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Old 06-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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Can you order online possibly? I know Wal mart carries it here but I don't know that it is the same brand sold in Canada. Try a google search on water softeners in Canada to see what if any comes up. Then if nothing try the fabric softener.
I saw it on Amazon.com USA site you might be able to get it that way, Also a couple other sites as well have it on-line.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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Thanks again for all the replies folks. I went with the Hydro Flush http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-4.../dp/B0002UHVAA
and a second twist on valve http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T58-T.../dp/B000BGHYJS
These things should serve quite a few purposes too. The hydro Flush will not only be used to fill my tanks from the outside to flush repeatedly but... I'll know when the water is "clean" because of the clear plastic. The second valve will of course allow me to close off the tank so that I can fill it but also serve as a back-up valve in case (knock on wood) either of the OEM valves become faulty. Lots of moving parts but better off replacing 1 then all of them right. Wish me luck, I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #13
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This is my procedure and it seems to work pretty well. I will dump the black tank just before we break camp and and then refill the tank with clean water. I'll dump the tank again and then fill the tank about 1/3 full and toss in some holding tank chemical for the drive home. The sloshing action cleans the tanks walls and sensors and then I'll dump the tank again at a facility near our home. I'll put in another smaller dose of holding tank chem and add about 4 gallons of water and the tanks stays fresh until our next outing.
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Thanks again for all the replies folks. I went with the Hydro Flush http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-4.../dp/B0002UHVAA
and a second twist on valve http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T58-T.../dp/B000BGHYJS
These things should serve quite a few purposes too. The hydro Flush will not only be used to fill my tanks from the outside to flush repeatedly but... I'll know when the water is "clean" because of the clear plastic. The second valve will of course allow me to close off the tank so that I can fill it but also serve as a back-up valve in case (knock on wood) either of the OEM valves become faulty. Lots of moving parts but better off replacing 1 then all of them right. Wish me luck, I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Everything worked great. I would recommend this setup to anyone interested in back-filling from the outside to flush their tank.
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We do not have water softner here in Edmonton, Alberta I have looked everywhere. Do you think liquid fabric softner would do the same thing?
Laundry isle Safeway... they should have it.. I always use the powder stuff
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #16
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Does anybody know what kind of flush unit Jayco is currently installing in the 2012 Whitehawks???
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #17
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we have the 184 swift with the 9 gal black water. after dumping I refill the tank twice using a 5 gal water container[ used only for this purpose] Then I dump the grey water and refill that tank one time and reflush. Then add a couple gallons of water and chems to the black tank to be ready for the next trip. Sounds like a lot but the wife and I can usually do this in about 15, 20 minutes........happy camping!
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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I was told by a long time camper after you drain the black tank putting a cup or 2 of Pine Sol in and and than about a gallon of water. Let it slouch around when you drive home and it will clean the walls and the sensors., He also said you could use Rid- X, I use the Pine-Sol, seems to work and keeps it smelling better also.
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I use el cheapo laundry detergent from Canadian Tire. In fact, I keep a jug mixed about 20 to 1 (definitely not a precise measure!) in the bathroom and pour some (maybe a couple of cups) in the toilet each time after flushing. That water sits until the next use. If you watch, a good sized jug can be had for $2 or less. Never have any smell, plus I would suspect the soap slopping around doesn't hurt. After dumping, I dump a whole (mixed) jug in.
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With these Hydroflush units, I assume that you carry a second hose that is used only for this purpose?
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