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Old 05-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Valterra Hydroflush

Has anyone used one of these? We are in the process of equipping our camper and saw this while doing our research. It looks more user friendly than dealing with the wand inside. We are considering using the geo method along with it. Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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I have the flush King and well worth it. Once I had a sewer blockage and was able to flush back into black tank. I like this one because it has a valve with it. The valterra will work also.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Just curious, but how does this work? I don't see any sort of wand or similar thing that goes in the tank to clean it.

It has some good reviews.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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You hook up the garden hose to it and it push water back into the tank. Better if the sewer hook up pipe is straight into the tank. If there is any 90 degree elbow, then it does not do too much for cleaning except back fill sewer tank. Very good if you have a blockage to push back and flush.......
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #5
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You hook up the garden hose to it and it push water back into the tank. Better if the sewer hook up pipe is straight into the tank. If there is any 90 degree elbow, then it does not do too much for cleaning except back fill sewer tank. Very good if you have a blockage to push back and flush.......
But there is nothing that increases the water pressure going into the tank or anything that swirls the water in the tank that I see.

What is the purpose of the sliding gate valve on it - does it just prevent water from coming out of the tank before you disconnect?
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Close the valve and push water back into tank.....I have the sewer flush installed in the tank, but this is for some RV's that don't, so it does help cleaning tank by pushing water back in and drain and repeat procedure. I bought it in case I have a blockage.


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Close the valve and push water back into tank.....I have the sewer flush installed in the tank, but this is for some RV's that don't, so it does help cleaning tank by pushing water back in and drain and repeat procedure. I bought it in case I have a blockage.


Thanks - the video helps. I also have a built in flush in my FW so hopefully I won't ever need one of these.
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It's a great clear section, but it doesn't clean for c$:;. Literally. There is now way that puny spray is gonna carry any pressure back to the tank. If your camper didn't come with a black water flush, then install one or use the dreaded "wand"
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It's a great clear section, but it doesn't clean for c$:;. Literally. There is now way that puny spray is gonna carry any pressure back to the tank. If your camper didn't come with a black water flush, then install one or use the dreaded "wand"
That's what I'm wondering - you only are going to have the amount of water pressure that is available at the hose end and no way of swirling the water in the tank.

It has some good reviews so I guess it works for some people.
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Anything works for some people, if only to fill the tank. but I can't see it working any better than just filling the tank and emptying it. UNLESS there is a clog and the back flush would be helpful if it is strong enough.

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Anything works for some people, if only to fill the tank. but I can't see it working any better than just filling the tank and emptying it. UNLESS there is a clog and the back flush would be helpful if it is strong enough.

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #12
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I bought the Valterra HydroFlush for my 1/2 bath tank which doesn't have a flush on it. Problem is, there are turns to my piping between the sewer connection and tank. I don't see any appreciable amount of water making it back into the tank. If I had looked at my plumbing ahead of time, I would NOT have bought it.

I also imagine that there are very few tanks/plumbing setups that this would work for.

My RV is at the service center and one of the things they're doing is installing a tank flush onto that 1/2 bath tank.
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