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Old 08-25-2015, 04:49 AM   #29
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Is the connection to the pipe the standard bayonet fitting? If the coach is a 99 it would be hard to believe there isn't a solution to this as the previous owner couldn't have had this happen every time they dumped the tank. Was the bayonet fitting you used old or brand new? Did it break off the tabs on the fitting?
This was a new I purchased for the home. The tabs did not break! I watched in horror as the bayonet expanded knocking one of the tabs out of position and then the other popped right off. It was my inexperience that triggered a series of events, as is the case with most accidents. When I saw the compartment full of debris, I grabbed the hose and put it on leading out the side instead of unscrewing the opening straight down. I didn't want to spill all of this on the ground, but I believe this was the cause of the bayonet not holding.
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Attaching a Flush King ( poof view) attachment saved me a nuisance on my leaking 2013 Bighorn 5th wheel. It gives you another slide valve in case the primary one is acting up. Also, the hodse connection a good waty to back flush your blacktank.
We recently bought a 2005 Monaco motorhome and on our last trip of several trips, the black tank was clogged.....with a full load. How do you empty a full tank if you open the valve and nothing happens??? I attached the Flush King (no battery version) and back flushed the tank and cleared the blockage. RV stores have them and I will never leave without one again......who needs that problem
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Congrats Mkelyksit, you have sucessfully passed the Camping plumbers exam!!! Now on to electrical, refrigeration, HVAC and furniture repair !!!!
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