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Old 07-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #11
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Well, kind of. I mean, I could fill the tank full, but that may cause leakages and I don't want to deal with that...When I do empty the tank between filling it with fresh water, there's maybe 4-5 gallons of water that comes out.


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Old 08-04-2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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well after looking underneath the pup i see that the black drain line goes straight to an 90 elbow, i use a hydro flush that sprayes water in to the tank but if water is sprayed in the water would just go up it the top of the tank and then straight back down the drain hose, so it really dont clean the tank that great. should i use a flush king that has a gate vale between the flush and the hose that way you can atleast fill the tank the drain it. that is when not using a wand with the top up. which if there is a line at the dump you really cant raise the top. anyone know if the hydro flush does really clean or am i wasting my time and need to get a flush king?
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:54 PM   #13
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I have the same reservations Kinma13. It seems to me that anything I spray up the 3" outlet is just gonna begin to start flowing back down.

The only sure way I can see of cleaning it out is from the top down with the sprayer and/or lots of water.

I plan on always finishing up my camping at a sewer site. Columbus Day is my last trip up here in New England as that tends to be when they all shut down. I plan on giving it a good cleaning when I pack up. That is the only way I can see.

If the above were not possible, then I think I would just spend the last hour cleaning the tank from the top into a portable tote and making trips to the dump station. Would be a pain in the butt. I just would want to make extra sure that the tank was absolutely clean of solid waste prior to closing up the camper for 8-9 months.

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Old 08-04-2014, 02:27 PM   #14
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Yeah vinmaker I wish FR would have just put a tank rinser in at time of build. Would have make it much easier. Or at least made it that we could have. I havent camped at a full hook yet but a local rvshop has a dump station. So maybe thats my saturday.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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I use the flush king with gate valve. I can fill the tank then let it flush out. I do it 4 or 5 times. I'm satisfied with how it works.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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Stryke force about how long do you run the water into the tank? I was looking at the FK but was afraid that I would over fill the tank and not know it till it came out the vent then right on your head.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #17
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IF you have an elbow between the black tank and the outlet, you can either install a flusher like this one into tank:
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40126-To...ack+tank+flush

or you can use a wand type like this this one I use:
Amazon.com: Valterra A01-0184VP Master Blaster Tank Wand: Automotive

The flusher would be better if you don't always have a full service site or a portable tank to flush into. If you're going to flush into a portable tank, you should empty and flush long before the tank is full because of the volume of the portable tank. Having a full service site is much more convenient but its not always available.
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Stryke force about how long do you run the water into the tank? I was looking at the FK but was afraid that I would over fill the tank and not know it till it came out the vent then right on your head.
The way I see it is that it's not that powerful of a stream of water filling the tank up. It's 12 gallons and I'm picturing two five gallon home depot buckets being filled, I'd say no more than a minute. I've yet to have the tank overflow. Hopefully I never do.
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If the water isn't shooting directly into the black tank, it won't have enough force to do a lot of good.


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It's just used to back fill the black tank. Then you open valve to empty. Do it a few times and you'll see that the water is clearing up.
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