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Old 10-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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How do I rinse the black tank when the camper is closed down?

Just took delivery of a 2014 HW277, and we absolutely love it! I am wondering if I could have a quickie rinse type product installed in the black tank? If not, how will I rinse the tank when I dump and the camper is closed down? We are 2 weeks away from our first outing and I'd like to be comfortable using it knowing I can take care of it properly.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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For your camper a "wand" type would work OK.

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Old 10-02-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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I want to do the rinse out from the outside. My black tank has a bent elbow coming out of the pressboard base floor. The tank itself is not visible, which has me thinking that adding a tornado type system is not an option. I need to figure out how I can rinse it at the dump station without setting up the pop up.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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For your camper a "wand" type would work OK.

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Adding a tornado flush is not hard.
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Herk, it's a pop-up. Can't get to the toilet with a wand when the top is lowered. Also, the black tank is above the flooring, so a quickie-flush install might prove difficult.
What I do is dump at the dump station, and then when we get home, raise the camper and do a good cleaning. Many people, though, do not have this option.
One method would be to backflush the tank with those backflush thingies like a Flush King or Hydro Flush while at the dump station, but without any visibility into the tank, one would have to be very careful not to overfill.

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I get that it is a pop up. I still think the flush wand at a site with sewer hookups every other camping trip or so is WAY better that the back flush connector flush.

Having said that, a "Dual Flush" is better than nothing. However I broke 2 before I finally installed a tornado flush in both my holding tanks. The hose fitting broke on both; one on first use. The plastic is brittle when cold and the weight of the water filled hose is too much for the molding.

Now I just use a single clear elbow to make sure the water is clear during dumps.
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I get that it is a pop up. I still think the flush wand at a site with sewer hookups every other camping trip or so is WAY better that the back flush connector flush.

Having said that, a "Dual Flush" is better than nothing. However I broke 2 before I finally installed a tornado flush in both my holding tanks. The hose fitting broke on both; one on first use. The plastic is brittle when cold and the weight of the water filled hose is too much for the molding.

Now I just use a single clear elbow to make sure the water is clear during dumps.
Definitely. On a full hook-up site, the wand is the way to go. On my 296, and I assume also on the 277, it is a straight shot down the toilet into the tank, so the wand works great. The tank is small enough, even just a hose without the sprayer wand seems to get it clean.

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Definitely. On a full hook-up site, the wand is the way to go. On my 296, and I assume also on the 277, it is a straight shot down the toilet into the tank, so the wand works great. The tank is small enough, even just a hose without the sprayer wand seems to get it clean. Bob
You can use the flexible wand from outside just be sure to wear disposable gloves- one hand for wand and other to hold sewer hose. Also be sure to put some screws into the head and hose as I have lost the head of one before in there.
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I have been using the Flush King. This allows you to force water back into your holding tanks and flush until you see clear water coming out. I also have a tank flush on our TT but there have been occasions where there has been a clog. The tank flush does not help with this as it just adds more water behind the clog. With the Flush King you are forcing water back up into the black tank and forcing the clog loose. This may work for you but remember , never walk away while adding water to your black tank. If you get distracted, you will have a mess in your rv.
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