Black tank flush using on board water
Today I put together a simple mod that I have yet to test out, but should come in really handy when dumping the black tank.
I have found that most dumping stations at provincial parks in Canada do not have a suitable hose that will connect to the black tank flush. They are these types of wands with vent holes in the side that will not allow any pressure to build up. It's very frustrating when trying to do a good cleaning and flushing of the black tank (for those of us owners who actually care about proper maintenance).
I always seem to have a decent amount of water leftover after we leave our site, so a quick trip to the hardware store now allows me to use the on board pump and outdoor shower to flush the black tank.
I picked up a 5 dollar brass fitting that screws into the outdoor shower hose (remove the shower head) and adapts to a male hose connector. A 6 foot length of hose is then connected to a black-flow preventer which then screws into the black tank flush. My outdoor shower is on the rear of the trailer and the black tank flush port is just around the corner.
Now I can use my remaining water which would have gone to waste to accomplish something that proved to be sometimes not possible at the dump station. Hopefully I'll get to test it out sometime this summer, then again, hopefully the rest of the dump stations I visit have proper facilities!
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