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Old 08-24-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Black Tank Rinse out. I'm stumped!

I have a 2008 Daybreak. I have a female fitting that takes a city water hose connection in the right rear of the compartment. I believe this is supposed to allow me to hook up a hose and help rinse out the black water tank (it is not the city water connection).

So, when I hook up a hose to this, nothing happens. I can see where a hose from this fitting goes up and behind the holding tank, and I can see where it comes back down to, I guess, rinse the tank. But I don't see any valve or anything that would be used to open and close this connection. I've looked in the bathroom in the coach and all up and around the holding tank compartment. I have valves for draining my fresh water and hot water tanks, but nada on the Poo Rinser ;-)

And suggestions from Damon owners out there?

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It doesn't have a valve. You just turn the water on and it sprays water into the black tank. You empty the black tank as normal then close the dump valve and turn on the water for 3 to 5 minutes to the flush the black tank. Then dump again and repeat as needed till the dump water is relatively clear. At least that's how my Challenger works.
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It doesn't have a valve. You just turn the water on and it sprays water into the black tank. You empty the black tank as normal then close the dump valve and turn on the water for 3 to 5 minutes to the flush the black tank. Then dump again and repeat as needed till the dump water is relatively clear. At least that's how my Challenger works.
Same here on my Tuscany 4079, except it says to leave the drain valve open while flushing.
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Same here on my Tuscany 4079, except it says to leave the drain valve open while flushing...
and ditto to Ron on our 2009 Suncruiser 35P
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Okay, cool! When I hook up the hose I was expecting to hear water spray or something, but the hose seems to just be under pressure and not a lot happens. Maybe I just need more patience. Next week we are off to Fla so I'll give it another shot and see what happens.

Thanks for the replies !!!
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You should be able to hear the faint sound of water entering the tank. Try putting your ear to the coach. It could be somehow clogged if you hear nothing.

Just be careful if you have the black valve closed to check if its filling, don't keep it closed too long. If it is working you could get a mess.

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Okay, cool! When I hook up the hose I was expecting to hear water spray or something, but the hose seems to just be under pressure and not a lot happens. Maybe I just need more patience. Next week we are off to Fla so I'll give it another shot and see what happens.

Thanks for the replies !!!
Speaking of seeing what is happening, get yourself a 4 inch long clear plastic extension to connect before the sewer hose. This allows you to see what you have coming out of the tank. I have an 07 Daybreak and haven't needed to run the spray rinse connection yet, after rinsing through the bowl it runs as clear as drinking water.
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Robot 9000 be careful I had same thing happen turned on water nothing happened<next trip tried again this time water started pouring ou from bathroom!A check valve to keep water from running out of Black water tank broke and let water at vanity pour.Open doors under vanity and see if black valve is there its usless made of plastic.
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We had the same problem, sounded like water going into the tank, but the holes were so small in the fitting that actually goes into the black tank that no volume of water was entering to do any flushing. I took hose off the barb fitting and unscrewed it then drilled more holes in the tube that sticks into the tank.
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