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doug&sharon flohr 09-01-2006 06:26 PM

just wanted to let everyone know to beware of a item we bought at the rv parts store...its called..tornado...you hook it in the black tank,spins the water around and cleans the tank out..works really well..i guess not all are familar with the hookups on this...we stayed at a campground in va...they were having some water problems...had to repalce some faucets at all teh sites...when they were finihed turned everthing back on...the one hose was for the tornado...luckily we were there..before we knew it everthing was coming up in teh bathroom...what a mess...brought it to the maintence guys attention...he said he never seen these before...so lesson learned on our part..with using new hookups...

doug&sharon flohr 09-01-2006 06:26 PM

just wanted to let everyone know to beware of a item we bought at the rv parts store...its called..tornado...you hook it in the black tank,spins the water around and cleans the tank out..works really well..i guess not all are familar with the hookups on this...we stayed at a campground in va...they were having some water problems...had to repalce some faucets at all teh sites...when they were finihed turned everthing back on...the one hose was for the tornado...luckily we were there..before we knew it everthing was coming up in teh bathroom...what a mess...brought it to the maintence guys attention...he said he never seen these before...so lesson learned on our part..with using new hookups...

Sundevil 09-02-2006 07:46 PM

I don't get it? Do you mean that the maintenance people hooked up a hose to the Tornado connection? Boy, if that is the case, I know who I would be sending the cleanup bill to. I know our Torndado connection does not look anything like the fresh water connection. I hope you were able to get things cleaned up o.k. I can't imagine what a mess that could make.

Offcamber 09-03-2006 04:21 PM

I see he had a spereate connection to the Torando as well as the fresh water.....

I guess the lesson is don't keep the Tornado connected...at least during construction

powerboatr 09-05-2006 03:38 AM

am i mising something....
is the tornado the cause of your grief or someone hooking up the wrong water hose??
our tank flushers have big labels that tell you not to turn on unless valves are open and its not for drinking., its even a ways away from the fresh water fill.

or did you leave a hose hooked to it and they just reconnected the oter end??
your post is very misleading.....

why would anyone leave a hose hooked up to the flusher system anyways??? seems a bit lacadasical maybe

WWFan 09-18-2006 04:29 PM

PB:

I agree, a little vague, but I think the jist of the story is that the park had to change out some water faucets so they unhooked the water line to their RV. They then hooked it back up to the Tornado which obviously flooded their bathroom (must have two different people working on the faucet replacement! https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif).

Wow...what a mess. I didn't label mine because we rarely are are full systems, but it's got me thinkin! https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/action-smiley-028.gif

Doug & Sharon: sure sorry to hear about your problems...I'd be talking to the management there and seeing what they could do for you. It's pretty evident that their people don't know the difference between a shore water hookup and a flush line.

Good luck!

Sean

SteveB 09-20-2006 07:24 AM

The Tornado kit comes with a warning label. If someone did not apply it then...
Bottom line is they (the workers) should not have reconnected your water lines without your explicit instruction. You will probably leave the hose off the Tornado connection and put away until it is needed in the future to eliminate Murphy's cruel jokes. Hope they cleaned it up for you.

Bens 10-30-2007 05:56 PM

Another word to the wise. I have a Tornado Flush system I installed on our 5er. Worked fine until I was going to flush the tank at the campground dump station. BEWARE!! the water pressure can do serious damage to the Tornado devise. Mine began leaking through the underbelly, seems the extreme rush of water separated the fittings on the devise and wal-la. Now it is either replace the unit, or cease using. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_frown.gif

Barbara S. 10-31-2007 06:36 PM

I have a Tornado Flush system too and I think it is great. I hook up the extra hose to my water connection but not to the flusher until the night before I am ready to leave. That way it is ready to clean out my tank when I leave in the morning. I may wait until I need it in the future. I never thought about someone hooking it up when I wasn't around. Scary!

Every Miles A Memory 11-17-2007 09:01 AM

We use the Tonado Flush system too, and I cant imagine not having it. For those that dont have one, You'd be amazed at the amount of sludge that comes out after gravity has stopped flowing and you turn on the flusher.

We have a big sticker right where the connection is on the camper that says what it is and never to hook a normal hose to it.

What a mess that must have been!!


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