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Old 04-30-2017, 11:35 AM   #1
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Refilling and emptying black tank/city connection

Hi all, I have a 2014 Wildwood trailer, and as far as I can tell I do not have a hose connection to refill and flush the black tank in an effort to keep everything clean. I know to close the grey line for 24 hours, drain the black tank, and then release the grey tank. I wanted to flush the black tank again now that I have my clear adapter hooked up to see if the black indeed has been emptied thoroughly. My question, am in a campground, so hooked up to the city line: if I do not have a line to refill the black tank, do I just use the toilet for water to refill so that I can flush again? As always, thanks for your help!

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Hi all, I have a 2014 Wildwood trailer, and as far as I can tell I do not have a hose connection to refill and flush the black tank in an effort to keep everything clean. I know to close the grey line for 24 hours, drain the black tank, and then release the grey tank. I wanted to flush the black tank again now that I have my clear adapter hooked up to see if the black indeed has been emptied thoroughly. My question, am in a campground, so hooked up to the city line: if I do not have a line to refill the black tank, do I just use the toilet for water to refill so that I can flush again? As always, thanks for your help!

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I attach this Flush King to my sewer hose and then to my camper...Valterra
F02-4350......It allows for a backflush of the black tank ......Close grays...open black....attached water hose....I have one set of hoses dedicated for this purpose...I also attach a backflow preventer adapter to the hose and faucet.
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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I attach this Flush King to my sewer hose and then to my camper...Valterra
F02-4350......It allows for a backflush of the black tank ......Close grays...open black....attached water hose....I have one set of hoses dedicated for this purpose...I also attach a backflow adapter to the hose and faucet.
X2. I think that would be a real good choice. Used one for years.
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:59 AM   #5
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Flush King is a must have for back flushing tanks IMO. I use one in conjunction with my auto flusher.

http://www.valterra.com/product/flus...h-valve-boxed/
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I don't have a black tank flush. I have a device similar to the Flush King, different manufacturer and I also use a flush wand. It works best for getting the tank cleaned out. Here is a You Tube video of it.
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Just a mention that the flush wand does an excellent job, but has to have a straight shot from the toilet to the tank. Most folks in our group have an elbow fitting at the toilet.
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You can get a flexible wand for those toilets that have a bend in the sewer pipe; Flexible Tank Wand - Valterra A01-0187VP - Sewer Flushing - Camping World
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You can get a flexible wand for those toilets that have a bend in the sewer pipe; Flexible Tank Wand - Valterra A01-0187VP - Sewer Flushing - Camping World
This wand might actually be long enough to reach my tank and go through both elbows. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!!!
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I did add the clear adapter. It does not have an opening for a hose. As far as a wand, not sure if I would need a flexible one. Guess I need to get underneath to see the connections. Or does the bend in the pipe visible in this pic, mean that I would likely need a flexible wand?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5y...ew?usp=sharing (since this pic, I have added a clear extender)
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I installed this on mine last year:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40126-T.../dp/B000BUU5TU

Before I installed it the black tank lights never would read correctly.
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I use a Y at the faucet with two dedicated hoses, one for city water to the RV and one for the black tank flush. I flush the black tank each I time drain the black tank.
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I did add the clear adapter. It does not have an opening for a hose. As far as a wand, not sure if I would need a flexible one. Guess I need to get underneath to see the connections. Or does the bend in the pipe visible in this pic, mean that I would likely need a flexible wand?
You should be able to look down the toilet drain pipe and tell if you have an elbow or if you can see straight down to the black tank.
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One Word of Caution!

I would like to caution you if you are using any device to refill your black tank to flush it with the toilet not being held open, as in when using the wand from above the toilet.

Be SURE you monitor the tank level and quit when it just gets to the full mark on your indicator. This forum is replete with stories of people who did not, walked away and "forgot" it was filling. The resulting pressure caused the tanks to split or worse, fall off of their mounts creating a very messy situation and very expensive repair.

Im NOT saying not to do it, just be careful. this warning applies to factory installed flush systems as well!
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