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Old 07-06-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Quicke flush upgrade

Was sad to find out my new cherokee 304bh had all the bells and whistles we were looking for except a black tank flush. Although some argue they are not necessary I disagree. Especially on a TT where the bathroom is not accessible with the slides closed (giving you no access to induce any water into the tank to aid in the emptying). Also the water flush elbows are an option ,but my TT has a 90 out of the tank, about 2' of pipe and another 90 before meeting up with the grey and dumping out. I see no way hose pressure could make that run and do any good. Needless to say I think not including a tank flusher ( listed as +- $40 factory option) was a big mistake. I asked the dealer about installing one before we picked up the unit, while he was doing our slide toppers. Although they have been reasonable on everything so far he quoted me $350. I knew a quicke flush was only $30 at best and he said it would involve 3 hrs labor. Well I decided to install it myself. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the quicke flush kit. Especially the extension and hose connection so I plumbed it with pex and installed a city water flange in the aluminum skirting. Nice upgrade I think. Cost well under $75 and was incredibly easy. No where near 3 hrs. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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Very nice work! I need to do something similar myself. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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My new wildcat had the black tank flush but to be honest it's horrible compared to the quickie flush. Maybe it's not working quite right but was something I was looking forward to and now I'm thinking its worthless.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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I guess maybe I'm better off then. I know my work is solid and the quicke flush works like a champ. My in laws have a keystone sprinter that came with a black tank flush. Sounds like it swirls around in there when it's running. I looked at the tornado flush but figured more moving parts = more things that could break. Sometimes keep it simple.
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Where on the black tank would you install an aftermarket flush kit? Also, what parts of the quickie flush kit did you use vs which parts did you make from scratch?
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How did you install it?
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:14 AM   #7
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I guess maybe I'm better off then. I know my work is solid and the quicke flush works like a champ. My in laws have a keystone sprinter that came with a black tank flush. Sounds like it swirls around in there when it's running. I looked at the tornado flush but figured more moving parts = more things that could break. Sometimes keep it simple.
Where is the (Back flow preventer) in this system? Youroo!!
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I installed the quicke flush in the side of the black tank, about 2-3 inches from the top and just about center left to right. This is as per the directions that it came with. The tank isn't that tall, more wide. This is shown in the first pic. The actual quicke flush is the only part I used. You can buy it with or without the kit. I bought the kit but it turned out to be junk. You can simply hook a hose to the quicke flush every time if you want. (You would have to crawl under trailer). There is a back flow preventer in the quicke flush itself. (The part inside the tank). I used shark bite fittings and pex to go from a hoes fitting down to pex and then pex to a city water flange I bought on amazon (15$). I drilled a hole in the skirting and put the flange on the same side as my other utility connections. The flange also has a back flow preventer. So it's back flow prevented at the tank connection and at the hose connection. Double fail safe. Totally independent. Works perfect.
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I installed the quicke flush in the side of the black tank, about 2-3 inches from the top and just about center left to right. This is as per the directions that it came with. The tank isn't that tall, more wide. This is shown in the first pic. The actual quicke flush is the only part I used. You can buy it with or without the kit. I bought the kit but it turned out to be junk. You can simply hook a hose to the quicke flush every time if you want. (You would have to crawl under trailer). There is a back flow preventer in the quicke flush itself. (The part inside the tank). I used shark bite fittings and pex to go from a hoes fitting down to pex and then pex to a city water flange I bought on amazon (15$). I drilled a hole in the skirting and put the flange on the same side as my other utility connections. The flange also has a back flow preventer. So it's back flow prevented at the tank connection and at the hose connection. Double fail safe. Totally independent. Works perfect.

Can you tell me specifically what size PEX and which Sharkbite fittings you used to put this together? I'm putting together a shopping list and I'm no plumber! I can't tell by looking at your pics what to buy

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Here's some pics of the fittings and stuff. I used 1/2 " pex. Not sure how small of a roll they sell. I had some left over from another job. You will need at least enough to go from the center of the black tank to the skirt plus allow for bends and such. I would say 10' of 1/2" pex and you should be safe. I ordered the quickie flush and city water flange ahead and then took them both to Home Depot to make sure I got all the right stuff. That's what I would recommend. That way you can try all the fittings together before you get started. There's tons of them and it gets confusing with all the sizes and threads.

Here's a basic list

10' x1/2" pex.
2 shark bite 1/2 " pex to 3/4 NPT female
I used watts fittings to go from the NPT to GHT (garden hose) and from the NPT to the city flange

The shark bites are mostly for home plumbing and the RV city flange was different thread.
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