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Old 08-20-2009, 08:38 AM
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haha,,thats exactly what I was thinking. I think I`ll wait for the http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...dro-flush/2096
to arrive.Sounds a little cleaner
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While you are waiting, it sure wouldn't hurt to drop 10-20 pounds of ice in there (if you can) and take it for a nice jiggly ride.... It would help to start breaking up the heap of ****.
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I'm certainly no expert but I'll add my $.02.
Last year I had a problem with the system where it would appear that the tank was full and waste was not flushing down as it should. I knew the tank was not full because I was at a full hook up site. I don't recall what led me to check the roof vent but that was the culprit. I pulled the cap from the vent and cleared the vent. Been good since. Doesn't make sense to me either but with 4 kids and two adults it was an emergency situation...
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Mike, I was told years ago to leave the waste tanks closed even at full hookup sites to completely flush the tanks. I leave mine closed, then as needed I empty the black water tank then the gray water tank. I know it sure made cleaning out the black water tank easier.
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haha,,thats exactly what I was thinking. I think I`ll wait for the http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...dro-flush/2096
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While I certainly do not envy your situation, I certainly applaud that you've kept your sense of humor about the 'brown mountain'. The 'dark side' of trailer camping!!

Let us know what happens and Thank You for not posting pics.
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Dumped my tanks last Sunday, and someone had left this on the island. Now I'm prepared if Bandini Mountain ever pops up.

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I did call around and the only peeps that clean rv`s is roto rooter at 200 clams. That would have to come out of b&b funds (beer & beef)
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Dumped my tanks last Sunday, and someone had left this on the island. Now I'm prepared if Bandini Mountain ever pops up.

That particular cap is not designed for flushing out the tanks. Notice the hose connector is the wrong end? That cap is designed for using a garden hose to drain the grey water tank only.
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That particular cap is not designed for flushing out the tanks. Notice the hose connector is the wrong end? That cap is designed for using a garden hose to drain the grey water tank only.
I did notice that, but I figured I would just get a double female swivel and a shut-off valve at HD to make it work.

It was free! Useless stuff is priceless when it is free.
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Yes, it's that simple, as long as you don't mind about 50 gallons of human waste gushing out on you and your property. I think the key here is trying to clear the clog without making a mess.
I still laugh at that or cringe at the thought,,priceless
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Wife & son came in to see why I`m laughin,they read it and now they`re laughing
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Dumped my tanks last Sunday, and someone had left this on the island. Now I'm prepared if Bandini Mountain ever pops up.

The other problem with using this to back flush is that your "stuff" won't flow out the small garden hose opening and when your drain valves are open and everything is backed up behind this cap how do you get it off cleanly? I use the waste king connector at time but my rv also has an in tank flush system.
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As one other poster has said go onto your roof and run a snake down the vent it could be clogged and not allowing air into the tank creating a vacuum maying it hard to drain the tank, another way to check this out is to try draining your tanks and have some hold the toilet valve open if the vent is clogged this should allow air into the tank. Be careful with the back flush system if your tank is very full you could cause a waste geyser out of your roof vent like on the movie RV. or out of your toilet. really a
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I do wanna hear the results of the OP when he gets to a dump site with the new backflush system.
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After a couple of nasty experiences similar to yours, we quit using the motor home/truck camper toilet for "solids". Number 1 only, in the RV!................No.2, your headed to the Forest service privy with a roll of TP!........Since then never a problem.
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