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Old 05-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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What are these for?

My 1998 Triple E Commander has a port where I fill the water tank and do the hookups for power etc. This port is in the form of a quick coupler and it says SANI FLUSH. Any ideas what it is for? And if so where do I get the part that hooks to it,which I assume would be a male quick coupler.

Also at the entrance there are four switches. I have figured out all but one which is different than the others it is red but I can't seem to make it do anything.
One is for the power step
One for the outside light
One for the interior light
The red one
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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You hook a hose to it and it flushes your tank. You need to make sure that your black tank is open.

The red one maybe battery disconnect??
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The quick connect is likely just screwed into a regular hose connection.
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If you use the sani flush to clean your black tank, and you can remove the quick connect, I would test it both ways. I put a quick connect on mine and it seemed to cut the water flow substantially so I took it back off. You can find Sani Flush instructions on the internet.
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Most likely the battery disconnect. Disconnect from shore power, Turn on one of your cabin lights then flip the switch, if the light goes out that is your battery disconnect. That will also shut down the fridge ( not residential) and your battery monitor will be blank.
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There is a gadget that plugs into it for including detergents chemicals in the flush, but mine has been gone for years. A useless piece of plastic, in my opinion. Just remove the quick-connect half and screw in a garden hose. I screwed another brand of brass standard hose quick-connect in mine and have its mate on my gray water hose, so I can snap it right in.
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The red switch may be the storage compartment lights. It kills the power to all the lights so you don't run the battery down.
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Close to it, but below the sank-flush hook up, I have a switch that turns on and turns off the water pump. It allows me to start the water pump while in the compartment to use the outside shower etc.
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My 1998 Triple E Commander has a port where I fill the water tank and do the hookups for power etc. This port is in the form of a quick coupler and it says SANI FLUSH. Any ideas what it is for? And if so where do I get the part that hooks to it,which I assume would be a male quick coupler.

Also at the entrance there are four switches. I have figured out all but one which is different than the others it is red but I can't seem to make it do anything.
One is for the power step
One for the outside light
One for the interior light
The red one
Any help would be appreciated.
On my Triple E the red switch turns the power on and off to the storage compartment lights. I think the switch also glows red when the power is on. The other three are just as you said.
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Thanks a lot everybody you were so right.
Light switch to cut power to the storage cabinets underneath.And the quick coupler was removed and I found a male hose connection.
Looks like I am in business except it looks like i need a hose with two female ends. This won't be a big deal.There is no mention in the factory manual on this but I guess I just hook up a hose and let it run. Of course I have to open the black water tank when I do this.
Thank you one and all
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I assume that you are already familiar with dumping the holding tanks, but if not, let us know and we can provide some guidance there as well.

In regard to the San-T-Flush, I assume your San-T-Flush works the same as on my coach. After dumping the holding tanks, I hook the hose up to the San-T-Flush. When you turn the water on, it has a set of spray nozels inside the holding tank and it cleans out the tank with the water presure. I actually close the valve which allows me to refill the black water tank part of the way as it is being cleaned. Then I dump it again and let it flush out completely. As it fills the tank, my DW checks the tank gages on the inside to lets me know before it gets too full. You truly donít want the holding tank to over fill the black water tank. If you donít have someone to check the gages, then next best thing would be to leave the valve open while you use the San-T-Flush, so that it at least can clean out the tank and the stinky slinky until the water runs clear.

I hope that information is helpful.

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Thanks Ted
That was a great walk through. I am familiar flushing tanks but that was 15 years ago and the systems are so much better now. In the past I had a fifth wheel and it never had a lot of features that this class A has.
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There may be another lever near your Saniflush inlet that allows you to divert the cleaning spray between the black and gray tanks. Maybe you could post a photo of the area and we could help you identify it, if it's not labeled.
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