heard they get stolen sometimes and prefer to have something built right into the RV and not carry anymore stuff around with me.


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Super easy to install and I'm not a DIY genius by any stretch of the imagination. I bought a 3' length of #6 cable which I attached to the output side of the PI 50amp hardwired unit. Then disconnected the original cable from the distribution panel and connected that to the input side of the PI unit. The hardest part is manipulating to wires in the cable to get it to attach inside the PI unit. #6 cable isn't the most pliable of wire to work with in a confined area.

There are lots of threads with precise details - dependent upon your actual rv.

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