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Old 04-01-2024, 05:26 AM   #1
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Black tank flush

So I have a factory black tank flush, is there any benefit to adding this one? The only issue is the flush is on the opposite side as my dump making it difficult to flush, but I never worried about it, I only flush every couple trips.

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-Degr...41134040&psc=1
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I bought one for two reasons. If you ever get a clog, this is a nearly foolproof way of unclogging. Second, I use it to flush the grey tanks. They can get pretty gross and for some reason, the manufacturers don't have any sort of flush system for them.
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Your link won't bring up a product, but a flushing wand will do a better job than a factory in-tank flusher. More of a pain, yes, but it'll get to places the in-tank units won't. Not saying the factory flushers are bad, just not as good IMHO.

My BIL used the built-in flusher on his new TT exclusively for a couple of years. A camping trip when we were together resulted in very bad black tank odor, even after he dumped and flushed it. I went over with our wand and clear elbow and told him to watch what came out. He was shocked, and the tank odor went away for the rest of the trip.
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Here is the flusher, it mounts on the dump connection

Valterra Flush King™ 45 Degree Reverse Flush Valve Attachment for RV, Camper, Trailer
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Here is the flusher, it mounts on the dump connection

Valterra Flush King™ 45 Degree Reverse Flush Valve Attachment for RV, Camper, Trailer
X2. I don’t use the blank tank sprinkler. Pretty much useless in my thinking.
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I have found this to work better than the factory flush by watching what came out. Learn your flow rate and count the gallons added. Repeat several times.
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I bought one last year and it works ok.
It is very useful for filling the grey and black tanks for backwashing.

When water is flowing out of the tanks, the water incoming thru the unit is quickly overpowered.
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I bought one last year and it works ok.
It is very useful for filling the grey and black tanks for backwashing.

When water is flowing out of the tanks, the water incoming thru the unit is quickly overpowered.
It is not meant to be a sprayer.
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It is not meant to be a sprayer.
Agree, The one I have is the Valterra hydro flush attached to a cutoff valve that I already have. Works the same. Just have to put the hydro flush between the tank and the twist on valve.
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Your link won't bring up a product, but a flushing wand will do a better job than a factory in-tank flusher. More of a pain, yes, but it'll get to places the in-tank units won't. Not saying the factory flushers are bad, just not as good IMHO.
The wand does do a pretty good job of cleaning out the black tank but technique and caution are essential in their use. A disk of cardboard slid onto the shaft can help prevent splash back which only needs to happen once to understand the value of the disk.
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